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

By Penalty

Illegal Use of Hands penalties commited by position during the 2011 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Offensive Line31299171481
Defensive Back2110091270
Defensive Line188611751
Linebacker4201310
Runningback160100
Totals755113837212
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