NFL Penalty Tracker

False Start


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.


Loss of five yards from the line of scrimmage. The foul is enforced prior to the snap.

2014 Stats

Totals By Referee/Crew

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 TotalPer Game
Bill Leavy1643208024192.6913.000.001.501.19
Bill Vinovich1743205027162.5312.060.001.590.94
Brad Allen1526127110161.738.470.070.671.07
Carl Cheffers1642205122202.6312.810.061.381.25
Clete Blakeman1628134010181.758.380.000.631.13
Craig Wrolstad1537180016212.4712.
Ed Hochuli1639195024152.4412.190.001.500.94
Gene Steratore1639189023162.4411.810.001.441.00
Jeff Triplette1525115011141.677.670.000.730.93
Jerome Boger1539189020192.6012.600.001.331.27
John Parry1525125012131.678.330.000.800.87
Pete Morelli1631155016151.949.690.001.000.94
Ron Torbert1540197020202.6713.130.001.331.33
Terry McAulay1632154017152.009.630.001.060.94
Tony Corrente1640200017232.5012.500.001.061.44
Walt Anderson1736173119172.1210.
Walt Coleman1547225025223.1315.000.001.671.47