Chargers cornerback's return longest play in NFL history
End Zone to End Zone
San Diego cornerback Antonio Cromartie has graced the list of longest returns in NFL history with his presence -- and his runback is the best of the best.
|2007||Cromartie, Chargers||Missed FG||109|
|2007||Hobbs, Patriots||KO return||108|
|2006||Hester, Bears||Missed FG||108|
|2005||Vasher, Bears||Missed FG||108|
The Vikings lined Ryan Longwell up for a 57-yard kick, which was on line but fell just short of the crossbar. Cromartie, camped out at the end line, leaped to catch the ball without stepping out of bounds and started his return.
He raced up the right sideline, got some good blocks and scored untouched to give the Chargers a 14-7 lead into the locker room. Vikings coach Brad Childress was so upset he chucked his headset off and was so flustered he started to leave the sideline before realizing there was still an extra point attempt.
Cromartie scored two touchdowns last week against the Houston Texans -- a fumble recovery in the end zone and a 70-yard interception return.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press