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
Linebacker110100
Defensive Line37175122510
Defensive Back151000
Totals39181132610
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