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Personal Foul Penalty in Football

What is a Personal Foul Penalty?

There are vaious reasons a Personal Foul penalty can be called. The penalty can be called when a player hits a player that is already down or already out of bounds. This can also be called if a player makes an unnecesary hit on a player that is away the play.

Number of Yards

The penalty for a Personal Foul is 15 yards in both the NFL and College Football. If the defense commits the penalty and automatic first down is awarded.

The Signal

When signaling the Personal Foul penalty the referee raises both arms above the head and strike one wrist against the other.