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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 Player

Games are team games. It does not account for games the specific player in question missed, or was otherwise not on the team.

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NameTeamPosGamesCountCount/GameYardsYards/GameHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
T.WattPittsburghLB310.3351.670100
UnnamedWashington300.0000.000010
A.NorwellWashingtonOL310.3351.671000
Y.NijmanGreen BayOL300.0000.000010
D.AutryTennesseeDL310.3351.671000
J.BlackmonIndianapolisDB300.0000.000010
S.WilliamsDallasDL300.0000.000010
C.BenfordBuffaloDB300.0000.000010
Z.SmithMinnesotaLB310.3351.671000
Z.CarterCincinnatiDL410.2551.250100
R.McCrearyTennesseeDB300.0000.000001
R.DouglasGreen BayDB310.3351.670100
D.JonesDenverDL310.3351.671000
J.WardN.Y. GiantsLB310.3351.671000
C.AwuzieCincinnatiDB400.0000.000010
Totals478405361