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

By Penalty

Illegal Use of Hands penalties commited by position during the 2012 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Offensive Line27243161160
Defensive Line33161141940
Defensive Back11607460
Linebacker7403430
Unknown/Unset2101100
Runningback140100
Totals815184140190
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