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

2014 Stats

By Penalty

Roughing the Passer penalties commited by position during the 2014 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Defensive Back7673401
Defensive Line51706272410
Linebacker40533202010
Unknown/Unset1150100
Totals991321504921
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