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

2019 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.22 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona7315121110001
Atlanta715010315303
Baltimore721500200100
Buffalo61500115110
Carolina61501015010
Chicago643042200000
Cincinnati721511115110
Cleveland61511000100
Dallas700000320130
Denver715010220120
Detroit631501200000
Green Bay715101425031
Houston70000000100
Indianapolis60000000000
Jacksonville7215102210202
Kansas City700000210011
LA Rams721500200100
LA Chargers700100210120
Miami60010000000
Minnesota715210210102
New England7315012215011
New Orleans71420100000
N.Y. Giants71511015201
N.Y. Jets621020215010
Oakland60000000000
Philadelphia732000315010
Pittsburgh6210202215120
San Francisco60000015201
Seattle700100424231
Tampa Bay60020000000
Tennessee70020015101
Washington7215120210320
Totals1063923426152439234262415
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