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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 0.34 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

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 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona30000000000
Atlanta30000000000
Baltimore30000015001
Buffalo30000000000
Carolina31501000100
Chicago30000015110
Cincinnati321001100000
Cleveland30000000000
Dallas21510100000
Denver20000000100
Detroit31500100000
Green Bay200000210011
Houston30000000000
Indianapolis30000000000
Jacksonville30000000000
Kansas City311001000000
Las Vegas21511000000
LA Rams20010000000
LA Chargers3110001110001
Miami21500100000
Minnesota20000015001
New England30000015010
New Orleans31511000000
N.Y. Giants30010000000
N.Y. Jets20000015001
Philadelphia21501000000
Pittsburgh30000000100
San Francisco20000015001
Seattle20000000000
Tampa Bay20000015110
Tennessee30000000000
Washington300000110010
Totals4211655651165556