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.

2019 Stats

Totals By Referee/Crew

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 TotalPer Game
Adrian Hill15000000.
Alex Kemp153450120.
Bill Vinovich175680050.
Brad Allen15110010.
Brad Rogers15000000.
Carl Cheffers164550130.253.440.000.060.19
Clay Martin151150010.
Clete Blakeman16000000.
Craig Wrolstad153440120.202.930.000.070.13
Jerome Boger152300200.
John Hussey17000000.
Ron Torbert152300020.
Scott Novak15000000.
Shawn Hochuli15001000.
Shawn Smith171151100.060.880.060.060.00
Tony Corrente172300200.121.760.000.120.00
Walt Anderson173382120.