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Big Ten Conference Career Leaders and Records for Punt Returns

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Since 1976

Rank Player Ret From To Last School
1.Steve Breaston* 127 2003 2006 Michigan
2.Peter Marciano* 121 1986 1989 Iowa
3.Bruce Branch 109 1998 2001 Penn State
4.Jim Leonhard* 105 2002 2004 Wisconsin
5.David Boston* 98 1996 1998 Ohio State
6.Brian Musso* 96 1994 1997 Northwestern
7.Eugene Wilson* 92 1999 2002 Illinois
8.Darryl Usher 91 1983 1987 Illinois
9.Tim Wilbur* 90 1978 1982 Indiana
10.Garcia Lane* 89 1981 1983 Ohio State
11.Calvin Lowry* 86 2002 2005 Penn State
12.Gari Scott* 84 1996 1999 Michigan State
13.Nick Davis* 83 1998 2001 Wisconsin
14.Tony Buford* 81 1985 1988 Indiana
15.Ziehl Kavanaght* 80 2000 2003 Michigan State
16.Anthony Carter* 79 1979 1982 Michigan
17.Ray Small* 78 2006 2009 Ohio State
18.Harold Jasper* 76 1991 1994 Iowa
19.Ernest Calloway 75 1990 1992 Purdue
 Anthony Chambers* 75 2002 2003 Purdue
 Robert Smith* 75 1983 1986 Iowa
22.E.B. Halsey 74 2003 2006 Illinois
 Ibrahim Halsey 74 2003 2006 Illinois
24.David Gilreath* 73 2007 2010 Wisconsin
 Mike Guess* 73 1976 1979 Ohio State
26.Thad McFadden* 72 1980 1984 Wisconsin
27.Bobby Morse* 70 1983 1986 Michigan State
28.Troy Vincent 68 1988 1991 Wisconsin
29.Tim Dwight 67 1994 1997 Iowa
 Tripp Welborne* 67 1987 1990 Michigan
31.Bobby Engram 66 1991 1995 Penn State
 Derrick Williams* 66 2005 2008 Penn State
33.Keshawn Martin* 65 2008 2011 Michigan State
 Scott McGowan* 65 1989 1992 Indiana
35.Andy Brodell* 64 2005 2008 Iowa
 Ted Ginn Jr.* 64 2004 2006 Ohio State
37.Todd Krumm* 63 1984 1987 Michigan State
38.Ed Hinkel* 62 2002 2005 Iowa
39.Derrick Mason* 61 1993 1996 Michigan State
40.Chris Gamble* 60 2001 2003 Ohio State
41.Vinny Sutherland* 59 1997 2000 Purdue
42.Nate Clements* 58 1998 2000 Ohio State
43.Scott Craig* 57 1980 1982 Purdue
 Everett Ross* 57 1985 1987 Ohio State
 Gary Voelker 57 1992 1993 Illinois
46.Jared Abbrederis* 55 2010 2013 Wisconsin
 John Kolesar* 55 1985 1988 Michigan
48.Rodney Heath 52 1993 1996 Minnesota
 Jalin Marshall* 52 2014 2015 Ohio State
50.Chris Gaiters 51 1987 1989 Minnesota