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Referee injured in game between Utah and ASU

Associated Press Modified: September 23, 2012 at 2:02 am •  Published: September 23, 2012
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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The referee for a game between Utah and Arizona State had to be helped from the field after being injured during the second-half kickoff.

Referee Jack Folliard was injured after apparently being run into by a player in the end zone on a kickoff that Utah's Coleman Petersen sent through the back of the end zone.

Folliard was on his back for several minutes as medical personnel worked on him and a cart was wheeled onto the field. Folliard was helped to a seated position and groggily walked with help past the cart into the tunnel.

Side judge Aaron Santi took over as referee after Folliard left.

Afterwards, Folliard said he had a bad headache and didn't remember everything that happened, but wasn't going to a hospital.