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Old 10-09-18, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Zunardo View Post
Do jersey grabs/tackles ever qualify as a Horse Collar tackle? If so, what key factors are involved under NFHS?

I'm seeing a lot more jersey grabs and drags from the rear this season. Haven't seen many actual tackles, but I wondered if it would have the same effect were the tackler to succeed in pulling a runner down from that position.
Grabbing the inside back or side collar of either the shoulder pads or the jersey of the runner and subsequently pulling (backward or sideward) that opponent to the ground is a horse collar tackle and is illegal.

Simply grabbing the outside of the jersey and pulling the runner to the ground (in any direction) is not a foul.
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