World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Encroachment (gridiron football)

Article Id: WHEBN0034434462
Reproduction Date:

Title: Encroachment (gridiron football)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Penalty (gridiron football), 2012 Military Bowl, Block in the back, Face mask (gridiron football), Muffed punt
Collection: Gridiron Football Penalties
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Encroachment (gridiron football)

In gridiron football, encroachment refers to when before the snap, a defensive player illegally crosses the line of scrimmage and makes contact with an opponent or has a clear path to the quarterback. In high school, this includes any crossing of the neutral zone by the defense, whether contact is made or not. It is a violation of the game's code. It is similar to offside except when it occurs, the play is not allowed to begin. Like offside violations, the violating team is penalized 5 yards.[1][2]

The head linesman has the duty of watching out for encroachment and other similar infractions, and the line judge assists in this process.[3]


References

  1. ^ Beacom, Mike. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Football. 
  2. ^ NIRSA. 2009 & 2010 NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials' Manual-14th .... p. 39. 
  3. ^ Long, Howie; Czarnecki, John. Football for Dummies. pp. 42–43. 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.