The Atlanta Falcons have had some of the best special teamers in NFL history. Just think about it; Deion Sanders, Devin Hester, Cordarrelle Patterson, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, Morton Anderson, and even Matt Bryant.
Back in 2015, we watched Devin Hester high-step himself into the NFL record books but sadly Cordarrelle Patterson didn’t really have an opportunity to throw it back as he entered the end zone for the kickoff return touchdown record.
Atlanta Falcons could have seen Cordarrelle Patterson throw it back to Primetime
There are so many dances and celebrations out there right now, but nothing (other than maybe the Dirty Bird) will ever beat the Deion Sanders high-step into the end zone that Atlanta Falcons fans know so well.
Deion “Primetime” Sanders was known for his huge personality. He never failed to show himself on the field and he started to do the high-step into the endzone when he would take the football in for a touchdown.
Then in 2015, Devin Hester made history on Thursday Night Football as he returned a punt for a record-breaking 20th career return for a touchdown, breaking his tie with Deion Sanders. On his way into the endzone, he did the high step with his mentor in the building.
Then on Sunday, Cordarrelle Patterson broke the kickoff return touchdown record as he took his ninth back for a score. The only thing absent was the Primetime high step into the endzone.
You cannot blame him for that as he was just trying to get himself past the goal line with a Bears player gaining on him. He got tripped up but was, fortunately, able to make it in.
If only that Bears player wasn’t there because it would have been amazing to have the high step back for a record-breaking touchdown. Who knows if he even did or would have thought to do it but it would have made the incredible play just a sliver better. Although, he would have likely been penalized and in a tight game it could come back to haunt you — looking at you D.J. Moore.