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

By Penalty

Illegal Use of Hands penalties commited by position during the 2019 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Offensive Line1918210971
Defensive Back1890711184
Defensive Line321591319102
Linebacker15757850
Totals845063747407
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