False Start

Definition

It is a False Start if the ball has been placed ready for play, and, prior to the snap, an offensive player who has assumed a set position charges or moves in such a way as to simulate the start of a play, or if an offensive player who is in motion makes a sudden movement toward the line of scrimmage. Any quick abrupt movement by a single offensive player, or by several offensive players in unison, which simulates the start of the snap, is a false start. Exceptions: This does not apply to an offensive player under the center who turns his head or shoulders, unless the movement is an obvious attempt to draw an opponent offside.

Outcome

Loss of five yards from the line of scrimmage. The foul is enforced prior to the snap.

2010 Stats

Penalties By Week

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
11637181191800
21641201311010
31657280273010
41427130131400
51444215242000
61433165161710
71439188182100
81335167161900
91337184181900
101444213192500
111632153141800
121639194152400
131640199211900
141631151171410
151642211311100
161635174161910
171633165201300
1848404400
1947356100
2026302400
2113151200
Totals267670329134832250

Penalties By Week - Per Game

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1162.3111.311.191.1300
2162.5612.561.940.630.060
3163.5617.51.691.880.060
4141.939.290.93100
5143.1415.361.711.4300
6142.3611.791.141.210.070
7142.7913.431.291.500
8132.6912.851.231.4600
9132.8514.151.381.4600
10143.1415.211.361.7900
111629.560.881.1300
12162.4412.130.941.500
13162.512.441.311.1900
14161.949.441.060.880.060
15162.6313.191.940.6900
16162.1910.8811.190.060
17162.0610.311.250.8100
1842101100
1941.758.751.50.2500
2023151200
2113151200
Totals26752.84260.1526.7426.130.310
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