On November 25, 1951, Dub Jones scored six touchdowns for the Cleveland Browns against the Chicago Bears. While others have tied it, no one has surpassed that mark ever since that fateful day.
Played in the cavernous confines of Cleveland's Municipal Stadium, the game remained scoreless in the first quarter, but everything changed in the second. First, Jones ran it in from the two, then he caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from Otto Graham. Jones opened up the second half with a 12-yard touchdown run, giving his team a 21-point advantage.
However, the Bears refused to go down without a fight as George Gulyanics ran it in from the three on the ensuing drive. Unfazed, Dub Jones finished off the Browns next drive with a 27-yard touchdown run. He finished off his day with back-to-back touchdowns of 43 yards, one on the ground and the next another pass from Graham. The Browns ultimately won 42-21.
All told, Dub Jones ran nine times for 116 yards and four touchdowns while catching three passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns. The record has stood ever since.