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College football team is trading jersey numbers for QR codes

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. The University of Central Florida's spring football scrimmage featured a new uniform code, a QR code on the backs of player jerseys. Instead of a 12 on the quarterback or an 88 on the tight end, they wore pixelated squares to scan with your phone. Snapping the codes opened a player profile with their number and a bio, stats and social media handle. The QR codes might return in the fall. But meanwhile, is anyone watching the play?

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