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

2016 Stats

By Penalty

Encroachment penalties commited by position during the 2016 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Linebacker260200
Defensive Line45212162910
Defensive Back2101100
Totals49228173210
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