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Why Brian Mitchell Is the Best Return Specialist in NFL History

Published by on May 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Brian was a college quarterback who was drafted in the 5th round of the 1990 draft by the Washington Redskins.

He was converted to running back, but did his major work as a return specialist in the NFL. Brian split return duties with 2 other players in his rookie season, but did rush for a touchdown on 15 attempts.

Taking over the full time return duties the next season, Brian led the NFL with 600 punt return yards and two touchdowns. He also averaged 13.3 yards per return, helping the Redskins win Super Bowl XXVI. He was selected to his first All Pro team that year.

Mitchell then scored on a career long 84 yard punt return the next season.

Brian led the NFL in all purpose yards...

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