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NBC's Lester Holts explores the path a defender must take in order to tackle a ball carrier, and how this distance — called the "angle of pursuit" — can be calculated by using the Pythagorean Theorem to find the hypotenuse of a right triangle, and the distance of a defender's angle of pursuit. "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League.

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