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Intentional Grounding

Definition

A forward pass is thrown intentionally incomplete so that the passer avoids loss of yardage or to conserve time. Exceptions Not assessed if the ball is spiked. If the quarterback has moved outside of the area between his offensive tackles (the "tackle box"), there is no foul for grounding the ball if the quarterback throws the ball past the line of scrimmage.

Outcome

10 yards or spot of foul, whichever is farther from the original line of scrimmage, and loss of down. If the foul occurs in the end zone, the play is ruled a safety.

2021 Stats

Totals By Referee/Crew

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 TotalPer Game
NameGamesCountYardsDismissedHomeAwayCountYardsDismissedHomeAway
Adrian Hill31140010.334.670.000.000.33
Alex Kemp2000000.000.000.000.000.00
Bill Vinovich31100010.333.330.000.000.33
Brad Allen2000000.000.000.000.000.00
Brad Rogers21100010.505.000.000.000.50
Carl Cheffers31180100.336.000.000.330.00
Clay Martin3000000.000.000.000.000.00
Clete Blakeman31180010.336.000.000.000.33
Craig Wrolstad21100100.505.000.000.500.00
Jerome Boger3000000.000.000.000.000.00
John Hussey3000000.000.000.000.000.00
Land Clark3000000.000.000.000.000.00
Ron Torbert31110010.333.670.000.000.33
Scott Novak32240200.678.000.000.670.00
Shawn Hochuli31100010.333.330.000.000.33
Shawn Smith3000000.000.000.000.000.00
Tony Corrente3000000.000.000.000.000.00
Totals47101250463.654501.52.15