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

2017 Stats

By Penalty

Unnecessary Roughness penalties commited by position during the 2017 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Defensive Back141967700
Linebacker111542900
Defensive Line2302000
Runningback1141000
Tight End3292100
Wide Receiver3351200
Offensive Line1151000
Totals35473161900
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