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

Penalties By Week

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1164251340
2161410510473
3168546210
41512677510
5149598142
6145312310
7147366111
8146403311
9134201311
10145303211
11146381520
12169573600
13165353230
14165403220
15167372530
16165404120
17166293331
1942112011
Totals26011975468513811

Penalties By Week - Per Game

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1160.251.560.060.190.250
2160.886.560.630.250.440.19
3160.53.380.380.130.060
4150.84.470.470.330.070
5140.644.210.570.070.290.14
6140.362.210.140.210.070
7140.52.570.430.070.070.07
8140.432.860.210.210.070.07
9130.311.540.080.230.080.08
10140.362.140.210.140.070.07
11140.432.710.070.360.140
12160.563.560.190.3800
13160.312.190.190.130.190
14160.312.50.190.130.130
15160.442.310.130.310.190
16160.312.50.250.060.130
17160.381.810.190.190.190.06
1940.52.750.500.250.25
Totals2608.2751.834.893.392.690.93
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