Monday, February 23, 2015

George McAfee, Still Tops After All These Years.

by John Turney
McAfee returns one against cross-town rival Chicago Cardinals

Even after 65 years George McAfee still sits atop the NFL Leaderboard for the highest punt return average. For years Devin Hester has given chase, even surpassing him after the 2007 season and the 2011 season, but he's yet to sustain the lead, falling behind both times. Pro Football Journal salutes Mr. McAfee for setting a mark that has been elusive for so many great returners.

This is how the current leaderboard shapes up:
Source: NFL Record and Fact Book
However, due to a scoring error, it is likely that Jack Christiansen had a 12.9 average and is truly tops but Elias Sports Bureau isn't buying it so, McAfee is still number one in their minds but that is a story for another day.

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