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.

2017 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
B.WitzmannKansas CityOL221.00105.001100
C.ClayBuffaloTE210.5052.501000
B.LaFellCincinnatiWR210.5052.501000
R.StanleyBaltimoreT210.5052.500100
J.HurstBaltimoreT210.5052.500100
J.ThomasClevelandT210.5052.501000
K.GolladayDetroitWR210.5052.501000
J.VeldheerArizonaT210.5052.500100
M.LewisJacksonvilleTE210.5052.500100
J.ConklinTennesseeT221.00105.001100
B.CelekPhiladelphiaTE210.5052.500100
D.GoodIndianapolisOL210.5052.500100
T.HigbeeLA RamsTE210.5052.501000
A.WhitworthLA RamsT210.5052.501000
J.SullivanLA RamsC210.5052.501000
M.EvansGreen BayDB210.5052.501000
L.WillsonSeattleTE210.5052.500100
B.FuscoSan FranciscoG210.5052.501000
T.BrownSan FranciscoT210.5052.501000
R.ShepardCarolinaWR210.5052.500100
G.KittleSan FranciscoTE210.5052.501000
T.SmithDallasT221.00105.001100
J.AdamsN.Y. GiantsTE210.5052.500100
L.WarfordNew OrleansG210.5052.500100
N.EastonMinnesotaC210.5052.501000
M.SlausonLA ChargersG210.5052.500100
J.ShawCincinnatiCB210.5052.501000
E.BaylisHoustonTE210.5052.500100
J.FisherCincinnatiT210.5052.501000
J.DavenportHoustonT210.5052.500100
S.CoatesClevelandWR210.5052.500100
B.BelloClevelandLB210.5042.000100
S.ColemanClevelandOL210.5052.500100
E.BoehmArizonaC210.5052.500100
J.VujnovichIndianapolisT210.5052.501000
J.MewhortIndianapolisG210.5052.501000
J.HaegIndianapolisT210.5052.501000
I.SeumaloPhiladelphiaG210.5052.500100
B.CooksNew EnglandWR210.5052.500100
A.VillanuevaPittsburghT210.5052.501000
J.Smith-SchusterPittsburghWR210.5052.501000
K.CanadayPittsburghLS210.5052.501000
J.BergerMinnesotaC210.5000.000100
L.TunsilMiamiOL111.0055.000100
Ty.WilliamsLA ChargersWR210.5052.501000
D.CarrOaklandQB210.5052.501000
C.GreenDallasT210.5052.500100
J.WittenDallasTE210.5052.500100
L.CollinsDallasT210.5052.500100
T.SiemianDenverQB210.5052.501000
R.SaffoldLA RamsG210.5052.501000
J.BrittSeattleT210.5052.501000
J.McCrayGreen BayG210.5052.500100
R.CobbGreen BayWR210.5042.000100
L.KendricksGreen BayTE210.5052.500100
K.MurphyGreen BayT210.5052.500100
A.HooperAtlantaTE210.5052.501000
A.LevitreAtlantaG210.5052.501000
G.RobinsonDetroitT210.5052.500100
Totals11762303303200
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