- Control the Linebacker with the I (forward), J (left), K (backward), and L (right) keys.
- Use the "Space bar" to dive tackle.
- The objective is to tackle the running back before he gets to the end zone.
- Avoid blockers or go through them with special moves (unlockables).
- Special moves must be earned and are controlled with the A, S and D keys. Each special move can only be used once per defensive stand.
- Run over a speed burst and gather bonus points.
Please Note: There is a known bug with Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) and this game.
The game on this page should work properly for Windows 7 and IE8. However, if it does not please choose one of the following options to play the game bug-free.
Note, in order to submit a score properly you will need to keep your original browser window open.
- Use one of the following browsers: Firefox Chrome or Safari and return to this URL:
- Click here to pop-off a new window with a bug-free version of the game.
- If a new window does not pop-off look for a yellow bar at the top of your browser window, click on it and select "Always Allow Pop-ups from This Site".
- If the game in the pop-off still does not work properly, use options 1 or 3.
- In your Internet Explorer browser, choose Tools > Internet Options
- Click on the Security tab
- Choose Trusted sites (green check mark)
- Click the sites button
- Uncheck Require server verification, then add espn.go.com and close window
- Uncheck Enable Protected Mode
- Restart Internet Explorer
- Return to this URL: http://espn.go.com/free-online-games/sports/_/gid/123/linebacker
- Have fun!