Has There Been a Touchdown On the First Play of the Super Bowl?

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In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Chicago Bears cornerback Devin Hester (23) scores on a 92-yard kickoff return against the Indianapolis Colts to open NFL football's Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. The Colts won 29-17.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Jan 19, 2024, 10:10 AM

Yes, there has been a touchdown on the first play of the Super Bowl. It’s happened once.

Bears rookie Devin Hester returned the opening kick for a touchdown against the Colts in Super Bowl XLI.

Overall, there have been 10 kickoff returns for touchdowns in Super Bowl history, including two in Super Bowl XXXV between the Giants and Ravens.

Kickoff Returns for Touchdowns in Super Bowl

Super BowlPlayer
XLVIIIPercy Harvin
XLVIIJacoby Jones
XLIDevin Hester
XXXVRon Dixon
XXXVJermaine Lewis
XXXIIITim Dwight
XXXIDesmond Howard
XXIXAndre Coleman
XXIIIStanford Jennings
XVIIFulton Walker

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”