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.

2016 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
D.FunchessCarolinaWR1610.0650.310100
R.KalilCarolinaC1610.0650.310100
J.TammeAtlantaTE1910.0550.261000
A.HooperAtlantaTE1910.0540.211000
J.MatthewsAtlantaT1930.16150.793000
R.StanleyBaltimoreT1620.13100.631100
S.SmithBaltimoreWR1610.0650.311000
G.SanbornBuffaloLS1610.0650.310100
M.YandaBaltimoreG1610.0650.311000
K.WhiteChicagoWR1610.0650.310100
D.NewtonHoustonT1810.0640.221000
A.HurnsJacksonvilleWR1610.0650.311000
T.HillKansas CityWR1710.0650.291000
M.MorseKansas CityC1720.12100.592000
L.SmithOaklandTE1720.12100.590200
T.LelitoNew OrleansC1610.0650.311000
M.McCantsOaklandT1710.0650.290100
J.FisherCincinnatiT1620.13100.631100
C.BolingCincinnatiG1610.0650.310100
J.PetersPhiladelphiaT16100.63452.817300
T.PryorClevelandWR1640.25201.252200
C.WentzPhiladelphiaQB1610.0650.311000
T.LewanTennesseeT1630.19140.882100
Q.SpainTennesseeG1640.25201.252200
G.GilliamSeattleT1820.11100.562000
J.JamesMiamiT1720.12100.591100
L.DonnellN.Y. GiantsTE1710.0650.290100
Z.MartinDallasG1710.0650.291000
J.HarrisonIndianapolisC1610.0650.311000
T.DeckerDetroitT1730.18140.822100
A.DerbyNew EnglandTE1910.0550.260100
K.LichtensteigerWashingtonC1630.19150.943000
T.WilliamsWashingtonT1610.0650.311000
M.JonesWashingtonRB1610.0650.311000
S.LauvaoWashingtonG1640.25201.251300
A.TillerSan FranciscoG1620.13100.631100
B.QvaleN.Y. JetsT1630.19150.940300
W.JohnsonN.Y. JetsOL1610.0650.310100
C.ErvingClevelandT1630.19150.943000
E.FisherKansas CityT1740.24201.180400
M.SchwartzKansas CityT1760.35301.762400
Z.FultonKansas CityG1720.12100.591100
B.MingoNew EnglandDE1910.0550.261000
M.IngramNew OrleansRB1610.0650.310100
M.GilbertPittsburghT1930.16150.791200
V.DavisWashingtonTE1630.19150.941200
B.SowellSeattleT1840.22201.112200
J.BrittSeattleT1810.0650.280100
R.SaffoldLos AngelesG1630.19150.943000
J.GrahamSeattleTE1840.22191.062200
J.ReitzIndianapolisG1650.31251.563200
UnnamedDenver1610.0650.311000
R.SchraederAtlantaT1960.32301.582400
R.HudsonOaklandC1760.35301.763300
C.WalfordOaklandTE1730.18150.882100
J.ThomasJacksonvilleTE1610.0650.310100
S.McGrathSan DiegoTE1620.1390.561100
L.JoeckelJacksonvilleT1610.0650.310100
M.KalilMinnesotaT1610.0650.311000
A.SmithMinnesotaT1610.0650.311000
B.FuscoMinnesotaG1620.13100.632000
M.AlexanderMinnesotaCB1610.0650.311000
C.WhitehairChicagoG1620.13100.631100
M.TobinPhiladelphiaG1610.0650.310100
M.CannonNew EnglandG1920.11100.531100
J.ThuneyNew EnglandG1930.16150.792100
J.MillsBuffaloT1630.19150.942100
J.VeldheerArizonaT1610.0650.310100
T.GinnCarolinaWR1610.0650.311000
D.ThomasDenverWR1620.13100.630200
A.GreenCincinnatiWR1610.0650.311000
L.TomlinsonDetroitG1710.0650.290100
M.CoxBaltimoreLS1610.0650.310100
B.AlbertMiamiT1720.12100.591100
D.SimsMiamiTE1730.18150.883000
A.PasztorClevelandT1630.19150.940300
A.BaileyClevelandT1620.13100.631100
M.MosesWashingtonT1630.19150.940300
S.LongWashingtonG1610.0650.310100
M.MariotaTennesseeQB1610.0650.311000
K.ByardTennesseeS1610.0650.311000
S.RobertsOaklandWR1720.1290.530200
J.StaleySan FranciscoT1620.13100.630200
D.DotsonTampa BayT1630.19150.943000
