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

2011 Stats

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
CincinnatiCleveland09/11/11K.CookC1307:44380YesNoYesOffense
ChicagoAtlanta09/11/11T.JenningsDB1403:09255NoNoNoDefense
PhiladelphiaSt. Louis09/11/11J.BabinDE1105:26385NoNoYesDefense
St. LouisPhiladelphia09/11/11R.BartellCB1306:22195NoNoNoDefense
CarolinaArizona09/11/11B.BellT1212:243160YesNoYesOffense
BaltimoreTennessee09/18/11C.WilliamsDB2204:381105NoNoYesDefense
Green BayCarolina09/18/11C.WoodsonFS2204:25385NoNoYesDefense
AtlantaPhiladelphia09/18/11L.SidburyDE2203:50210YesNoNoDefense
JacksonvilleCarolina09/25/11E.MonroeT3108:39276NoNoYesOffense
HoustonNew Orleans09/25/11C.MyersC3215:002910NoNoYesOffense
New EnglandBuffalo09/25/11N.SolderT3211:162910NoNoYesOffense
MinnesotaDetroit09/25/11C.GriffinCB3307:41250YesNoNoDefense
OaklandN.Y. Jets09/25/11S.RouttCB3214:152105NoNoNoDefense
BaltimoreSt. Louis09/25/11M.OherT3100:1321010NoNoYesOffense
BuffaloCincinnati10/02/11D.FlorenceDB4202:562100YesNoYesDefense
MinnesotaKansas City10/02/11C.GriffinCB4201:32240YesNoYesDefense
DenverGreen Bay10/02/11Z.BeadlesG4208:1911010NoNoYesOffense
TennesseePittsburgh10/09/11S.SmithDT5314:511105NoNoYesDefense
ArizonaMinnesota10/09/11J.BridgesG5409:502310NoNoYesOffense
PhiladelphiaBuffalo10/09/11D.WatkinsG5411:262610NoNoYesOffense
Green BayAtlanta10/09/11E.WaldenOLB5312:531105NoNoYesDefense
AtlantaGreen Bay10/09/11T.ClaboT5309:203210NoNoNoOffense
DetroitChicago10/10/11W.YoungLB5104:133135NoNoNoDefense
DetroitChicago10/10/11S.PetermanG5300:353410NoNoNoOffense
PittsburghJacksonville10/16/11J.ScottT6206:0421510NoNoNoOffense
WashingtonPhiladelphia10/16/11J.BrownT6411:5121010NoNoNoOffense
CarolinaAtlanta10/16/11J.AndersonLB6101:451200YesNoYesDefense
OaklandCleveland10/16/11S.SateleC6311:0221510NoNoNoOffense
HoustonTennessee10/23/11D.BrownT7102:4021110NoNoYesOffense
Tampa BayChicago10/23/11D.DotsonT7101:4121610NoNoNoOffense
ArizonaPittsburgh10/23/11P.PetersonCB7200:411105NoNoNoDefense
ArizonaPittsburgh10/23/11M.AdamsDB7308:39360YesNoNoDefense
Kansas CityOakland10/23/11D.WilliamsILB7202:22475NoNoYesSpecial Teams
New OrleansSt. Louis10/30/11J.GaletteDE8200:503100YesNoYesDefense
New OrleansSt. Louis10/30/11J.GaletteDE8200:31222NoNoYesDefense
BaltimoreArizona10/30/11A.GurodeC8303:1211010NoNoNoOffense
DenverDetroit10/30/11O.FranklinG8312:472100YesNoNoOffense
PittsburghNew England10/30/11C.KemoeatuG8205:46280NoYesNoOffense
San DiegoKansas City10/31/11M.McNeillT8404:5911010NoNoYesOffense
New OrleansTampa Bay11/06/11L.TorrenceDB9408:46325NoNoNoDefense
San DiegoOakland11/10/11C.LiugetDT10101:471105NoNoNoDefense
DallasBuffalo11/13/11J.Price-BrentDT10215:001105NoNoNoDefense
CarolinaTennessee11/13/11C.MunnerlynCB10103:481100YesNoNoDefense
CincinnatiPittsburgh11/13/11A.WhitworthT10407:383410NoNoNoOffense
IndianapolisJacksonville11/13/11T.BraytonDT10307:193115NoNoNoDefense
DenverKansas City11/13/11A.GoodmanCB10406:08345NoNoYesDefense
PhiladelphiaArizona11/13/11J.PetersT10409:1211010NoNoNoOffense
New OrleansAtlanta11/13/11J.GreerCB10200:471105NoNoYesDefense
SeattleBaltimore11/13/11C.McDonaldDT10412:29155NoNoNoDefense
