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How a high school coach changed Madden NFL 25's tackling

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Thanks to the efforts of Chuck Kyle, a high school football coach from Cleveland, new, safer tackling techniques will debut on the virtual football field in Madden NFL 25, Yahoo Sports reports.

Kyle serves as the school's representative for Heads Up Football, an organization that promotes safer play and is sponsored by the National Football League. Realizing how many of his real-life players are subjected to injury, and that they also take to the fields of the virtual gridiron, he pitched the idea of working with video game creators to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

As a result of their work, Madden NFL 25 will include Heads Up-approved tackling techniques.

Madden NFL 25 will be released Aug. 27 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and at a later date for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more on the game, be sure to read our hands-on preview from E3 and our interview with the developers at EA Tiburon.