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VIDEO: Desmon Richards' high school punt return one for ages

Some are calling it one of the greatest punt returns ever recorded. We'd love to see video evidence of a better one.

Desmon Richards, a senior running back and cornerback at Lakeside High School in Eufala, Ala., had a return for the ages under the lights last Friday. We won't waste words trying to describe; watch for yourself.

It was a 68-yard return that actually covered an estimated 125 yards after all the twists and turns and cut across the field. As it turned out, it was return to sender; the touchdown was nullified by a block-in-the-back penalty.

Richards, through three games, has rushed for 599 yards on just 43 carries (13.9 yards per carry). It seems the only that can stop him is himself. He was ejected from last week's game after throwing the ball at an opposing defender.

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