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A personal foul is a dead-ball foul, which means the 15 yards are always added on to the end of the play. So the marker (and the new line of scrimmage) will be 15 yards beyond where the ball was spotted at the end of the play.

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Q: Where is the first down marker after a 1st down and a personal foul on the offense?
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A fumble is down when the recovering player is down or when the ball goes out of yes, if the ball is fumbled forward and recovered by the offense, or goes out of bounds, past the first down marker, it is a first down. The exception is on fourth down. In the NFL, only the player who fumbled the ball can advance it on fourth down.

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