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.

2009 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.StewartTennesseeT1620.1380.501100
B.AlbertKansas CityT1670.44332.064300
J.KingCarolinaTE1640.25201.251300
R.KalilCarolinaC1630.19150.942100
J.OtahCarolinaT1660.38301.882400
J.PetersPhiladelphiaT1780.47402.352600
N.ColePhiladelphiaG1730.18150.881200
S.AndrewsPhiladelphiaG1740.24201.182200
D.GrahamDenverTE1640.25201.253100
D.BrutonDenverSS1610.0650.310100
B.HamiltonDenverG1610.0650.310100
B.EdwardsClevelandWR1620.13100.631100
J.DavisClevelandRB1610.0650.311000
J.ThomasClevelandT1640.25201.253100
J.St. ClairClevelandT1630.19150.942100
A.FanecaN.Y. JetsG1930.16150.791200
B.MooreN.Y. JetsG1920.11100.531100
E.WinstonHoustonT1620.1370.442000
M.SanchezN.Y. JetsQB1920.11100.530200
P.GarconIndianapolisWR1920.11100.532000
E.MonroeJacksonvilleT1620.1390.561100
J.StinchcombNew OrleansT1930.16150.792100
J.BackusDetroitT1620.13100.630200
J.GoodwinNew OrleansC1920.11100.532000
D.LoperDetroitT1620.1360.381100
M.GandyArizonaT1820.11100.561100
A.BechtArizonaTE1820.1150.282000
A.HighsmithArizonaLB1810.0650.281000
S.SpachArizonaTE1810.0650.281000
M.HedgecockN.Y. GiantsFB1610.0650.311000
R.IncognitoSt. LouisC1610.0650.310100
J.BellSt. LouisG1610.0650.310100
R.McMichaelSt. LouisTE1630.19150.941200
J.SmithSt. LouisT1610.0650.310100
C.WilliamsChicagoT1650.31251.561400
C.CliftonGreen BayT1750.29251.475000
D.KoppenNew EnglandC1740.24201.183100
S.NelsonBuffaloTE1620.13110.690200
D.BellBuffaloT1660.38221.383300
C.GreenOaklandT1670.44352.194300
K.OsgoodSan DiegoWR1710.0650.290110
J.ClarySan DiegoG1710.0650.290100
B.DombrowskiSan DiegoT1770.41352.064300
T.GonzalezAtlantaTE1620.13100.631100
L.JohnsonCarolinaLB1610.0650.310100
UnnamedDetroit1610.0650.311000
J.KleinsasserMinnesotaTE1850.28251.394100
P.LoadholtMinnesotaT1840.22201.112200
D.CoatsCincinnatiTE1720.12100.590200
C.JohnsonCincinnatiWR1750.29251.471400
J.BushGreen BayCB1730.18150.882100
E.MathisCincinnatiG1720.12100.591100
UnnamedCincinnati1710.0650.290100
UnnamedGreen Bay1710.0650.291000
V.ManuwaiJacksonvilleG1620.13100.632000
M.WilliamsJacksonvilleG1620.13100.631100
L.BrownArizonaT1870.39362.002500
E.BrittonJacksonvilleT1610.0650.311000
M.GoffKansas CityG1610.0650.311000
Z.MillerOaklandTE1610.0650.310100
L.MurphyOaklandWR1620.13100.630200
D.WoodyN.Y. JetsT1980.42371.953500
D.JacksonPhiladelphiaWR1710.0650.291000
J.EvansNew OrleansG1910.0550.260100
D.ThomasNew OrleansTE1920.1180.421100
C.PittsHoustonG1610.0650.310100
C.MyersHoustonC1610.0650.310100
K.BrittTennesseeWR1610.0650.311000
D.BrownHoustonT1660.38301.884200
J.ScottTennesseeG1640.25201.251300
M.RoosTennesseeT1660.38261.633300
D.DockeryWashingtonG1630.19140.882100
D.FellsSt. LouisTE1630.19150.941200
S.GadoSt. LouisRB1610.0650.310100
J.TruebloodTampa BayT16100.63493.063700
D.PennTampa BayT1640.25201.250400
J.ReedBuffaloWR1610.0650.311000
D.JosephTampa BayG1610.0650.310100
J.CarlsonSeattleTE1630.19150.941200
B.FryeSeattleT1630.19150.940300
V.DavisSan FranciscoTE1670.44291.816100
R.WillisSeattleT1640.25201.250400
