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Top 10 most-feared tacklers in NFL history

Bears TE John Allred, brother in law to John Lynch, learned the hard way about the safety's passion for collisions with unsuspecting ball carriers.

Christian Okoye, the "Nigerian Nightmare," trampled all who came in his way, until Steve Atwater ended the former Chiefs' reign of terror.

   Out to deliver a crushing hit and follow it with mean words, 
  Jack Lambert ("Count Dracula in Cleats") was an intimidating force. 
   Ray Lewis doesn't just hit ball carriers, this linebacker runs through them, administering a hit capable of making players feel a sense of shame. 
   At the center of the renegade aura that surrounded the 
  Raiders of the 1970s was 
  Jack Tatum, whose severe hits are the stuff of legend. 

Hardy Brown? Hardy who? Find out by checking out the absolutely devastating hits administered by this obscure 49ers great from the 1950s.

Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott's passion was to deliver "whoo" hits,

those that made fans and players alike stand up and yell just that.

   Famous for the 
  Joe Theismann injury, 
  Giants LB 
  Lawrence Taylor was a one-man wrecking crew when it came to hitting the quarterback. 
   Clothesline and facemask tackles were outlawed in large part because of 
  Dick "Night Train" Lane, arguably the NFL's hardest-hitting cornerback. 
  Dick Butkus' peers were fearful. 
  Deacon Jones said, "Roses are red, violets are blue, if you have any sense, you'll keep Butkus away from you." 

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