Zebra engineered and deployed RFID tagged footballs for every game during the 2017 NFL season.
Anthony Locicero, Associate Editor02.21.18
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette reached 22.05 mph while scoring a 90-yard touchdown in a 30-9, Week 5 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff launched a pass that went 61.8 yards downfield – the longest completed air distance during the 2017 season.
These NFL Next Gen Stats are available through a partnership with Zebra Technologies which is in its fourth year.
“The Zebra Sports Solution attaches RFID tags to player equipment to track their movements on the field, which enables coaches to gather performance data including speed, distance traveled, acceleration and deceleration,” Zebra’s Global PR Director Therese Van Ryne said. “This allows coaches to conduct deeper analysis into personnel packages, formations and player tendencies which helps during game preparation.
“The Zebra Sports Solution leverages the same tracking and location technology that Zebra
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