Referee Signals for Defense in American Football
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American Football Game-Play Referee Signals

False start/illegal formation.

The referee rotates his forearms over and over in front of his body to signify a false start, an illegal formation, or that the kickoff or the kick following a safety is ruled out of bounds.

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