Personal Foul

Definition

A conduct- or safety-related infraction. Includes unnecessary roughness, such as hitting a ball carrier after he is already out of bounds, "piling on" a ball carrier who is already down, or violent contact with an opponent who is away from and out of the play. If the officials decide that the action was particularly flagrant, the player in question can be ejected from the game.

Caution: Many things people often think of as personal fouls are actually more specific penalties. This page only list things that officially went "in the books" as a Personal Foul. For example, though a ref may say "Personal Foul, Roughing the Passer" that penalty will not be on this page. It will be on the Roughing the Passer page.

Outcome

15 yards; automatic first down if committed by defense

2015 Stats

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
WashingtonMiami09/13/15M.MosesT1411:082206NoNoYesOffense
BuffaloIndianapolis09/13/15J.HughesDE1102:5011015NoNoYesDefense
BuffaloIndianapolis09/13/15R.BrooksCB1309:340015NoNoYesSpecial Teams
BuffaloIndianapolis09/13/15P.BrownOLB1402:292515NoNoYesDefense
DetroitSan Diego09/13/15J.IhedigboSS1208:152915NoNoNoDefense
TennesseeTampa Bay09/13/15J.CaseyDT1200:131150NoYesNoDefense
CarolinaHouston09/20/15T.WilliamsDB2113:5241615NoNoYesSpecial Teams
BuffaloNew England09/20/15D.WilliamsSS2101:4141914NoNoYesSpecial Teams
BuffaloNew England09/20/15C.GrahamCB2101:414190YesNoYesSpecial Teams
New OrleansTennessee11/08/15M.MautiLB9411:320015NoNoYesSpecial Teams
PittsburghCleveland11/15/15Unnamed10200:37000NoYesYesSpecial Teams
ClevelandPittsburgh11/15/15Unnamed10200:37000NoYesNoSpecial Teams
N.Y. GiantsWashington11/29/15Unnamed12300:241100NoYesNoDefense
WashingtonN.Y. Giants11/29/15T.WilliamsT12300:241100NoYesYesOffense
CincinnatiPittsburgh01/09/16A.JonesCB18400:1811015NoNoYesDefense
Totals2.471.549.531251511
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