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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 Hill161140010.060.880.000.000.06
Alex Kemp171100100.060.590.000.060.00
Bill Vinovich161100010.060.630.000.000.06
Brad Allen171110100.060.650.000.060.00
Brad Rogers162200020.131.250.000.000.13
Carl Cheffers165590230.313.690.000.130.19
Clay Martin171100010.060.590.000.000.06
Clete Blakeman173410210.182.410.000.120.06
Craig Wrolstad172210200.121.240.000.120.00
Jerome Boger172230200.121.350.000.120.00
John Hussey17000000.000.000.000.000.00
Land Clark161100100.060.630.000.060.00
Ron Torbert172210110.121.240.000.060.06
Scott Novak163370300.192.310.000.190.00
Shawn Hochuli171100010.060.590.000.000.06
Shawn Smith171150100.060.880.000.060.00
Tony Corrente163300210.191.880.000.130.06
Totals28230342018121.8420.8101.110.74