Roughing the Kicker

Definition

A defender, having missed an attempt to block a kick, tackles the kicker or otherwise runs into the kicker in a way that might injure the kicker or his vulnerable extended kicking leg. This protection is also extended to the holder of a place kick.

Outcome

15 yards and an automatic first down

2012 Stats

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
MinnesotaIndianapolis09/16/12A.SendejoSS2312:114515NoNoYesSpecial Teams
Tampa BayDallas09/23/12D.WatsonLB3206:284715NoNoYesSpecial Teams
St. LouisChicago09/23/12J.DunbarOLB3111:3541515NoNoYesSpecial Teams
N.Y. JetsMiami09/23/12E.SmithFS3200:4741215NoNoYesSpecial Teams
Tampa BayOakland11/04/12A.HaywardOLB9209:4742015NoNoYesSpecial Teams
MiamiNew England12/02/12J.WilsonDB13213:134615NoNoNoSpecial Teams
San DiegoCarolina12/16/12L.EnglishDE15205:304315NoNoNoSpecial Teams
Totals249.71105005
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