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

2012 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 2.53 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

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 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1600000110001
Atlanta1800000537023
Baltimore2054013226111
Buffalo1621001100000
Carolina1642621315001
Chicago1615001427031
Cincinnati1721012000100
Cleveland1615110535123
Dallas16431013430104
Denver17320012845362
Detroit16210011315112
Green Bay18744034310121
Houston1821011115301
Indianapolis17215202320103
Jacksonville162511115010
Kansas City16215020210120
Miami16110110325030
Minnesota1731501215010
New England1800200110010
New Orleans16630033431113
N.Y. Jets1600000215020
N.Y. Giants16210020633051
Oakland1615010110001
Philadelphia1674515200000
Pittsburgh16320021320003
San Diego1615201424022
San Francisco19325012110101
Seattle18210211215020
St. Louis16540014215202
Tampa Bay16647142425013
Tennessee1615010315021
Washington171510115101
Totals5348151819414081518194041

Overall Totals By Team - Per Game

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NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona160.000.000.000.000.000.060.630.000.000.06
Atlanta180.000.000.000.000.000.282.060.000.110.17
Baltimore200.252.000.050.150.100.100.300.050.050.05
Buffalo160.130.630.000.060.060.000.000.000.000.00
Carolina160.251.630.130.060.190.060.310.000.000.06
Chicago160.060.310.000.000.060.251.690.000.190.06
Cincinnati170.120.590.060.120.000.000.000.060.000.00
Cleveland160.060.310.060.060.000.312.190.060.130.19
Dallas160.251.940.000.060.190.251.880.060.000.25
Denver170.181.180.000.060.120.472.650.180.350.12
Detroit160.130.630.000.060.060.190.940.060.060.13
Green Bay180.392.440.000.170.220.170.560.060.110.06
Houston180.110.560.060.060.060.060.280.170.000.06
Indianapolis170.120.880.120.000.120.181.180.060.000.18
Jacksonville160.130.310.060.060.060.060.310.000.060.00
Kansas City160.130.940.000.130.000.130.630.060.130.00
Miami160.060.630.060.060.000.191.560.000.190.00
Minnesota170.180.880.000.060.120.060.290.000.060.00
New England180.000.000.110.000.000.060.560.000.060.00
New Orleans160.381.880.000.190.190.251.940.060.060.19
N.Y. Jets160.000.000.000.000.000.130.940.000.130.00
N.Y. Giants160.130.630.000.130.000.382.060.000.310.06
Oakland160.060.310.000.060.000.060.630.000.000.06
Philadelphia160.442.810.060.310.130.000.000.000.000.00
Pittsburgh160.191.250.000.130.060.191.250.000.000.19
San Diego160.060.310.130.000.060.251.500.000.130.13
San Francisco190.161.320.000.050.110.050.530.050.000.05
Seattle180.110.560.110.060.060.110.830.000.110.00
St. Louis160.312.500.000.060.250.130.940.130.000.13
Tampa Bay160.382.940.060.250.130.251.560.000.060.19
Tennessee160.060.310.000.060.000.190.940.000.130.06
Washington170.060.290.060.000.060.060.290.060.000.06
Totals5344.8930.971.132.472.414.9331.431.122.432.51