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.

2022 Stats

Totals By Referee/Crew

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 TotalPer Game
Adrian Hill1735169019162.069.940.001.120.94
Alex Kemp1736180020162.1210.590.001.180.94
Bill Vinovich1728135011171.657.940.000.651.00
Brad Allen1753261020333.1215.350.001.181.94
Brad Rogers1622108011111.386.750.000.690.69
Carl Cheffers1843212022212.3911.780.001.221.17
Clay Martin1738186017212.2410.940.001.001.24
Clete Blakeman1735173021142.0610.
Craig Wrolstad1729144016131.718.470.000.940.76
Jerome Boger1635174015202.1910.880.000.941.25
John Hussey1729140010191.718.240.000.591.12
Land Clark1633162019142.0610.
Ron Torbert1738187020182.2411.
Scott Novak1640200020202.5012.500.001.251.25
Shawn Hochuli1739192022172.2911.
Shawn Smith1639190016232.4411.880.001.001.44
Tra Blake1629142014151.818.880.000.880.94