Charles in charge

12/16/2013

Story updated: 12/31/2013

Jamaal Charles made National Football League history during the Kansas City Chiefs’ 56-31 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 15.

Charles became the first player in league history ever to record four touchdown receptions and also score on a touchdown run. Charles’ four TD grabs came on distances of 49, 39, 16, and 71 yards and his lone touchdown run was one yard.



PRESERVED IN CANTON. 
The shoes and gloves he wore while making history were donated to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The artifacts arrived in Canton shortly after the conclusion of the 2013 regular season. See image below.



Charles's five-touchdown day was the first in the NFL since 2003 and ties him with 12 others who’ve scored five touchdowns. Charles’ big day was just one touchdown shy of the all-time record of six TDs in a game shared by Hall of Famers Ernie Nevers and Gale Sayers, and Cleveland Browns halfback Dub Jones.

Six Touchdowns

Player, Team Date Opponent Score Rushing Receiving Punt Return
Ernie Nevers, Chicago Cardinals Nov. 28, 1929 Chicago Bears W, 40-6 6 - -
Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears Dec. 12, 1965 San Francisco 49ers W, 61-20 4 1 1
Dub Jones, Cleveland Browns Nov. 25, 1951 Chicago Bears W, 42-21 4 2 -

Five Touchdowns

Jimmy Conzelman, Rock Island Independents Oct. 15, 1922 Evansville Crimson Giants W, 60-0 5 - -
Bob Shaw, Chicago Cardinals Oct. 2, 1950 Baltimore Colts W, 55-13 - 5 -
Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns Nov. 1, 1959 Baltimore Colts W, 38-31 5 - -
Abner Haynes, Dallas Texans Nov. 26, 1961 Oakland Raiders W, 43-11 4 1 -
Billy Cannon, Houston Oilers Dec. 10, 1961 New York Titans W, 48-21 3 2 -
Cookie Gilchrist, Buffalo Bills Dec. 8, 1963 New York Jets W, 45-14 5 - -
Paul Hornung, Green Bay Packers Dec. 12, 1965 Baltimore Colts W, 42-27 3 2 -
Kellen Winslow, San Diego Chargers Nov. 22, 1981 Oakland Raiders W, 55-21 - 5 -
Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers Oct. 14, 1990 Atlanta Falcons W, 45-35 - 5 -
James Stewart, Jacksonville Jaguars Oct. 12, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles W, 38-21 5 - -
Shaun Alexander, Seattle Seahawks Sept. 29, 2002 Minnesota Vikings W, 48-23 4 1 -
Clinton Portis, Denver Broncos Dec. 7, 2003 Kansas City Chiefs W, 45-27 5 - -
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs Dec. 15, 2013 Oakland Raiders W, 56-31 1 4 -



 

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