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

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.38 Roughing the Kicker penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona160000000000
Atlanta1911500100000
Baltimore1600000115010
Buffalo16115001115001
Carolina1600000221020
Chicago160000000000
Cincinnati1611501000000
Cleveland1600000115001
Dallas1711501000000
Denver1611501000000
Detroit17115001115001
Green Bay190020000000
Houston180000000000
Indianapolis160000000100
Jacksonville1611501000000
Kansas City170000000000
LA Rams1611501000000
San Diego1600000115001
Miami170000000000
Minnesota1611001230011
New England190000000000
New Orleans1616001115010
N.Y. Jets160000000000
N.Y. Giants170000000000
Oakland1700000115010
Philadelphia160000011010
Pittsburgh1911500100000
San Francisco160000000000
Seattle180000000000
Tampa Bay1611500100000
Tennessee160000000100
Washington160000000000
Totals2671215725712157275
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