Something You Never Wondered About – Who Has The Most Fair Catches?
Fair catches have always been the biggest let down of the National Football League. Kickoffs and punts are some of the more exciting plays during most games, because almost anything can happen. But, when a player calls for a fair catch he takes away what could possibly be one of the most exciting plays of the game, the return. On a kickoff or punt return, anything can happen… but not if a fair catch is called for. Here’s a bit of trivia that most likely few people know and fewer have wanted to know. One player holds the record for most fair catches in a season (33) and most fair catches in a career (231)… Brian Mitchell, longtime running back and return man for the Washington Redskins (finished his career with the Eagles and the Giants).