Former HHS star Reynaud ties NFL record in season finale
This season the Tennessee Titans are ecstatic they gave him that opportunity and that he made the most of it.
In the season finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Reynaud tied an NFL record by returning two punts for scores. He became the 13th player in NFL history to do so and he became the first player in Tennessee Titans history to record that mark.
Reynaud returned punts of 69 and 81 yards for scores in the Titan’s 38-20 victory over the Jaguars.
He also set a franchise record by returning three punts for 160 yards - a franchise best in yardage in one game - for an average of 53.3 yards per return against Jacksonville.
The former West Virginia University wide receiver returned 31 punts for an average of 13.2 yards during the 2012 season. He also averaged 23.4 yards per return on 53 kickoffs in 2012 and he brought one back 105 yards for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions in Week 3, which was a franchise record.
"It just goes to show what kind of heart this young man has to go through some adversity during his career and still play with such a great attitude and fire," said Titans head coach Mike Munchak. "The NFL has a commercial about how there are about 1,800 players in the league and how they got here and all of them are different. Darius is one of those unique guys. Special teams are important in this league and he had some memorable moments for us this year."
Reynaud had never returned a punt for a touchdown during his career, but against the Jaguars he ran two for touchdowns in back-to-back attempts Sunday afternoon.
"Knowing where I was last season and where I came from, I never thought this would happen," Reynaud said. "I’m just glad it happened the last game of the season just to give our fans something to look forward to next year."
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
If the Monsanto board approves the move in January, the company’s Luling site will...
A multi-million-dollar expansion planned at Quixote Studios in St. Rose is on hold...
A $100,000 grant from Shell-Motiva’s Norco Economic Development Foundation (NEDF)...
Not that long ago a teacher could retire not knowing if he or she had made a...
By Kristen Higdon
By Lori Lyons
In his first season as Hahnville’s head softball...
Your Sears Hometown Store offering appliances, mattresses, tools, lawn and garden supplies and more. Conveniently located in Boutte, Louisiana.
Fire destroys Ormond family home - 3821 views
As flames engulfed Ray Tyree’s home of 20 years in Destrehan last Thursday all he could think about was the fire consuming their precious memories until he realized there were people gathering all around.