Cordarrelle Patterson has been one of this season’s biggest surprises, with 2 TDs at Tampa Bay and another 3 on Sunday against Washington. Patterson is also a feared returner with 8 career touchdowns on kickoff returns. Who are the only other two players who’ve scored more than 6 career touchdowns on kickoff returns? One played his college ball at Kent State, while the other came from Florida State. For two years, all three of these players were returning kicks at the same time.
Josh Cribbs and Leon Washington. Cribbs scored his 8 kickoff return touchdowns in a five-year period with the Browns (2005-09). Washington scored 3 such touchdowns with the Jets (2007) and Seahawks (2010) and also scored one additional touchdown on a return with each of those teams.