KICK & PUNT RETURNERS
Dave Meggett (1989)
On the field, Meggett was an elusive juke machine. Off the field, he was a horrific nightmare.
David Wilson (2012)
I still get a little misty-eyed when I think about what could’ve been with David Wilson had his career not been cut short by a neck injury. The speedster and back flip connoisseur made the Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team, the Pro Football Focus All-Rookie Team, and CBS Sports’ list of top rookies as a returner. The Virgina Tech Hokie had a quick burst and breakaway capability. You might see him in this summer’s Olympics!
Honorable Mentions: Phil McConkey (1984), Leon Bright (1981), Alvin Garrett (1980), Clarence Childs (1964), Ahmad Bradshaw (2007), Rocky Thompson (1971), Ron Dixon (2000)
Ali Haji-Sheikh (1983)
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any “legal” images or videos to use for Ali, hence the pic of Josh Brown. Anyway, the 22-year-old Michigan Wolverine made 35 field goals, the most in the league, and only missed one extra point on his way to earning Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors.
Honorable Mentions: Matt Bryant (2002)
Sean Landeta (1985)
Sean averaged 42.9 points on a team that probably would’ve gone a lot further had it not been for the Chicago Bears who steamrolled everyone in their path. On a side note, Brad Maynard punted the ball more than 100 times in his first two years, 1997 and 1998. Those offenses were horrendous.
Honorable Mentions: Rodney Williams (2001), Brad Maynard (1997), Tom Landry (1949), Dave Jennings (1974), Tom Blanchard (1971), Don Chandler (1956)
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