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What Is The Definition Of Spearing In Football?

1. Spearing occurs when a player leads with the top of his head to make a tackle. This increases the risk of serious injury, especially when the initial contact is made with the head. Spearing results in a 15-yard penalty and an automatic first down.

Examples Of How Spearing Is Used In Commentary

1. Burfict lays out the receiver, but will get charged with spearing after that helmet-to-helmet hit.

Sports The Term Is Used

1. Football

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