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Tavon Austin’s Record Setting Day

Fisher is introduced to Tavon Austin

Fisher is introduced to Tavon Austin.

The Tavon Austin breakout game is here. First, the #8 pick in the 2013 draft returned a punt off a bounce 98 yards for a second quarter touchdown. A few minutes later, Kellen Clemens hit him for a 57-yard touchdown pass. With St. Louis up 28-0 in the third quarter, Austin caught an 81-yard touchdown.

The third score made him just the 8th player in NFL history with three touchdowns of 50+ yards in the same game, joining Chris Johnson, Qadry Ismail, Randy Moss, Freddie Solomon, Gale Sayers, Billy Cannon, and Raymond Berry. That also means Austin has 236 yards of touchdowns today, the most of any player since 1970.

In fact, that’s the second most in NFL history. The table below shows all 78 players from 1940 to 2012 who recorded at least 160 yards worth of touchdowns in a single game.

Player
Year
Tm
Opp
date
Boxscore
# TDs
yards
Gale Sayers1965CHISFO12/12/1965Boxscore6244
Ron J. Brown1985RAMGNB24/11/1985Boxscore3223
Chris Johnson2009TENHOU20/09/2009Boxscore3217
Josh Cribbs2009CLEKAN20/12/2009Boxscore2203
Cloyce Box1950DETBAL03/12/1950Boxscore4203
Ted Ginn Jr.2009MIANYJ01/11/2009Boxscore2201
Andre' Davis2007HOUJAX30/12/2007Boxscore2201
Leon Washington2010SEASDG26/09/2010Boxscore2200
Spec Sanders1946NYYLAD27/10/1946Boxscore3198
Billy Cannon1961HOUNYT10/12/1961Boxscore5197
Trindon Holliday2012DENBAL12/01/2013Boxscore2194
Chad Morton2002NYJBUF08/09/2002Boxscore2194
Freddie Solomon1976MIABUF05/12/1976Boxscore3191
Devin Hester2006CHISTL11/12/2006Boxscore2190
Eddie Kennison1996STLATL15/12/1996Boxscore3190
Tyrone Hughes1994NORRAM23/10/1994Boxscore2190
Raymond Berry1960BALDAL30/10/1960Boxscore3190
Qadry Ismail1999BALPIT12/12/1999Boxscore3189
John Taylor1989SFORAM11/12/1989Boxscore2188
Tommy McDonald1959PHINYG04/10/1959Boxscore4188
Delvin Williams1976SFOWAS07/11/1976Boxscore3187
Jim Spavital1950BALGNB05/11/1950Boxscore3187
Eddie Payton1977DETMIN17/12/1977Boxscore2185
Jermaine Lewis1997BALSEA07/12/1997Boxscore3184
Doug Martin2012TAMOAK04/11/2012Boxscore4183
Timmy Brown1966PHIDAL06/11/1966Boxscore2183
Harold Jackson1973RAMDAL14/10/1973Boxscore4182
Travis Williams1969GNBPIT02/11/1969Boxscore3180
Steve Smith2002CARCIN08/12/2002Boxscore3179
Wesley Walker1986NYJMIA21/09/1986Boxscore4179
Bobby Mitchell1962WASDAL16/09/1962Boxscore3179
Lemar Parrish1970CINBUF08/11/1970Boxscore2178
Don Hutson1942GNBCRD01/11/1942Boxscore3178
Gene Roberts1949NYGCHI23/10/1949Boxscore3176
Harry Hopp1943DETPHI21/11/1943Boxscore2176
Adrian Peterson2007MINCHI14/10/2007Boxscore3175
Dante Hall2002KANSTL08/12/2002Boxscore2174
Brian Mitchell2000PHIATL01/10/2000Boxscore2174
John Gilliam1969STLCLE26/10/1969Boxscore3174
Michael Lewis2002NORWAS13/10/2002Boxscore2173
Homer Jones1966NYGPIT11/09/1966Boxscore2173
Jim Brown1963CLEWAS15/09/1963Boxscore3173
Travis Williams1967GNBCLE12/11/1967Boxscore2172
Devin Hester2007CHIMIN14/10/2007Boxscore2170
Anthony Allen1987WASSTL04/10/1987Boxscore3170
Gale Sayers1967CHISFO03/12/1967Boxscore3170
Bill Groman1960HOUDEN20/11/1960Boxscore2170
Darren Sproles2008SDGDEN14/09/2008Boxscore2169
Barry Sanders1997DETTAM12/10/1997Boxscore3169
Rich Caster1972NYJBAL24/09/1972Boxscore3169
Art Powell1963OAKHOU22/12/1963Boxscore4169
Herschel Walker1986DALPHI14/12/1986Boxscore2168
Eddie Saenz1947WASNYG12/10/1947Boxscore2168
Walter Roberts1967NORPHI05/11/1967Boxscore3167
Jimmy Patton1955NYGWAS30/10/1955Boxscore2167
Lee Evans2006BUFHOU19/11/2006Boxscore2166
Az-Zahir Hakim2000STLDEN04/09/2000Boxscore2166
Eric Metcalf1993CLEPIT24/10/1993Boxscore2166
Bobby Mitchell1960CLEDAL16/10/1960Boxscore3166
Bobby Mitchell1958CLEPHI23/11/1958Boxscore2166
Dominic Rhodes2001INDKAN25/10/2001Boxscore2165
Torry Holt2000STLATL24/09/2000Boxscore2165
Jacoby Jones2012BALSFO03/02/2013Boxscore2164
Eddie Royal2009DENSDG19/10/2009Boxscore2164
Devin Hester2007CHIDEN25/11/2007Boxscore2163
Randy Moss1998MINDAL26/11/1998Boxscore3163
Jerry Butler1979BUFNYJ23/09/1979Boxscore4163
Az-Zahir Hakim1999STLCIN03/10/1999Boxscore4162
Gary Clark1991WASATL10/11/1991Boxscore3162
Bob Hayes1967DALSTL23/11/1967Boxscore3162
Andy Uram1942GNBCRD01/11/1942Boxscore3162
Ollie Matson1954CRDWAS21/11/1954Boxscore4161
Dub Jones1951CLECHI25/11/1951Boxscore6161
Jermaine Lewis1998BALCIN27/09/1998Boxscore2160
Dick Gordon1967CHISTL19/11/1967Boxscore2160
Jack Christiansen1951DETGNB22/11/1951Boxscore2160
Vitamin Smith1950RAMDET29/10/1950Boxscore2160
{ 4 comments }
  • Kibbles November 10, 2013, 4:30 pm

    I mentioned it on Twitter, but David Patton had a sneaky-good “Touchdown Yards” day in 2001 with the Patriots. He had a 91-yard TD reception, a 60-yard TD pass, a 29-yard TD run, and another 8 yard TD reception. I understand not counting passing TDs, or else that list would be dominated by QBs, but I think in Patton’s case it’s worth making an exception.

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