Make 2015 totally awesome. Take the Dummies challenge and you could win $1,000! Learn how.
4 NFL Rule Changes for 2013
American Football Referee Signals for Offense
A Collection of Images from Football Rules & Positions In A Day For Dummies

Referee Signals for Defense in American Football

Illegal cut block.

From the side, the referee uses both hands to strike the front of his thighs to signal that a player made an illegal cut block. When he uses one hand to strike the front of his thigh, preceded by a personal foul signal, he means that an illegal block below the waist occurred. When he uses both hands to strike the sides of his thighs, preceded by a personal foul signal, he means that an illegal chop block occurred. Finally, when he uses one hand to strike the back of his calf, preceded by a personal foul signal, he means that an illegal clipping penalty occurred.

  • Add a Comment
  • Print
  • Share

Recommends

Promoted Stories From Around The Web

blog comments powered by Disqus
American Football Game-Play Referee Signals
How to Identify Football Formations
The American Football Player's Uniform
NFL Playoffs and the Super Bowl
The Football College Bowl Championship Series
Advertisement