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

2014 Stats

By Penalty

Illegal Use of Hands penalties commited by position during the 2014 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Offensive Line464612224138
Defensive Back412251922173
Defensive Line45220281793
Wide Receiver3282100
Linebacker261411412104
Unknown/Unset3201211
Tight End2201100
Runningback1100100
Totals167112587805019
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