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Report: Justin Fields tells teams he has epilepsy

Feb 4, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; NFL football commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference ahead of Super Bowl 55, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.  Mandatory Credit: Perry Knotts/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Former Ohio State quarterback and projected first-round pick Justin Fields has told NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy, NFL Network reported Wednesday.

Other members of Fields’ family have outgrown the neurological condition, and doctors believe he will, too, per the report. Diagnosed years ago, Fields has not had any epileptic seizures recently and takes medication, per the report.

Alan Faneca, Tiki Barber, Samari Rolle and Jason Snelling also dealt with epilepsy during their NFL careers.

Fields passed for 5,373 yards and 63 touchdowns in 22 games over two seasons with Ohio State. He transferred there after one season at Georgia, in which he played in 12 games in a backup role and threw for 328 yards and four touchdowns.

He was intercepted nine times in college and had a completion percentage of 68.4.

Fields could be selected as high as No. 3 by the San Francisco 49ers in the draft, which begins April 29.

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