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That certainly is possible. However, the shoulder pads that football players wear are made to come down over the upper part of the chest. So a player could possibly have the wind knocked out of him by a hit to the upper chest but that would be more common with a hit to the lower ribs or midsection where there is no padding. Click on the 'Football Player's Padding' link on this page to see a picture of how a player looks with all of his padding on.

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