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 2.53 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona13315121220002
Atlanta13215020945327
Baltimore1421500215210
Buffalo1321010215110
Carolina1315110529123
Chicago1353853215010
Cincinnati13215111210120
Cleveland1342042215301
Dallas1300100530441
Denver13210020435222
Detroit1331511215001
Green Bay13424113425131
Houston130020000200
Indianapolis1322021100000
Jacksonville13215102210302
Kansas City13315103745034
LA Rams1332501200100
LA Chargers13320121210120
Miami1315401320021
Minnesota13425331210102
New England13735025530141
New Orleans1383926200000
N.Y. Giants13210220213502
N.Y. Jets14425204210011
Oakland130000000100
Philadelphia13320003315130
Pittsburgh13315303430440
San Francisco1300000210211
Seattle1300100534232
Tampa Bay13215211110001
Tennessee1315301315121
Washington13320130210320
Totals2098149146364581491464536
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