Spurlock makes Bucs history with kickoff return TD

Updated: December 16, 2007, 2:44 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- It took 32 seasons and 1,865 tries, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have finally scored on a kickoff return.

Micheal Spurlock returned a first-quarter kick 90 yards for a TD for a 14-3 lead against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. He fielded the kick from Morten Andersen at his 10, burst through a huge opening in the middle of the field and cut up the right sideline to the end zone untouched.

A total of 141 players have run back kicks since Tampa Bay's inaugural season in 1976. The previous long for a return was 86 yards by Aaron Stecker against New Orleans in 2001.

The Bucs have returned 10 punts for TDs in team history.


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