Unnecessary Roughness

Definition

A conduct- or safety-related infraction such as hitting a ball carrier after he is already out of bounds, "piling on" a ball carrier who is already down, or violent contact with an opponent who is away from and out of the play.

Outcome

15 yards; automatic first down if committed by defense

2012 Stats

By Penalty

Unnecessary Roughness penalties commited by position during the 2012 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Defensive Line26371131312
Offensive Line21293101105
Wide Receiver6853301
Defensive Back70938323803
Runningback3380301
Linebacker44617182602
Unknown/Unset1150102
Special Teams1151000
Tight End3442100
Fullback1140100
Totals17624307997116
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