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How many punts have been returned for a touchdown in the Super Bowl?


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January 17, 2008 9:43PM

As of Super Bowl XLII, there have been three TDs as the result of punts and all three have occurred on blocked punts. Terry Brown of the Minnesota Vikings scored a touchdown in Super Bowl IX against the Steelers by recovering a blocked punt in the end zone. Derrick Jensen of the LA Raiders scored by recovering a blocked punt in the end zone against the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII. Eric Johnson of the Oakland Raiders recovered a blocked punt and returned it 13 yards for a TD against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. The return of an unblocked punt for a TD has not happened in Super Bowl history.