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 3.44 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1600100425240
Atlanta1815101425213
Baltimore1653011400000
Buffalo17752443319030
Carolina17320212428013
Chicago1664004214110
Cincinnati1600300423022
Cleveland16325030420122
Dallas16210102210220
Denver1629102210011
Detroit1616101535323
Green Bay1600400315103
Houston16110110428340
Indianapolis16215102420122
Jacksonville19754143430222
Kansas City17324321430122
LA Rams1700400420022
LA Chargers16738152325412
Miami16416222110110
Minnesota18636033210020
New England19315021859326
New Orleans18320012316430
N.Y. Jets16850135645142
N.Y. Giants16325221525150
Oakland1621501115110
Philadelphia19315312417113
Pittsburgh17315121215020
San Francisco16525132210211
Seattle16840135315012
Tampa Bay16330130325012
Tennessee18635215751216
Washington16315003420513
Totals267110690445258110690445852
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