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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

2015 Stats

Penalty Log

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AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosRef CrewWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
PittsburghNew England09/10/15K.BeachumTCarl Cheffers1401:1711010NoNoNoOffense
JacksonvilleCarolina09/13/15B.LinderOLRon Torbert1107:09360YesNoYesOffense
WashingtonMiami09/13/15C.CulliverDBWalt Coleman1200:583110YesNoYesDefense
BuffaloIndianapolis09/13/15R.DarbyCBJohn Parry1305:111100YesNoYesDefense
Kansas CityHouston09/13/15J.ReidTPete Morelli1207:332110YesNoNoOffense
San DiegoDetroit09/13/15D.ButlerILBClete Blakeman1410:241105NoNoYesDefense
N.Y. GiantsDallas09/13/15R.Ayers Jr.DEBill Vinovich1105:57355NoNoNoDefense
MinnesotaSan Francisco09/14/15E.GriffenDEEd Hochuli1306:042105NoNoNoDefense
Kansas CityDenver09/17/15D.SorensenDBWalt Anderson2206:27005NoNoYesSpecial Teams
Kansas CityDenver09/17/15D.StephensonTWalt Anderson2412:472100NoYesYesOffense
HoustonCarolina09/20/15J.AdamsTClete Blakeman2204:50390YesNoNoOffense
BuffaloNew England09/20/15J.MillerGRon Torbert2209:18330YesNoYesOffense
BuffaloNew England09/20/15S.HendersonTRon Torbert2407:4411010NoNoYesOffense
TennesseeCleveland09/20/15UnnamedTerry McAulay2115:0011010NoNoNoOffense
TennesseeCleveland09/20/15T.LewanTTerry McAulay2113:563190YesNoNoOffense
TennesseeCleveland09/20/15Z.BrownILBTerry McAulay2107:301255NoNoNoDefense
ClevelandTennessee09/20/15D.BryantDETerry McAulay2407:543135NoNoYesDefense
AtlantaN.Y. Giants09/20/15K.BiermannOLBBrad Allen2311:00340YesNoNoDefense
WashingtonSt. Louis09/20/15B.BreelandCBEd Hochuli2305:191105NoNoYesDefense
St. LouisWashington09/20/15J.CookTEEd Hochuli2305:1311015NoNoNoOffense
MinnesotaDetroit09/20/15E.GriffenDEBill Vinovich2405:153115NoNoYesDefense
New OrleansTampa Bay09/20/15UnnamedCarl Cheffers2109:23350YesNoYesDefense
New OrleansTampa Bay09/20/15T.LelitoCCarl Cheffers2401:2411010NoNoYesOffense
MiamiJacksonville09/20/15T.FedeDEJohn Parry2105:161100YesNoNoDefense
JacksonvilleMiami09/20/15J.ParnellTJohn Parry2302:493410NoNoYesOffense
MiamiJacksonville09/20/15W.AikensDBJohn Parry2405:38325NoNoNoDefense
PhiladelphiaDallas09/20/15D.RyansILBTony Corrente2201:312155NoNoYesDefense
PhiladelphiaDallas09/20/15J.PetersTTony Corrente2404:131100NoYesYesOffense
DallasPhiladelphia09/20/15M.ClaiborneCBTony Corrente2404:131100NoYesNoDefense
Green BaySeattle09/20/15J.SittonGGene Steratore2113:1111010NoNoYesOffense
Green BaySeattle09/20/15J.JanisWRGene Steratore2100:51445NoNoYesSpecial Teams
IndianapolisN.Y. Jets09/21/15E.WaldenOLBJohn Hussey2114:341100YesNoYesDefense
N.Y. GiantsWashington09/24/15J.HosleyCBRon Torbert3412:03420YesNoYesDefense
CarolinaNew Orleans09/27/15K.EalyDEEd Hochuli3305:261105NoNoYesDefense
N.Y. JetsPhiladelphia09/27/15Q.CoplesOLBGene Steratore3401:143165NoNoYesDefense
PittsburghSt. Louis09/27/15K.BeachumTJohn Hussey3208:1511010NoNoNoOffense
BaltimoreCincinnati09/27/15R.MelvinCBWalt Anderson3109:451105NoNoYesDefense
TennesseeIndianapolis09/27/15B.SchwenkeCCraig Wrolstad3313:3311010NoNoYesOffense
San FranciscoArizona09/27/15K.AckerCBTony Corrente3100:55284NoNoNoDefense
