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

2012 Stats

By Penalty

Roughing the Kicker penalties commited by position during the 2012 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Defensive Back3451200
Linebacker3450300
Defensive Line1151000
Totals71052500
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