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.

2014 Stats

Penalties By Week

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
11640193221810
21627131131400
31630145111900
41338188271100
51538186142400
61544212202420
71533154151800
81534161201400
91327128171000
101333164132000
1114239814900
121540199192100
131636180162000
141637183221500
151646227262000
161625125121300
171637182181900
1848405300
1948404400
2027354300
211151000
Totals267612297631329930

Penalties By Week - Per Game

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1162.512.061.381.130.060
2161.698.190.810.8800
3161.889.060.691.1900
4132.9214.462.080.8500
5152.5312.40.931.600
6152.9314.131.331.60.130
7152.210.2711.200
8152.2710.731.330.9300
9132.089.851.310.7700
10132.5412.6211.5400
11141.64710.6400
12152.6713.271.271.400
13162.2511.2511.2500
14162.3111.441.380.9400
15162.8814.191.631.2500
16161.567.810.750.8100
17162.3111.381.131.1900
1842101.250.7500
1942101100
2023.517.521.500
211151000
Totals26747.66232.6125.2722.420.190
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