The Carolina Panthers have gone nearly a decade since they returned a punt for a touchdown in a regular season game.
Enter rookie Joe Adams, who hopes to cure all of that.
Adams was one of the premier punt returners in college football last season at Arkansas, returning four for touchdowns including one against Tennessee which has drawn more than 224,600 hits on You Tube.
Adams says, ''I'm the type of guy who can make things happen.''
And he's not only talking about returning punts.
Adams, a fourth-round draft pick last month by the Panthers, says he'd love to follow the path of new teammate Steve Smith, parlaying a successful start as an NFL returner into a productive career as a wide receiver.