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

2016 Stats

By Penalty

Illegal Use of Hands penalties commited by position during the 2016 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Defensive Back311591516180
Offensive Line29289191093
Linebacker11533830
Defensive Line17809830
Special Teams1101000
Runningback000010
Tight End1100100
Wide Receiver1101000
Totals916114843343
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