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Josh Cribbs
Perhaps one of the greatest Return Specialists of all time, Josh Cribbs brought a lot of excitement to the Cleveland Browns.  The star from Kent State would leas the entire NFL in All Purpose Yards in 2007 and in 2009 would be named the NFL Alumni Special Teams Player of the Year.  He would accumulate over 15,000 All Purpose Yards, a huge number considering that he didn’t do much other than Special Teams.  He would be named to three Pro Bowls for his efforts in that capacity.

With the new rules in the return game, we have likely seen the last of players like Josh Cribbs.  As such is the all-time record that he has for Kick Return Touchdowns (8) stay safe?

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2020
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Played For: New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns
  • Drafted: Undrafted in 2005
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selections (3) (2007, 2009 & 2012)
    First Team All Pro Selection (1) (2009)
    Second Team All Pro Selection (1) (2007)
    NFL Alumni Special Teams Player of the Year (1) (2009)
    Most All Purpose Yards (1) (2007)
    Most Kick Return Yards (1) (2007)
    Most Yards per Kick Return (1) (2007)
    Most Return Yards (2) (2007 & 2009)
    Super Bowl Rings (None) 
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: All Purpose Yards (4) (2007, 2009, 2011 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Kick Returns (5) (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Kick Return Yards (5) (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Kick Return (3) (2007, 2009 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Punt Returns (3) (2009, 2011 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Punt Return Yards (4) (2007, 2009, 2011 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Punt Return (4) (2007, 2009, 2011 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Returns (7) (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Return Yards (6) (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2012)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 3.    Kick Returns: 426
    3.    Kick Return Yards: 11,113
    3.    Return Yards: 13,488
    5.    Returns: 648
    25.  Yards per Kick Return: 26.1
    26.  Punt Return Yards: 2,375
    28.  All Purpose Yards: 15,453
    33.  Punt Returns: 222
    34.  Yards per Punt Return: 10.7

Should Josh Cribbs be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 5.6%
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