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

2016 Stats

By Down

DownCountDist 1-2Dist 3-4Dist 5-6Dist 7-8Dist 9-10Dist 11-15Dist 16+Yards LostDeclinedOffestting
0550000007510
1460111411165122
2404354137455403
330356565041101
415412141219314
Totals13616101411641471884410
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