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

2017 Stats

By Penalty

Illegal Contact penalties commited by position during the 2017 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Defensive Back26129121471
Linebacker6303310
Totals32159151781
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