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

2017 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.03 Roughing the Kicker penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona160000000000
Atlanta180000000000
Baltimore160000000000
Buffalo170000000000
Carolina170000000000
Chicago160000000000
Cincinnati160000000000
Cleveland160000000000
Dallas160000000000
Denver160000000000
Detroit160000000000
Green Bay160000000000
Houston160000000000
Indianapolis160000000000
Jacksonville190000000000
Kansas City1700000115001
LA Rams170000000000
LA Chargers1611501000000
Miami160000000000
Minnesota180000000000
New England190000000000
New Orleans180000000000
N.Y. Jets160000000000
N.Y. Giants160000000000
Oakland160000000000
Philadelphia190000000000
Pittsburgh170000000000
San Francisco160000000000
Seattle160000000000
Tampa Bay160000000000
Tennessee180000000000
Washington160000000000
Totals267115010115001
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