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 1.34 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona9210120210020
Atlanta900000640042
Baltimore915001312312
Buffalo100000000000
Carolina90000000000
Chicago91500128120
Cincinnati922000215010
Cleveland1012010319030
Dallas91520115001
Denver9210102220020
Detroit953122315101
Green Bay1000000110201
Houston900000210011
Indianapolis91501000000
Jacksonville922101115010
Kansas City10330003210120
LA Rams101500100000
LA Chargers931400300000
Miami1000100215120
Minnesota942013111110
New England1028102220011
New Orleans91500115001
N.Y. Jets101500100000
N.Y. Giants915110111010
Oakland911010115010
Philadelphia90000015210
Pittsburgh9425331110010
San Francisco1015001210002
Seattle10210011210111
Tampa Bay91500100100
Tennessee90010000100
Washington900000210002
Totals1494326115152843261152815
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