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

By Penalty

Illegal Use of Hands penalties commited by position during the 2017 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Offensive Line252441510111
Defensive Back341731321173
Defensive Line31149141781
Linebacker15767810
Tight End2201100
Unknown/Unset190100
Runningback2192020
Totals1106905258395
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