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 Line2019412871
Defensive Back20100515132
Defensive Line21100101151
Linebacker11517410
Tight End1101000
Unknown/Unset190100
Runningback1101020
Totals754743639284
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