American football players scores touchdown after incredible blocked kick

Staff writer

Toledo Rockets special teams player Cody Thompson combined a punt block with a very short return to score a bizarre touchdown against VMI Keydets on September 1.

In footage shared by BCSN on Twitter, VMI Keydets punter Reed King can be seen receiving the ball in his own end zone and starting to drop kick the ball down the field into opposition territory.

However, Toledo's Thompson is so fast he bursts through the line of defensive players (who were meant to block his path!) that the ball hardly has time to leave King's boot before Thompson grabs it, and scores a very short, very unusual punt-return touchdown.

"That's one way to score a touchdown," BCSN tweeted. Thompson's play came early in the first quarter, and it didn't get much better for VMI, as the Rockets coasted to a 66-3 win.

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The clip had clocked by more than four million views by the time of writing.

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