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.

2018 Stats

Totals By Referee/Crew

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 TotalPer Game
Alex Kemp1527131012151.808.730.000.801.00
Bill Vinovich1746229020262.7113.470.001.181.53
Brad Allen1529141017121.939.400.001.130.80
Carl Cheffers1631155014171.949.690.000.881.06
Clay Martin1535172023122.3311.470.001.530.80
Clete Blakeman1741199016252.4111.710.000.941.47
Craig Wrolstad1538184015232.5312.
Jerome Boger1533161023102.2010.730.001.530.67
John Hussey1630146012181.889.130.000.751.13
John Parry1725124010151.477.290.000.590.88
Pete Morelli1536169021152.4011.270.001.401.00
Ron Torbert1629145019101.819.
Shawn Hochuli1543199027162.8713.270.001.801.07
Shawn Smith1535174022132.3311.600.001.470.87
Tony Corrente1639195022172.4412.190.001.381.06
Walt Anderson1630142214161.888.880.130.881.00
Walt Coleman1639193019202.4412.