In the NFL, the penalty is 15 yards. In college, the penalty is 10 yards.
Yes, there is an offside penalty in American Football. The neutral zone is defined as the area extending from the tip of the football to each side of the field, so the neutral zone is as wide as the length of the football. No player, except the center, may have any part of his body in the neutral zone at the time the ball is snapped, otherwise they are guilty of being offside. On a kickoff, no player may have any part of his body across the line upon which the ball rests prior to the kick, except for the holder if one is used. The penalty for offside is 5 yards.
In college football, the penalty is 15 yards. In the NFL, the penalty is 10 yards.
That would depend on the penalty and how it is accessed. Example 1: A running back gains 10 yards on a play. A penalty is called for offensive holding and is accepted by the defensive team. The penalty is assessed from the original line of scrimmage. The play 'does not count' and the running back is not credited with 10 yards towards his rushing yardage total. Example 2: A running back gains 10 yards on a play. A penalty is called for defensive grabbing the face mask and is accepted by the offensive team. The penalty is assessed from where the play ended. The play 'does count' and the running back is credited with 10 yards towards his rushing yardage total. Example 3: A running back loses 3 yards on a play. A penalty is called for defensive offsides and is accepted by the offensive team. The penalty is accessed from the original line of scrimmage. The play 'does not count' and the running back is not credited with -3 yards towards his rushing total. One general rule to determine whether the play 'counts' on a penalty is to determine from where the penalty yardage is accessed. If it is accessed from the line of scrimmage that the play started, the play does not count. If the penalty yardage is accessed from where the played ended, the play does count.
A penalty is when someone on a team does something against the rules resulting in the opposing team by gaining some amount of yards, or the team who received the penalty by losing some amount of yards.
IF the defender is in the neutral zone or past it when the ball is snapped, its an offside. But the foul is announced after the completion of the play to allow the Offence to keep any yardage gained if they so deserve. If they choose to accept the foul, then 5 yards penalty is assessed against the defense. Check out : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_football_rules#Fouls_by_either_team
The maximum distance that can be given as a penalty in American football is half the distance to the opponent's goalline; for example, if you were on the 15-yard line and received 10 yards of penalty, the maximum you could gain is 7.5, or 8 yards rounded.
It is called the penalty arc. It is to ensure that defenders are 10 yards from the penalty spot when a penalty kick is taken.
15 yards and automatic first down
The receiving team must be at least 10 yards away from the ball's line of scrimmage when the ball is kicked. If they are not, a penalty is assessed for being offside.
The standard penalty for delay of game in American Football is 5 yards.
In college football, the most yards that the offense or defense can be penalized is 15 yards. In the NFL, that is unknown since a pass interference penalty on the defense is spotted at the spot of the foul. That means the penalty could be 20 yards, 30 yards, or even more. The most yards the offensive team can be penalized is 15 yards for a personal foul. *But since the NFL, etc. have the half-distance rule, the most you could lose is 50 yards (if you are on 'x' down and inches, the distance to the other endzone is 100 yards; half of this is 50 yards).
For a penalty kick to be started all players, except the goal keeper and kicker, must be (1) outside of the penalty area, (2) 10 yards from the ball, and (3) behind the ball. So, by definition, a penalty cannot be taken with a player in an offside position.
Ten, unless there was a penalty.