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Reynaud on Pace to Challenge Kickoff Return Record

Posted by Gary Glenn on December 6, 2012 – 3:28 pm

TitansIn his first season with the Titans, returner Darius Reynaud is on pace to finish the season with the second-highest kickoff return total in franchise history.

Reynaud’s 42 total kickoff returns are the second-most in the NFL this season, behind only the 44 returns by the New York Giants’ David Wilson.

Reynaud is on pace to return 56 kickoffs, which would rank second in franchise history behind Marc Mariani’s 60 in 2010.

As a team, the Titans have returned 48 of their opponents’ 76 kickoffs this year, up considerably from 2011, the first year the NFL moved kickoffs up from the 30-yard line to the 35-yard line.

In conjunction with the change, the Titans’ kickoff returns fell from 64 in 2010 (on 86 opponents’ kickoffs) to 32 in 2011 (on 75 opponents’ kickoffs).

Most kickoff returns in a season, franchise history:

60 – Marc Mariani (2010 season) – 1,530 yards (25.5 avg) – 1 TD
54 – Mel Gray (1995 season) – 1,183 yards (22.3 avg)
50 – Mel Gray (1996 season) – 1,224 yards (24.5 avg)
50 – Bobby Wade (2006 season) – 1,194 yards (23.9 avg)
45 – Bobby Jancik (1963 season) – 1,317 yards (29.3 avg)
43 – Adam Jones (2005 season) – 1,127 yards (26.2 avg)
42 – Mike Archie (1998 season) – 913 yards (21.7 avg)
42 – Derrick Mason (2000 season) – 1,132 yards (27.0 avg)
42 – * Darius Reynaud (2012 season) – 1,031 yards (24.5 avg) – 1 TD

* Four games remaining in 2012 season; on pace for 56 kickoff returns


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One Response to “Reynaud on Pace to Challenge Kickoff Return Record”

  1. By mmvp on Dec 7, 2012 | Reply

    Doesn’t this mean we are giving up alot of points the more kickoff returns we have? Not sure if this is a record we want to keep breaking.

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