Milestones

12/07/2005

Each Wednesday throughout the 2005 NFL season, Profootballhof.com examines a current NFL record.

Just five players in the history of the National Football League have ever returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same game.

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Tim Brown

The first time this occurred came on November 6, 1966 when Timmy Brown of the Philadelphia Eagles ran back a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns in the Eagles’ 24-23 win over the Dallas Cowboys. Both of his TD returns came in the first half – a 93-yarder in the first quarter followed by a 90-yard kickoff return in the second quarter.

Travis Williams of the Green Bay Packers returned the opening kickoff 87 yards against the Cleveland Browns on November 12, 1967 . He added his second TD – on an 85-yard return – later in the quarter as the Packers jumped out to a 35-7 lead after one period of play. The Packers won the game, 55-7.

Ron Brown, an Olympic track star, was electrifying as he ran back the opening kickoff 98 yards to get the Rams on their way to a 34-17 win over the Green Bay Packers on November 24, 1985 . Brown scored his second TD on an 86-yard kickoff return in the second quarter.

New Orleans Saints’ Tyrone Hughes returned a kickoff 92 yards for a TD in the second quarter and a 98-yarder in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams on October 23, 1994. The Saints won the game, 37-34.

Chad Morton of the New York Jets ran a kickoff back 98 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter of the game against the Buffalo Bills on September 8, 2002 . His second score was even more spectacular when he returned the opening kickoff of overtime 96 yards to give the Jets a 37-31 win over their division rivals.


Other Milestones
Steve O'Neal - Longest Punt
 TDs in a season

2000 St. Louis Rams - Team passing yards, season
Michael Strahan - Sacks, season
Paul Krause - Career interceptions
LaDainian Tomlinson - Consecutive games scoring a touchdown
Willie "Flipper" Anderson - most yards receiving, game
Marvin Harrison - Most receptions, season
 1978 Patriots - Most yards gained rushing
 Tom Dempsey - Longest field goal
 Jerry Rice - Career receptions
 Eric Dickerson - rookie rushing mark

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