National Tight Ends Day - October
Sun, Oct 23, 2022

National Tight Ends Day

National Tight Ends Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of October in the United States. This day is centered around an underrated position in football – the Tight Ends. Athletes who use it often go unnoticed, although they are doing a tremendous job on the field. Time to remember and learn more about the position!

History

National Day was founded in 2019 by the American Athletic League (NFL). A fresh idea came to football player George Kittle, who plays for the San Francisco 49ers team. Active participation paid off – the holiday was noticed by all those who are not indifferent to sports.

Tight Ends – the player’s football position next to the offensive tackle on either side of the offense. She blocks the opponent, takes the passes, gains yards. Competent management gives a stunning success! This is easy to see in the game of famous football players.

In the 1950s and 1980s, Tight Ends was not considered an important approach. Initially, the main function was to block the quarterback. Gradually, possible moves were added, and the coaches, together with the players, realized that the position has a rich variety of useful actions.

Interesting facts

It is noteworthy that:

  • American football evolved from rugby;
  • about 1% of the population of America works in the field of sports – almost 3 million people;
  • some NFL teams don’t hire a cheerleader for some reason;
  • helmets were not used until 1939;
  • the majority of players develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy due to constant head injuries – according to statistics, 79% of the total;
  • the final match and one of the most legendary events in the country – the Super Bowl. TV broadcasts break records!

How to celebrate

Learn a little more about the history of Tight Ends – now it’s easy to find various literature. Follow legendary players on social networks and follow their progress, comment on matches and congratulate them on their victories. Show appreciation for the fact that the position is not forgotten!

When is National Tight Ends Day celebrated in 2022?

National Tight Ends Day is observed on the fourth Sunday of October each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday October 23 2022
Sunday October 22 2023
Sunday October 27 2024
Sunday October 26 2025
Sunday October 25 2026

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