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

Penalties By Week

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1165313211
2164302220
3163152110
4142151120
514151000
813151000
913000020
10152100210
11162150200
12161101001
13165250502
14165392300
15164202221
16163202110
1716000020
184141000
Totals233392441821145

Penalties By Week - Per Game

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1160.311.940.190.130.060.06
2160.251.880.130.130.130
3160.190.940.130.060.060
4140.141.070.070.070.140
5140.070.360.07000
8130.080.380.08000
91300000.150
10150.130.6700.130.070
11160.130.9400.1300
12160.060.630.06000.06
13160.311.5600.3100.13
14160.312.440.130.1900
15160.251.250.130.130.130.06
16160.191.250.130.060.060
171600000.130
1840.2510.25000
Totals2332.6716.311.371.340.930.31
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