Super Bowl: Jacoby Jones and Every Player Who Returned a Kick for a Touchdown
What a Super Bowl that was! Wow. The Baltimore Ravens hold on to defeat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31. It’s the end of two eras – the Ray Lewis-led Ravens and the undefeated Super Bowl Niners (they are now 5-1).
Sounds exciting, returning those kicks, doesn’t it? Well, it appears to be a bad omen. Not this year, obviously, but of the nine times it’s happened, the returner’s team lost six times.
That game is the only Super Bowl to have two kickoffs returned for a touchdown – Ron Dixon returned one for the losing Giants.
Enjoy these while you can? There’s been a lot of talk lately about cancelling kickoffs in an effort to improve player safety. I have to think that would radically change the game itself. Jones’ return was a critical play in this Super Bowl for sure.Follow @VinGetz
|1.||Fulton Walker||1||XVII||1982||Miami Dolphins||L||Redskins 27 – Dolphins|
|2.||Stanford Jennings||1||XXIII||1988||Cincinnati Bengals||L||49ers 20 – Bengals 16|
|3.||Andre Coleman||1||XXIX||1994||San Diego Chargers||L||49ers 49 – Chargers 26|
|4.||Desmond Howard||1||XXXI||1996||Green Bay Packers||W||Packers 35 – Patriots 21|
|5.||Tim Dwight||1||XXXIII||1998||Atlanta Falcons||L||Broncos 34 – Falcons 19|
|6.||Ron Dixon||1||XXXV||2000||New York Giants||L||Ravens 34 – Giants 7|
|7.||Jermaine Lewis||1||XXXV||2000||Baltimore Ravens||W||Ravens 34 – Giants 7|
|8.||Devin Hester||1||XLI||2006||Chicago Bears||L||Indianapolis Colts 29 – Bears 17|
|9.||Jacoby Jones||1||XLVII||2012||Baltimore Ravens||W||Ravens 34 – 49ers 31|
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