Football Penalties Chart

Football Penalties Chart

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

  • NFL
  • NCAA
  • CFL
  • High School Football
  • Arena Football League

penalty

NFL

NCAA

CFL

High School Football

Arena Football League

Chop Block

15

15

15

15

15

Clipping

15

15

15

15

15

Defensive Delay of Game

5

5

10

5

5

Defensive Holding

5

5

10

5

5

Defensive Offside

5

5

5

5

5

Defensive Pass Interference

spot of the foul

15

spot of the foul

15

spot of the foul

Defensive Too Many Men on Field

5

5

10

5

5

Delay of Game

5

5

10

5

5

Delay of Kickoff

5

5

10

5

5

Disqualification

15

15

25

15

15

Encroachment

5

5

5

5

5

Facemask

15

15

15

15

15

Fair Catch Interference

15

15

N/A

15

N/A

False Start

5

5

5

5

5

Horse Collar

15

15

15

15

15

Illegal Bat

spot of the foul

spot of the foul

N/A

spot of the foul

N/A

Illegal Blindside Block

15

15

N/A

15

15

Illegal Block Above the Waist

10

10

10

10

10

Illegal Contact

5, automatic 1st down

5, automatic 1st down

5, automatic 1st down

5, automatic 1st down

5, automatic 1st down

Illegal Crackback

15

15

15

15

15

Illegal Cut

15

15

15

15

15

Illegal Formation

5

5

5

5

5

Illegal Forward Handoff

5

5

N/A

5

N/A

Illegal Forward Pass

5, loss of down

5

5

5

5

Illegal Kick/Kicking Loose Ball

5

5

5

5

5

Illegal Motion

5

5

5

5

N/A

Illegal Peel Back

15

15

15

15

15

Illegal Shift

5

5

5

5

5

Illegal Substitution

5

5

10

5

5

Illegal Touch-Kick

spot of the foul

spot of the foul

N/A

spot of the foul

N/A

Illegal Touch-Pass

5

5

10

5

5

Illegal Use of Hands

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)

10 (offense), 5, automatic 1st down (defense)

Illegal Wedge

N/A

15

N/A

15

N/A

Ineligible Downfield Kick

5

5

N/A

5

5

Ineligible Downfield Pass

5

5

5

5

5

Intentional Grounding

10, loss of down

10, loss of down

10, loss of down

10, loss of down

10, loss of down

Invalid Fair Catch Signal

5

5

N/A

5

N/A

Kick Catch Interference

15

15

15

15

N/A

Kickoff Out of Bounds

30

30

30

30

N/A

Leaping

15, automatic 1st down

15 automatic 1st down

N/A

15, automatic 1st down

N/A

Leverage

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

N/A

15, automatic 1st down

N/A

Low Block

15

15

10

15

15

Neutral Zone Infraction

5

5

5

5

5

Offensive Holding

10

10

10

10

10

Offensive Offside

5

5

5

5

5

Offensive Pass Interference

10

10

10

10

10

Offensive Too Many Men on Field

5

5

5

5

5

Offside on Free Kick

5

5

5

5

5

Player Out of Bounds on Kick

5

5

5

5

5

Roughing the Kicker

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

N/A

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

Roughing the Passer

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

N/A

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

Running into the Kicker

5

5

5

5

5

Taunting

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

Tripping

10, automatic 1st down

10, automatic 1st down

10, automatic 1st down

10, automatic 1st down

10, automatic 1st down

Unnecessary Roughness

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

Use of Helmet

15, automatic 1st down

15, automatic 1st down

N/A

15, automatic 1st down

N/A


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