Jacoby Jones Ties Record with 108-Yard Kickoff Return TD

Nick Kostora@@nickkostoraContributor IIIFebruary 4, 2013

Jacoby Jones took Super Bowl XLVII into his own hands as he took the second-half kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown.

The return man set up shop as deep as the end zone would allow and then tied the record for the longest kick return in NFL history. He was largely untouched on the play and was able to show off his dynamic playmaking ability.

Baltimore was already up 21-6 at the time, and the score helped to extend its formidable lead as the second half began  

Of course, Twitter was quick to react to the play.

SportsCenter made note of the play's record-breaking nature :

Jacoby Jones' 109-yd TD return ties for the longest play in NFL history. (longest kick return ever) #SB47

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 4, 2013

Pro Football Talk made a point of what could have been for Jones' former employer, the Houston Texans:

If someone had said a year ago Jacoby Jones would be playing like this in the next Super Bowl, there would have been euphoria in Houston.

— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 4, 2013

Philadelphia Phillies star Ryan Howard voiced what we were all thinking:


Michael Vick was just one of thousands to express how impressed he has been by Jones' play:


However, the subsequent celebration may have been the biggest highlight of the entire play. Jones took the opportunity to honor teammate Ray Lewis as he enjoyed his score:

The power in the Superdome went out shortly thereafter, but another great run from Jones should provide all the electricity the building needs for the rest of the night.


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