They’ve been to a couple NFC Championship games… they’ve even won a Super Bowl Championship… but, the Bucs today finally got something they hadn’t had in their entire history. After 32 years in the league, Tampa Bay has finally returned a kickoff for a touchdown.
It is a special play that doesn’t happen all the time, but it does happen enough that every other team in the league (even the teams that just recently came into the league) has done it. It happened today when second year player Micheal Spurlock (who is younger than the Bucs franchise) returned a kick by Atlanta Falcons kicker Morten Andersen 90 yards for a score.
This was the 1,865th kickoff return in Buccaneer history.
A total of 141 other players have attempted to do what young Micheal Spurlock did today for the Bucs.
The Bucs haven’t had near this issue with punt returns, in their entire history they’ve returned ten punts for touchdowns.
Way to go Bucs!