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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

Penalty Log

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AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosRef CrewWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
DallasTampa Bay09/09/21T.DiggsCBShawn Hochuli1100:59270YesNoNoDefense
DallasTampa Bay09/09/21T.DiggsCBShawn Hochuli1300:061105NoNoNoDefense
CarolinaN.Y. Jets09/12/21S.ThompsonLBClay Martin1210:111105NoNoYesDefense
CincinnatiMinnesota09/12/21T.HendricksonDEAdrian Hill1413:35355NoNoYesDefense
LA ChargersWashington09/12/21O.AboushiGAlex Kemp1405:592610NoNoNoOffense
MiamiNew England09/12/21Z.SielerDTClete Blakeman1307:071205NoNoNoDefense
New OrleansGreen Bay09/12/21C.Gardner-JohnsonDBCarl Cheffers1200:20365NoNoYesDefense
N.Y. GiantsDenver09/12/21W.HernandezGRon Torbert1403:014150YesNoYesOffense
LA RamsChicago09/12/21A.DonaldDTBrad Allen1300:43250YesNoYesDefense
Las VegasBaltimore09/13/21T.MullenCBShawn Smith1314:142105NoNoYesDefense
Totals2.892.119.4140306