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

By Penalty

Illegal Use of Hands penalties commited by position during the 2010 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Defensive Back9455443
Offensive Line111104751
Linebacker4202203
Defensive Line13657671
Tight End1100100
Unknown/Unset000010
Totals382501820178
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