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

2014 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.19 Roughing the Kicker penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona170000000000
Atlanta160000000000
Baltimore180000000000
Buffalo160000000000
Carolina180000000000
Chicago1600000231020
Cincinnati170000000000
Cleveland1600000230020
Dallas180000000000
Denver170000000000
Detroit1723001100000
Green Bay180000000000
Houston1623000200000
Indianapolis190000000000
Jacksonville160000000000
Kansas City160000000000
St. Louis1611401000000
Miami160000000000
Minnesota1600000114001
New England190000000000
New Orleans160000000000
N.Y. Giants1600000115001
N.Y. Jets160000000000
Oakland160000000000
Philadelphia160000000000
Pittsburgh170000000000
San Diego160000000100
San Francisco160010000000
Seattle190000000000
Tampa Bay1611600100000
Tennessee160000000000
Washington160000000000
Totals267690124690142
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