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Marcus Sherels Sets New Minnesota Vikings Punt Return Record

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With his 65-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings' punt returner/cornerback Marcus Sherels carved his own niche in the team's record book.

The return against the Bears was the third punt return for a touchdown of Sherels' career, giving him sole possession of the team record that he had shared with Mewelde Moore and David Palmer.

Sherels' first punt return for a touchdown came in the Vikings' 20-13 victory over the Detroit Lions back on 30 September 2012. That one was a 77-yarder. He also had one against the New York Giants on 21 October 2013 (aka "The Josh Freeman Game"). That one went for 86 yards. All three of Sherels' returns for scores have come in road contests.

Congratulations to Marcus Sherels on setting a new all-time Minnesota Vikings record for punt return touchdowns. He's a hometown guy, and we know how hard the guy works. It's nice to see him get his hands on a record that, if history is any indication, will stand for a long time.