As of Super Bowl XLII, there has never been a punt returned for a TD.
There were no punt return touchdowns for the Jaguars in 1995. The first punt return touchdown was in 1998 by Reggie Barlow.
On October 25, 2009, the Steelers did not return a punt for a touchdown, but did return an interception and a fumble recovery for touchdowns. Minnesota returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Steelers punt returner Stefan Logan returned 2 punts for 8 yards on the day.
Joe Adams returned a punt 97 yards on October 23, 2010 for a touchdown against the Ole Miss Rebels.
The Detroit Lions on October 2, 1994 when Vernon Turner returned a punt 80 yards for a TD.
At the start of the 2010 season, that was November 9, 2008 when Will Blackmon returned a punt 65 yards for a TD against the Minnesota Vikings.
Yes, the defense can return a missed field goal for a touchdown. However, the touchdown would be credited to the special teams and not to the defense since a field goal is considered a special teams play. The TD would be considered under the heading 'return of a missed field goal' and not a blocked kick nor punt return.
No..Only if the punt is dropped can the play continue.
It's a touchdown.
13 total he has 4 kick off return touchdowns and 9 punt returns touchdown
No. This would be considered a special teams TD similar to a kickoff return for a TD or punt return for a TD.
We cannot see your diagram so we do not know who Player R might be nor whether he or she can return a punt.
The act of receiving a punt and running to improve field position is what as known as a punt return.
Through Super Bowl XLIII, there has never been a punt returned for a touchdown in a Super Bowl game.
Johnnie Lee Higgins (WR, Oakland Raiders) and Reggie Bush (RB, New Orleans Saints) had the most punt returns for touchdowns in 2008 with three each. Three punt return touchdowns is just one short of the all time record for punt returns for a TD in a season - 4. Higgins had 44 punt returns for 570 punt return yards, averaging 13 yards per punt return over 16 games. His longest punt return was for 93 yards. Bush had 20 punt returns for 270 punt return yards, averaging 13.5 yards per punt return over only 10 games. His longest punt return was for 71 yards. According to Playerfilter, two other plays also had two punt returns for touchdowns in 2008 - Jacob Jones (WR, Houston Texans) and Will Blackmon (CB, Green Pay Packers) while six had one.
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.
The shortest punt return for a touchdown was by Shaun Gayle, of the Chicago Bears, who returned a five yard punt for a touchdown against the New York Giants during the 1985-86 NFL divisional playoffs. It was a very windy, 16 degree day at Soldier Field, and when punter Sean Landeta attempted the punt, the wind caused the ball to go off the side of his foot. In fact, Landeta almost completely missed the ball. Gayle then picked the ball up at the five yard line and returned it unchallenged. The Bears went on to win 21-0.
Touchdown on a kickoff.... Touchback on a punt
Special Teams. Defense is off the field at this point.
Reggie Bush's first NFL touchdown was a 65 yard punt return against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 8, 2006. The Saints won the game 24-21.
3 Punt Return Touchdowns
4 Punt Return Touchdowns