Personal Foul

Definition

A conduct- or safety-related infraction. Includes unnecessary roughness, such as hitting a ball carrier after he is already out of bounds, "piling on" a ball carrier who is already down, or violent contact with an opponent who is away from and out of the play. If the officials decide that the action was particularly flagrant, the player in question can be ejected from the game.

Caution: Many things people often think of as personal fouls are actually more specific penalties. This page only list things that officially went "in the books" as a Personal Foul. For example, though a ref may say "Personal Foul, Roughing the Passer" that penalty will not be on this page. It will be on the Roughing the Passer page.

Outcome

15 yards; automatic first down if committed by defense

2014 Stats

By Penalty

Personal Foul penalties commited by position during the 2014 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Wide Receiver81104412
Linebacker151808704
Defensive Back1724110703
Defensive Line9804510
Offensive Line101456410
Tight End150102
Unknown/Unset2301102
Special Teams000001
Runningback3400300
Totals658313332314
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