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

2018 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.09 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona715110210020
Atlanta600000640042
Baltimore715001312212
Buffalo70000000000
Carolina60000000000
Chicago61500128120
Cincinnati622000215010
Cleveland712010319030
Dallas71510115001
Denver715001220020
Detroit632511200100
Green Bay600000110101
Houston700000210011
Indianapolis71501000000
Jacksonville722101115010
Kansas City633000315010
LA Rams71500100000
LA Chargers72900200000
Miami700000215120
Minnesota721011100100
New England728102220011
New Orleans61500100000
N.Y. Jets71500100000
N.Y. Giants600100111010
Oakland611010115010
Philadelphia70000015210
Pittsburgh6425231110010
San Francisco71500115001
Seattle621001100000
Tampa Bay61500100100
Tennessee70010000000
Washington60000015001
Totals1053522510102535225102510
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