Horse Collar Tackle Penalty in Football
What is a Horse Collar Tackle Penalty?
The Horse Collar Tackle penalty is called when the defense grabs the back collar or inside the collar/shoulder pad area and jerks/tackles the ball carrier.
Number of Yards
There is a 15 yard penalty in both the NFL and College Football and an automatic first down is awarded.
When signaling the Horse Collar Tackle penalty the referee will make a fist with one hand and raise it toward their collar, making a pulling motion.