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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

2017 Stats

By Penalty

Illegal Use of Hands penalties commited by position during the 2017 season.

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NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Offensive Line252441510111
Defensive Back341731321173
Defensive Line30144131781
Linebacker16818810
Tight End2201100
Unknown/Unset190100
Runningback2192020
Totals1106905258395