The Anatomy of a Hit

by Benjamin Domenech on 3:57 am December 1, 2007

>> Football physics lesson of the day: “At 5 ft. 11 in. and 199 pounds, Marcus Trufant is an average-size NFL defensive back…a DB’s mass combined with his speed – on average, 4.56 seconds for the 40-yard dash – can produce up to 1,600 pounds of tackling force.” Uh…ouch?

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