Cordarrelle Patterson is no stranger to making fans drop their jaws with plays he makes. And he did that again on Sunday.
The former Vol wide receiver is playing for the New England Patriots in the NFL this season, and he turned heads with an incredible 95-yard kick return for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon. Patterson fielded a kick-off at the five-yard line, followed his blockers, juked a defender, and then outran the kicker on his way to a score. He even had time to high-five his teammate on his way into the end zone.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 21, 2018
That touchdown is Patterson’s third on the season for the Patriots, and it’s his sixth kick-off return for a score in his six-year NFL career. He’s now tied with NFL Hall of Famers Gale Sayers and Ollie Matson along with three other former NFL players for the third-most kick-off return touchdowns in an NFL career.
That touchdown pulled New England back within a single score, and the Patriots were able to come back and defeat Chicago 38-31. Patterson also had a carry for four yards and a fumble in the game.
On the season, Patterson has 11 receptions for 114 yards and two scores while also carrying the ball seven times for 36 yards. He’s returned 11 kick-offs for an average of 33.3 yards per return as well.
In his NFL career, Patterson has 174 receptions for 1,739 yards and nine touchdowns. He also has 486 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns on 50 career carries. As previously mentioned, he has six special team scores as well, giving him 21 career touchdowns in the NFL.