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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

Penalties By Season

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.

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SeasonGamesPenalty CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsettingTotal Flags
202026950344212918472
2021285754733540293107
202249840536115
200926739244182114558
201026738250182017863
201126775511383721298
2012267815184140190100
2013267755323738232100
2014267167112587805019236
201526711975468513811168
2016267916114843343128
20172671106905258395154
201826776461354118296
2019267996004554437149
Totals354011037153548555369721544


Penalties By Season - Per Game

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.

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SeasonGamesPenalty CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsettingTotal Flags
20202690.191.280.080.110.070.010.27
20212850.261.660.120.140.100.010.38
2022490.160.820.100.060.120.020.31
20092670.150.910.070.080.050.020.22
20102670.140.940.070.070.060.030.24
20112670.281.910.140.140.080.010.37
20122670.301.940.150.150.070.000.37
20132670.281.990.140.140.090.010.37
20142670.634.210.330.300.190.070.88
20152670.452.820.250.190.140.040.63
20162670.342.290.180.160.130.010.48
20172670.412.580.190.220.150.020.58
20182670.281.730.130.150.070.010.36
20192670.372.250.170.200.160.030.56
Totals35400.312.020.150.160.100.020.44