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.

2011 Stats

By Player

Games are team games. It does not account for games the specific player in question missed, or was otherwise not on the team.

NameTeamPosGamesCountCount/GameYardsYards/GameHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
T.LangGreen BayG1760.35301.762400
W.ColonPittsburghG1710.0650.290100
S.LauvaoClevelandG1640.25201.253100
J.ThomasClevelandT1660.38301.883300
A.SmithCincinnatiT1760.35301.762400
J.LinkenbachIndianapolisT1630.19150.940300
E.WinstonHoustonT1820.11100.561100
K.BosworthJacksonvilleLB1610.0650.311000
E.PearsBuffaloT1630.19150.941200
C.RinehartBuffaloG1630.19150.941200
J.HawleyAtlantaC1720.12100.590200
G.ReynoldsAtlantaT1750.29251.470500
UnnamedDetroit1710.0650.290100
B.BajemaSt. LouisTE1610.0650.311000
B.GibsonSt. LouisWR1610.0650.311000
J.KelcePhiladelphiaC1630.19150.942100
H.NicksN.Y. GiantsWR2030.15150.751200
J.ShockeyCarolinaTE1610.0650.310100
J.OtahCarolinaT1610.0650.310100
T.HeapArizonaTE1620.13100.632000
L.NaaneeCarolinaWR1610.0650.310100
J.StaleySan FranciscoT1860.33301.673300
R.OkungSeattleT1660.38301.883300
V.DavisSan FranciscoTE1820.11100.561100
C.RachalSan FranciscoG1810.0650.280110
N.HardwickSan DiegoC1610.0660.381000
M.FloydSan DiegoWR1610.0650.311000
P.LoadholtMinnesotaT1640.25201.252200
T.SmithDallasT1640.25201.250400
D.BranchNew EnglandWR1920.11100.531100
D.GronkowskiNew EnglandTE1920.11100.531100
L.HilliardMiamiFB1610.0650.311000
B.WatersNew EnglandG1910.0550.260100
S.WisniewskiOaklandC1610.0650.310100
S.HeyerOaklandT1620.13100.630200
C.KuperDenverG1810.0650.281000
K.BarnesOaklandT1660.38301.881500
D.McFaddenOaklandRB1610.0650.310100
B.AlbertKansas CityT1660.38301.884200
C.HilliardDetroitT1710.0650.291000
M.OherBaltimoreT1850.28251.391400
B.MooreN.Y. JetsG1630.19150.943000
J.PinkstonClevelandG1610.0650.310100
A.CastonzoIndianapolisT1650.31251.563200
T.WilliamsWashingtonT1620.13100.632000
L.BrownArizonaT1640.25201.252200
C.WellsArizonaRB1610.0650.310100
J.FaineTampa BayC1610.0650.310100
D.PennTampa BayT1630.19150.941200
E.GriffenMinnesotaDE1610.0650.311000
J.FinleyGreen BayTE1740.24201.181300
T.CrabtreeGreen BayTE1710.0650.290100
J.GilmoreNew OrleansTE1820.1190.502000
B.De La PuenteNew OrleansC1810.0650.281000
J.WebbChicagoT1680.50402.501700
F.OmiyaleChicagoT1670.44352.193400
Z.StriefNew OrleansT1810.0650.281000
F.GoreSan FranciscoRB1810.0650.281000
D.DockeryDallasG1620.1380.500200
V.JacksonSan DiegoWR1610.0650.310100
M.McNeillSan DiegoT1660.38301.881500
Z.BeadlesDenverG1830.17140.782100
J.LongMiamiT1640.25201.251300
J.PetersPhiladelphiaT1650.31251.563200
B.PascoeN.Y. GiantsTE2010.0550.251000
R.SaffoldSt. LouisG1660.38261.632400
C.ShortsJacksonvilleWR1610.0650.310100
J.CainJacksonvilleLS1610.0650.310100
O.GaitherCarolinaMLB1610.0650.311000
R.KalilCarolinaC1630.19150.943000
E.BrittonJacksonvilleT1610.0650.310100
D.BrownHoustonT1820.11100.560200
R.GronkowskiNew EnglandTE1910.0550.260100
L.MankinsNew EnglandG1960.32271.422400
B.WatsonClevelandTE1610.0650.311000
A.FasanoMiamiTE1620.13100.631100
E.AmanoTennesseeC1620.13110.692000
T.HerremansPhiladelphiaG1630.19150.941200
K.DeVanPhiladelphiaC1610.0650.311000
A.PalmerDetroitLB1710.0650.290100
C.JohnsonMinnesotaG1630.19140.882100
