It may not be an official position in any sport, but we all know who the enforcers are. They are the big guys out there on the field who are there to back up their teammates when things get ugly. If a player on the opposing team starts lighting up the scoreboard, the enforcer is always there to put that player on his back.
With that said, here are the players who I believe to be the greatest enforcer in each professional sport:
He's big, he's strong, and he throws very, very hard. If the pitcher on the opposing team decided to throw at one of his teammates, he'll never hesitate to throw a pitch up and in the very next inning.
In fact, in one infamous game against the Cinncinati Reds a few years ago, the batter actually charged the mound after being hit by Farnsworth, only to then be tackled and beaten to a bloody pulp.
He may be a mental case at times, but there is little doubt that Kyle Farnsworth is the best enforcer in baseball.
He may not be the tallest power foward in the league, but he definitely is the toughest. Big Ben plays hard, blocks hard, rebounds hard, and if you cross his team the wrong way, he'll hit you hard.
In the end, when Ben Wallace is on your team, you know that the opposition won't get out of line.
This big, bad bounty hunter will never hesitate to go after a player who he believes gets out of line.
Last year, after a violent game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in which Hines Ward laid out a player on his defense, Suggs actually announced to the public that he was putting a bounty on Ward's head.
When you get Terrell Suggs mad, he'll do whatever it takes to knock you unconscious.
At 6'7 and about 270 pounds, Boogaard is one of the toughest fighters ever to skate the ice in the NHL.
In fact, he really isn't that good at much else. While Boogaard is considered a hockey player based on technicality, in reality he is really just a boxer on us, as his primary job is to find the other team's star player and take him out.
If you looked up the word "enforcer" in a dictionary, you would probably see Derek Boogaard's picture right there.