Looking Back at Tyreek Hill's Return Touchdowns

Hill had three in his rookie season as the team’s punt returner

Kansas City Chiefs rookie wide receiver Tyreek Hill had an outstanding season, during which he tied the franchise's rookie record for total touchdowns with 12 and was voted a unanimous All-Pro.

The breakdown for the touchdowns was six receiving, three rushing and three on special teams.

In this piece, we're taking a look back at Hill's three special teams touchdowns, but first, there is one touchdown-called-back that deserves an honorable mention.

Week 1: The TD That Should Have Been?

It came in Houston the first week of the season late in the fourth quarter, as the Chiefs were trying to get back in the game.

Hill took the ball 102 yards for the touchdown on a return that would later be revealed as one in which Hill reached 23.24 miles per hour, the top speed across the league all season.

Steve Nelson was called for a holding penalty, nullifying the score, and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid later expressed disappointment with the call.

Week 12: Chiefs Jump Out to a 9-0 Lead

Sunday Night Football turned out to be rather interesting Week 12 in Denver. A quarter and a half into the game, there had been no scoring.

That was until Justin Houston's forced safety, meaning the Chiefs would be recipients of a free kick. Hill started on the left side of the field, then reversed course to go up the right sideline. Hill picked up enough speed to outrun all Denver coverage with only teammate De'Anthony Thomas being able to keep up.

Thomas and Hill high-fived each other as Hill crossed the goal line.

Week 14: Thursday Night Delight

The Chiefs were already up 14-3 against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday Night Football, but this play, at the time, seemed to break the game open.

After picking up his initial blocks, Raiders punter Marquette King was the only player that had a shot at tackling Hill, and Hill simply sidestepped him and took it 78 yards down the field for the touchdown.

Week 17: The Longest Punt Return in Franchise History



Late in third quarter with the Chiefs holding a two-score lead, Hill received a punt only five yards outside the end zone. After somehow avoiding what looked to be sure tacklers, Hill darted to the right sideline.

At one point, Steve Nelson was in his way, so Hill actually needed to shove his own teammate down en route to the touchdown.

The 95-yard punt return touchdown was the longest in franchise history.

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