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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

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.38 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

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 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona40000000000
Atlanta40000000000
Baltimore40000000000
Buffalo40010000000
Carolina40000000000
Chicago40000000000
Cincinnati41510115110
Cleveland40000000000
Dallas40010015001
Denver41501000000
Detroit400000315021
Green Bay41510100000
Houston40000000000
Indianapolis40010015010
Jacksonville40020015201
Kansas City40000000000
Las Vegas40000000100
LA Rams30000000000
LA Chargers40000000000
Miami40000000100
Minnesota41501015101
New England40000000000
New Orleans41501000000
N.Y. Giants41501015001
N.Y. Jets40000015110
Philadelphia40000000200
Pittsburgh41510100000
San Francisco30000015001
Seattle421000200000
Tampa Bay40000015010
Tennessee421011100100
Washington41511000000
Totals631260106612601066