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

Penalties By Week

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1163221220
2167453420
3167553400
415272031
5145393230
6156354210
7153151230
8138430820
9133202101
10145362361
11146354220
12167506100
13159655400
14161101030
15167604300
16167444340
17162150230
184151000
1942102000
Totals264916114843343

Penalties By Week - Per Game

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1160.191.380.060.130.130
2160.442.810.190.250.130
3160.443.440.190.2500
4150.130.470.1300.20.07
5140.362.790.210.140.210
6150.42.330.270.130.070
7150.210.070.130.20
8130.623.3100.620.150
9130.231.540.150.0800.08
10140.362.570.140.210.430.07
11140.432.50.290.140.140
12160.443.130.380.0600
13150.64.330.330.2700
14160.060.630.0600.190
15160.443.750.250.1900
16160.442.750.250.190.250
17160.130.9400.130.190
1840.251.250.25000
1940.52.50.5000
Totals2646.6643.423.722.922.290.22
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