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Football Penalties Chart

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Football Penalties Chart

Below is a penalty chart that describes a complete list of penalties in football with their result in the various leagues.

penaltyNFLNCAACFLHigh School FootballArena Football League
Chop Block1515151515
Clipping1515151515
Defensive Delay of Game551055
Defensive Holding551055
Defensive Offside55555
Defensive Pass Interferencespot of the foul15spot of the foul15spot of the foul
Defensive Too Many Men on Field551055
Delay of Game551055
Delay of Kickoff551055
Disqualification1515251515
Encroachment55555
Facemask1515151515
Fair Catch Interference1515N/A15N/A
False Start55555
Horse Collar1515151515
Illegal Batspot of the foulspot of the foulN/Aspot of the foulN/A
Illegal Blindside Block1515N/A1515
Illegal Block Above the Waist1010101010
Illegal Contact5, automatic 1st down5, automatic 1st down5, automatic 1st down5, automatic 1st down5, automatic 1st down
Illegal Crackback1515151515
Illegal Cut1515151515
Illegal Formation55555
Illegal Forward Handoff55N/A5N/A
Illegal Forward Pass5, loss of down5555
Illegal Kick/Kicking Loose Ball55555
Illegal Motion5555N/A
Illegal Peel Back1515151515
Illegal Shift55555
Illegal Substitution551055
Illegal Touch-Kickspot of the foulspot of the foulN/Aspot of the foulN/A
Illegal Touch-Pass551055
Illegal Use of Hands10 (offense), 5, automatic 1st down (defense)10 (offense), 5, automatic 1st down (defense)10 (offense), 5, automatic 1st down (defense)10 (offense), 5, automatic 1st down (defense)10 (offense), 5, automatic 1st down (defense)
Illegal WedgeN/A15N/A15N/A
Ineligible Downfield Kick55N/A55
Ineligible Downfield Pass55555
Intentional Grounding10, loss of down10, loss of down10, loss of down10, loss of down10, loss of down
Invalid Fair Catch Signal55N/A5N/A
Kick Catch Interference15151515N/A
Kickoff Out of Bounds30303030N/A
Leaping15, automatic 1st down15 automatic 1st downN/A15, automatic 1st downN/A
Leverage15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st downN/A15, automatic 1st downN/A
Low Block1515101515
Neutral Zone Infraction55555
Offensive Holding1010101010
Offensive Offside55555
Offensive Pass Interference1010101010
Offensive Too Many Men on Field55555
Offside on Free Kick55555
Player Out of Bounds on Kick55555
Roughing the Kicker15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st downN/A15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st down
Roughing the Passer15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st downN/A15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st down
Running into the Kicker55555
Taunting15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st down
Tripping10, automatic 1st down10, automatic 1st down10, automatic 1st down10, automatic 1st down10, automatic 1st down
Unnecessary Roughness15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st down
Unsportsmanlike Conduct15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st down
Use of Helmet15, automatic 1st down15, automatic 1st downN/A15, automatic 1st downN/A


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