Simply by leading the league with kickoff yards per average.
In all of American professional football, that was Chuck Fenenbock of the 1946 Los Angeles Dons of the All American Football Conference (AAFC). He averaged 28.7 yards on kickoff returns and 18.7 yards on punt returns. In the American Football League, that was Bill Thompson of the 1969 Denver Broncos with a 28.5 yard kickoff return average and a 11.5 yard punt return average. In the National Football League, that was Mel Gray of the 1991 Detroit Lions with a 25.8 yard average on kickoff returns and a 15.4 yard average on punt returns.
no, only lateral passing during the return.
Through 14 games of the 2009 season, the average kickoff return in the NFL is 22.7 yards. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the best kickoff return average at 27.0 yards and the Oakland Raiders have the worst at 18.4 yards. Since 2005 ... 1) 2005 - 22.3 yard average kickoff return 2) 2006 - 22.5 yards 3) 2007 - 22.6 yards 4) 2008 - 22.8 yards
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Fulton Walker of the Miami Dolphins returned a kickoff 98 yards for a TD for the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII against the Washington Redskins.
Allen Rossum is a retired American football player. He played professionally from 1998 to 2009, and is the only player in NFL history to have a kickoff return for a touchdown with five different teams.