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.

2015 Stats

Penalties By Week

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
11634157221200
21647235212600
31638188221600
41536175201600
51425120151000
61425125141100
7142914382100
81438189191900
9132411915910
101433156201300
111430147151500
121636174162000
131629143151400
141634167151900
15163215423900
161642208261600
171635163211400
1844193100
1947342500
2028393500
2114200400
Totals267590287531527510

Penalties By Week - Per Game

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1162.139.811.380.7500
2162.9414.691.311.6300
3162.3811.751.38100
4152.411.671.331.0700
5141.798.571.070.7100
6141.798.9310.7900
7142.0710.210.571.500
8142.7113.51.361.3600
9131.859.151.150.690.080
10142.3611.141.430.9300
11142.1410.51.071.0700
12162.2510.8811.2500
13161.818.940.940.8800
14162.1310.440.941.1900
151629.631.440.5600
16162.63131.63100
17162.1910.191.310.8800
18414.750.750.2500
1941.758.50.51.2500
202419.51.52.500
2114200400
Totals26748.32235.7523.0625.260.080
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