Automatic First Down

In American Football, “Automatic First Down” refers to the end result of specific penalties fined against the defense. Not all penalties incurred by the defense lead to an “automatic first down”. Penalties that all lead to “automatic first down”, are as follows:

  1. roughing the kicker
  2. roughing the passer
  3. defensive holding
  4. defensive pass interference

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