Lowering the Head to Initiate Contact

Definition

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.

Outcome

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

2019 Stats

By Player

Games are team games. It does not account for games the specific player in question missed, or was otherwise not on the team.

NameTeamPosGamesCountCount/GameYardsYards/GameHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
M.ChristianLA RamsDB1600.0000.000001
J.ThornhillKansas CityCB1910.05150.790100
A.HitchensKansas CityMLB1910.05150.790100
B.McCainMiamiCB1610.06150.941000
D.CampbellAtlantaOLB1610.06150.940100
K.NealAtlantaSS1610.0680.500100
T.PollardDallasRB1600.0000.000010
D.StewartTampa BaySS1610.06150.941000
J.AbramOaklandDB1610.06140.881000
D.McCourtyNew EnglandFS1710.06150.880100
M.WilsonClevelandLB1610.06150.940100
R.CockrellCarolinaDB1610.06150.940100
E.RoweMiamiCB1610.06150.941000
B.WebbCincinnatiCB1610.06150.940100
M.JackJacksonvilleOLB1610.06150.940100
J.MorelandWashingtonCB1610.06150.940100
J.BurgessN.Y. JetsLB1610.0610.060100
M.WishnowskySan FranciscoP1910.05150.791000
D.BatesTennesseeLB1910.05150.790100
Q.JeffersonSeattleDT1810.06150.830100
W.HarrisDetroitDB1620.13301.881100
A.AdamsTampa BayFS1620.13251.561100
Q.DiggsSeattleDB1810.06150.830100
V.BellNew OrleansSS1700.0000.000001
J.TavaiDetroitLB1610.0680.500100
C.JonesDetroitLB1600.0000.000001
P.WilliamsNew OrleansCB1710.06150.880100
A.WattsKansas CityDB1910.05150.791000
T.RappLA RamsS1610.06150.941000
Totals4862737191813
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