W.ColonPittsburghG1640.25201.252200
F.OmiyaleChicagoT1660.38301.882400
R.GarzaChicagoC1620.13100.632000
C.WiegmannDenverC1630.19150.943000
M.OherBaltimoreT1860.33301.671500
J.SmileyMiamiG1610.0650.311000
T.HeapBaltimoreTE1830.17160.891200
B.PettigrewDetroitTE1640.25201.252200
S.HeyerWashingtonT1640.25201.251300
M.RamirezDetroitG1620.1380.502000
J.BrinkleyMinnesotaLB1810.0650.281000
B.SimsSan FranciscoT1620.1370.440200
S.BakerAtlantaT1630.19150.940300
B.WatersKansas CityG1640.25201.252200
J.SittonGreen BayG1730.18150.881200
A.GoldbergSt. LouisT1640.25201.253100
J.ZuttahTampa BayC1630.19150.942100
S.SmithN.Y. GiantsWR1610.0650.310100
J.BushrodNew OrleansT1930.16130.680300
Z.StriefNew OrleansT1920.11100.531100
J.ScottBuffaloT1650.31251.564100
N.BurlesonSeattleWR1610.0650.311000
UnnamedDenver1610.0650.310100
B.MarshallDenverWR1610.0650.310100
E.PearsOaklandT1640.25201.251300
B.HartlineMiamiWR1620.13100.630200
T.GinnMiamiWR1620.13100.630200
D.ThomasMiamiG1630.19150.941200
V.CareyMiamiG1620.13100.630200
D.ClarkIndianapolisTE1910.0550.260100
F.AdamsDallasT1860.33301.673300
J.PhillipsDallasTE1810.0650.281000
T.FiammettaCarolinaFB1610.0650.310100
G.CherilusDetroitT1630.19150.942100
D.RaiolaDetroitC1620.13100.630200
A.WhitworthCincinnatiT1740.24201.181300
C.MorrisOaklandC1630.19150.941200
S.RyanKansas CityTE1620.13100.632000
M.CasselKansas CityQB1610.0650.311000
J.GaitherBaltimoreT1840.22201.110400
S.MossWashingtonWR1620.13100.631100
D.FineBuffaloTE1610.0650.310100
C.NicksNew OrleansG1910.0550.261000
R.HarrisDenverT1630.19150.942100
A.BarbreGreen BayT1710.0650.290100
M.BirkBaltimoreC1810.0650.281000
T.GoodenBaltimoreLB1810.0650.281000
A.LevitreBuffaloG1630.19150.941200
L.EvansBuffaloWR1610.0650.311000
G.HangartnerBuffaloG1610.0650.311000
K.ChambersBuffaloT1640.25150.943100
D.JohnsonPittsburghTE1610.0650.310100
M.ColomboDallasT1850.28251.392300
R.O'CallaghanKansas CityT1620.13100.632000
B.AskewTampa BayFB1610.0650.310100
Jason.BrownSt. LouisG1610.0650.311000
J.PeelleAtlantaTE1630.19150.941200
R.WhiteAtlantaWR1640.25201.253100
B.McCainHoustonDB1610.0650.310100
M.AdamsArizonaDB1810.0650.281000
T.ThomasJacksonvilleT1610.0650.310100
J.GageTennesseeWR1610.0650.311000
R.DiemIndianapolisG1990.47402.117200
J.HaynosMiamiTE1610.0650.311000
B.HartsockN.Y. JetsTE1920.1190.471100
J.GroveMiamiC1630.19150.943000
J.StandefordDetroitWR1610.0650.310100
A.BarronSt. LouisT1650.31251.562300
A.HerreraMinnesotaG1820.11100.561100
S.RiceMinnesotaWR1820.11100.562000
B.GrubbsBaltimoreG1810.0650.280100
M.StarksPittsburghT1630.19150.942100
J.GilmoreTampa BayTE1610.0650.311000
W.MontgomeryWashingtonC1610.0650.311000
K.WilliamsSeattleT1610.0650.311000
S.NealNew EnglandG1730.18140.823000
M.MatthewsNew EnglandTE1710.0650.291000
D.KellerN.Y. JetsTE1920.1180.421100
D.FergusonN.Y. JetsT1940.21201.053100
O.PaceChicagoT1630.19150.941200
D.HesterChicagoWR1620.13100.630200
L.VickersClevelandFB1610.0650.311000
M.HarrisSan FranciscoLB1610.0650.310100
C.RachalSan FranciscoG1610.0650.310100
K.DielmanSan DiegoG1720.12100.591100
B.RichardsonKansas CityT1610.0650.311000
