Benjamin returns punt for TD

Posted by Matt Florjancic on December 9, 2012 – 6:50 pm

Cleveland wide receiver Travis Benjamin returned Dustin Colquitt’s 41-yard punt 93 yards for a touchdown and put the Browns in front of the Kansas City Chiefs, 10-7, with 14:40 to play in the second quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Originally, Joshua Cribbs had dropped back to return the punt, but Benjamin ran onto the field late and Cribbs moved to the line of scrimmage as a blocker.

Benjamin fielded the punt at the seven-yard line, ran through the middle of the Chiefs’ coverage unit, got to the Browns’ sideline and crossed back to the middle of the field before getting into the end zone. It was the longest punt return in Browns history, and also, the longest for a touchdown.

Browns Legend Eric Metcalf set the previous mark for the longest punt return score in Browns history with a 92-yarder at Cincinnati on Sept. 4, 1994.

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