T.HigbeeLos AngelesTE1630.19130.811200
D.SmithTampa BayT1660.38301.885100
J.KelcePhiladelphiaC1620.13100.632000
A.VillanuevaPittsburghT1930.16150.791200
R.KellyIndianapolisC1620.13100.632000
C.MaggittIndianapolisOLB1610.0650.311000
H.HenrySan DiegoTE1610.0650.310100
J.DoyleIndianapolisTE1610.0650.311000
T.KelceKansas CityTE1720.12100.592000
P.ScalesChicagoLS1610.0650.310100
K.LongChicagoG1610.0650.310100
K.ZeitlerCincinnatiG1630.19150.942100
P.ThompsonJacksonvilleCB1610.0660.381000
D.AllenIndianapolisTE1630.19150.942100
P.McAfeeIndianapolisP1610.0650.310100
M.RemmersCarolinaT1640.25201.252200
R.JensenBaltimoreC1610.0650.311000
V.AlexanderOaklandG1710.0650.290100
E.EbronDetroitTE1720.12100.590200
B.MassieChicagoT1620.13100.631100
UnnamedChicago1610.0650.311000
L.WarfordDetroitG1730.18150.880300
J.KlineTennesseeG1620.13100.631100
J.AllenHoustonG1810.0650.281000
J.ConklinTennesseeT1620.13100.631100
B.KingNew EnglandDB1910.0550.261000
J.EdelmanNew EnglandWR1920.11100.532000
L.WillsonSeattleTE1820.11100.561100
G.IfediSeattleT1860.33311.724200
C.KesslerClevelandQB1610.0650.310100
UnnamedCleveland1620.13100.631100
J.ReedWashingtonTE1610.0650.311000
J.ThomasClevelandT1610.0650.310100
R.OkungDenverT1630.19150.940300
A.ShipleyArizonaC1620.13100.631100
C.WichmannLos AngelesG1610.0650.310100
D.HumphriesArizonaT1630.19150.942100
T.HemingwayLos AngelesTE1610.0650.310100
J.EvansNew OrleansG1620.13100.630200
Ty.WilliamsSan DiegoWR1620.13100.632000
K.SmithDallasFB1710.0650.290100
T.BrownSan FranciscoT1660.38301.883300
G.SwaimDallasTE1720.12100.590200
J.WittenDallasTE1730.18150.882100
D.RobinsonKansas CityWR1720.1290.530200
D.DeCastroPittsburghG1960.32301.583300
L.Duvernay-TardifKansas CityT1720.12100.590200
X.GrimblePittsburghTE1920.11100.532000
E.FlowersN.Y. GiantsT1740.24201.181300
J.GreshamArizonaTE1620.1380.501100
J.CrowderWashingtonWR1620.13100.631100
R.ReiffDetroitT1710.0650.291000
L.PaulsenChicagoTE1620.13100.631100
A.LuckIndianapolisQB1610.0650.311000
J.MewhortIndianapolisG1610.0650.311000
J.SirlesMinnesotaOL1640.25201.254000
M.SchofieldDenverT1610.0650.311000
R.LearyDallasG1720.12100.591100
D.PennOaklandT1730.18150.882100
C.HairstonSan DiegoT1610.0650.310100
K.OsemeleOaklandT1720.12100.592000
B.HartN.Y. GiantsG1720.12100.590200
A.MarpetTampa BayG1620.13100.630200
G.CherilusTampa BayT1620.13100.631100
A.NorwellCarolinaG1620.13100.632000
T.TurnerCarolinaG1630.19150.942100
D.StephensonDenverT1660.38301.881500
K.BeachumJacksonvilleT1660.38301.883300
C.MeredithChicagoWR1620.13100.632000
C.RobinsonDetroitT1710.0650.291000
G.GlasgowDetroitC1740.24160.943100
T.AustinLos AngelesWR1610.0650.310100
G.RobinsonLos AngelesT1630.19150.941200
C.DavisLos AngelesDB1610.0650.310100
J.AjayiMiamiRB1710.0650.291000
C.UzomahCincinnatiTE1620.13100.630200
R.GronkowskiNew EnglandTE1930.16150.792100
M.ThomasNew OrleansWR1610.0640.251000
A.PeatNew OrleansG1630.19150.943000
T.HillsNew OrleansT1620.13100.631100
J.UrschelBaltimoreG1610.0650.310100
A.LewisBaltimoreOL1620.13100.630200
R.LouisClevelandWR1610.0650.310100
A.HawkinsClevelandWR1610.0650.310100
P.GarconWashingtonWR1620.13100.632000
B.BrooksPhiladelphiaG1610.0650.310100
