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

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.09 Roughing the Kicker penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1611500100000
Atlanta170000000000
Baltimore180000000000
Buffalo160000000000
Carolina1600000115010
Chicago180000000000
Cincinnati160000000000
Cleveland160000000000
Dallas160000000000
Denver160000000000
Detroit160000012010
Green Bay200000000000
Houston160000000000
Indianapolis170000000000
Jacksonville160000000000
Kansas City170000000000
St. Louis160000000000
Miami160000000000
Minnesota160000000000
New England170000000000
New Orleans170000000000
N.Y. Giants160000000000
N.Y. Jets1921700200000
Oakland160000000000
Philadelphia170000000000
Pittsburgh1900000115010
San Diego160000000000
San Francisco160000000000
Seattle180000000000
Tampa Bay160000000000
Tennessee160000000000
Washington160000000000
Totals267332003332030
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