Encroachment

Definition

Before the snap, a defensive player illegally crosses the line of scrimmage and makes contact with an opponent or has a clear path to the quarterback.

Outcome

5 yards

2012 Stats

By Penalty

Encroachment penalties commited by position during the 2012 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Defensive Line56270263000
Linebacker6283310
Unknown/Unset3150300
Defensive Back4201300
Totals69333303910
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