MiamiBuffalo09/27/15D.ShelbyDEJerome Boger3300:41325NoNoYesDefense
Green BayKansas City09/28/15T.MontgomeryWRJohn Parry3202:4021010NoNoYesOffense
BaltimorePittsburgh10/01/15L.WebbFSClete Blakeman4202:00265NoNoNoDefense
ChicagoOakland10/04/15T.PorterCBJeff Triplette4312:41335NoNoYesDefense
HoustonAtlanta10/04/15J.ClowneyOLBCarl Cheffers4105:312125NoNoNoDefense
HoustonAtlanta10/04/15E.PleasantDBCarl Cheffers4215:001155NoNoNoDefense
WashingtonPhiladelphia10/04/15B.BreelandCBJerome Boger4406:154510NoNoYesSpecial Teams
Tampa BayCarolina10/04/15J.SmithDEGene Steratore4105:46355NoNoYesDefense
San DiegoCleveland10/04/15S.WilliamsCBBill Vinovich4200:31215NoNoYesDefense
St. LouisArizona10/04/15UnnamedJohn Parry4305:171105NoNoNoDefense
New OrleansDallas10/04/15K.LewisCBBrad Allen4100:35295NoNoYesDefense
New OrleansDallas10/04/15D.BreauxCBBrad Allen4310:303105NoNoYesDefense
DallasNew Orleans10/04/15M.ClaiborneCBBrad Allen4410:07410YesNoNoDefense
DetroitSeattle10/05/15UnnamedTony Corrente4301:43377NoNoNoOffense
SeattleDetroit10/05/15B.IrvinLBTony Corrente4413:271105NoNoYesDefense
ChicagoKansas City10/11/15C.LenoTTony Corrente5303:40350YesNoNoOffense
JacksonvilleTampa Bay10/11/15A.CannOLJerome Boger5109:02340YesNoNoOffense
Tampa BayJacksonville10/11/15T.JenningsCBJerome Boger5311:26380YesNoYesDefense
BaltimoreCleveland10/11/15J.BabinOLBJeff Triplette5301:22395NoNoYesDefense
TennesseeBuffalo10/11/15T.LewanTWalt Anderson5200:30219NoNoYesOffense
TennesseeBuffalo10/11/15T.LewanTWalt Anderson5414:17280YesNoYesOffense
Green BaySt. Louis10/11/15R.RodgersTEBrad Allen5411:504910NoNoYesSpecial Teams
DetroitArizona10/11/15C.FullerWRGene Steratore5106:1741110NoNoYesSpecial Teams
ArizonaDetroit10/11/15P.PetersonCBGene Steratore5106:091105NoNoNoDefense
New EnglandDallas10/11/15T.BrownCBClete Blakeman5104:57330NoYesNoDefense
DallasNew England10/11/15R.LearyGClete Blakeman5104:57330NoYesYesOffense
DallasNew England10/11/15G.HardyDEClete Blakeman5101:461105NoNoYesDefense
DallasNew England10/11/15M.ClaiborneCBClete Blakeman5205:571105NoNoYesDefense
DallasNew England10/11/15R.McClainMLBClete Blakeman5310:20235NoNoYesDefense
OaklandDenver10/11/15K.MackDEJohn Hussey5303:441105NoNoYesDefense
AtlantaNew Orleans10/15/15W.MooreSSGene Steratore6408:22231NoNoNoDefense
N.Y. JetsWashington10/18/15S.RichardsonDEPete Morelli6409:56395NoNoYesDefense
ArizonaPittsburgh10/18/15M.LeachLSEd Hochuli6306:2042610NoNoNoSpecial Teams
BuffaloCincinnati10/18/15J.HughesDEClete Blakeman6105:261105NoNoYesDefense
Green BaySan Diego10/18/15D.JonesDEWalt Anderson6400:391100YesNoYesDefense
New EnglandIndianapolis10/18/15S.VollmerTTony Corrente6200:333710NoNoNoOffense
JacksonvilleBuffalo10/25/15A.BranchDETerry McAulay7301:281105NoNoYesDefense
HoustonMiami10/25/15C.ClarkTJohn Hussey7105:273130YesNoNoOffense
New EnglandN.Y. Jets10/25/15J.ColemanCBBill Vinovich7108:462105NoNoYesDefense
New EnglandN.Y. Jets10/25/15M.ButlerCBBill Vinovich7306:05270NoYesYesDefense
Kansas CityPittsburgh10/25/15D.FordLBWalt Coleman7208:221105NoNoYesDefense
IndianapolisNew Orleans10/25/15D.McDonaldDBCarl Cheffers7406:534155NoNoYesSpecial Teams
TennesseeAtlanta10/25/15A.BlacksonDEBrad Allen7204:401105NoNoYesDefense
San DiegoOakland10/25/15B.FlowersCBJerome Boger7110:032225NoNoYesDefense
