NFL first-down line could be coming to stadiums

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BALTIMORE – The NFL first-down line could be coming to a stadium near you.

The Associated Press is reporting Alan Amron, with financial backing from former NFL player and broadcaster Pat Summerall, has developed the First Down Laser System. Amron said the system projects a first-down line across the field that can be seen in the stadium and on TV.

The league is intrigued, but not completely sold on the idea — not yet anyway.

“The NFL is our prime customer at this point,” Amron said, “and if we can make something that they like, maybe the NCAA and Canadian Football League will follow suit.”

Amron first met with the NFL in 2003 and again in 2009. There may soon be future meetings.

Read more: Associated Press

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