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

Overall Totals By Team - Per Game

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona180.000.000.000.000.000.110.560.000.060.06
Atlanta160.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.250.000.00
Baltimore180.221.440.110.170.060.110.560.060.060.06
Buffalo160.130.940.060.060.060.000.000.000.000.00
Carolina160.060.310.060.000.060.000.000.000.000.00
Chicago160.060.630.000.060.000.060.310.060.060.00
Cincinnati170.000.000.000.000.000.060.880.060.000.06
Cleveland160.000.000.190.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Dallas180.332.170.000.170.170.110.500.110.060.06
Denver160.130.630.000.000.130.000.000.000.000.00
Detroit160.130.630.000.130.000.000.000.060.000.00
Green Bay170.060.880.000.060.000.291.760.000.180.12
Houston160.060.310.000.000.060.060.630.000.000.06
Indianapolis190.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Jacksonville160.000.000.000.000.000.060.630.060.060.00
Kansas City160.190.940.000.130.060.251.630.060.060.19
St. Louis160.251.560.060.060.190.060.310.000.000.06
San Diego170.120.530.000.000.120.060.590.060.000.06
Miami160.060.630.060.060.000.000.000.190.000.00
Minnesota180.060.280.060.000.060.000.000.000.000.00
New England170.000.000.120.000.000.180.880.000.120.06
New Orleans190.050.530.000.050.000.050.260.000.050.00
N.Y. Giants160.000.000.000.000.000.060.310.000.000.06
N.Y. Jets190.050.260.000.000.050.050.530.000.000.05
Oakland160.130.630.000.000.130.251.560.060.130.13
Philadelphia170.000.000.120.000.000.120.530.060.060.06
Pittsburgh160.060.310.060.060.000.060.310.000.060.00
San Francisco160.060.310.000.000.060.060.310.060.060.00
Seattle160.000.000.000.000.000.130.630.000.130.00
Tampa Bay160.130.630.060.060.060.000.000.000.000.00
Tennessee160.000.000.130.000.000.130.940.000.130.00
Washington160.000.000.060.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average2670.070.460.040.030.040.070.460.040.030.04
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