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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.

2021 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.

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NameTeamPosGamesCountCount/GameYardsYards/GameHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
UnnamedDallas210.5052.500100
A.MarpetTampa BayG210.5052.501000
D.SmithTampa BayT210.5052.501000
D.DalmanAtlantaOL210.5052.501000
J.MayfieldAtlantaOL231.50147.002100
J.MailataPhiladelphiaT210.5052.500100
I.SeumaloPhiladelphiaG231.50157.501200
B.BrooksPhiladelphiaG210.5052.500100
K.DotsonPittsburghOL210.5042.000100
J.Smith-SchusterPittsburghWR210.5063.000100
E.SandersBuffaloWR210.5052.501000
M.BectonN.Y. JetsT210.5052.500100
J.JansenCarolinaLS210.5052.501000
C.HamMinnesotaFB221.00105.000200
T.ConklinMinnesotaTE210.5052.500100
K.OsbornMinnesotaWR210.5052.500100
B.O'NeillMinnesotaT221.00105.000200
G.KittleSan FranciscoTE210.5052.500100
T.HowardHoustonOL221.00105.001100
J.WeeksHoustonLS210.5052.501000
A.NorwellJacksonvilleOL221.00105.001100
D.MetcalfSeattleWR210.5052.500100
D.HarrisArizonaTE210.5052.500100
D.DanielsArizonaTE210.5042.000100
K.LammTennesseeT221.00105.002000
B.ScherffWashingtonG210.5052.501000
T.ApkeWashingtonDB221.00105.002000
T.HillKansas CityWR210.5052.501000
L.NiangKansas CityOL210.5052.501000
J.DavisMiamiOL210.5052.500100
C.ThrockmortonNew OrleansOL221.00105.001100
A.TrautmanNew OrleansTE210.5052.501000
C.KmetChicagoTE210.5052.500100
K.ZeitlerBaltimoreG210.5052.500100
J.SimpsonLas VegasG210.5063.001000
A.IngoldLas VegasFB210.5052.501000
A.LeatherwoodLas VegasT221.0094.501100
A.ThomasN.Y. GiantsT221.00105.000200
B.PriceN.Y. GiantsOL210.5052.500100
N.SolderN.Y. GiantsT210.5052.500100
T.ArmsteadNew OrleansT210.5052.500100
T.MarshallCarolinaWR210.5052.501000
S.Thomas-OliverCarolinaCB210.5052.501000
G.IfediChicagoOL221.00105.002000
J.WilliamsCincinnatiT210.5052.500100
J.FieldsChicagoQB221.00105.002000
J.DavenportIndianapolisT210.5052.501000
L.ShenaultJacksonvilleWR210.5052.501000
B.BrowningDenverLB210.5052.500100
N.HairstonDenverCB210.5052.500100
T.JohnsonJacksonvilleWR210.5052.501000
N.FantDenverTE210.5052.500100
D.SmytheMiamiTE210.5052.501000
Da.WilliamsBuffaloOL221.0094.500200
R.HuntMiamiOL210.5052.501000
I.WynnNew EnglandOL210.5052.500100
K.MillerLas VegasT210.5052.500100
D.JohnsonPittsburghWR210.5052.501000
D.HumphriesArizonaOL210.5052.501000
K.BeachumArizonaOL210.5052.501000
B.EllefsonMinnesotaTE210.5010.500100
R.GageAtlantaWR210.5052.500100
R.GronkowskiTampa BayTE210.5052.501000
C.RidleyAtlantaWR210.5052.500100
J.PalmerLA ChargersWR210.5052.501000
C.LinsleyLA ChargersC210.5052.501000
K.AllenLA ChargersWR210.5052.501000
B.ShellSeattleT210.5052.501000
D.LewisSeattleG210.5042.001000
A.BrewerTennesseeOL210.5052.500100
M.BrownBaltimoreWR210.5052.501000
A.DillonGreen BayRB210.5052.501000
T.HockensonDetroitTE210.5052.500100
B.PriceDetroitDB210.5052.500100
Totals14890442454500