Wondering how to hurdle in Madden 21? This guide will teach you the flashy skill move so you can keep running toward the goal line.

Madden 21 Guide: How to Hurdle

Wondering how to hurdle in Madden 21? This guide will teach you the flashy skill move so you can keep running toward the goal line.

Madden 21 gives players a wide range of skill moves to use so they can beat defenders and rack up more yards after contact. In this guide, we’ll show you how to use one of those specific and helpful moves: the hurdle.

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Knowing how to hurdle in Madden 21 is a bit tricky but no less important. It’s one of the lesser-used moves in the game, but it deserves to be a bigger part of every player’s playbook.

If you want to know how to hurdle in Madden 21, this guide will show you what how to do it and how to use it. We’ve also included a list of the 10 highest-rated players in Madden 21 according to their jumping stat, which roughly correlates to hurdling. 

How to Hurdle in Madden 21

Hurdling in Madden means leaping over defenders so that their tackle attempt leaves them eating grass beneath your cleats. Not only does the hurdle look stylish, but it can also mean the difference between a tackle short of the marker or a big play for a touchdown.

To hurdle in Madden 21, press:

  • “Y” on Xbox One
  • “Triangle” on PS4
Hurdle as the defender is coming in for a tackle

Like all skill moves, such as the stiff arm, a hurdle won’t be the right maneuver for every situation, but when used appropriately, you’ll be glad you thought of it. 

The best time to use a hurdle is at the goal line

There is a specific animation that comes with a run up the middle for a hurdling player where he fights to get over the pile and score. It’s not a traditional-looking hurdle, but it’s still activated with “Y” (XB1) or “Triangle” (PS4). It can be super helpful in those tense goal-line situations.

Another great use of the hurdle is when a player is one on one with a defender coming straight at them. While something like a stiff arm is good for moving players off your sides, a head-on showdown with a defender is a great time to utilize the hurdle, especially if they’re known to hit-stick you with a low tackle.

They’ll go under you like a boat under a bridge, and you’ll continue upright to make a big play even bigger.

10 Players With the Highest Jumping (Hurdle) Rating 

Unlike other skill moves, the hurdle doesn’t have its own assigned skill in a player’s attributes, but it stands to reason that a player’s jumping ability affects their hurdling ability too.

Below are the 10 offensive players with the highest jump skill:

  • DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Cardinals (99)
  • Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers, (97)
  • Julio Jones, WR, Falcons (97)
  • Odell Beckham Jr, WR, Browns (96)
  • A.J. Green, WR, Bengals, (96)
  • Allen Robinson II, WR, Bears, (95)
  • DeVante Parker, WR, Rams (95)
  • Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Cowboys (95)
  • Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants (94)
  • D.J. Moore, WR, Panthers (94)

Knowing how to hurdle is only part of the formula for success in Madden 21. Now that you know the best times to hurdle, you’ll be breaking off long runs and easy scores in no time. Need more Madden 21 help? Be sure to head over to our guides and tips page for more, including how to play defense, how to QB slide, and much more. 

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