The 10 Best Football Dummies
This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in February of 2019. While tackling and blocking practice is most effective when training with a live partner, it is also dangerous, as it increases the chances of injury in one or both individuals. Because football dummies are well-padded, they mitigate the risk of getting hurt, yet still allow you to work on your hits. We've also included some that are designed to be laid flat on the ground for footwork drills. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
February 16, 2019:
We realize tackling football dummies are most effective when they truly mimic real-world conditions, which is why we included models like the SafeTackle Pro and Sports Unlimited Tackling Ring, as they are about as close as you can get to feeling like you are hitting another person. They are pricey though, which is why we also included more budget-friendly options like the Pro Down Collegiate Shield and GoSports GS-BP-01, so anybody can afford the necessary equipment to practice at home. If you are worried about holding the dummy and a player missing and accidentally hitting your legs, you'll probably want to consider the full-length Pro Down Round or Goalrilla Heavy-Duty Cylinder. Finally, if fancy footwork is what you are after, then you should definitely opt for the Pro Down Step Over or Goalrilla Step Over.