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

2010 Stats

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
N.Y. JetsDetroit11/07/10T.PryceDE9309:09432NoNoYesSpecial Teams
ArizonaCarolina12/19/10R.WalkerLB15304:2041415NoNoYesSpecial Teams
N.Y. JetsPittsburgh01/23/11J.WestermanLB20310:374215NoNoYesSpecial Teams
Totals346.3332003
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