D.GoodIndianapolisOL1610.0650.310100
O.AboushiHoustonG1810.0650.281000
E.SwoopeIndianapolisTE1610.0650.310100
K.DavisN.Y. JetsTE1610.0650.310100
R.FitzpatrickN.Y. JetsQB1610.0650.310100
B.BulagaGreen BayT1940.21201.051300
J.SpriggsGreen BayT1920.11100.531100
J.JanisGreen BayWR1910.0550.261000
M.ThomasLos AngelesWR1610.0650.311000
R.HavensteinLos AngelesT1610.0650.311000
B.ScherffWashingtonT1630.19150.941200
S.CalhounOaklandLB1710.0650.290100
B.CooksNew OrleansWR1610.0650.310100
J.KuhnNew OrleansRB1620.13100.630200
J.O'ShaughnessyKansas CityTE1720.12110.651100
C.ConleyKansas CityWR1710.0650.291000
T.CadetNew OrleansRB1610.0650.310100
J.BushrodMiamiT1720.12100.591100
UnnamedMiami1710.0650.291000
B.MarshallN.Y. JetsWR1610.0650.311000
H.VaitaiPhiladelphiaT1610.0650.311000
R.EllisonMinnesotaTE1620.13100.630200
A.CastonzoIndianapolisT1610.0650.310100
J.BarksdaleSan DiegoT1660.38291.813300
C.ChesterAtlantaG1920.11100.531100
K.DunlapSan DiegoT1610.0640.250100
A.LevitreAtlantaG1940.21201.054000
C.HubbardPittsburghG1910.0550.261000
C.TinkerJacksonvilleLS1610.0650.310100
P.SupernawTennesseeTE1610.0650.311000
B.LinderJacksonvilleG1610.0650.310100
R.CladyN.Y. JetsT1620.13100.630200
M.JonesDetroitWR1710.0650.290100
J.MaclinKansas CityWR1710.0650.290100
G.FantSeattleT1830.17150.831200
M.GlowinskiSeattleG1830.17150.832100
S.KelemeteNew OrleansG1620.13100.631100
C.MichaelSeattleRB1810.0650.280100
V.GreenDenverTE1610.0650.311000
K.BenjaminCarolinaWR1620.13100.631100
M.IupatiArizonaG1610.0650.310100
C.LenoChicagoT1620.13100.631100
A.SpenceTampa BayDT1610.0650.311000
D.BookerDenverRB1610.0650.310100
M.CrabtreeOaklandWR1720.12100.591100
D.JohnsonPittsburghTE1910.0550.260100
D.FreeDallasT1730.18150.882100
A.WilsonKansas CityWR1710.0650.291000
B.GiacominiN.Y. JetsT1620.13100.631100
B.WintersN.Y. JetsG1610.0650.310100
B.IjalanaN.Y. JetsT1620.13100.630200
T.ClemmingsMinnesotaT1630.19150.943000
M.AsiataMinnesotaRB1610.0650.311000
J.AdamsN.Y. GiantsTE1710.0650.291000
O.BeckhamN.Y. GiantsWR1710.0650.291000
V.McDonaldSan FranciscoTE1610.0650.311000
D.WalkerTennesseeTE1610.0650.310100
S.PulleySan DiegoC1620.13100.631100
Z.ErtzPhiladelphiaTE1640.25201.253100
I.SeumaloPhiladelphiaG1620.13100.631100
A.JefferyChicagoWR1610.0650.310100
B.BrauneckerChicagoTE1610.0650.310100
UnnamedTampa Bay1610.0650.311000
D.BakhtiariGreen BayT1920.11100.530200
D.BarclayGreen BayT1910.0550.260100
J.WetzelArizonaOL1620.1390.562000
J.GarnettSan FranciscoT1610.0650.310100
T.SmithDallasT1720.12100.590200
J.KearseSeattleWR1810.0650.280100
M.MitchellNew EnglandWR1910.0550.261000
C.FleenerNew OrleansTE1610.0650.310100
Z.StriefNew OrleansT1620.13100.630200
C.OgbuehiCincinnatiT1610.0650.311000
E.WinstonCincinnatiT1620.13100.631100
L.BellPittsburghRB1930.16150.792100
UnnamedBaltimore1610.0650.310100
B.BortlesJacksonvilleQB1620.13100.631100
J.ParnellJacksonvilleT1630.19150.942100
J.HaegIndianapolisT1620.13100.631100
S.DiggsMinnesotaWR1620.13100.632000
L.KendricksLos AngelesTE1620.13100.632000
T.BarnesLos AngelesC1620.13100.632000
D.KilgoreSan FranciscoC1610.0650.311000
N.SolderNew EnglandT1910.0550.260100
G.ManczHoustonC1820.11100.561100
