Illegal Use of Hands
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.
10 yards if committed by offense; 5 yards and automatic first down if committed by defense
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Illegal Use of Hands penalties commited by position during the 2011 season.