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

2016 Stats

By Player

Games are team games. It does not account for games the specific player in question missed, or was otherwise not on the team.

NameTeamPosGamesCountCount/GameYardsYards/GameHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
J.HardyAtlantaWR1710.06150.880100
J.ForrestLos AngelesILB1610.06150.941000
H.JonesTampa BayDE1610.06150.940100
D.SmithCincinnatiFS1610.06150.941000
H.SmithMinnesotaFS1610.0610.060100
J.SimmonsDenverFS1610.06150.941000
S.ThomasPittsburghSS1810.06150.830100
J.BademosiDetroitDB1710.06150.880100
T.MontgomeryGreen BayWR1800.0000.000001
J.ThomasGreen BayLB1800.0000.000001
K.VaccaroNew OrleansSS1610.0660.380100
C.WhiteBuffaloCB1610.06150.940100
A.EllisJacksonvilleTE1610.06150.941000
A.BrownDallasCB1710.06150.881000
Totals233121575702
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