Illegal Contact

Definition

Making significant contact with a receiver after the receiver has advanced five yards beyond the line of scrimmage. Exceptions: The illegal contact is called only if the quarterback is still in pocket and the ball is still in his hands.

Outcome

5 yards, automatic first down

2016 Stats

By Penalty

Illegal Contact penalties commited by position during the 2016 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Defensive Back32158131983
Linebacker7351630
Totals391931425113
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