J.BackusDetroitT1730.18150.880300
A.GreenCincinnatiWR1730.18150.882100
A.DavisSan FranciscoT1840.22201.110400
UnnamedSan Francisco1810.0650.280100
M.MulliganN.Y. JetsTE1660.38291.810600
M.SlausonN.Y. JetsG1630.19150.941200
K.BossOaklandTE1630.19150.942100
J.GaitherKansas CityT1620.13100.631100
J.ClarySan DiegoG1640.25201.252200
E.DicksonBaltimoreTE1820.1160.330200
J.ReidBaltimoreT1810.0650.280100
J.SittonGreen BayG1730.18150.882100
M.NewhouseGreen BayG1740.24201.181300
C.CliftonGreen BayT1710.0650.290100
D.HesterChicagoWR1610.0650.311000
M.UngerSeattleC1610.0650.311000
M.WilliamsSeattleWR1610.0650.311000
P.CostaDallasC1610.0650.311000
K.KosierDallasG1610.0650.311000
J.BrownWashingtonT1620.13100.630200
J.SimpsonCincinnatiWR1710.0650.291000
T.PashosClevelandT1640.25201.251300
M.GilbertPittsburghT1740.24171.003100
M.MoorePittsburghRB1710.0650.290100
T.EssexPittsburghT1710.0650.290100
G.OlsenCarolinaTE1620.13100.631100
P.MannellyChicagoLS1610.0650.311000
L.KendricksSt. LouisTE1630.19150.942100
Jason.BrownSt. LouisG1650.31251.563200
D.CurrySt. LouisWR1610.0650.311000
UnnamedNew Orleans1810.0620.110100
L.PopeKansas CityTE1630.19140.882100
V.ShiancoeMinnesotaTE1640.25201.253100
UnnamedKansas City1610.0650.311000
K.KolbArizonaQB1610.0650.311000
C.SneeN.Y. GiantsG2030.15150.752100
T.HargroveSeattleDE1610.0650.311000
S.RiceSeattleWR1610.0650.311000
P.CraytonSan DiegoWR1610.0650.311000
M.BirkBaltimoreC1830.17150.833000
V.DucasseN.Y. JetsT1610.0650.310100
D.FergusonN.Y. JetsT1630.19150.940300
W.HunterN.Y. JetsT1670.44352.191600
A.MotenIndianapolisLB1610.0650.310100
M.PollakIndianapolisG1610.0650.310100
C.StevensTennesseeTE1600.0000.000010
D.StewartTennesseeT1610.0650.310100
L.FootePittsburghMLB1710.0650.291000
M.RoosTennesseeT1650.31251.562300
J.JonesHoustonWR1810.0650.281000
J.CaseyHoustonTE1810.0650.281000
K.CookCincinnatiC1710.0650.290100
J.CarpenterSeattleG1650.31251.562300
T.JacksonSeattleQB1610.0650.310100
A.McCoySeattleTE1620.13100.630200
UnnamedSeattle1610.0650.310100
J.BallardN.Y. GiantsTE2020.10100.502000
W.BeattyN.Y. GiantsT2010.0550.251000
D.ColledgeArizonaG1630.19110.691200
J.EvansNew OrleansG1820.11100.561100
C.BrownNew OrleansT1830.17150.830300
R.MartinBuffaloWR1610.0650.311000
D.WalkerSan FranciscoTE1830.17150.831200
A.HernandezNew EnglandTE1920.11100.532000
C.JohnsonNew EnglandWR1910.0540.211000
K.DavisChicagoTE1620.13100.630200
C.WilliamsChicagoT1620.13100.631100
R.SimsDetroitG1710.0650.291000
C.ConteChicagoDB1610.0640.250100
M.ForteChicagoRB1610.0650.310100
S.AndrewsN.Y. GiantsT2010.0550.251000
A.WhitworthCincinnatiT1730.18150.882100
D.LeeCincinnatiTE1710.0650.291000
G.WhimperJacksonvilleT1610.0650.310100
A.BrownPittsburghWR1720.12100.591100
C.HarborPhiladelphiaTE1620.13100.631100
E.CookWashingtonC1620.13100.632000
T.YoungDetroitWR1730.18150.883000
B.MillerSan FranciscoFB1840.22140.783100
J.PeelleSan FranciscoTE1820.11100.560200
B.PettigrewDetroitTE1770.41311.825200
R.CobbGreen BayWR1710.0650.291000
J.SmithSt. LouisT1610.0650.310100
B.BellCarolinaT1650.31251.561400
A.GurodeBaltimoreC1830.17150.832100
D.PittaBaltimoreTE1830.17140.783000
J.DreessenHoustonTE1820.11100.561100
O.KreutzNew OrleansC1810.0650.280100
D.FreeDallasT1650.31251.563200
W.WelkerNew EnglandWR1910.0550.261000
C.SpencerChicagoC1630.19150.941200
