Using the hands and/or arms to grasp or encircle an opponent. It is illegal at all times, except when a player tackles the ball carrier. Holding hands and locking arms during a scrimmage is prohibited.
A player of the team in possession contacting an opponent from behind in a manner that interferes with the opponent’s approach to the ball carrier.
A player using the portion of their leg below the knee to physically hinder the progress of an opponent.
Assisting the forward progress of a ball carrier by providing impetus from behind or in front of the ball carrier.
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