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

2009 Stats

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
MiamiAtlanta09/13/09T.McDanielDT1107:551100NoYesNoDefense
BaltimoreKansas City09/13/09D.FoxworthDB1113:474910NoNoYesSpecial Teams
BaltimoreKansas City09/13/09F.WashingtonDB1100:55418NoNoYesSpecial Teams
BaltimoreKansas City09/13/09T.GoodenLB1309:03253NoNoYesDefense
Kansas CityBaltimore09/13/09T.TylerDT1403:221105NoNoNoDefense
Tampa BayDallas09/13/09A.TalibCB1103:18270YesNoYesDefense
San DiegoOakland09/14/09S.PhillipsOLB1403:57385NoNoNoDefense
CarolinaAtlanta09/20/09C.MunnerlynDB2311:00330YesNoNoDefense
Green BayCincinnati09/20/09A.HarrisCB2108:352515NoNoYesDefense
Kansas CityOakland09/20/09B.CarrCB2207:33325NoNoYesDefense
OaklandKansas City09/20/09C.JohnsonCB2200:232105NoNoNoDefense
HoustonTennessee09/20/09De.RobinsonDT2311:08295NoNoNoDefense
BaltimoreSan Diego09/20/09Unnamed2308:30280YesNoNoOffense
ClevelandBaltimore09/27/09R.SmithDE3408:181100YesNoNoDefense
St. LouisGreen Bay09/27/09C.Ah YouDT3409:57255NoNoYesDefense
Tampa BayN.Y. Giants09/27/09R.BarberFS3309:36285NoNoYesDefense
DenverOakland09/27/09D.ReidDE3411:242205NoNoNoDefense
ClevelandCincinnati10/04/09B.McDonaldDB4502:073100YesNoYesDefense
TennesseeJacksonville10/04/09S.MarksDT4204:28340YesNoNoDefense
New OrleansN.Y. Jets10/04/09Unnamed4213:324210NoNoYesSpecial Teams
St. LouisSan Francisco10/04/09L.RamseyDT4406:15275NoNoNoDefense
Kansas CityDallas10/11/09R.EdwardsDT5304:242105NoNoYesDefense
DetroitSt. Louis11/01/09SamL.HillNT8413:13245NoNoYesDefense
New EnglandMiami11/08/09L.BoddenDB9302:583100YesNoYesDefense
New EnglandMiami11/08/09S.SpringsCB9403:152120YesNoYesDefense
MinnesotaDetroit11/15/09P.LoadholtT10213:553170YesNoYesOffense
DallasGreen Bay11/15/09M.JenkinsCB10101:16345NoNoNoDefense
DallasGreen Bay11/15/09O.ScandrickCB10300:131105NoNoNoDefense
BuffaloJacksonville11/22/09J.ScottT11413:5111010NoNoNoOffense
N.Y. JetsNew England11/22/09B.ScottILB11308:17315NoNoNoDefense
DallasOakland11/26/09K.KosierG12110:1921410NoNoYesOffense
WashingtonPhiladelphia11/29/09F.SmootCB12410:341100NoYesNoDefense
PhiladelphiaAtlanta12/06/09M.JeanG13208:282100NoYesNoOffense
St. LouisChicago12/06/09R.BartellCB13303:52295NoNoNoDefense
OaklandPittsburgh12/06/09R.SeymourDT13207:36255NoNoNoDefense
PittsburghOakland12/06/09C.KemoeatuG13202:001100NoYesYesOffense
MinnesotaArizona12/06/09B.SappCB13215:00395NoNoNoDefense
San FranciscoSeattle12/06/09K.SmithDB13203:22255NoNoNoDefense
BaltimoreGreen Bay12/07/09D.EdwardsDT13310:062105NoNoNoDefense
ChicagoGreen Bay12/13/09C.WilliamsT14300:1711010NoNoYesOffense
CarolinaNew England12/13/09N.HaydenDT14408:38215NoNoNoDefense
St. LouisTennessee12/13/09Jason.BrownG14102:2511010NoNoNoOffense
DallasSan Diego12/13/09K.KosierG14112:3921210NoNoYesOffense
San DiegoDallas12/13/09S.PhillipsOLB14204:24294NoNoNoDefense
DallasNew Orleans12/19/09O.ScandrickCB15307:033105NoNoNoDefense
BaltimoreChicago12/20/09O.CousinsT15303:47360YesNoYesOffense
BuffaloNew England12/20/09D.FlorenceDB15100:461105NoNoYesDefense
DetroitArizona12/20/09L.CohenDE15200:31345NoNoYesDefense
ClevelandKansas City12/20/09D.BowensILB15201:15220NoYesNoDefense
TennesseeMiami12/20/09T.BrownDT15102:101100YesNoYesDefense
Tampa BaySeattle12/20/09A.TalibCB15206:49285NoNoNoDefense
BuffaloAtlanta12/27/09K.ChambersT16201:54330YesNoNoOffense
MiamiHouston12/27/09V.CareyG16211:3511010NoNoYesOffense
DenverPhiladelphia12/27/09W.WoodyardILB16307:21365NoNoNoDefense
PittsburghBaltimore12/27/09C.HamptonNT16304:141105NoNoYesDefense
PhiladelphiaDallas01/03/10M.JeanG17412:02260YesNoNoOffense
St. LouisSan Francisco01/03/10Jason.BrownG17406:532190YesNoYesOffense
DallasPhiladelphia01/09/10J.HatcherDE18413:583164NoNoYesDefense
Totals2.642.178.1924414527
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