V.ShiancoeMinnesotaTE1840.22201.112200
S.HutchinsonMinnesotaG1820.11100.561100
L.MankinsNew EnglandG1740.24211.240400
P.WoodsNew EnglandLB1710.0650.290100
L.DavisDallasG1830.17150.833000
J.WittenDallasTE1870.39351.944300
K.KosierDallasG1820.11100.562000
J.BlalockAtlantaG1610.0650.310100
D.DiehlN.Y. GiantsG1650.31251.562300
M.ManninghamN.Y. GiantsWR1610.0650.311000
W.BeattyN.Y. GiantsT1610.0640.251000
W.JusticePhiladelphiaT1740.24201.183100
C.PortisWashingtonRB1610.0650.311000
C.ChesterBaltimoreC1820.11100.561100
J.KnoxChicagoWR1610.0650.311000
UnnamedChicago1610.0650.311000
W.HellerDetroitTE1620.13100.632000
R.WayneIndianapolisWR1910.0550.261000
K.BarnesOaklandT1620.13100.630200
B.ManumaleunaSan DiegoTE1720.12100.592000
C.CarlisleOaklandG1620.13110.691100
T.McClureAtlantaC1610.0650.311000
E.WeemsAtlantaWR1610.0650.311000
M.SellersWashingtonTE1610.0650.310100
D.BatisteWashingtonG1610.0640.250100
J.BeekmanChicagoG1610.0650.311000
O.KreutzChicagoC1630.19150.943000
C.WhiteHoustonC1640.25201.252200
T.LangGreen BayG1720.12100.591100
D.HendersonNew OrleansWR1910.0550.261000
S.PetermanDetroitG1610.0650.310100
D.McIntoshSeattleT1610.0650.311000
C.SpencerSeattleC1630.19150.943000
K.DockeryN.Y. GiantsDB1610.0650.311000
M.McNeillSan DiegoT1730.18150.880300
A.SnyderSan FranciscoG1620.13100.632000
R.HochsteinDenverC1620.13100.631100
T.EssexPittsburghT1620.13100.630200
UnnamedPittsburgh1610.0650.310100
J.MorganSan FranciscoWR1610.0650.311000
K.WinslowTampa BayTE1610.0650.310100
N.GarnerMiamiG1610.0650.311000
M.Sims-WalkerJacksonvilleWR1620.13100.630200
D.DinkinsNew OrleansTE1910.0550.260100
E.WoodBuffaloC1620.13100.630200
S.McKinneyBuffaloG1620.13100.630200
C.JohnsonTennesseeRB1620.13100.632000
L.PopeKansas CityTE1630.19150.942100
R.NiswangerKansas CityC1610.0650.310100
M.UngerSeattleC1620.13100.630200
D.ColledgeGreen BayG1720.12100.591100
G.JenningsGreen BayWR1710.0650.291000
J.McClainBaltimoreMLB1810.0650.280100
T.SantiIndianapolisTE1910.0550.260100
L.JonesWashingtonT1620.13100.630200
F.DavisWashingtonTE1620.13100.630200
G.EstandiaClevelandTE1610.0650.310100
J.HillSan FranciscoWR1610.0650.310100
S.LocklearSeattleG1630.19150.940300
R.SeubertN.Y. GiantsG1610.0650.311000
D.KreiderArizonaFB1810.0650.280100
R.CladyDenverT1620.13110.692000
B.EdwardsN.Y. JetsWR1910.0550.260100
N.LivingsCincinnatiG1720.12100.590200
L.WeaverPhiladelphiaFB1720.12100.590200
D.SmithDetroitDB1610.0650.311000
D.FreeDallasT1820.11100.562000
M.StovallTampa BayWR1610.0650.310100
D.WardTampa BayRB1610.0650.310100
J.LongMiamiT1620.13100.630200
K.SimmonsBuffaloG1610.0650.311000
A.CollinsCincinnatiT1710.0650.291000
J.FoschiCincinnatiTE1720.12110.651100
A.HillHoustonTE1610.0650.311000
Ch.JohnsonIndianapolisG1910.0550.260100
A.HicksMinnesotaG1810.0650.281000
B.FavreMinnesotaQB1810.0650.281000
E.WilliamsWashingtonG1620.13100.630200
S.BreastonArizonaWR1810.0650.280100
K.MawaeTennesseeC1610.0630.191000
J.HesterSan DiegoRB1710.0650.291000
Q.OjinnakaAtlantaG1620.13100.631100
A.SmithPhiladelphiaTE1710.0650.290100
S.SmithCarolinaWR1610.0650.311000
K.ShafferChicagoT1610.0650.311000
