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

Penalties By Week

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
11612838430
21612808491
31611803810
41310454650
51512886600
615131006713
7159601813
815141109552
91314859512
10132101110
11144252242
121512907512
131610644650
14165354110
15168565332
16167343451
17168455311
1841101010
1942200200
202151020
Totals266167112587805019

Penalties By Week - Per Game

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1160.755.190.50.250.190
2160.7550.50.250.560.06
3160.6950.190.50.060
4130.773.460.310.460.380
5150.85.870.40.400
6150.876.670.40.470.070.2
7150.640.070.530.070.2
8150.937.330.60.330.330.13
9131.086.540.690.380.080.15
10130.150.770.080.080.080
11140.291.790.140.140.290.14
12150.860.470.330.070.13
13160.6340.250.380.310
14160.312.190.250.060.060
15160.53.50.310.190.190.13
16160.442.130.190.250.310.06
17160.52.810.310.190.060.06
1840.252.50.2500.250
1940.5500.500
2020.52.50.5010
Totals26612.1182.256.415.694.361.26
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