M.JenkinsMinnesotaWR1610.0650.310100
D.RosarioDenverTE1820.11100.561100
J.ScottTennesseeG1610.0640.251000
G.McRathTennesseeLB1610.0650.311000
M.RyanAtlantaQB1710.0650.290100
F.DavisWashingtonTE1610.0650.310100
R.WellsCarolinaT1610.0650.311000
J.TruebloodTampa BayT1650.31251.562300
E.MooreClevelandTE1620.13100.632000
W.SaundersPittsburghTE1710.0650.290100
D.JohnsonPittsburghTE1720.1290.530200
J.AsamoahKansas CityG1630.19110.691200
T.PryorOaklandWR1610.0650.311000
J.VeldheerOaklandT1620.13100.632000
J.FordOaklandWR1620.13100.632000
S.HutchinsonMinnesotaG1610.0650.311000
B.BulagaGreen BayT1710.0650.290100
M.BennettDallasTE1620.13100.631100
W.MiddletonJacksonvilleDB1610.0650.311000
J.HillJacksonvilleWR1610.0640.250100
W.RackleyJacksonvilleG1620.13100.630200
M.BrisielHoustonG1850.28251.394100
J.SaturdayIndianapolisC1610.0620.130100
C.PainterIndianapolisQB1610.0640.250100
H.DahlSt. LouisG1620.13100.632000
J.BellSt. LouisG1630.19130.812100
R.MeachemNew OrleansWR1810.0650.280100
UnnamedSt. Louis1610.0650.311000
B.McKinnieBaltimoreT1840.22201.111300
J.DrayArizonaTE1610.0650.310100
F.JacksonBuffaloRB1610.0650.311000
M.LightNew EnglandT1910.0550.260100
S.VollmerNew EnglandT1910.0550.260100
A.BooneSan FranciscoG1810.0650.281000
D.PattersonClevelandCB1610.0650.310100
J.MoffittSeattleG1610.0650.311000
K.DurhamSeattleWR1610.0650.311000
B.CelekPhiladelphiaTE1610.0650.311000
B.RichardsonKansas CityT1660.38301.883300
J.O'ConnellKansas CityTE1610.0650.311000
D.BoweKansas CityWR1610.0650.311000
M.MitchellMiamiOLB1610.0630.190100
J.WittenDallasTE1620.13100.631100
M.HollandDallasG1650.31251.563200
R.GallerySeattleG1650.31251.562300
J.BushrodNew OrleansT1830.17150.832100
D.BrownIndianapolisRB1610.0650.311000
M.TepperIndianapolisT1610.0650.311000
J.SnowIndianapolisLS1620.13100.632000
S.SateleOaklandC1610.0650.311000
N.LivingsCincinnatiG1720.12100.591100
L.HawkinsTennesseeWR1610.0650.311000
J.CordleN.Y. GiantsC2010.0550.250100
J.HesterSan DiegoRB1610.0650.311000
S.WellsGreen BayC1720.12100.591100
B.MillerSt. LouisFB1610.0650.310100
B.GrubbsBaltimoreG1810.0650.280100
M.WallacePittsburghWR1710.0650.291000
D.WatkinsPhiladelphiaG1640.25191.192200
L.LouisChicagoG1630.19150.940300
J.GrossCarolinaT1630.19150.941200
M.AlexanderHoustonLB1820.11100.560200
J.ZuttahTampa BayC1620.13100.631100
D.NewtonHoustonT1810.0650.280100
R.WayneIndianapolisWR1610.0650.311000
Q.OjinnakaIndianapolisG1620.1390.561100
P.GarconIndianapolisWR1610.0650.311000
C.WiegmannKansas CityC1610.0650.311000
R.WalkerArizonaLB1610.0650.310100
R.CooperPhiladelphiaWR1610.0650.311000
W.SvitekAtlantaT1720.12100.591100
R.WhiteAtlantaWR1710.0650.291000
B.HartlineMiamiWR1610.0650.311000
D.DiehlN.Y. GiantsG2020.10100.500200
M.IupatiSan FranciscoG1810.0650.281000
F.EvansMinnesotaDT1610.0650.310100
E.DeckerDenverWR1810.0650.281000
J.BergerMinnesotaC1610.0650.311000
B.WilliamsCincinnatiG1720.12100.591100
J.GreshamCincinnatiTE1750.29251.470500
R.GrossmanWashingtonQB1610.0650.311000
S.BradleyArizonaLB1610.0650.310100
K.ChancellorSeattleSS1610.0650.310100
P.McQuistanSeattleG1630.19150.940300
M.LeVoirSt. LouisT1610.0650.311000
B.MaxwellSeattleDB1610.0650.310100
E.WilliamsChicagoC1610.0650.311000
J.JonesGreen BayWR1710.0650.290100
K.OgletreeDallasWR1610.0650.311000