DallasN.Y. Giants10/25/15R.McClainMLBJohn Parry7201:41336NoNoNoDefense
Kansas CityDetroit11/01/15H.AbdullahFSJeff Triplette8111:20275NoNoYesDefense
DetroitKansas City11/01/15N.LawsonCBJeff Triplette8305:58265NoNoNoDefense
San FranciscoSt. Louis11/01/15E.HaroldOLBJerome Boger8201:19265NoNoNoDefense
ArizonaCleveland11/01/15T.MathieuFSWalt Coleman8311:412105NoNoNoDefense
OaklandN.Y. Jets11/01/15R.HudsonCEd Hochuli8414:1121010NoNoYesOffense
OaklandN.Y. Jets11/01/15T.CarrieCBEd Hochuli8406:30310YesNoYesDefense
DenverGreen Bay11/01/15R.HarrisTJohn Parry8114:252100NoYesYesOffense
DenverGreen Bay11/01/15M.GarciaCJohn Parry8200:5822010NoNoYesOffense
BuffaloMiami11/08/15R.IncognitoCCarl Cheffers9304:331100NoYesYesOffense
BuffaloMiami11/08/15N.BradhamOLBCarl Cheffers9302:211105NoNoYesDefense
OaklandPittsburgh11/08/15D.AmersonCBBill Vinovich9306:581105NoNoNoDefense
AtlantaSan Francisco11/08/15K.IshmaelDBTony Corrente9414:062100YesNoNoDefense
DenverIndianapolis11/08/15K.WebsterCBBrad Allen9107:32255NoNoNoDefense
PhiladelphiaDallas11/08/15M.KendricksILBEd Hochuli9215:001105NoNoNoDefense
MiamiPhiladelphia11/15/15N.SuhDTTerry McAulay10414:102105NoNoNoDefense
MinnesotaOakland11/15/15C.MunnerlynCBTony Corrente10205:59380YesNoNoDefense
N.Y. GiantsNew England11/15/15E.FlowersTEd Hochuli10312:3811010NoNoYesOffense
N.Y. GiantsNew England11/15/15UnnamedEd Hochuli10407:071115NoNoYesDefense
DenverKansas City11/15/15K.WebsterCBGene Steratore10200:562100NoYesYesDefense
Kansas CityDenver11/15/15M.PetersCBGene Steratore10302:08365NoNoNoDefense
CincinnatiHouston11/16/15D.KirkpatrickCBWalt Coleman10307:59385NoNoYesDefense
IndianapolisAtlanta11/22/15V.DavisCBWalt Anderson11310:27353NoNoNoDefense
Tampa BayPhiladelphia11/22/15J.HawleyCBrad Allen11307:3721010NoNoNoOffense
CarolinaWashington11/22/15J.NormanCBJerome Boger11108:362120YesNoYesDefense
CincinnatiArizona11/22/15V.BurfictOLBTerry McAulay11214:011105NoNoNoDefense
ArizonaCincinnati11/22/15J.BethelCBTerry McAulay11404:25330YesNoYesDefense
ArizonaCincinnati11/22/15J.PowersCBTerry McAulay11402:042105NoNoYesDefense
Kansas CitySan Diego11/22/15D.PoeNTCarl Cheffers11109:49295NoNoNoDefense
Kansas CitySan Diego11/22/15T.KelceTECarl Cheffers11102:090010NoNoNoSpecial Teams
DetroitPhiladelphia11/26/15L.TomlinsonGJohn Parry12309:4911010NoNoYesOffense
MinnesotaAtlanta11/29/15T.JohnsonDTClete Blakeman12209:431105NoNoNoDefense
MinnesotaAtlanta11/29/15T.JohnsonDTClete Blakeman12309:012155NoNoNoDefense
Tampa BayIndianapolis11/29/15H.JonesDEWalt Coleman12411:301105NoNoNoDefense
San FranciscoArizona11/29/15T.BrockCBPete Morelli12311:38242NoNoYesDefense
San FranciscoArizona11/29/15C.CarradineOLBPete Morelli12414:08385NoNoYesDefense
PittsburghSeattle11/29/15M.GilbertTWalt Anderson12302:1011010NoNoNoOffense
New EnglandDenver11/29/15S.VollmerTTony Corrente12412:3411010NoNoNoOffense
BaltimoreCleveland11/30/15B.WilliamsDTBrad Allen12207:011105NoNoNoDefense
N.Y. GiantsN.Y. Jets12/06/15T.McBrideCBJohn Hussey13200:16245NoNoYesDefense
HoustonBuffalo12/06/15D.BrownTTony Corrente13114:5411010NoNoNoOffense
MiamiBaltimore12/06/15B.TurnerGJohn Parry13109:13360YesNoYesOffense
CarolinaNew Orleans12/06/15K.EalyDEBrad Allen13409:251105NoNoNoDefense
