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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

2022 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.81 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

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 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1700100110101
Atlanta1711001000200
Baltimore1800100210002
Buffalo181511015010
Carolina1711001000100
Chicago17210020215011
Cincinnati19320212314321
Cleveland17215002110010
Dallas1921011115001
Denver171501015001
Detroit17315012525023
Green Bay17210102524114
Houston171501000100
Indianapolis1732010315210
Jacksonville1900300315312
Kansas City19320230110201
Las Vegas17215120525123
LA Rams1732013000000
LA Chargers181510115010
Miami181500100100
Minnesota1815010210111
New England1714110430031
New Orleans1753004100000
N.Y. Giants19314021315012
N.Y. Jets1700000315121
Philadelphia1911001029211
Pittsburgh1715201215020
San Francisco2015101325103
Seattle18315012320103
Tampa Bay1821501115010
Tennessee17315412220102
Washington1752914100000
Totals2835834725342458347252434