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

2015 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.06 Roughing the Kicker penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona180000000000
Atlanta160000000000
Baltimore160000000000
Buffalo160000000000
Carolina190000000000
Chicago160000000000
Cincinnati170000000000
Cleveland1611501000000
Dallas160000000000
Denver190000000000
Detroit160000000000
Green Bay180000000000
Houston170000000000
Indianapolis160000000000
Jacksonville160000000000
Kansas City180000000000
St. Louis160000000000
Miami160000000000
Minnesota170000000000
New England180000000000
New Orleans160000000000
N.Y. Giants160000000000
N.Y. Jets160000000000
Oakland16115001115001
Philadelphia160000000000
Pittsburgh180000000000
San Diego160000000000
San Francisco160000000000
Seattle180000000000
Tampa Bay160000000000
Tennessee1600000115010
Washington170000000000
Totals267230011230011
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