Originally posted by SealTeam6:
One thing I was scratching my head over during the run back was the 108 yards. Why is that. There is no other play in football where yards made in the end zone count towards a record or stats. If gore goes in untouched an runs out the back of the end zone, why aren't they tacking on an extra ten yards if the end zone matters
It starts where at point where the possession occurs.
Punt returns, interceptions, missed field goal returns, and fumble returns can also begin in the end zone.
Longest Punt return:
103 yards Robert Bailey, Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints; Oct 23, 1994
Longest interception return:
108 yards Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles; Nov 23, 2008
Longest return of a missed field goal:
109 yards, Antonio Cromartie Nov 4, 2007
Longest fumble return:
104 yards Jack Tatum, Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers; Sep 24, 1972;
104 yards Aeneas Williams, Arizona Cardinals vs. Washington Redskins; Nov 5, 2000
[ Edited by buck on Feb 19, 2013 at 9:18 AM ]