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

2009 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.22 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1800000210011
Atlanta160000000400
Baltimore18426231210111
Buffalo1621511100000
Carolina161510100000
Chicago1611001015110
Cincinnati1700000115101
Cleveland160030000000
Dallas1863903329211
Denver1621000200000
Detroit1621002000100
Green Bay17115010530032
Houston1615001110001
Indianapolis190000000000
Jacksonville1600000110110
Kansas City16315021426113
St. Louis1642511315001
Miami1611011000300
Minnesota181510100000
New England1700200315021
New Orleans1911001015010
N.Y. Giants160000015001
N.Y. Jets1915001110001
Oakland16210002425122
Philadelphia170020029111
Pittsburgh161511015010
San Diego1729002110101
San Francisco161500115110
Seattle1600000210020
Tampa Bay1621011100000
Tennessee1600200215020
Washington160010000000
Totals2673924419182139244192118
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