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.

2015 Stats

Totals By Referee/Crew

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 TotalPer Game
Bill Vinovich1639193121182.4412.060.061.311.13
Brad Allen1527135015121.809.
Carl Cheffers1648239030183.0014.940.001.881.13
Clete Blakeman1735170014212.0610.000.000.821.24
Craig Wrolstad1643214024192.6913.380.001.501.19
Ed Hochuli1742207015272.4712.180.000.881.59
Gene Steratore1628139018101.758.690.001.130.63
Jeff Triplette1534158017172.2710.530.001.131.13
Jerome Boger1526130016101.738.670.001.070.67
John Hussey1435166022132.5011.860.001.570.93
John Parry1624111011131.506.940.000.690.81
Pete Morelli1540191021192.6712.730.001.401.27
Ron Torbert1633165019142.0610.310.001.190.88
Terry McAulay1635161014212.1910.060.000.881.31
Tony Corrente1639190016232.4411.880.001.001.44
Walt Anderson142412001591.718.570.001.070.64
Walt Coleman1738186027112.2410.940.001.590.65