Illegal Use of Hands

Definition

Illegal use of the hands against a player while attempting to ward off a block, cover a receiver, or tackle a ball carrier. There are several restrictions on how a player may initiate contact, such as hands to the facemask of the other player involved in the blocking.

Outcome

10 yards if committed by offense; 5 yards and automatic first down if committed by defense

2012 Stats

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
DallasN.Y. Giants09/05/12M.BernadeauG1407:0811010NoNoNoOffense
WashingtonNew Orleans09/09/12J.JenkinsDT1304:572205NoNoNoDefense
Green BaySan Francisco09/09/12T.LangG1208:561510NoNoYesOffense
DenverAtlanta09/17/12M.RamirezG2414:0421010NoNoNoOffense
BuffaloCleveland09/23/12M.WilliamsDE3409:081105NoNoNoDefense
Green BaySeattle09/24/12J.SittonG3103:2211010NoNoNoOffense
SeattleGreen Bay09/24/12B.BrownerDB3302:27355NoNoYesDefense
BaltimoreCleveland09/27/12J.SmithDB4208:4841310NoNoYesSpecial Teams
BaltimoreCleveland09/27/12K.OsemeleG4303:0132110NoNoYesOffense
SeattleSt. Louis09/30/12C.McDonaldDT4409:093130YesNoNoDefense
San FranciscoN.Y. Jets09/30/12C.RogersCB4300:35345NoNoNoDefense
Green BayNew Orleans09/30/12J.SittonG4210:15266NoNoYesOffense
New OrleansGreen Bay09/30/12C.JordanDE4308:411105NoNoNoDefense
PhiladelphiaN.Y. Giants09/30/12J.BabinDE4212:023175NoNoYesDefense
St. LouisArizona10/04/12H.DahlG5412:273110NoNoYesOffense
IndianapolisGreen Bay10/07/12J.HickmanLB5213:34270YesNoYesDefense
N.Y. GiantsCleveland10/07/12P.AmukamaraCB5206:461105NoNoYesDefense
New OrleansSan Diego10/07/12M.WilsonDE5401:402375NoNoYesDefense
Tampa BayKansas City10/14/12D.DotsonT6103:50360YesNoYesOffense
IndianapolisN.Y. Jets10/14/12J.LinkenbachT6207:0111010NoNoNoOffense
PhiladelphiaDetroit10/14/12F.CoxDE6206:102135NoNoYesDefense
MiamiSt. Louis10/14/12J.LongT6214:31280YesNoYesOffense
St. LouisMiami10/14/12Q.OjinnakaG6210:3011010NoNoNoOffense
St. LouisMiami10/14/12C.DahlDB6205:27005NoNoNoSpecial Teams
St. LouisMiami10/14/12Q.OjinnakaG6200:3011010NoNoNoOffense
MiamiSt. Louis10/14/12J.TrusnikLB6402:004210NoNoYesSpecial Teams
DallasBaltimore10/14/12K.ColemanDE6207:37321NoNoNoDefense
DenverSan Diego10/15/12V.MillerOLB6114:521105NoNoNoDefense
Tampa BayNew Orleans10/21/12J.MeredithT7312:1921210NoNoYesOffense
Tampa BayNew Orleans10/21/12D.DotsonT7408:1411010NoNoYesOffense
MinnesotaTampa Bay10/25/12Unnamed8301:121105NoNoYesDefense
JacksonvilleGreen Bay10/28/12J.ChickDE8313:54320NoNoNoDefense
TennesseeIndianapolis10/28/12A.AyersLB8515:001105NoNoYesDefense
CarolinaChicago10/28/12C.JohnsonDE8111:551107NoNoNoDefense
SeattleDetroit10/28/12B.BrownerDB8114:13370YesNoNoDefense
PittsburghWashington10/28/12K.LewisCB8409:071105NoNoYesDefense
New OrleansDenver10/28/12T.JohnsonDT8412:401105NoNoNoDefense
DetroitJacksonville11/04/12W.YoungLB9200:281105NoNoNoDefense
ChicagoTennessee11/04/12J.WebbT9105:032145NoNoNoOffense
MinnesotaSeattle11/04/12L.GuionNT9300:221105NoNoNoDefense
N.Y. GiantsPittsburgh11/04/12M.KiwanukaDE9307:47245NoNoYesDefense
DallasAtlanta11/04/12T.SmithT9106:1511010NoNoNoOffense
CarolinaDenver11/11/12A.SilatoluG10104:14380YesNoYesOffense
BaltimoreOakland11/11/12J.ReidT10206:0811010NoNoYesOffense
New OrleansAtlanta11/11/12W.SmithDE10414:552105NoNoYesDefense
PhiladelphiaDallas11/11/12K.DunlapT10305:383510NoNoYesOffense
PhiladelphiaDallas11/11/12K.DunlapT10410:3211010NoNoYesOffense
