Strong neck muscles play a vital role in preventing injury during tackling or blocking drills where inadvertent headfirst contact is possible.
Officials must flag spearing during games when appropriate to help reinforce the importance of proper tackling techniques.
Practice proper tackling and blocking fundamentals to minimize the risk of neck injury.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame honors the very best in the NFL, so the Tackling Hunger program is a perfect inductee for the month of November," said Swann.
The NFL and Pro Football Hall of Fame are great partners in the Campbell's Chunky Soup Tackling Hunger program," said Jeremy Fingerman, vice president, U.
Hay fears that tackling
is becoming a lost art and admitted: "Fewer players seem to be drilled in tackling
and I believe that is sad.
Now in its ninth season, the "Campbell's Chunky/NFL Tackling Hunger" program remains committed to battling hunger and has donated more than 34 million cans of soup to hunger relief since its inception.
For more information on the "Campbell's Chunky/NFL Tackling Hunger" program, visit www.
All NFL players participating in the Campbell's Chunky/NFL Tackling
Hunger(TM) program were secured by PLAYERS INC, the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association.
No player shall deliberately use the helmet as the primary point of contact in blocking or tackling (e.
Photo 10 illustrates the correct head position for blocking and tackling.
As the Super Bowl celebrates a season of hard work in the NFL, it also caps off the season-long Tackling Hunger 2003 program efforts.
The Tackling Hunger program also celebrated the hard work of some of the NFL's unsung heroes - the players' moms - by recognizing 13 of the NFL's Most Valuable Moms with the unveiling of a special exhibit at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Fans across the country can actively participate in Tackling Hunger Month through the popular Click for Cans(TM) program starting Oct.
The goal of the Tackling Hunger program is to raise awareness for the issue of hunger and to generate a massive donation to food banks nationwide.