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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

2021 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.72 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

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 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1215001110001
Atlanta1200100110010
Baltimore1200000210011
Buffalo12425013210020
Carolina1231502115101
Chicago1215201418131
Cincinnati1232022100300
Cleveland1200000214211
Dallas12430122426022
Denver1200000110401
Detroit122910215201
Green Bay12220111210111
Houston1215110210120
Indianapolis13110310215111
Jacksonville1200300210020
Kansas City1232502115101
Las Vegas1242422200300
LA Rams1221531100000
LA Chargers12215102430022
Miami1342521315101
Minnesota12420022215011
New England13215020534032
New Orleans1221511100100
N.Y. Giants120010015010
N.Y. Jets12320312320121
Philadelphia131501015201
Pittsburgh120000015110
San Francisco121500115101
Seattle120000000000
Tampa Bay1219001210311
Tennessee12425013440031
Washington1200200220011
Totals1945536230243155362303124