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tackle

Sports medicine
1. A maneuver in football and rugby in which a player on team A brings down another player, ideally on the opposite team, who is carrying the ball.
2. The equipment used in certain sports–eg, fishing.
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Hart LB Patrick Larimore is the league's leading tackler with an average of 10.
There is no way for them to get between him and the tacklers without having to outrun him.
Under 10: Aaryn Golding-Belafonte grafter of the year, Johnny Kinder-Hudson most improved player,Vaughn Corcoran player of year, Owen Simpson sportsman of year, Abigail Rice players' player of year and Alfie Broscombe top tackler.
Ironically, his former club West Ham have two of the top five tacklers in the top flight in Nigel Winterburn and highly-rated Michael Carrick.
Top tackler and player of the match was Dan and most improved was awarded to Harley for a good all round display.
Thompson, a 15-year-old running back, caught a pass on the sideline and attempted to lower his head and run through an approaching tackler.
Joint top tackler award went to Nathan, who was always looking for the ball and put in some strong tackles.
Canyons linebacker Joey La Roque, the Cougars' leading tackler, knows the benefit of staying rested while Marquez keeps the opposing offense off the field.
He must be careful to keep his head in front of any would-be tackler to avoid clipping.
Football standout Torrey O'Brien, the all-time leading tackler at Valencia High, has declined an invitation to participate in the 54th annual Shrine Classic football game, considered one of the nation's top high school all-star events.
Lewis Bedford picked up Best Tackler award with his best game of the season with some hard attacking runs and text book tackling.
Thomas out for Dolphins: Linebacker Zach Thomas, Miami's leading tackler, will not play against Buffalo on Sunday because of a hamstring injury.