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

By Penalty

Illegal Use of Hands penalties commited by position during the 2009 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Defensive Line13646731
Defensive Back14886851
Linebacker5221401
Unknown/Unset1101010
Offensive Line6604252
Totals392441821145
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