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

By Penalty

Illegal Use of Hands penalties commited by position during the 2018 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Offensive Line171718941
Defensive Line30147161451
Defensive Back14676860
Linebacker146641030
Wide Receiver1101000
Totals764613541182
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