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

2010 Stats

By Penalty

Encroachment penalties commited by position during the 2010 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Linebacker8405320
Defensive Line70337393100
Defensive Back150100
Totals79382443520
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