NFL.com set out to answer that very question and came up with a list of 14 bone-crushing tacklers. There are some household names on there — Hayes Pullard, Shaq Thompson, Landon Collins — but none of those guys rank in the top four.
Instead, it’s a West Virginia safety who’s No. 1.
For my money, the hardest hit I’ve ever seen in person at a college football game came here — skip to about the 6:25 mark. Of course, it was illegal, but that one always sticks out.