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

2013 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
Arizona1615001423131
Atlanta1600100425213
Baltimore16430031110001
Buffalo16325330211111
Carolina1743001300000
Chicago16325112110001
Cincinnati1721512015001
Cleveland1621302015101
Dallas16430031425413
Denver1953021415110
Detroit1615001215120
Green Bay17220011213211
Houston16323012325030
Indianapolis18325012215002
Jacksonville16325103220120
Kansas City170020015010
St. Louis16745043217020
Miami16425013318003
Minnesota1628111325021
New England18211120860135
New Orleans18649133220111
N.Y. Giants16210211210120
N.Y. Jets16110101110110
Oakland1612101320121
Philadelphia1721522015010
Pittsburgh160010000100
San Diego1800000312212
San Francisco19215020435131
Seattle19217111433013
Tampa Bay1621511100000
Tennessee1600100425022
Washington1629102430213
Totals2677553225373875532253837
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