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

2015 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 3.72 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona18746243631133
Atlanta1611201733152
Baltimore1642012215110
Buffalo16535332644124
Carolina1921021115201
Chicago1615110110001
Cincinnati17315012425204
Cleveland1615010740152
Dallas16421431737243
Denver19430222635233
Detroit16537023525114
Green Bay18540250431204
Houston1732030315201
Indianapolis1628211535141
Jacksonville1621522015210
Kansas City18635333430213
St. Louis16220002430022
Miami16529232215402
Minnesota1742011315101
New England18430322959618
New Orleans16320230626133
N.Y. Giants16425231216211
N.Y. Jets16632033320303
Oakland16535141210102
Philadelphia16320321650133
Pittsburgh18540014530041
San Diego16315130215120
San Francisco1641602215110
Seattle18210011537023
Tampa Bay16640142110201
Tennessee1664433315001
Washington17215120325321
Totals267119754496851119754495168
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