PhiladelphiaDallas11/11/12M.PattersonDT10408:201105NoNoYesDefense
PhiladelphiaWashington11/18/12D.Rodgers-CromartieCB11305:023100YesNoNoDefense
Green BayDetroit11/18/12E.WaldenOLB11106:021105NoNoNoDefense
CarolinaTampa Bay11/18/12G.HangartnerG11104:003610NoNoYesOffense
JacksonvilleHouston11/18/12A.RossDB11112:22290YesNoNoDefense
San DiegoDenver11/18/12C.LiugetDT11408:051105NoNoNoDefense
San FranciscoChicago11/19/12Ald.SmithDE11306:1431910NoNoYesDefense
DetroitHouston11/22/12R.ReiffT12101:172225NoNoYesOffense
PittsburghCleveland11/25/12C.HamptonNT12412:001105NoNoNoDefense
ClevelandPittsburgh11/25/12J.SheardDE12403:162195NoNoYesDefense
JacksonvilleTennessee11/25/12J.StanfordLB12307:041105NoNoYesDefense
Kansas CityDenver11/25/12T.JacksonDE12307:302105NoNoYesDefense
MinnesotaChicago11/25/12J.SullivanC12201:211105NoNoNoDefense
Tampa BayAtlanta11/25/12J.MeredithT12209:142176NoNoYesOffense
Tampa BayAtlanta11/25/12D.DotsonT12305:121156NoNoYesOffense
San DiegoBaltimore11/25/12M.IngramDE12407:511100YesNoYesDefense
Green BayN.Y. Giants11/25/12M.DanielsDT12304:50183NoNoNoDefense
SeattleChicago12/02/12B.IrvinOLB13308:40375NoNoNoDefense
CarolinaKansas City12/02/12G.HardyDE13206:08325NoNoNoDefense
HoustonTennessee12/02/12J.WattDE13200:281105NoNoNoDefense
DenverTampa Bay12/02/12M.UnreinDT13102:451105NoNoYesDefense
Tampa BayDenver12/02/12M.BennettDE13305:55215NoNoNoDefense
Tampa BayDenver12/02/12D.PennT13300:493610NoNoNoOffense
San DiegoCincinnati12/02/12M.GilchristDB13210:48330YesNoYesDefense
OaklandDenver12/06/12P.AdamsDB14201:53245NoNoYesDefense
PittsburghSan Diego12/09/12M.StarksT14401:5521010NoNoYesOffense
BuffaloSt. Louis12/09/12S.GilmoreCB14314:16365NoNoYesDefense
CincinnatiDallas12/09/12T.MaysDB14203:24005NoNoYesSpecial Teams
CincinnatiDallas12/09/12L.HallCB14403:12350YesNoYesDefense
New OrleansN.Y. Giants12/09/12S.EllisDT14207:321155NoNoNoDefense
Green BayDetroit12/09/12B.RajiDT14410:401105NoNoYesDefense
New EnglandHouston12/10/12D.HightowerOLB14309:411100YesNoYesDefense
WashingtonCleveland12/16/12J.JenkinsDT15101:26390YesNoNoDefense
IndianapolisHouston12/16/12K.HeardDT15108:02270YesNoNoDefense
HoustonIndianapolis12/16/12J.WattDE15103:55235NoNoYesDefense
CarolinaSan Diego12/16/12A.SmithRB15210:31474NoNoNoSpecial Teams
DallasPittsburgh12/16/12N.LivingsG15411:4811010NoNoYesOffense
San FranciscoNew England12/16/12A.BooneG15412:0711010NoNoNoOffense
New EnglandSan Francisco12/16/12S.VollmerT15405:292100YesNoYesOffense
Kansas CityIndianapolis12/23/12D.StephensonT16203:552710NoNoYesOffense
IndianapolisKansas City12/23/12K.HeardDT16203:252175NoNoNoDefense
St. LouisTampa Bay12/23/12Unnamed16310:471105NoNoNoDefense
ClevelandDenver12/23/12B.SkrineDB16309:12370YesNoNoDefense
CincinnatiBaltimore12/30/12D.PekoDT17102:051155NoNoYesDefense
HoustonIndianapolis12/30/12C.MyersC17300:441100YesNoNoOffense
PhiladelphiaN.Y. Giants12/30/12C.JenkinsDT17201:241105NoNoNoDefense
PhiladelphiaN.Y. Giants12/30/12C.ThorntonDE17409:492155NoNoNoDefense
Green BayMinnesota12/30/12T.WilliamsDB17409:353125NoNoNoDefense
CarolinaNew Orleans12/30/12B.BellT17211:59380YesNoNoOffense
New OrleansCarolina12/30/12B.BunkleyNT17402:521105NoNoYesDefense
BaltimoreDenver01/12/13T.CodyNT19106:382105NoNoNoDefense
BaltimoreDenver01/12/13T.SuggsOLB19311:262200YesNoNoDefense
BaltimoreDenver01/12/13C.WilliamsDB19311:262205NoNoNoDefense
Totals2.621.839.8551819050
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