Sunday, December 16, 2001
Updated: January 18, 5:41 PM ET
McLean drop kicks exclamation point
By Larry Schwartz
Special to ESPN.com
Dec. 21, 1941
Chicago Bears halfback Ray "Scooter" McLean is the last player to score on a drop kick in the NFL for 64 seasons.
The Bears are leading the New York Giants, 30-9, in the fourth quarter of the NFL championship game when Ken Kavanaugh returns a fumble 42 yards for a touchdown. As the last touch of humiliation, McLean boots the extra point on a drop kick, which has been out of vogue for a while.
McLean's kick provides the last point in the Bears' retaining the title with a 37-9 victory before only 13,341 fans in Chicago.
Not until New Year's Day 2006 did another player, New England's Doug Flutie, score on a drop kick.