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

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
N.Y. JetsBuffalo09/10/17B.WintersG1404:5321010NoNoYesOffense
ChicagoAtlanta09/10/17C.WhitehairG1107:152910NoNoNoOffense
BaltimoreCincinnati09/10/17B.CarrCB1407:132105NoNoYesDefense
BaltimoreCincinnati09/10/17B.UrbanDE1404:071105NoNoYesDefense
ArizonaDetroit09/10/17H.ReddickILB1412:061100YesNoYesDefense
JacksonvilleHouston09/10/17D.FowlerDE1309:22334NoNoYesDefense
OaklandTennessee09/10/17R.HudsonC1305:323810NoNoYesOffense
New OrleansMinnesota09/11/17A.OkaforOLB1301:061105NoNoYesDefense
CincinnatiHouston09/14/17J.FisherT2112:28380YesNoNoOffense
BaltimoreCleveland09/17/17J.SmithCB2413:242105NoNoNoDefense
BuffaloCarolina09/17/17J.MillerG2201:572198NoNoYesOffense
JacksonvilleTennessee09/17/17M.LewisTE2210:0411010NoNoNoOffense
TennesseeJacksonville09/17/17T.LewanT2200:2722010NoNoYesOffense
JacksonvilleTennessee09/17/17C.RobinsonOL2300:5721210NoNoNoOffense
PhiladelphiaKansas City09/17/17R.DouglasCB2207:431150NoYesYesDefense
New OrleansNew England09/17/17A.PeatG2300:072510NoNoNoOffense
MiamiLA Chargers09/17/17B.McCainCB2400:281105NoNoYesDefense
LA RamsWashington09/17/17T.JohnsonCB2109:34280YesNoNoDefense
LA RamsWashington09/17/17R.HavensteinT2201:303110YesNoNoOffense
SeattleSan Francisco09/17/17J.ReedDT2100:431105NoNoNoDefense
Totals2.651.8610.41124111
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