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

2013 Stats

By Penalty

Illegal Use of Hands penalties commited by position during the 2013 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Linebacker9423600
Offensive Line32314151791
Defensive Line199312771
Defensive Back13707650
Unknown/Unset150120
Tight End180100
Totals755323738232
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