D.RolandCincinnatiT1740.24201.182200
K.WalterHoustonWR1610.0650.310100
T.HoltJacksonvilleWR1610.0650.311000
A.SmithDenverCB1610.0650.310100
C.KuperDenverG1620.13100.630200
C.KemoeatuPittsburghG1610.0650.311000
L.LawtonOaklandFB1610.0620.130100
R.PontbriandClevelandLS1610.0650.311000
J.WrightArizonaRB1820.11100.561100
B.WatsonNew EnglandTE1710.0650.290100
E.SteinbachClevelandG1620.13100.631100
E.MooreClevelandTE1610.0650.311000
M.TauscherGreen BayT1720.12100.591100
G.OlsenChicagoTE1610.0650.311000
D.LeeGreen BayTE1710.0650.290100
P.ManningIndianapolisQB1910.0550.261000
B.WilliamsCincinnatiG1710.0650.290100
R.MossNew EnglandWR1710.0650.291000
A.CrumplerTennesseeTE1610.0650.311000
M.SetterstromSt. LouisG1610.0650.310100
B.GibsonSt. LouisWR1610.0650.310100
J.TryonWashingtonDB1610.0650.310100
H.EugeneOaklandDB1610.0650.311000
M.AustinDallasWR1810.0650.281000
A.GatesSan DiegoTE1710.0650.290100
K.McKenzieN.Y. GiantsT1610.0650.311000
D.LutuiArizonaG1810.0650.280100
M.LewisJacksonvilleTE1610.0650.311000
M.Jones-DrewJacksonvilleRB1610.0630.191000
E.FosterIndianapolisDT1910.0550.260100
R.MeachemNew OrleansWR1910.0550.261000
W.McGaheeBaltimoreRB1810.0610.061000
A.RamseyBuffaloT1610.0650.311000
T.OwensBuffaloWR1610.0650.311000
R.WellsArizonaT1810.0650.280100
J.FeltonDetroitRB1610.0650.311000
D.GandyDetroitG1610.0650.311000
C.JohnsonDetroitWR1620.13100.632000
M.MulliganN.Y. JetsTE1910.0550.261000
D.WalkerSan FranciscoTE1620.13100.630200
D.BaasSan FranciscoC1610.0650.310100
M.FloydSan DiegoWR1710.0650.291000
B.ObomanuSeattleWR1610.0650.311000
B.McKinnieMinnesotaT1810.0650.280100
D.ConnorCarolinaILB1610.0650.311000
G.WilliamsCarolinaT1610.0650.311000
C.RabachWashingtonC1610.0650.311000
F.JacksonBuffaloRB1610.0650.310100
C.ChambersKansas CityWR1610.0650.310100
M.HendersonOaklandT1610.0650.310100
F.WomackClevelandG1610.0620.131000
E.WilfordJacksonvilleWR1610.0650.310100
S.VollmerNew EnglandT1720.12100.592000
J.KyleNew OrleansLS1920.1190.472000
T.HerremansPhiladelphiaG1720.12100.591100
O.CousinsBaltimoreT1810.0650.280100
K.DeVanIndianapolisC1920.11100.531100
J.BlackJacksonvilleT1610.0650.310100
R.HadnotClevelandG1610.0650.311000
M.BennettDallasTE1810.0650.281000
A.GurodeDallasC1810.0650.281000
M.JeanPhiladelphiaG1710.0650.290100
J.NordinDetroitFB1610.0650.311000
D.BessMiamiWR1610.0640.251000
D.HaganN.Y. GiantsWR1610.0650.310100
T.JacksonMinnesotaQB1810.0650.281000
J.SullivanMinnesotaC1810.0650.281000
N.TahiMinnesotaFB1810.0650.281000
W.HunterN.Y. JetsT1920.11100.531100
S.JacksonSt. LouisRB1610.0650.311000
M.KarneySt. LouisFB1610.0650.311000
E.Dietrich-SmithGreen BayC1710.0650.290100
B.MyersOaklandTE1610.0650.311000
B.ScaifeTennesseeTE1610.0650.310100
C.BensonCincinnatiRB1710.0650.291000
A.SmithCincinnatiT1710.0650.291000
J.BellGreen BayDB1710.0650.290100
L.SendleinArizonaC1810.0640.221000
M.YandaBaltimoreG1810.0650.280100
P.HarvinMinnesotaWR1810.0650.281000
H.AbdullahMinnesotaFS1810.0650.281000
L.TomlinsonSan DiegoRB1710.0650.291000
Totals5597685335034334210
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