Washington Huskies wide receiver Dante Pettis was second in the PAC-12 in touchdown receptions last year with 15 (behind then-teammate John Ross), and he’s even more dangerous as a punt returner.
In fact, the senior now has now more punt return touchdowns than anybody in PAC-12 history, after taking a crazy return 66 yards to the house on Saturday night against Montana.
Pettis got some help from his blockers on this one, but it was an incredible individual effort that found him running all over the field:
That’s Pettis’ seventh career punt return touchdown, breaking the previous record of six set by DeSean Jackson with California in 2007. And it’s just one touchdown shy of the NCAA record, which is held by Wes Welker (Texas Tech in 2003) and Antonio Perkins (Oklahoma in 2004).
You have to like the chances Pettis gets that another punt return touchdown soon, as he now has two over the Huskies’ first two weeks. Here’s a 61-yard punt return touchdown he had against Rutgers in Week 1: