It's impossible to score a touchdown of more than 109 yards. Lake Elsinore (Ca.) Temescal Canyon High defensive back Jacob Zinda should know; he scored from that far, and he couldn't have gone any farther back.
Zinda became the first player of the 2013 campaign to return a football from the very back of the end zone for a touchdown. In Zinda's case, the senior was bringing back an interception of a Riverside (Ca.) Norte Vista High pass, one of two that he corralled in the game.
The highlight is something to behold, even if Zinda's heroics were less dramatic than other 109-yarders past have been.
Still, Zinda's feat might be even more special for one very quirky reason: The touchdown served as the only points that Temescal Canyon scored all night and, as reported by USA Today, it came on his birthday.
A 109-yard touchdown return for a birthday present? Yes please.
Only time will determine if other follow in Zinda's footsteps with a full-field return this year, but one thing is almost certain: They're probably not going to do it while celebrating their birthday.
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