Cordarrelle Patterson Holds Unbreakable NFL Record

Published on November 19th, 2020 2:20 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel



The longest kickoff return in the league history.  Illustration. The Sunday Night Football game on October 27th, 2013 started with an absolute bang.

Blair Walsh kicked off to Cordarrelle Patterson, who was a rookie for the Minnesota Vikings at the time.

The kick pinned Patterson deep into his endzone, though he still elected to run it out instead of taking a knee.

Patterson would use his electrifying speed to take the kickoff all the way to the Green Bay Packers' endzone.

In total, Patterson would run 109 yards, which would break the NFL record for longest ever kickoff return.

Prior to that, the record for longest ever kickoff return was 108 yards, and this record was held by three players - Ellis Hobbs, Randall Cobb and Jacoby Jones.

In addition, Patterson tied the record for longest ever NFL play.

In 2007, Antonio Cromartie returned a missed field goal 109 yards against the Minnesota Vikings.

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Here is Patterson's record breaking kick return:



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It is impossible to have a 110 yard kickoff return, so Patterson's record can only be tied at this point, not broken.

With the NFL changing the rules in recent years to allow for less kickoff returns, there is an even slighter chance of somebody tying Patterson's record.

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