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

2018 Stats

By Penalty

Roughing the Passer penalties commited by position during the 2018 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Defensive Line66832412504
Defensive Back121534800
Linebacker40559182211
Totals1181544635515
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