J.HolleyDallasWR1610.0650.311000
L.LadouceurDallasLS1610.0650.311000
M.ColomboMiamiT1610.0650.310100
C.HairstonBuffaloT1620.13100.631100
J.DillardJacksonvilleWR1610.0650.311000
M.ThomasJacksonvilleWR1610.0650.311000
T.ClaboAtlantaT1730.18150.881200
J.KleinsasserMinnesotaTE1610.0650.310100
B.LloydSt. LouisWR1610.0650.311000
R.HadnotArizonaG1610.0650.310100
C.Ah YouSt. LouisDT1610.0650.311000
D.GrahamTennesseeTE1620.13100.631100
B.GiacominiSeattleT1640.25201.251300
D.ThomasNew EnglandG1910.0550.260100
C.HallPhiladelphiaWR1610.0650.311000
J.AvantPhiladelphiaWR1610.0650.311000
C.ClarkDenverT1810.0630.170100
M.StarksPittsburghT1720.12100.590200
D.BaasN.Y. GiantsC2010.0550.250100
J.GrahamNew OrleansTE1810.0650.281000
L.WashingtonSeattleRB1610.0650.311000
J.BaldwinKansas CityWR1610.0650.310100
E.SandersPittsburghWR1720.12100.591100
P.HarvinMinnesotaWR1610.0650.311000
O.FranklinDenverG1810.0650.280100
R.PickettGreen BayNT1710.0650.290100
H.HynoskiN.Y. GiantsFB2020.10100.502000
M.PetrusN.Y. GiantsG2010.0550.251000
L.FitzgeraldArizonaWR1610.0650.311000
B.KeithArizonaT1610.0640.251000
J.PhillipsDallasTE1610.0650.310100
T.WraggeSt. LouisG1620.13100.630200
A.SnyderSan FranciscoG1820.11100.561100
L.PaulsenWashingtonTE1610.0650.311000
D.SherrodGreen BayT1720.12100.591100
E.Dietrich-SmithGreen BayC1710.0650.291000
R.TaylorGreen BayTE1710.0650.291000
O.DanielsHoustonTE1810.0650.280100
M.McGlynnCincinnatiG1720.12100.592000
V.LeachBaltimoreFB1820.11100.562000
G.CherilusDetroitT1710.0650.291000
D.BreesNew OrleansQB1810.0650.280100
K.KowalskiDallasC1610.0650.311000
D.BaldwinSeattleWR1610.0650.311000
D.AlexanderSt. LouisWR1610.0650.310100
M.LynchSeattleRB1610.0650.311000
E.MonroeJacksonvilleT1620.13110.690200
D.BriscoeTampa BayWR1610.0650.311000
UnnamedCincinnati1710.0650.290100
J.JerryMiamiG1610.0640.250100
K.UrbikBuffaloG1610.0650.311000
A.CarringtonBuffaloDE1610.0650.311000
T.PolumbusWashingtonT1610.0650.310100
D.HogueDetroitLB1710.0650.290100
D.KellerN.Y. JetsTE1610.0650.310100
Al.SmithClevelandTE1610.0650.310100
UnnamedDenver1810.0650.281000
J.GoodwinSan FranciscoC1810.0650.281000
N.BowmanSan FranciscoILB1810.0650.281000
D.OrlovskyIndianapolisQB1610.0650.311000
R.DiemIndianapolisG1610.0650.311000
Sp.JohnsonBuffaloDT1610.0650.311000
V.CareyMiamiG1610.0650.310100
N.KoutouvidesNew EnglandLB1910.0550.261000
M.PounceyMiamiC1610.0650.310100
T.JonesKansas CityRB1610.0650.311000
P.BurressN.Y. JetsWR1610.0650.311000
W.MontgomeryWashingtonC1610.0650.311000
A.PetersonMinnesotaRB1610.0650.310100
D.JosephTampa BayG1610.0650.310100
J.MilesCincinnatiDB1710.0650.291000
B.MattisonSt. LouisDE1610.0650.310100
H.WardPittsburghWR1710.0650.291000
R.FosterPittsburghG1710.0650.291000
B.MarshallMiamiWR1610.0650.311000
M.YandaBaltimoreG1820.11100.560200
A.CaldwellHoustonC1820.11100.561100
D.RaiolaDetroitC1710.0650.290100
S.PetermanDetroitG1700.0000.000010
A.HerreraMinnesotaG1610.0650.311000
D.DotsonTampa BayT1610.0650.310100
C.DanielNew OrleansQB1810.0650.281000
A.BechtKansas CityTE1610.0650.310100
J.GaitherSan DiegoT1610.0650.310100
J.BridgesArizonaG1610.0650.311000
A.FosterHoustonRB1810.0650.281000
S.CodyHoustonNT1810.0650.280100
K.BootheN.Y. GiantsG2010.0550.251000
Totals5834667327631735030
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