Illegal Use of Hands

Definition

Illegal use of the hands against a player while attempting to ward off a block, cover a receiver, or tackle a ball carrier. There are several restrictions on how a player may initiate contact, such as hands to the facemask of the other player involved in the blocking.

Outcome

10 yards if committed by offense; 5 yards and automatic first down if committed by defense

2012 Stats

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
DallasN.Y. Giants09/05/12M.BernadeauG1407:0811010NoNoYesOffense
WashingtonNew Orleans09/09/12J.JenkinsDT1304:572205NoNoYesDefense
Green BaySan Francisco09/09/12T.LangG1208:561510NoNoNoOffense
DenverAtlanta09/17/12M.RamirezG2414:0421010NoNoYesOffense
BuffaloCleveland09/23/12M.WilliamsDE3409:081105NoNoYesDefense
Green BaySeattle09/24/12J.SittonG3103:2211010NoNoYesOffense
SeattleGreen Bay09/24/12B.BrownerDB3302:27355NoNoNoDefense
BaltimoreCleveland09/27/12J.SmithDB4208:4841310NoNoNoSpecial Teams
BaltimoreCleveland09/27/12K.OsemeleG4303:0132110NoNoNoOffense
SeattleSt. Louis09/30/12C.McDonaldDT4409:093130YesNoYesDefense
San FranciscoN.Y. Jets09/30/12C.RogersCB4300:35345NoNoYesDefense
Green BayNew Orleans09/30/12J.SittonG4210:15266NoNoNoOffense
New OrleansGreen Bay09/30/12C.JordanDE4308:411105NoNoYesDefense
PhiladelphiaN.Y. Giants09/30/12J.BabinDE4212:023175NoNoNoDefense
St. LouisArizona10/04/12H.DahlG5412:273110NoNoNoOffense
IndianapolisGreen Bay10/07/12J.HickmanLB5213:34270YesNoNoDefense
N.Y. GiantsCleveland10/07/12P.AmukamaraCB5206:461105NoNoNoDefense
New OrleansSan Diego10/07/12M.WilsonDE5401:402375NoNoNoDefense
Tampa BayKansas City10/14/12D.DotsonT6103:50360YesNoNoOffense
IndianapolisN.Y. Jets10/14/12J.LinkenbachT6207:0111010NoNoYesOffense
PhiladelphiaDetroit10/14/12F.CoxDE6206:102135NoNoNoDefense
MiamiSt. Louis10/14/12J.LongT6214:31280YesNoNoOffense
St. LouisMiami10/14/12Q.OjinnakaG6210:3011010NoNoYesOffense
St. LouisMiami10/14/12C.DahlDB6205:27005NoNoYesSpecial Teams
St. LouisMiami10/14/12Q.OjinnakaG6200:3011010NoNoYesOffense
MiamiSt. Louis10/14/12J.TrusnikLB6402:004210NoNoNoSpecial Teams
DallasBaltimore10/14/12K.ColemanDE6207:37321NoNoYesDefense
DenverSan Diego10/15/12V.MillerOLB6114:521105NoNoYesDefense
Tampa BayNew Orleans10/21/12J.MeredithT7312:1921210NoNoNoOffense
Tampa BayNew Orleans10/21/12D.DotsonT7408:1411010NoNoNoOffense
MinnesotaTampa Bay10/25/12Unnamed8301:121105NoNoNoDefense
JacksonvilleGreen Bay10/28/12J.ChickDE8313:54320NoNoYesDefense
TennesseeIndianapolis10/28/12A.AyersLB8515:001105NoNoNoDefense
CarolinaChicago10/28/12C.JohnsonDE8111:551107NoNoYesDefense
SeattleDetroit10/28/12B.BrownerDB8114:13370YesNoYesDefense
PittsburghWashington10/28/12K.LewisCB8409:071105NoNoNoDefense
New OrleansDenver10/28/12T.JohnsonDT8412:401105NoNoYesDefense
DetroitJacksonville11/04/12W.YoungLB9200:281105NoNoYesDefense
ChicagoTennessee11/04/12J.WebbT9105:032145NoNoYesOffense
MinnesotaSeattle11/04/12L.GuionNT9300:221105NoNoYesDefense
N.Y. GiantsPittsburgh11/04/12M.KiwanukaDE9307:47245NoNoNoDefense
DallasAtlanta11/04/12T.SmithT9106:1511010NoNoYesOffense
CarolinaDenver11/11/12A.SilatoluG10104:14380YesNoNoOffense
BaltimoreOakland11/11/12J.ReidT10206:0811010NoNoNoOffense
New OrleansAtlanta11/11/12W.SmithDE10414:552105NoNoNoDefense
PhiladelphiaDallas11/11/12K.DunlapT10305:383510NoNoNoOffense
PhiladelphiaDallas11/11/12K.DunlapT10410:3211010NoNoNoOffense
