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Big Ten Conference Career Leaders and Records for Punt Return Yards

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Since 1976

Rank Player Yds From To Last School
1.Steve Breaston* 1599 2003 2006 Michigan
2.Jim Leonhard* 1347 2002 2004 Wisconsin
3.Bruce Branch 1171 1998 2001 Penn State
4.Gari Scott* 1088 1996 1999 Michigan State
5.Brian Musso* 1074 1994 1997 Northwestern
6.Tim Dwight 1051 1994 1997 Iowa
7.Nick Davis* 1007 1998 2001 Wisconsin
8.David Boston* 959 1996 1998 Ohio State
9.Anthony Carter* 907 1979 1982 Michigan
10.Ted Ginn Jr.* 900 2004 2006 Ohio State
11.Garcia Lane* 895 1981 1983 Ohio State
12.Eugene Wilson* 887 1999 2002 Illinois
13.Calvin Lowry* 812 2002 2005 Penn State
14.Ray Small* 790 2006 2009 Ohio State
15.Anthony Chambers* 780 2002 2003 Purdue
16.Troy Vincent 773 1988 1991 Wisconsin
 Tripp Welborne* 773 1987 1990 Michigan
18.Darryl Usher 762 1983 1987 Illinois
19.Mike Guess* 751 1976 1979 Ohio State
20.Peter Marciano* 746 1986 1989 Iowa
21.Bobby Engram 736 1991 1995 Penn State
22.Andy Brodell* 735 2005 2008 Iowa
23.Thad McFadden* 731 1980 1984 Wisconsin
24.Derrick Williams* 724 2005 2008 Penn State
25.David Gilreath* 721 2007 2010 Wisconsin
 Tim Wilbur* 721 1978 1982 Indiana
27.Nate Clements* 695 1998 2000 Ohio State
 Ed Hinkel* 695 2002 2005 Iowa
29.Vinny Sutherland* 684 1997 2000 Purdue
30.Ernest Calloway 668 1990 1992 Purdue
31.Jalin Marshall* 662 2014 2015 Ohio State
32.Keshawn Martin* 659 2008 2011 Michigan State
33.William Likely* 644 2013 2015 Maryland
 Demornay Pierson-El 644 2014 2015 Nebraska
35.Tony Buford* 641 1985 1988 Indiana
36.Ziehl Kavanaght* 635 2000 2003 Michigan State
37.Derrick Mason* 620 1993 1996 Michigan State
38.Lee Gissendaner 606 1990 1993 Northwestern
39.Jared Abbrederis* 587 2010 2013 Wisconsin
40.Robert Smith* 560 1983 1986 Iowa
41.Bobby Morse* 557 1983 1986 Michigan State
42.Kahlil Hill* 556 1998 2001 Iowa
 Todd Krumm* 556 1984 1987 Michigan State
44.Tellis Redmon* 553 1999 2001 Minnesota
45.V'Angelo Bentley* 550 2012 2015 Illinois
46.Gary Voelker 547 1992 1993 Illinois
47.Chris Gaiters 541 1987 1989 Minnesota
48.Derrick Alexander* 535 1989 1993 Michigan
49.Harold Jasper* 532 1991 1994 Iowa
50.Jeff Graham* 531 1988 1990 Ohio State