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

2017 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.5 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona20010000000
Atlanta200000110001
Baltimore231501200000
Buffalo218001110010
Carolina20000018010
Chicago211001000000
Cincinnati200100210020
Cleveland20000015001
Dallas20000000000
Denver20000000000
Detroit20000000100
Green Bay20000000000
Houston20000014110
Indianapolis20000000000
Jacksonville2324021110010
Kansas City20000000100
LA Rams30020015001
LA Chargers20000015010
Miami11500100000
Minnesota20000015010
New England200000110001
New Orleans221501100000
N.Y. Jets211000100000
N.Y. Giants20000000000
Oakland211000100000
Philadelphia20010000000
Pittsburgh20000000000
San Francisco31501015001
Seattle21501000000
Tampa Bay10000000000
Tennessee2110001330012
Washington20000000200
Totals321611757916117597
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