SUMMARY OF PENALTIES

5-YARD PENALTIES

Illegal Handoff Pass

Illegal Procedure

Offside

No Yards

Kickoff Out Of Bounds

Pyramiding

Time Count

10-YARD PENALTIES

Contacting the Kicker

Delay Of Game

Pass Interference

Illegal Contact On A Receiver

Illegal Participation

Sleeper Play

Illegal Substitution

Ineligible Receiver

Late Start

Punt Out Of Bounds In Flight

Objectionable Conduct *

Holding

Illegal Block

Second Forward Pass On A Play

Taunting *

Too Many Players

Tripping

Use Of An Illegal Substance

Unauthorized Person On Field

15-YARD PENALTIES *

Chop Block

Clipping

Crackback Block

Cut Block

Face Masking

No Yards

Hazardous Equipment

Piling On

Roughing The Passer

Roughing The Kicker

Unnecessary Roughness

25-YARD PENALTIES *

Illegal Deployment Of Designated Quarterback Or Designated Import

Spitting

Rough Play

Objectionable Conduct — Physical Abuse of Official

DISQUALIFICATION *

Hazardous Equipment

Excessive Objectionable Conduct

Spitting

Rough Play

Objectionable Conduct — Physical Abuse of Official

AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN

Pass Interference

Rough Play

Unnecessary Roughness

Illegal Interference On Loose Ball

LOSS OF DOWN

Time Count (in last 3 Minutes of a Half, except on 3rd down)

Intentional Grounding

* NOTE: The penalty shall be applied in addition to any yardage gained or score made.

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