No matter what position you play in the NFL, the fact that you’re in the league means that you’re tough—but some players stand high above the rest.

Big hitters earn a reputation in the league, and they can also inflict some major damage, too.

Whether it’s the fearsome linebacker who can track down a running back behind the line of scrimmage, the ridiculously athletic defensive end who can catch any quarterback, or the corner who locks down receivers taller than he is—all of these guys bring the pain.

Here are the toughest, most ferocious, hardest-hitting players in the NFL.