All-Time Interception Returns for Touchdowns

All-Time Interception Returns for Touchdowns


October 20, 2018

Lavert Hill (image via MGoBlue)

With the recent news that Michigan cornerback Lavert Hill is tied for the all-time lead at Michigan with 2 career interception returns for touchdowns (with Thom Darden and Lance Dottin), I thought I would go back and compile all the touchdown returns in Michigan history. The statistical database only goes back to 1997, so this somewhat abbreviated list is limited in its scope to the past 22 seasons:

  1. CB Thom Darden, 2 (1969-1971)
  2. DB Lance Dottin, 2 (1989-1991)
  3. CB Brandon Watson (62 yards vs. Penn State 2018, 46 yards vs. Maryland)
  4. CB Lavert Hill, 2 (24 yards vs. Cincinnati 2017, 21 yards vs. Wisconsin 2018)
  5. LB Brandon Herron, 1 (94 yards vs. WMU 2011)
  6. S Ernest Shazor, 1 (88 yards vs. Miami-OH 2004)
  7. S Josh Metellus, 1 (73 yards vs. SMU 2018)
  8. CB Blake Countess, 1 (72 yards vs. Minnesota 2013)
  9. CB Raymon Taylor, 1 (63 yards vs. Purdue 2012)
  10. CB Jeremy LeSueur, 1 (60 yards vs. Indiana 2003)
  11. CB Will Peterson, 1 (51 yards vs. EMU 1998)
  12. CB Channing Stribling, 1 (51 yards vs. Hawaii 2016)
  13. CB Julius Curry, 1 (50 yards vs. Ohio State 2000)
  14. LB Ian Gold, 1 (46 yards vs. Arkansas 1998)
  15. CB Andre Weathers, 1 (43 yards vs. Ohio State 1997)
  16. CB Donovan Warren, 1 (40 yards vs. Iowa 2009)
  17. CB Jourdan Lewis, 1 (37 yards vs. Northwestern 2015)
  18. LB Prescott Burgess, 1 (35 yards vs. Notre Dame 2006)
  19. S Jacob Stewart, 1 (34 yards vs. Minnesota 2003)
  20. LB Anthony Jordan, 1 (32 yards vs. EMU 1998)
  21. S Tyree Kinnel, 1 (28 yards vs. Cincinnati 2017)
  22. S Delano Hill, 1 (26 yards vs. Hawaii 2016)
  23. CB James Whitley, 1 (26 yards vs. Arkansas 1998)
  24. CB Grant Mason, 1 (25 yards vs. Iowa 2004)
  25. LB John Thompson, 1 (25 yards vs. Wisconsin 2008)
  26. S Marlin Jackson, 1 (19 yards vs. Notre Dame 2002)
  27. LB Mike McCray II, 1 (14 yards vs. Florida State 2016)
  28. LB Max Pollock, 1 (12 yards vs. CMU 2006)
  29. DE Brennen Beyer, 1 (7 yards vs. Iowa 2013)
  30. DT Willie Henry, 1 (7 yards vs. Utah 2014)

If you have any information on any other interception return touchdowns prior to 1997, please let me know.

2 comments

  1. DonAZ
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    DonAZ
    Oct 20, 2018 at 6:53 AM

    The best on that list is Willie Henry’s 7 yard rumble in 2014.

    He’s a great big DT. He spends his games entangled with other big men. His hopes are to stuff a run, get a TFL, or if he’s really lucky, notch a sack. Then one day he finds the football in his hands and green grass between him and the goal line. That must have been Christmas in September for him.

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    rdlwolverine
    Oct 21, 2018 at 11:18 PM

    See page 122 of M Record book available here – https://mgoblue.com/documents/2017/1/19/fbl-record-book.pdf
    It lists all return TDs since 1949.

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