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Illegal Formation

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What Is The Definition Of Illegal Formation In Football?

1. This penalty is called any time the offense does not line up according to the official rules. For a formation to be legal, there should be seven players on the line of scrimmage and four players that are at least one-yard behind the line of scrimmage.

An illegal formation penalty results in a 5-yard loss.

Examples Of How Illegal Formation Is Used In Commentary

1. The Cowboys have an extra man lined up on the line 0f scrimmage and will be flagged for illegal formation.

Sports The Term Is Used

1. Football

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