Football Tripping

What is a Tripping Penalty in Football?

Tripping is a penalty in football that is called on a team when a player purposely trips an opposing player. Tripping is called a penalty as it can be very dangerous for both the player being tripped and the player who is doing the tripping. A tripping penalty results in a loss of 10 yards and is an automatic 1st down for the offense if performed by a defensive player.


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