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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.

2020 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.

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NameTeamPosGamesCountCount/GameYardsYards/GameHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
K.FullerChicagoCB1710.06150.880100
D.SavageGreen BaySS1810.06150.830100
T.ApkeWashingtonDB1710.06150.881000
K.AllenLA ChargersWR1600.0000.000001
J.BatesCincinnatiDB1600.0000.000001
A.SendejoClevelandDB1810.06150.831000
J.SmithDallasLB1610.06150.941000
M.HookerIndianapolisDB1700.0000.000001
J.JacobsLas VegasRB1610.06150.940101
J.RamseyLA RamsCB1810.06150.830100
J.GladneyMinnesotaCB1610.06150.941000
C.BallentineN.Y. GiantsCB1610.06150.940100
V.TaylorClevelandDT1810.06150.830100
Ju.ReidHoustonSS1610.06150.941000
J.JonesJacksonvilleSS1610.06150.940100
I.YiadomN.Y. GiantsCB1610.0690.561000
S.SamuelsGreen BayDB1810.06150.830100
J.BlackmonIndianapolisDB1710.06150.881000
H.SmithMinnesotaSS1620.13241.501100
B.BakerArizonaSS1610.06150.941000
K.Pierre-LouisWashingtonLB1710.06150.880100
D.ElliottBaltimoreDB1810.06150.830100
T.HallNew EnglandLB1610.0690.561000
M.JackJacksonvilleLB1610.06150.941000
J.ScottJacksonvilleCB1610.06150.941000
O.VernonClevelandDE1810.06120.670100
I.SimmonsArizonaLB1610.06150.940101
T.WilsonIndianapolisSS1710.06150.880100
N.KwiatkoskiLas VegasLB1610.0610.061000
K.KingGreen BayCB1810.06150.831000
T.HallAtlantaCB1600.0000.000001
D.WilsonDallasSS1610.06150.941000
X.CrawfordChicagoCB1710.06150.880100
J.ThornhillKansas CityDB1910.05150.791000
J.WilsonJacksonvilleSS1610.06150.940100
J.WhiteheadTampa BaySS2010.0570.350100
C.DavisTampa BayCB2010.0530.150100
Totals62634455161806