N.Y. JetsNew England11/13/11W.HunterT10408:0411010NoNoNoOffense
MinnesotaGreen Bay11/14/11Ty.JohnsonDB10414:563125NoNoYesDefense
OaklandMinnesota11/20/11M.GiordanoFS11300:08360YesNoYesDefense
DetroitCarolina11/20/11A.FluellenDT11210:20445NoNoNoSpecial Teams
DetroitCarolina11/20/11N.SuhDT11310:281105NoNoNoDefense
San FranciscoArizona11/20/11A.BooneG11302:541109NoNoNoOffense
St. LouisSeattle11/20/11K.HughesT11408:163100YesNoNoOffense
San DiegoChicago11/20/11J.ClaryG11102:2811010NoNoYesOffense
ChicagoSan Diego11/20/11C.SpencerC11208:32350YesNoNoOffense
San DiegoChicago11/20/11A.CasonCB11201:172105NoNoYesDefense
N.Y. GiantsPhiladelphia11/20/11L.JosephDT11206:451100NoYesNoDefense
DetroitGreen Bay11/24/11J.BackusT12104:2911010NoNoNoOffense
Green BayDetroit11/24/11B.BulagaT12209:1211010NoNoYesOffense
DetroitGreen Bay11/24/11K.Vanden BoschDE12207:263145NoNoNoDefense
BuffaloN.Y. Jets11/27/11A.WilliamsFS12405:21295NoNoYesDefense
PhiladelphiaNew England11/27/11D.LandriDT12201:351105NoNoNoDefense
San DiegoDenver11/27/11J.ClaryG12101:451100YesNoNoOffense
BuffaloTennessee12/04/11C.HairstonT13102:17430YesNoNoOffense
ClevelandBaltimore12/04/11J.PinkstonG13304:4911010NoNoNoOffense
CincinnatiPittsburgh12/04/11J.FaneneDE13300:323100YesNoYesDefense
DenverMinnesota12/04/11R.CladyT13412:3031210NoNoYesOffense
DenverMinnesota12/04/11B.BunkleyNT13404:001105NoNoYesDefense
St. LouisSan Francisco12/04/11C.DahlDB13205:331105NoNoYesDefense
ClevelandPittsburgh12/08/11J.SheardDE14108:401104NoNoYesDefense
PittsburghCleveland12/08/11C.KemoeatuG14415:0021010NoNoNoOffense
BaltimoreIndianapolis12/11/11C.WilliamsDB14409:00265NoNoNoDefense
ChicagoDenver12/11/11J.WebbT14314:013160YesNoYesOffense
N.Y. GiantsDallas12/11/11M.KiwanukaDE14103:191105NoNoYesDefense
AtlantaJacksonville12/15/11J.HawleyC15307:503311NoNoNoOffense
CincinnatiSt. Louis12/18/11M.McGlynnG15215:0011010NoNoYesOffense
St. LouisCincinnati12/18/11D.StewartDB15300:57110NoNoNoDefense
MinnesotaNew Orleans12/18/11F.EvansDT15302:303205NoNoNoDefense
DenverNew England12/18/11R.AyersDE15313:213245NoNoNoDefense
HoustonIndianapolis12/22/11J.WattDE16212:302110YesNoYesDefense
HoustonIndianapolis12/22/11J.WattDE16400:462105NoNoYesDefense
JacksonvilleTennessee12/24/11A.YoubotyCB16112:503105NoNoYesDefense
CincinnatiArizona12/24/11A.JonesCB16302:12330YesNoNoDefense
St. LouisPittsburgh12/24/11Q.PorterRB16411:39416NoNoYesSpecial Teams
SeattleSan Francisco12/24/11B.GiacominiT16303:591107NoNoNoOffense
AtlantaNew Orleans12/26/11T.ClaboT16305:593410NoNoYesOffense
New EnglandBuffalo01/01/12A.MoldenDB17413:33355NoNoNoDefense
PhiladelphiaWashington01/01/12J.BabinDE17201:371105NoNoNoDefense
San FranciscoSt. Louis01/01/12P.HaralsonOLB17207:141105NoNoYesDefense
San DiegoOakland01/01/12M.GilchristDB17200:381105NoNoYesDefense
ArizonaSeattle01/01/12M.AdamsDB17215:003225NoNoNoDefense
ArizonaSeattle01/01/12D.LutuiG17301:56166NoNoNoDefense
DetroitNew Orleans01/07/12N.FairleyDT18415:00320YesNoYesDefense
N.Y. GiantsSan Francisco01/22/12A.RossDB20210:23325NoNoYesDefense
N.Y. GiantsSan Francisco01/22/12K.PhillipsDB20408:271105NoNoYesDefense
Totals2.572.038.9251121248
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