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 1.06 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona6315121110001
Atlanta615010315303
Baltimore621500200100
Buffalo51500115110
Carolina61501015010
Chicago543042200000
Cincinnati621511115010
Cleveland61511000100
Dallas60000015110
Denver615010220120
Detroit41501000000
Green Bay515101215011
Houston60000000100
Indianapolis50000000000
Jacksonville6215002210202
Kansas City600000210011
LA Rams621500200100
LA Chargers600100210020
Miami50010000000
Minnesota615210210102
New England6315012215011
New Orleans61420100000
N.Y. Giants61511015201
N.Y. Jets521020215010
Oakland50000000000
Philadelphia61500115010
Pittsburgh6210202215120
San Francisco50000000200
Seattle600100424231
Tampa Bay60020000000
Tennessee60010015101
Washington6110110210320
Totals913420424142034204242014
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