NFL Penalty Tracker

Lowering the Head to Initiate Contact


It is a foul if a player lowers his head to initiate and make contact with his helmet against an opponent. The rule applies to all players on the field at all times, and contact does not have to be to an opponent's head or neck area; lowering the head and initiating contact to an opponent's torso, hips or lower body is also a penalty.


15 yards. If committed on defense; automatic first down. The player may be disqualified.

2018 Stats

Totals By Referee/Crew

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 TotalPer Game
Alex Kemp152300110.
Bill Vinovich17000000.
Brad Allen151150010.
Carl Cheffers161110100.060.690.000.060.00
Clay Martin151150010.
Clete Blakeman172250200.121.470.000.120.00
Craig Wrolstad15000000.
Jerome Boger152300110.
John Hussey16000000.
John Parry171150100.060.880.000.060.00
Pete Morelli15000000.
Ron Torbert16000000.
Shawn Hochuli151150100.
Shawn Smith152300200.
Tony Corrente161150010.060.940.000.000.06
Walt Anderson16000000.
Walt Coleman162300110.131.880.000.060.06