Roughing the Kicker

Definition

A defender, having missed an attempt to block a kick, tackles the kicker or otherwise runs into the kicker in a way that might injure the kicker or his vulnerable extended kicking leg. This protection is also extended to the holder of a place kick.

Outcome

15 yards and an automatic first down

2014 Stats

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
St. LouisMinnesota09/07/14C.ReynoldsRB1407:444414NoNoYesSpecial Teams
DetroitN.Y. Giants09/08/14J.CouplinDB1100:0641615NoNoYesSpecial Teams
HoustonCleveland11/16/14J.WattDE11214:184815NoNoNoSpecial Teams
HoustonCleveland11/16/14J.WattDE11210:3242815NoNoNoSpecial Teams
Tampa BayChicago11/23/14W.GholstonDE12104:464416NoNoNoSpecial Teams
San FranciscoSan Diego12/20/14Unnamed16510:112110YesNoYesSpecial Teams
DetroitChicago12/21/14J.StanfordLB16304:2342315NoNoNoSpecial Teams
Totals2.573.7213.4390103
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