PhiladelphiaDallas11/11/12M.PattersonDT10408:201105NoNoNoDefense
PhiladelphiaWashington11/18/12D.Rodgers-CromartieCB11305:023100YesNoYesDefense
Green BayDetroit11/18/12E.WaldenOLB11106:021105NoNoYesDefense
CarolinaTampa Bay11/18/12G.HangartnerG11104:003610NoNoNoOffense
JacksonvilleHouston11/18/12A.RossDB11112:22290YesNoYesDefense
San DiegoDenver11/18/12C.LiugetDT11408:051105NoNoYesDefense
San FranciscoChicago11/19/12Ald.SmithDE11306:1431910NoNoNoDefense
DetroitHouston11/22/12R.ReiffT12101:172225NoNoNoOffense
PittsburghCleveland11/25/12C.HamptonNT12412:001105NoNoYesDefense
ClevelandPittsburgh11/25/12J.SheardDE12403:162195NoNoNoDefense
JacksonvilleTennessee11/25/12J.StanfordLB12307:041105NoNoNoDefense
Kansas CityDenver11/25/12T.JacksonDE12307:302105NoNoNoDefense
MinnesotaChicago11/25/12J.SullivanC12201:211105NoNoYesDefense
Tampa BayAtlanta11/25/12J.MeredithT12209:142176NoNoNoOffense
Tampa BayAtlanta11/25/12D.DotsonT12305:121156NoNoNoOffense
San DiegoBaltimore11/25/12M.IngramDE12407:511100YesNoNoDefense
Green BayN.Y. Giants11/25/12M.DanielsDT12304:50183NoNoYesDefense
SeattleChicago12/02/12B.IrvinOLB13308:40375NoNoYesDefense
CarolinaKansas City12/02/12G.HardyDE13206:08325NoNoYesDefense
HoustonTennessee12/02/12J.WattDE13200:281105NoNoYesDefense
DenverTampa Bay12/02/12M.UnreinDT13102:451105NoNoNoDefense
Tampa BayDenver12/02/12M.BennettDE13305:55215NoNoYesDefense
Tampa BayDenver12/02/12D.PennT13300:493610NoNoYesOffense
San DiegoCincinnati12/02/12M.GilchristDB13210:48330YesNoNoDefense
OaklandDenver12/06/12P.AdamsDB14201:53245NoNoNoDefense
PittsburghSan Diego12/09/12M.StarksT14401:5521010NoNoNoOffense
BuffaloSt. Louis12/09/12S.GilmoreCB14314:16365NoNoNoDefense
CincinnatiDallas12/09/12T.MaysDB14203:24005NoNoNoSpecial Teams
CincinnatiDallas12/09/12L.HallCB14403:12350YesNoNoDefense
New OrleansN.Y. Giants12/09/12S.EllisDT14207:321155NoNoYesDefense
Green BayDetroit12/09/12B.RajiDT14410:401105NoNoNoDefense
New EnglandHouston12/10/12D.HightowerOLB14309:411100YesNoNoDefense
WashingtonCleveland12/16/12J.JenkinsDT15101:26390YesNoYesDefense
IndianapolisHouston12/16/12K.HeardDT15108:02270YesNoYesDefense
HoustonIndianapolis12/16/12J.WattDE15103:55235NoNoNoDefense
CarolinaSan Diego12/16/12A.SmithRB15210:31474NoNoYesSpecial Teams
DallasPittsburgh12/16/12N.LivingsG15411:4811010NoNoNoOffense
San FranciscoNew England12/16/12A.BooneG15412:0711010NoNoYesOffense
New EnglandSan Francisco12/16/12S.VollmerT15405:292100YesNoNoOffense
Kansas CityIndianapolis12/23/12D.StephensonT16203:552710NoNoNoOffense
IndianapolisKansas City12/23/12K.HeardDT16203:252175NoNoYesDefense
St. LouisTampa Bay12/23/12Unnamed16310:471105NoNoYesDefense
ClevelandDenver12/23/12B.SkrineDB16309:12370YesNoYesDefense
CincinnatiBaltimore12/30/12D.PekoDT17102:051155NoNoNoDefense
HoustonIndianapolis12/30/12C.MyersC17300:441100YesNoYesOffense
PhiladelphiaN.Y. Giants12/30/12C.JenkinsDT17201:241105NoNoYesDefense
PhiladelphiaN.Y. Giants12/30/12C.ThorntonDE17409:492155NoNoYesDefense
Green BayMinnesota12/30/12T.WilliamsDB17409:353125NoNoYesDefense
CarolinaNew Orleans12/30/12B.BellT17211:59380YesNoYesOffense
New OrleansCarolina12/30/12B.BunkleyNT17402:521105NoNoNoDefense
BaltimoreDenver01/12/13T.CodyNT19106:382105NoNoYesDefense
BaltimoreDenver01/12/13T.SuggsOLB19311:262200YesNoYesDefense
BaltimoreDenver01/12/13C.WilliamsDB19311:262205NoNoYesDefense
Totals2.621.839.8551819050
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