Tampa BayAtlanta12/06/15A.SpenceDTEd Hochuli13213:061105NoNoYesDefense
OaklandKansas City12/06/15N.ThorpeDBCraig Wrolstad13110:250010NoNoYesSpecial Teams
PhiladelphiaNew England12/06/15J.PetersTRon Torbert13112:253140YesNoNoOffense
DallasWashington12/07/15B.JonesCBWalt Anderson13301:38230YesNoNoDefense
PhiladelphiaBuffalo12/13/15J.PetersTEd Hochuli14205:2111010NoNoYesOffense
BuffaloPhiladelphia12/13/15J.MillerGEd Hochuli14201:5621010NoNoNoOffense
HoustonNew England12/13/15E.PleasantDBJeff Triplette14107:28320YesNoYesDefense
CarolinaAtlanta12/13/15M.RemmersTTony Corrente14306:232140YesNoYesOffense
Tampa BayNew Orleans12/13/15H.JonesDEClete Blakeman14305:133155NoNoYesDefense
SeattleBaltimore12/13/15J.LaneCBWalt Coleman14308:103115NoNoNoDefense
MiamiN.Y. Giants12/14/15UnnamedCraig Wrolstad14200:134710NoNoYesSpecial Teams
N.Y. JetsDallas12/19/15J.CumberlandTECraig Wrolstad15100:30005NoNoNoSpecial Teams
N.Y. JetsDallas12/19/15B.WintersGCraig Wrolstad15202:57377NoNoNoOffense
IndianapolisHouston12/20/15J.ReitzTEd Hochuli15407:272130YesNoYesOffense
TennesseeNew England12/20/15T.LewanTWalt Coleman15214:00390YesNoNoOffense
BuffaloWashington12/20/15S.CharlesDTClete Blakeman15411:521105NoNoNoDefense
OaklandGreen Bay12/20/15D.AmersonCBWalt Anderson15214:242115NoNoYesDefense
DenverPittsburgh12/20/15V.WalkerDECarl Cheffers15102:241105NoNoNoDefense
PittsburghDenver12/20/15A.MoatsOLBCarl Cheffers15204:361205NoNoYesDefense
DetroitNew Orleans12/21/15K.ThorntonDTPete Morelli15103:581105NoNoNoDefense
New OrleansDetroit12/21/15B.BrownerDBPete Morelli15204:32150YesNoYesDefense
N.Y. JetsNew England12/27/15J.LattimoreLBClete Blakeman16214:51495NoNoYesSpecial Teams
N.Y. GiantsMinnesota12/27/15J.PughGTony Corrente16305:31330YesNoNoOffense
Tampa BayChicago12/27/15D.SmithTPete Morelli16100:133510NoNoYesOffense
Green BayArizona12/27/15D.BarclayTTerry McAulay16201:05350YesNoNoOffense
ArizonaGreen Bay12/27/15T.LarsenGTerry McAulay16410:423610NoNoYesOffense
CincinnatiDenver12/28/15R.MaualugaMLBEd Hochuli16106:131105NoNoNoDefense
DenverCincinnati12/28/15R.HarrisTEd Hochuli16210:5011010NoNoYesOffense
N.Y. JetsBuffalo01/03/16D.RevisDBWalt Anderson17315:001105NoNoNoDefense
New EnglandMiami01/03/16M.CannonTEd Hochuli17208:25360YesNoNoOffense
MiamiNew England01/03/16D.ColemanDTEd Hochuli17312:59164NoNoYesDefense
BaltimoreCincinnati01/03/16S.WrightDBCarl Cheffers17307:332130YesNoNoDefense
PittsburghCleveland01/03/16S.McLendonNTPete Morelli17211:532105NoNoNoDefense
TennesseeIndianapolis01/03/16J.CaseyDEClete Blakeman17209:42215NoNoNoDefense
PhiladelphiaN.Y. Giants01/03/16D.RiceDBGene Steratore17110:05370NoYesNoDefense
Green BayMinnesota01/03/16B.RajiNTBill Vinovich17412:07245NoNoYesDefense
San DiegoDenver01/03/16C.MagerCBRon Torbert17200:44320YesNoNoDefense
ArizonaSeattle01/03/16R.GunterDTBrad Allen17402:591105NoNoYesDefense
Kansas CityNew England01/16/16D.StephensonTCraig WrolstadWildcard Weekend211:40370YesNoNoOffense
New EnglandKansas City01/16/16A.HicksDECraig WrolstadWildcard Weekend302:45435NoNoYesDefense
ArizonaGreen Bay01/16/16M.GoldenLBClete BlakemanWildcard Weekend100:43350NoYesYesDefense
ArizonaGreen Bay01/16/16F.RuckerDEClete BlakemanWildcard Weekend213:08346NoNoYesDefense
Totals2.472.18.48754381194