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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

2022 Stats

By Down

Down 0 (Zero) are penalties on plays that didn't have a "Down", such as kickoffs and extra point attempts.

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DownCountDist 1-2Dist 3-4Dist 5-6Dist 7-8Dist 9-10Dist 11-15Dist 16+Yards LostDeclinedOffsetting
000000000010
1500005002511
2311001001510
300000000020
400000000010
Totals811006004061