Horse Collar Tackle

Definition

Tackling another player by grabbing the inside of an opponent's shoulder pads or jersey from behind and immediately yanking the player down. Exceptions: This is a legal tackle inside the tackle box. It is also not illegal just because a player is grabbed by the back of the jersey or pads before being brought down. It has to be a yank that takes them down, and it has to occur immediately.

Outcome

15 yards

2011 Stats

By Penalty

Horse Collar Tackle penalties commited by position during the 2011 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Linebacker4533100
Defensive Back101303701
Tight End1150100
Defensive Line7933400
Quarterback140100
Runningback1150100
Offensive Line160100
Wide Receiver1151000
Totals26331101601
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