All-Time UCLA Bruins : Kickoff Return Touchdowns

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ALL-TIME UCLA BRUINS : KICKOFF REUTRN TOUCHDOWNS
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105 yrd TD vs Arizona State …………….. Ishmael ADAMS, 2014
103 yrd TD vs Illinois (Rose Bowl) ……. Al HOISCH, 1947
101 yrd TD vs Oregon State ………………. Greg JONES, 1968
100 yrd TD vs California ………………….. Jo Jo TOWNSELL, 1980
100 yrd TD vs Arizona ……………………… Matthew SLATER, 2007

99 yrd TD vs Tennessee ……………………. Mickey CURETON, 1968
99 yrd TD vs Southern Cal ………………… Maurice JONES-DREW, 2003
97 yrd TD vs Stanford ………………………. George FORSTER, 1928
95 yrd TD vs Stanford ………………………. Lovell HOUSTON, 1999
93 yrd TD vs Stanford ………………………. Theotis BROWN, 1978
91 yrd TD vs San Diego State …………….. Bill MURPHY, 1934
91 yrd TD vs Oklahoma …………………….. Maurice JONES-DREW, 2003
89 yrd TD vs Santa Clara …………………… Al SOLARI, 1941
89 yrd TD vs Arizona State ………………… Matthew SLATER, 2007
80 yrd TD vs Washington ………………….. Matthew SLATER, 2007

(Updated : 08/01/2014) — this blog, “CLASSIC UCLA BRUINS, REDISCOVERED”, is now 99% certain that the above list accurately presents every single kickoff return for touchdown ever recorded by a UCLA football player since 1928, the year that the Bruins first started contesting what will be defined here loosely as a “modern day-style schedule featuring opposition of a ‘top-flight’ caliber”.

UPDATED 09/27/2014) — to include UCLA Bruins cornerback Ishmael Adams’ touchdown return versus the Arizona State Sun Devils

In terms of research for this piece, the starting point was the “UCLA RETURNS FOR TOUCHDOWNS (SINCE 1957)” list that appeared in the 2005 UCLA Football Media Guide Non-Published Supplement :

http://www.uclabruins.com/fls/30500/old_site/pdf/m-footbl/05-mg-supplement.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=30500

Other materials consulted for this report include various annual UCLA yearbooks as well as a wide variety of contemporary newspaper reports from various decades.

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UCLA Bruins wide receiver MATTHEW SLATER (# 18) established a new school record by successfully running back no fewer than three kickoffs for touchdowns during the 2007 NCAA football season and, in doing so, equaled a 33-year-old PAC 8/10/12 Conference mark first set back in 1974 by USC Trojans star running back Anthony Davis.

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