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.

2019 Stats

Totals By Referee/Crew

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 TotalPer Game
Adrian Hill1536176117192.4011.730.071.131.27
Alex Kemp1531151019122.0710.
Bill Vinovich1736174021152.1210.
Brad Allen1532151015172.1310.
Brad Rogers153215602392.1310.400.001.530.60
Carl Cheffers162110401651.316.500.001.000.31
Clay Martin1539183026132.6012.200.001.730.87
Clete Blakeman1635175111242.1910.940.060.691.50
Craig Wrolstad1543208027162.8713.870.001.801.07
Jerome Boger1534165018162.2711.
John Hussey1734167011232.009.820.000.651.35
Ron Torbert1536165013232.4011.000.000.871.53
Scott Novak1526130013131.738.670.000.870.87
Shawn Hochuli152411928161.607.930.130.531.07
Shawn Smith1744213025192.5912.530.001.471.12
Tony Corrente1739194115242.2911.410.060.881.41
Walt Anderson1737178120172.1810.470.061.181.00