The shortest punt in NFL history was recorded in a 2011 game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets. In the second quarter of the game, the Patriots punter, Zoltan Mesko, attempted a punt that traveled just 9 yards before the ball was downed. This was the shortest punt ever recorded in NFL history and was the first punt ever attempted by Mesko in the NFL.
The short punt was a result of a muffed snap from the Patriots long-snapper, Danny Aiken, which led to the Jets’ defense gaining good field position. Mesko was unable to get a good punt off due to the pressure from the Jets defenders. The end result was a punt that was just 9 yards in length, which is the shortest punt ever recorded in NFL history.
This wasn’t the only time a short punt has been recorded in the NFL. In 2009, the San Francisco 49ers punter, Andy Lee, attempted a punt that traveled just 11 yards. This was the second shortest punt in NFL history, and it was ultimately blocked by the Seattle Seahawks defense.
The shortest punt in NFL history is a testament to how important the punter’s job is on a football team. Even if the punt only travels a short distance, it can still have a huge impact on the outcome of a game. Punters need to be able to make the most of their punts, even if they are not able to get the ball to travel the full distance. The shortest punt in NFL history is a reminder of the importance of the punter’s role on a football team.