On-Field Player Tracking Professional sports are driven by the urge for top performance and continuous optimization. American football in the NFL is no exception. For this, reliable and meaningful data and statistics are essential. These Next Gen Stats are acquired thanks to an on-field player and ball tracking solution from Zebra Technologies. Players and footballs are tracked with active RFID tags and UWB sensors. This enables data capture in real time and its provision to NFL teams and fans.