Joe Adams Punt Return Touchdown: Arkansas Star Scores Incredible TD Against Tennessee (VIDEO)

11/14/2011 07:35 am ET
  • The Huffington Post

Arkansas scored seven touchdowns against Tennessee on Saturday en route to a record-setting 49-7 win. But it was Joe Adam's unbelievable, pinball Dante-Hall-esque punt return score that will be remembered most. And that's saying something, considering that his teammate, Jarius Wright, reeled an absurd juggling catch in the second quarter.

In the final minute of the first quarter, the Volunteers were forced to punt from their own 30-yard-line. After fielding the line drive boot at the Razorbacks' 40, Adams immediately ran to his right. But several Tennessee defenders swarmed the area and forced Adams to cut back across the field. As he evaded that first wave of defenders, Adams ran backwards nearly 10 yards. Somehow, he managed to escape from three Volunteers who charging after him. Upon making his way back to the right sideline, Adams shook off two more would-be tacklers. After lining up a couple blocks, Adams tightroped the sideline as he turned up field. With five blockers clearing a path for Adams, he returned the punt 60 yards for the touchdown.


Even if Arkansas can't climb any higher than its current spot of sixth in the BCS standings, Adams' remarkable touchdown run has a chance to be the undisputed play of the year.