Bears’ Vasher returns missed FG 108 yards

What a play

Bears’ Vasher returns missed FG 108 yards wire reports

CHICAGO (Nov. 13, 2005) — Chicago Bears defensive back Nathan Vasher returned a missed field goal an NFL-record 108 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the first half against the San Francisco 49ers.
When Joe Nedney’s 52-yard attempt went wide right in a strong wind, Vasher caught the ball over his shoulder, hesitated momentarily whether to come out of the end zone, sprinted to the 15 and then reversed his field with a spin, picking up a convoy of blockers.
Getting blocks down the sideline from Lance Briggs and Chris Harris, Vasher weaved his way past the 49ers for a stunning touchdown that gave the Bears a 7-3 halftime lead.
The previous longest return of a missed field goal was 107 yards by Baltimore’s Chris McAlister against Denver on Sept. 30, 2002. AP NEWSThe Associated Press News ServiceCopyright 2005, The Associated Press, All Rights Reserved


One Comment

  1. Hawkman
    Posted November 15, 2006 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    I was watching the game…
    Vasher fooled me. It was cool watching his coach…when Vasher started running out of the end zone he was saying, “no, no, no”….by the time he reached the 50 yard line the coach was saying, “go, go, go!”

    It was one of the funnest runbacks I’ve ever watched.

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