Can You Name the NFL Team From Its All-Time Leading Tackler?

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J.P. Naomi

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The NFL is known for its hard-hitting tacklers more than its hail-Mary passes, pick six, and dodging quick step runs down the field. But who are the men behind the hits? This is the quiz that is going to test your brawn as you try to figure out which player hits first and hits hardest. From linebacker to cornerback these players spent years perfecting their trade of deception, footwork and upending the offense. 

Eugene Robinson played for four teams including the Packers, Falcons and Panthers, but on which team did he accumulate the most tackles? Junior Seau sure knew how to charge things up in his twenty-year career with the Dolphins, Patriots. Brian Urlacher spent his 13-year career with only one team, where he blew away opposing players while notching 1,353 career tackles - but which team was that?

With a century of play in the NFL, do you think you can name these top tacklers from all of the NFL's teams? Sure, maybe you can name your team - or can you? Who is the leading tackler for the Packers? The Patriots? The Dolphins? Are you all about the hard hits? Figure this quiz out and you can claim all the bragging rights!

For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Vincent Brown play?

Vincent Brown was known as "The Undertaker." He played in the NFL for the Patriots from 1988 - 1995. He is currently on the coaching staff at Howard University.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Eugene Robinson play?

Eugene Robinson was born on May 28, 1963 in Hartford, Connecticut. He played in the NFL for 16-years with the Seahawks, Packers, Falcons and Panthers.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Derrick Brooks play?

Born in Pensacola, Florida, in 1973, Derrick Brooks played outside linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1995 - 2008. He was a 1st round draft pick out of Florida State in 1995.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Eric Hill play?

Eric Hill was drafted in the 1st round out of LSU in 1989. He went on to play 11 seasons in the NFL for the Cardinals, Rams and Chargers.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Rickey Jackson play?

Rickey Jackson was born in 1958 in Pahokee, Florida. After playing football at Pittsburgh, he was drafted in the 2nd round to the New Orleans Saints where he played for 12 seasons. He finished his career playing two years with the San Francisco 49ers.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler James Laurinaitis play?

James Laurinaitis was born in 1986 in Wayzata, Minnesota. He played seven seasons in the NFL for the Rams and the Saints.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Derrick Johnson play?

Derrick Johnson was born in 1982 in Waco, Texas. He was drafted in the 1st round of the NFL draft in 2005 by the Chiefs. He still plays for them today.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Chris Spielman play?

Chris Spielman was a linebacker in the NFL from 1988 - 1999. He went on to coach the Columbus Destroyers and now serves as an analyst on Fox NFL.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Darrell Green play?

Darrell Green played his entire career with the Redskins from 1983 - 2002. He is considered one of the greatest cornerbacks to ever play in the NFL and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler James Farrior play?

James Farrior played 15 seasons in the NFL with the Jets and the Steelers. He won two Super Bowl championships with the Steelers and went to the Pro Bowl twice.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Jessie Tuggle play?

Jessie Tuggle played his entire 13-year career with the Atlanta Falcons. He earned the nickname, "The Hammer," because of the impact of his tackles.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Carl Lee play?

Born in 1961 in West Virginia, Carl Lee played cornerback in the NFL from 1983 - 1994. He later became head coach of West Virginia State from 1996 - 2005.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Junior Seau play?

Junior Seau was born on January 19, 1969 in Oceanside, California. He played for the Chargers, Dolphins and Patriots during his 20 seasons in the NFL as a linebacker. Seau committed suicide in 2012 and was later diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Andre Waters play?

Andre Waters was an NFL safety who played for the Eagles and Cardinals during his 11 seasons in the NFL. He died at the age of 44 by suicide, believed to have been a result of suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Eddie Anderson play?

Eddie Anderson was born on July 22, 1963, in Georgia. He was drafted in the 6th round of the NFL draft in 1986 by the Seahawks. He was traded after just one year and played with the Raiders for the next 10 seasons.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Patrick Willis play?

Patrick Willis played his entire eight years in the NFL with the 49ers. He was selected to the Pro Bowl seven out of those eight years.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Brian Cushing play?

Brian Cushing was born in 1987 and drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft. He has played with the Texans ever since.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Leonard Marshall play?

Leonard Marshall played 12 seasons in the NFL with the Giants, Jets and Redskins. He is most famously known for his 1991 hit on Joe Montana that knocked Montana out of the NFC Championship Game.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Dennis Smith play?

Dennis Smith played his entire NFL career with the Broncos from 1981 - 1994. He was inducted into the Broncos Ring of Fame in 2001.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Darren Woodson play?

Darren Woodson was born in 1969 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1992 NFL draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He played with them for his entire career through 2003.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler LeRoy Butler play?

LeRoy Butler was born in 1968 in Jacksonville, Florida. He played his entire 11 years in the NFL with the Packers from 1990 - 2001.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Paul Posluszny play?

Drafted by the Bills in 2007, Paul Posluszny played with Buffalo until 2010. He signed a 6-year contract with the Jaguars in 2011 where he still plays today.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Clay Matthews play?

Clay Matthews Jr. not only has the Browns' franchise record for tackles, he also has the 3rd-most tackles in NFL history. He played 19 seasons in the NFL for the Browns and the Falcons.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Kyle Clifton play?

Born in Olney, Texas, Kyle Clifton played 13 seasons in the NFL for the New York Jets. He had a career 1,484 tackles in the NFL.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Duane Bickett play?

Duane Bickett was drafted in the 1st round by the Colts in 1985. That same year he was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. He continued to play 10 more seasons int he NFL and had a total of 1,079 tackles in his career.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Thomas Davis play?

Thomas Davis was born in 1983 in Shellman, Georgia. He was selected by the Panthers in the 1st round of the 2005 NFL draft. He leads the franchise with 983 total tackles.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Tim Krumrie play?

Tim Krumrie played nose tackle his entire career with the Bengals from 1983 - 1994. He had a total of 1,018 tackles during his career.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Ray Childress play?

Ray Childress was selected in the 1st round of the 1985 NFL draft by the then Houston Oilers. The Houston Oilers moved to Tennessee in 1997 and became known as the Tennessee Titans in 1999.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Zach Thomas play?

Former middle linebacker Zach Thomas played 13 seasons in the NFL from 1996 - 2008. He had a career total of 1,100 sacks and was elected to the Pro Bowl seven times.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Darryl Talley play?

Darryl Talley was a linebacker in the NFL from 1983 - 1996. He played for the Bills, Falcons and Vikings and had a career total of 1,252 tackles.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Brian Urlacher play?

Brian Urlacher spent his entire 13-year career playing for the Chicago Bears. He was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times and had a career total of 1,353 tackles.

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For which NFL team did all-time leading tackler Ray Lewis play?

Ray Lewis played his entire 17-year career as a middle linebacker with the Ravens from 1996 - 2012. He is considered one of the greatest linebackers of all time, finishing his career with a total of 2,061 tackles.

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The main job of the tackle or offensive tackle position is to ______.

Tackle players work to block. There are offensive tackles, defensive tackles, nose tackles, right tackles, and left tackles.

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A team's "right tackle" is usually the best _____ blocker on the team.

The right tackle works to block defenders so that his team's running back can find a hole to run through. Most running plays head towards the stronger, tight end side of the offensive line.

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A team's "left tackle" is usually the best ____ blocker on the team.

Premier left tackles are highly sought after and are typically the second-highest paid player on a team's roster, after the quarterback. They play a big role in protecting the quarterback so that he may pass the ball down the field.

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