Stanford Jennings returned a kickoff 93 yards for a TD late in the third quarter to give the Bengals a 13-6 lead. The Bengals eventually lost Super Bowl XXIII to the 49ers 20-16.
The only player in NFL history to return an opening kickoff for a touchdown was Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears, during Superbowl XLI on February 4th, 2007.
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.
Devin Hester. He returned the opening kickoff of Super Bowl XLI 92 yards for a touchdown.
The Green Bay Packers who won the first two Super Bowls (1966 & 1967 Seasons) finally returned to Super Bowl XXXI for the 1996 Season, where Desmond Howard, Kick Returner for the Packers, returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. He was awarded the title of MVP of the Super Bowl, first time honor for a Special Teams player.
I can't remember the game but the New York Giants scored a second touchdown eight (8) seconds after the their prior touchdown. During their kickoff to the opposing team the kickoff return player touched the ball at about the 10 yard line and missed the catch and the ball bounce into the end zone and a giants player recovered for a touchdown.
devin Hester (Chicago) vs Indy
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.
As of Super Bowl XLII, there has never been a punt returned for a TD.
All touchdowns are worth six points. It doesn't matter how the touchdown is scored, via a pass, a run, or on a kickoff or punt return. After the touchdown, the scoring team receives a "point after touchdown" attempt for one or two extra points.
James Owens - Owens was Auburn's first African American scholarship football player. His most memorable play was a kickoff return for a touchdown in a 63-14 win over Florida in 1970.