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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 0.31 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

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 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona20000000000
Atlanta20000000000
Baltimore20000015001
Buffalo20000000000
Carolina21501000100
Chicago20000015110
Cincinnati221001100000
Cleveland20000000000
Dallas21510100000
Denver20000000100
Detroit21500100000
Green Bay200000210011
Houston20000000000
Indianapolis20000000000
Jacksonville20000000000
Kansas City20000000000
Las Vegas21511000000
LA Rams20010000000
LA Chargers211000100000
Miami21500100000
Minnesota20000015001
New England20000015010
New Orleans21511000000
N.Y. Giants20010000000
N.Y. Jets20000015001
Philadelphia21501000000
Pittsburgh20000000100
San Francisco20000015001
Seattle20000000000
Tampa Bay20000015110
Tennessee20000000000
Washington200000110010
Totals3210555551055555