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.

2023 Stats

By Penalty

False Start penalties commited by position during the 2023 season.

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Wide Receiver66326452100
Offensive Line429210319823100
Tight End85420355000
Defensive Back11514710
Defensive Line2102000
Special Teams5254100