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

2010 Stats

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
DenverJacksonville09/12/10A.GoodmanCB1303:133110YesNoYesDefense
DetroitChicago09/12/10J.WadeDB1214:22375NoNoYesDefense
BaltimoreN.Y. Jets09/13/10M.YandaG1311:04270YesNoYesOffense
PhiladelphiaDetroit09/19/10T.ColeLB2415:00280NoYesYesDefense
JacksonvilleSan Diego09/19/10E.MonroeT2202:5531810NoNoYesOffense
CincinnatiCarolina09/26/10R.GeathersDE3407:521105NoNoYesDefense
DetroitMinnesota09/26/10C.HoustonCB3301:441100NoYesYesDefense
AtlantaNew Orleans09/26/10H.DahlG3415:002710NoNoYesOffense
OaklandArizona09/26/10T.BranchDB3205:482105NoNoYesDefense
PittsburghBaltimore10/03/10I.TaylorCB4214:20345NoNoNoDefense
BaltimorePittsburgh10/03/10R.LewisMLB4206:153100NoYesYesDefense
DetroitGreen Bay10/03/10S.PetermanG4201:161910NoNoYesOffense
DenverBaltimore10/10/10P.CoxDB5310:22370NoYesYesDefense
Green BayWashington10/10/10C.WoodsonFS5204:111105NoNoYesDefense
N.Y. GiantsHouston10/10/10C.SneeG5208:401100NoYesYesOffense
HoustonN.Y. Giants10/10/10B.McCainDB5302:20335NoNoNoDefense
DallasTennessee10/10/10S.BowenDE5214:20375NoNoNoDefense
TennesseeDallas10/10/10D.BallDE5300:131105NoNoYesDefense
DetroitN.Y. Giants10/17/10N.SuhDT6207:422205NoNoYesDefense
Kansas CityJacksonville10/24/10B.FlowersCB7102:53355NoNoNoDefense
New OrleansCleveland10/24/10M.JenkinsFS7411:59355NoNoNoDefense
San FranciscoCarolina10/24/10D.EvansDE7408:182100YesNoYesDefense
San DiegoNew England10/24/10A.ApplewhiteLB7102:071105NoNoNoDefense
New EnglandSan Diego10/24/10M.LightT7200:35390YesNoYesOffense
DenverSan Francisco10/31/10R.FieldsDT8203:20280YesNoYesOffense
BuffaloKansas City10/31/10D.FlorenceDB8500:482100YesNoYesDefense
DetroitN.Y. Jets11/07/10C.AvrilDE9207:341105NoNoNoDefense
BuffaloChicago11/07/10R.CornerDB9215:003125NoNoNoDefense
BuffaloChicago11/07/10L.McKelvinCB9406:45320YesNoNoDefense
New OrleansCarolina11/07/10D.ClarkLB9101:151105NoNoYesDefense
New OrleansCarolina11/07/10D.ClarkLB9202:42285NoNoYesDefense
OaklandKansas City11/07/10T.KellyDE9201:021100YesNoNoDefense
OaklandKansas City11/07/10T.KellyDE9312:47245NoNoNoDefense
St. LouisSan Francisco11/14/10M.HoomanawanuiTE10308:3211010NoNoYesOffense
ChicagoMiami11/18/10J.WebbT11402:093130YesNoYesOffense
CarolinaBaltimore11/21/10E.BrownDE11105:153195NoNoNoDefense
HoustonN.Y. Jets11/21/10J.AllenDB11208:46350YesNoYesDefense
CincinnatiBuffalo11/21/10C.DunlapDE11106:003175NoNoNoDefense
St. LouisAtlanta11/21/10G.SelvieDE11309:581100NoYesNoDefense
New OrleansDallas11/25/10A.BrownDE12200:10275NoNoYesDefense
HoustonTennessee11/28/10D.SharptonLB12413:36470NoYesNoSpecial Teams
ChicagoPhiladelphia11/28/10A.AdamsDT12407:251105NoNoNoDefense
MiamiOakland11/28/10A.HarrisCB12403:36440NoYesYesDefense
DenverSt. Louis11/28/10R.HarrisT12400:343160YesNoNoOffense
CarolinaSeattle12/05/10M.BernadeauG13410:4221010NoNoYesOffense
DetroitGreen Bay12/12/10T.McBrideDE14209:392100YesNoNoDefense
DallasPhiladelphia12/12/10A.GurodeC14311:1221010NoNoNoOffense
St. LouisKansas City12/19/10J.SmithT15215:0011010NoNoNoOffense
JacksonvilleIndianapolis12/19/10E.MonroeT15306:4011010NoNoYesOffense
OaklandDenver12/19/10J.VeldheerT15312:5221910NoNoNoOffense
New EnglandGreen Bay12/19/10T.Banta-CainOLB15403:42255NoNoNoDefense
ChicagoMinnesota12/20/10C.WilliamsT15102:5011010NoNoYesOffense
ClevelandBaltimore12/26/10T.IveyNT16313:371100YesNoNoDefense
TennesseeKansas City12/26/10Unnamed16111:251100YesNoYesDefense
TennesseeKansas City12/26/10D.StewartT16301:213190YesNoYesOffense
New OrleansAtlanta12/27/10T.HargroveDE16208:451105NoNoYesDefense
New EnglandMiami01/02/11R.OhrnbergerC17314:402510NoNoNoOffense
HoustonJacksonville01/02/11D.LewisDT17204:321105NoNoNoDefense
TennesseeIndianapolis01/02/11J.BabinDE17102:02255NoNoYesDefense
OaklandKansas City01/02/11J.VeldheerT17311:233410NoNoYesOffense
PhiladelphiaDallas01/02/11B.BunkleyNT17414:181100YesNoNoDefense
N.Y. GiantsWashington01/02/11L.JosephDT17411:27290YesNoYesDefense
N.Y. JetsPittsburgh01/23/11A.CromartieDB20113:06375NoNoYesDefense
Totals2.662.099.425017837
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