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

2015 Stats

By Penalty

Illegal Use of Hands penalties commited by position during the 2015 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Offensive Line23226149185
Defensive Back331651914155
Linebacker189111721
Defensive Line32160181420
Unknown/Unset5372310
Tight End4401300
Wide Receiver3253000
Special Teams1100100
Totals11975468513811
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