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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.

2021 Stats

Totals By Referee/Crew

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 TotalPer Game
NameGamesCountYardsDismissedHomeAwayCountYardsDismissedHomeAway
Adrian Hill10000000.000.000.000.000.00
Alex Kemp10000000.000.000.000.000.00
Bill Vinovich11000000.000.000.000.000.00
Brad Allen10000000.000.000.000.000.00
Brad Rogers12000000.000.000.000.000.00
Carl Cheffers11000000.000.000.000.000.00
Clay Martin111150100.091.360.000.090.00
Clete Blakeman10000000.000.000.000.000.00
Craig Wrolstad10000000.000.000.000.000.00
Jerome Boger11000000.000.000.000.000.00
John Hussey11000000.000.000.000.000.00
Land Clark11000000.000.000.000.000.00
Ron Torbert11000000.000.000.000.000.00
Scott Novak10000000.000.000.000.000.00
Shawn Hochuli11000000.000.000.000.000.00
Shawn Smith11000000.000.000.000.000.00
Tony Corrente10000000.000.000.000.000.00
Totals1811150100.091.3600.090