While Ohio State alum Ted Ginn hasn’t been nearly as dynamic as a wide receiver as he was with the Buckeyes, he’s been one of the league’s better kick/punt returners since being drafted ninth overall by the Dolphins in 2007.
Buckeye fans remember Ginn for his incredible kickoff return touchdown against the Florida Gators in the 2007 BCS National Championship game, and Ginn wowed the football world again last night, this time making the Ravens punt coverage team look like high school squad. ”For me to go out and do what I did today and give my team a spark – It’s just a blessing,” Ginn told reporters after the game. “Nine times out of 10 when you make that first guy miss and your guys are blocking up, you have a great opportunity.”
Ginn’s return was also historic in that it was part of a scoring effort where the Panthers became the first team in league history to score 30 or more points without an offensive touchdown. Three defensive touchdowns and two field goals from Graham Gano would combine with Ginn’s return to give the Panthers the 34-27 victory over Baltimore.
Unfortunately, we’re unable to embed the video into this post due to NFL.com’s constraints, but here’s a link where you can view it on the official site of the Panthers.
We’ll be previewing what the Buckeyes’ 2013 special teams situation looks like next week as part of our positional previews series leading up to next Saturday’s season opener against Buffalo. Be sure to stay tuned as we provide you coverage leading up to opening kickoff on August 31.