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

2013 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

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

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona160000000000
Atlanta160000000000
Baltimore160000000000
Buffalo1600000115001
Carolina170000000000
Chicago1611500100000
Cincinnati170000000000
Cleveland1600000115001
Dallas160000000000
Denver190000000000
Detroit160000000000
Green Bay1711501000000
Houston160000000000
Indianapolis180000000000
Jacksonville160000000000
Kansas City170000000000
St. Louis160000000000
Miami160000000000
Minnesota160000000000
New England180000000000
New Orleans180000000000
N.Y. Giants160000000000
N.Y. Jets160000000000
Oakland160000000000
Philadelphia170000000000
Pittsburgh1600000115010
San Diego180000000000
San Francisco190000000000
Seattle190000000000
Tampa Bay1611501000000
Tennessee160000000000
Washington160000000000
Totals267345021345012
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