NFL Penalty Tracker

Lowering the Head to Make Forcible Contact


It is a foul if a player: (a) lowers his head and makes forcible contact with his helmet against an opponent; or (b) uses any part of his helmet or facemask to butt or make forcible contact to an opponent’s head or neck area. These provisions do not prohibit incidental contact by the mask or the helmet in the course of a conventional tackle or block on an opponent.


15 yards

2023 Stats

Totals By Referee/Crew

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 TotalPer Game
Adrian Hill17000000.
Alan Eck152300020.
Alex Kemp18000000.
Bill Vinovich18000000.
Brad Allen16000000.
Brad Rogers17000000.
Carl Cheffers161150100.060.940.000.060.00
Clay Martin17000000.
Clete Blakeman17000000.
Craig Wrolstad17000000.
John Hussey17000000.
Land Clark17000000.
Ron Torbert172300200.121.760.000.120.00
Scott Novak16000000.
Shawn Hochuli17000000.
Shawn Smith17000000.
Tra Blake16000000.