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

2011 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.19 Roughing the Kicker penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1611500100000
Atlanta170000000000
Baltimore180000000000
Buffalo160000000000
Carolina160000000000
Chicago160000000000
Cincinnati170000000000
Cleveland160000000000
Dallas160000000000
Denver180000000000
Detroit1700000115010
Green Bay1700000115001
Houston180000000000
Indianapolis160000000000
Jacksonville1600000115001
Kansas City1623001100000
St. Louis160000000000
San Diego160000000000
Miami160000000000
Minnesota160000000000
New England190000000000
New Orleans180000000000
N.Y. Giants2000000115010
N.Y. Jets160000000000
Oakland160000000000
Philadelphia160000000000
Pittsburgh1711501000000
San Francisco1811501011010
Seattle1611001115001
Tampa Bay160000000000
Tennessee160000000000
Washington160000000000
Totals267676033676033
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