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Horse-collar tackle would get 15 yards

Updated: February 17, 2009, 12:26 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Following the lead of the NFL and the NCAA, the National Federation of State High School Associations has banned the horse-collar tackle from high school football.

Starting this fall, tackling a player by grabbing the inside collar of the shoulder pads or jersey will be a personal foul carrying a 15-yard penalty from the spot of the infraction.

"Though this play does not happen often, we must ensure that our coaches and officials understand the importance of penalizing ...

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