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Boston College platoon replaces Heisman finalist

Massachusetts defensive back Jackson Porter (28) tackles Boston College running back Myles Willis (23) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Boston College won 30-7. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College doesn’t have a player who can replace Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams.

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Patriots trade Mallett to Texans

New York Giants' Mike Patterson, third from left, sacks New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have traded quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans.

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Ex-Missouri State player had severe brain trauma

In this March 21, 2007, file photo, then-Missouri redshirt freshman Michael Keck, left, listens to a coach during defensive drllls at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. Keck, who transferred to Missouri State in 2009, played just two years of college football before he was knocked out and gave the sport up for good. He turned combative, began to struggle in school, and soon was spending most of his time indoors in a darkened room. Keck died in 2013 at age 25 of what doctors believe was an unrelated heart condition. His brain, as he requested, was donated to the Boston University lab researching a degenerative brain condition frequently found in contact-sport athletes. It was found that Keck had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which had advanced to a stage never before seen in someone so young. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Keck played just two years of college football before he was knocked out during practice at Missouri State and gave the sport up for good.

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