Football Offensive Offside

What is an Offensive Offside Penalty in Football?

An offensive offside is a penalty in Football that is called on the offensive team when an offensive player illegally crosses the neutral zone around the line of scrimmage prior to the snap. Just like a defensive offside, if an offensive player lines up in the neutral zone prior or at the snap, they can be called for an offside. This is very rare. This results in a 5 yard loss for the offense.

Offside can also be called on the kicking and receiving team during kickoff situations, but that is also very rare.

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