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

2017 Stats

By Penalty

Roughing the Passer penalties commited by position during the 2017 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Defensive Line65936323300
Linebacker36481211503
Defensive Back6644200
Totals1071481575003
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