T.NsekheWashingtonT1610.0650.310100
C.HamiltonPittsburghWR1910.0550.260100
A.WhitworthCincinnatiT1620.13100.631100
C.ReedJacksonvilleG1610.0650.310100
S.McManisChicagoCB1610.0650.311000
J.GrecoClevelandG1620.13100.632000
P.PerkinsN.Y. GiantsRB1720.12100.591100
C.ClarkHoustonT1810.0650.281000
D.FlukerSan DiegoT1610.0650.310100
K.BrittLos AngelesWR1620.13100.630200
A.DonnalLos AngelesT1610.0650.310100
D.MartinTampa BayRB1610.0650.311000
E.SandersDenverWR1620.13100.632000
A.DerbyDenverTE1610.0640.251000
J.CookGreen BayTE1920.11100.530200
Z.KerinMinnesotaC1610.0650.311000
P.DiMarcoAtlantaFB1910.0550.261000
J.HardyAtlantaWR1910.0550.261000
D.ParkerMiamiWR1710.0650.290100
V.DucasseBaltimoreG1610.0650.311000
L.TunsilMiamiOL1710.0650.290100
E.KushChicagoC1610.0650.311000
Z.BeadlesSan FranciscoG1610.0650.310100
A.BarbrePhiladelphiaT1620.13100.630200
T.EifertCincinnatiTE1620.13100.632000
J.JonesNew EnglandCB1910.0550.261000
C.GlennBuffaloT1610.0650.310100
B.TateBuffaloWR1610.0650.310100
C.BenenochTampa BayOL1610.0650.310100
M.WatsonOaklandT1730.18150.881200
A.HowardOaklandT1710.0650.290100
C.ClayBuffaloTE1610.0640.251000
B.FinneyPittsburghC1910.0550.260100
O.FranklinSan DiegoG1610.0640.250100
A.GatesSan DiegoTE1610.0650.310100
T.LarsenChicagoC1630.19150.942100
T.ShatleyJacksonvilleC1610.0640.251000
A.SteenMiamiOL1710.0650.291000
S.WisniewskiPhiladelphiaC1610.0650.311000
E.TomlinsonN.Y. JetsTE1610.0650.310100
D.PittaBaltimoreTE1610.0650.310100
P.OnwuasorBaltimoreILB1610.0650.310100
K.DixonBaltimoreRB1610.0650.310100
R.WagnerBaltimoreT1610.0640.250100
K.StillsMiamiWR1710.0650.290100
N.SterlingJacksonvilleTE1610.0650.310100
W.FullerHoustonWR1810.0650.281000
D.HarrisKansas CityTE1710.0650.291000
D.ThomasKansas CityWR1710.0650.291000
L.ClarkIndianapolisT1610.0650.310100
C.JohnsonMinnesotaWR1610.0650.311000
E.WatfordArizonaG1610.0650.311000
T.ComptonAtlantaT1910.0550.261000
B.JonesN.Y. GiantsC1710.0650.290100
J.JerryN.Y. GiantsG1710.0650.290100
A.MackAtlantaC1910.0550.260100
A.BooneMinnesotaG1610.0650.310100
UnnamedGreen Bay1910.0550.261000
UnnamedN.Y. Jets1610.0650.310100
UnnamedLos Angeles1610.0650.311000
J.TheusSan FranciscoOL1610.0650.310100
E.BoehmArizonaC1610.0650.310100
A.HuntHoustonRB1810.0650.281000
M.GarciaDenverC1610.0650.310100
A.SmithKansas CityQB1710.0650.291000
A.ShermanKansas CityFB1710.0650.291000
A.BoldinDetroitWR1710.0650.290100
B.ButlerDallasWR1710.0650.291000
J.PhillipsNew OrleansTE1610.0650.310100
L.TaylorGreen BayG1920.11100.530200
C.FlemingNew EnglandG1910.0550.260100
S.BradfordMinnesotaQB1610.0650.311000
R.AndersonN.Y. JetsWR1610.0650.311000
T.BurtonPhiladelphiaTE1610.0650.311000
S.DeValveClevelandTE1610.0650.310100
R.FosterPittsburghG1910.0510.051000
E.RogersPittsburghWR1910.0550.261000
K.PamphileTampa BayT1610.0650.311000
A.JohnsonTampa BayFB1610.0650.311000
H.DouglasTennesseeWR1610.0650.311000
J.McQuaideLos AngelesLS1610.0650.311000
N.GrigsbyLos AngelesLB1610.0650.311000
K.WigginsSan DiegoT1610.0650.311000
C.LucasDetroitT1710.0650.290100
M.NewhouseN.Y. GiantsG1710.0650.290100
M.BennettNew EnglandTE1910.0550.261000
Totals5678602297930729500
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