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

2009 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.66 Horse Collar Tackle penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona18218020113010
Atlanta160000000000
Baltimore1800000115010
Buffalo16115001115001
Carolina160000000000
Chicago1600000115110
Cincinnati1700000115010
Cleveland1611500100000
Dallas180000000000
Denver1600000216011
Detroit1622311100000
Green Bay17115010326003
Houston1623002000000
Indianapolis1900000115010
Jacksonville1600000230011
Kansas City160000000000
St. Louis1623001100000
San Diego1711401000000
Miami1600000116001
Minnesota1800000115001
New England170000000000
New Orleans1900000115010
N.Y. Giants16115001230011
N.Y. Jets1900000115010
Oakland1621700200000
Philadelphia1711501000000
Pittsburgh160000000000
San Francisco160000000000
Seattle16113001115001
Tampa Bay160000000000
Tennessee16461022115001
Washington160000000000
Totals26721281111102128111011
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