1. This is a penalty in American football that refers to the movement made by any offensive player, other than the center, that the player makes after they’ve come to a set position. The movement made by the player can be as little as a few inches and play is immediately stopped when the penalty is called. A false start infraction results in a five yard penalty.
1. The left tackles jumps the snap count and gets called for the false start. With that five yard penalty, it’s now 1st and 15.
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