Ted Ginn is the eighth player in National Football League history to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same game. He is just the second individual, joining Travis Williams, to do so in the same quarter. And, Ginn is the first player ever to record multiple kickoff returns of 100 or more yards in the same game.
He accomplished the feat during the third quarter of ’ 30-25 win over AFC Eastern Division rival New York Jets on Sunday. His first score came at the 10:10 mark of the third quarter after the Jets had taken a 6-3 lead on a 55-yard field goal by Jay Feely. Ginn retrieved the ensuing kickoff and ran 100 yards for the score. Later in the quarter with 3:09 remaining, Ginn went to work again and this time returned a kickoff 101 yards.
Here are the eight players who’ve returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same game. Not surprisingly all of these games resulted in wins for the player’s team.
, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys (W, 24-23)
Nov. 6, 1966 – 93 yards (1Q); 90 yards (2Q)
, Green Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns at Milwaukee (W, 55-7)
Nov. 12, 1967 – 87 yards (1Q); 85 yards (1Q)
Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers (W, 34-17)
Nov. 24, 1985 – 98 yards (1Q) and 86 yards (2Q)
, New Orleans vs. Los Angeles Rams (W, 37-34)
Oct. 23, 1994 – 92 yards (2Q); 98 yards (3Q)
, New York Jets at Buffalo Bills (W, 37-31)
Sept. 8, 2002 – 98 yards (2Q); 96 yards (OT)
, Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams (W, 42-27)
Dec. 11, 2006 – 94 yards (2Q); 96 yards (4Q)
, Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (W, 42-28)
Dec. 30, 2007 – 97 yards (2Q); 104 yards (3Q)
, at New York Jets (W, 30-25)
Nov. 1, 2009 – 100 yards (3Q); 101 yards (3Q)
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