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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 2.34 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

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 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1815001110001
Atlanta1715110110110
Baltimore1700000210011
Buffalo19425013210020
Carolina17315021211102
Chicago17210202523132
Cincinnati19320221310330
Cleveland1700000214211
Dallas18535132426022
Denver17215011110401
Detroit172920215201
Green Bay18325121210111
Houston17315130315121
Indianapolis17110410215111
Jacksonville1715310210020
Kansas City19425022315103
Las Vegas18424222110310
LA Rams1921531100000
LA Chargers17320112745034
Miami1764021515101
Minnesota17420022215011
New England18215020534132
New Orleans17321121535123
N.Y. Giants1721010215010
N.Y. Jets17535332320121
Philadelphia1815010210211
Pittsburgh180000015110
San Francisco19315003210102
Seattle170000015010
Tampa Bay1919001210311
Tennessee18425013440031
Washington1700200220011
Totals2827547332354075473324035