There are certain moments that although in time are measured in seconds, in their spectacular display, breed euphoric insanity. Such is the case with an NFL kickoff returned for a touchdown.
From the moment the ball is launched skyward to the seconds it takes to plummet earthward, stricken by unforgiving gravity into the arms and chest of its chosen vessel, the anticipation of a possibly beautiful burst into the promised land exists.
All the momentum and leverage a return man needs can be gained in a tiny step backward before taking the necessary hundred or so steps forward towards the goal on the other end.
Although there are a handful of historical kamikazes who achieved valor for their abilities to spectacularly solve the puzzles of by a kickoff return, they are not the only ones who have produced moments of awe.
Here is a list of the most insane kickoff returns of all time, either for there skill, or encapsulation of a moment, or both.