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

Totals By Referee/Crew

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 TotalPer Game
Adrian Hill1741197017242.4111.590.001.001.41
Alan Eck1526128015111.738.530.001.000.73
Alex Kemp1846225020262.5612.500.001.111.44
Bill Vinovich1852258022302.8914.330.001.221.67
Brad Allen1634168021132.1310.500.001.310.81
Brad Rogers1729144013161.718.470.000.760.94
Carl Cheffers1633161013202.0610.060.000.811.25
Clay Martin1739195021182.2911.470.001.241.06
Clete Blakeman1733151014191.948.880.000.821.12
Craig Wrolstad1730148016141.768.710.000.940.82
John Hussey1745224020252.6513.
Land Clark1740195019212.3511.470.001.121.24
Ron Torbert1758285029293.4116.760.001.711.71
Scott Novak1631153015161.949.560.000.941.00
Shawn Hochuli1731155115161.829.120.060.880.94
Shawn Smith1735168022132.069.880.001.290.76
Tra Blake1637180020172.3111.