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Tackle Assists

What is Tackle Assists?

This statistic is not officially recorded by the NFL, but some teams record it and make the information public.  A tackle assist is awarded if a player is tackled by at least two players.  The determination of which player is awarded a solo tackle, or if two players deserve an assist with no solo tackle is up to the statistician employed by the home team.

Sporting Charts explains Tackle Assists

In most cases, a tackle assist is awarded if a second player sufficiently helped tackle the opposing player with one of his teammates.  Piling on or preventing further forward progress is generally not credited as a tackle assist.  Since the statistic is unofficial, it is measured inconsistently and subjectively across the NFL.  Most statisticians will not award more than two assists on a given tackle, and will only give out one assist if a solo tackle has been recorded.

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