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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Yards to Glory: Welker makes history

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Monday we began a week-long project looking at the most famous touchdowns from 100+ yards down to one yard, and we'll be taking a look at each of the Big 12 entrants on the blog throughout the week.

You can see the full project here.

The title for the greatest 58-yard touchdown ever goes to Texas Tech's Wes Welker. Before he became the NFL's premier slot receiver, he was a punt return specialist.

Nov. 1, 2003: Texas Tech's Wes Welker broke an NCAA record with his eighth career punt return for a touchdown, racing 58 yards for a score in the second quarter of the Red Raiders' 26-21 victory over Colorado. Welker, who had 211 all-purpose yards in the game, broke an NCAA record previously shared with Nebraska's Johnny Rodgers, Kansas State's David Allen and Oklahoma's Jack Mitchell.

-- Mark Schlabach