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Old 03-06-2012   #156
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Originally Posted by Mr teX View Post
the bolded only applies to defensive lineman in the trenches where room is limited. If a DL-man is actively engaged with an o-lineman up high, no other OL-man can intentionally hit said DL-man low at the same time; this prevents guys from getting rolled up on or getting their knees torn up.

It still happens on occasion accidentally (allegedly) but there is a rule in place to prevent it from becoming part of strategy.

everyone else out in the field where space is plentiful are fair game however.
Chop Blocks/Tripping: In most circumstances, players are not allowed to tackle below the knees. A chop block occurs when two players tackle an opponent, with one going high and the other hitting low. Tripping can be called when a player on the ground reaches out with his feet or hands to bring down an opponent who does not have posession of the ball.

http://www.life123.com/sports/footba...rulebook.shtml

I think it's dangerous, especially when a defender undercuts from behind.
Not good for your ankle.
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