Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Yards to Glory: Welker makes history
By ESPN.com staff
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