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.

2013 Stats

Penalties By Week

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
11641201231810
21631156171400
3162613017900
41527132111600
51422109101200
61540188182210
71543205172600
81326125151100
9132293101200
1014209911900
111537184201700
121436179211500
131631154211000
141631151181300
151631148121900
161630147141600
171622108121000
1844202200
1943152100
2024203100
2113141200
Totals267530257827525520

Penalties By Week - Per Game

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1162.5612.561.441.130.060
2161.949.751.060.8800
3161.638.131.060.5600
4151.88.80.731.0700
5141.577.790.710.8600
6152.6712.531.21.470.070
7152.8713.671.131.7300
81329.621.150.8500
9131.697.150.770.9200
10141.437.070.790.6400
11152.4712.271.331.1300
12142.5712.791.51.0700
13161.949.631.310.6300
14161.949.441.130.8100
15161.949.250.751.1900
16161.889.190.88100
17161.386.750.750.6300
184150.50.500
1940.753.750.50.2500
2022101.50.500
2113141200
Totals26741.03199.1421.1919.820.130
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