Roughing the Passer

Definition

A defender continues an effort to tackle or "hit" a passer after the passer has already thrown a pass. A defender is allowed to take one step after the ball is thrown; a defender is penalized if he hits the passer having taken two or more steps after the ball leaves the passer's hand.

Outcome

15 yards and an automatic first down

2013 Stats

By Penalty

Roughing the Passer penalties commited by position during the 2013 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Defensive Line48660222620
Linebacker27339151200
Defensive Back121566600
Unknown/Unset2300200
Tight End1131000
Totals901198444620
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