WATCH: Texans CB Tremon Smith returns kickoff for 98-yard touchdown

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The Houston Texans had a boon occur on special teams against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 15 at TIAA Bank Field.

Cornerback Tremon Smith returned a 98-yard touchdown to give the Texans a 14-3 lead over the Jaguars.

General manager Nick Caserio told Sports Radio 610 on Dec. 7 that Smith’s improvement throughout the season is why they wanted to extend his contract through the 2022 season.

“He has come in and he has improved relative to what he’s done in previous places,” Caserio said. He’s had different opportunities, whether it’s defensively or in the kicking games. So, we’ve been pretty open-minded. I talked about this in terms of signing different players at different points or extending players at different points. So, the thing about Tremon here in the opportunity. He’s improved.”

Smith’s return for a touchdown was the first time since Oct. 4, 2009, when Jacoby Jones did it that the Texans returned a kickoff for a touchdown.