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

2019 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.25 Roughing the Kicker penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona160000000000
Atlanta1600000115001
Baltimore170000000000
Buffalo170000000000
Carolina160000000000
Chicago1600000115001
Cincinnati160000000000
Cleveland160000000000
Dallas1611501000000
Denver16115010115010
Detroit1611501000000
Green Bay180000000000
Houston180000018001
Indianapolis160000000000
Jacksonville160000000000
Kansas City180000000000
LA Rams160000000000
LA Chargers16115001115001
Miami1600000115001
Minnesota180000000000
New England170000000000
New Orleans1722302000000
N.Y. Giants160000000000
N.Y. Jets1611500116001
Oakland160000000000
Philadelphia170000000000
Pittsburgh160000000000
San Francisco180000000000
Seattle180000000000
Tampa Bay160000000000
Tennessee190000000000
Washington1616010115010
Totals26681040628104026
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