I love that line!!!
Hoy responded to my post about the little nugget that Darryl Johnston made during yesterdays game.
I did a little research... Here is a link to those facts.
3/4's of the way down you see longest receptions, and its goes 97, 98 and 99 yards.
It doesn't include anything from 85 to 96yds. But there is only 1 guy who made at least 2 of those receptions. Gary Tinsely. and that was done in '37 and '38.
The orignal assertion was that no receiver has had more than one td reception longer than 85 yards, wth the exception of Hank Baskett, who had 3 (as of yesterday)
Clearly this proves that there is at least one more. The aforementioned Gary Tinsley.
back in the 30's I gotta belive both were some little flair pass out of the slot or back field. They just didn't pass like that back then.
A little bit further down you see a highest average gain for season, career and game for WR's.
The only big name see is Tory Holt for game. and thats 63. Everyone else is from the pre 80's era.
So maybe Mr. Johnston isn't that far off. Just forgot one no name guy from the 30's. and who knows, maybe that gy was a RB.
I'll keep looking....
EDIT: I looked up super bowl records. Mushin Muhammed holds the record for longest TD reception in a superbowl. That was 85 yds. That is his longest reception as a player. Just another tid bit that could help to prove Johnston's statement as well. At least by deduction. That is until I can find something that lists every single reception mad over 85 yards.