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

2011 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 2.34 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona16426131329203
Atlanta17331121315121
Baltimore18430022215002
Buffalo1615201430022
Carolina1600300421022
Chicago1615210540023
Cincinnati1722031110101
Cleveland16214011220102
Dallas161501015010
Denver1853511400200
Detroit17640160110210
Green Bay17320003540023
Houston1832510300000
Indianapolis1615010210111
Jacksonville16211002326003
Kansas City1615001215120
St. Louis16416122532150
Miami160000000000
Minnesota16210211325130
New England19215011320103
New Orleans18312112325121
N.Y. Giants2031510300000
N.Y. Jets16110010210011
Oakland16215120315021
Philadelphia16535032215202
Pittsburgh17220120530232
San Diego1653511400100
San Francisco18214011422031
Seattle16212020211102
Tampa Bay1611001015001
Tennessee1615001320230
Washington1611001015001
Totals2677551123383775511233738
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