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Independent Career Leaders and Records for Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

  • Minimum 50 kick returns.
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Since 1976

Rank Player Avg From To Last School
1.Anthony Collins 26.19 1978 1980 East Carolina
2.Drew Hill 25.96 1975 1978 Georgia Tech
3.Adam Hine* 25.64 2013 2015 Brigham Young
4.Tony Lane* 24.68 2001 2003 Navy
5.Willie Drewery 24.57 1981 1984 West Virginia
6.Tony Collins 24.54 1977 1980 East Carolina
7.George Atkinson III* 24.27 2011 2013 Notre Dame
8.Dion Johnson 24.00 1990 1991 East Carolina
9.Corey Anderson 23.69 2004 2007 Army
10.Junior Robinson 23.66 1987 1989 East Carolina
11.Reggie Campbell* 23.52 2004 2007 Navy
12.Reggie McKinney 23.41 1985 1988 East Carolina
13.Tim Brown 23.38 1984 1987 Notre Dame
14.Keith Ross 23.33 1985 1988 Florida State
15.Darryl Tillman 23.32 1986 1989 Southern Mississippi
16.Julius Jones 23.31 1999 2003 Notre Dame
17.Raynard Brown* 23.30 1983 1986 South Carolina
18.Joe Redding 23.18 1985 1988 Louisiana-Lafayette
19.Aaron Bailey 23.16 1992 1993 Louisville
20.Armando Allen* 23.09 2007 2010 Notre Dame
21.Robert Brooks* 23.08 1988 1991 South Carolina
22.Jeff Liggon 23.07 1993 1996 Tulane
23.Jon Jeffries 23.02 1987 1991 Virginia Tech
24.Tim Frager 22.97 1987 1990 Boston College
25.Michael Pierce 22.95 1986 1989 Tulane
26.Kenny Gunn 22.80 1992 1995 Tulsa
27.Marcus Thomas* 22.48 2010 2013 Navy
28.Jesse Williams 22.44 1977 1980 Richmond
29.Brian Cobb 22.42 1984 1987 Rutgers
30.Nathan Johnson 22.34 1977 1980 Louisiana-Monroe
31.Napoleon McCallum 22.32 1981 1985 Navy
32.Keith Stephens 22.27 1986 1988 Louisville
33.Dondra Jolly 22.23 1993 1994 Army
34.Brian Jenkins 22.15 1990 1993 Cincinnati
35.Qadry Ismail 22.11 1989 1992 Syracuse
36.Jim Coates 22.10 1984 1987 Penn State
37.Harold Gayden 22.00 1982 1986 Syracuse
38.Eric Young 21.89 1985 1988 Rutgers
39.William Arnold 21.85 1987 1990 Memphis
40.Chad Davis 21.72 1991 1993 Army
41.Randal Hill 21.65 1987 1990 Miami (FL)
42.Mike Jefferson 21.49 1991 1994 Navy
43.Terrance Strickland 21.40 1988 1992 Tulane
44.Bob Thomas 21.33 1981 1984 Virginia Tech
45.Andrew Mott 21.30 1983 1986 Southern Mississippi
46.Jason Jacoby 21.02 1994 1997 Tulsa
47.J.C. Penny 20.92 1984 1986 Miami (FL)
48.Mike Palys 20.92 1985 1988 Temple
49.Fulton Walker 20.90 1977 1980 West Virginia
50.Walter Wilson 20.84 1986 1989 East Carolina