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Independent Career Leaders and Records for Punt Return Yards

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Since 1976

Rank Player Yds From To Last School
1.Deion Sanders 1429 1985 1988 Florida State
2.Andrew Mott 1280 1983 1986 Southern Mississippi
3.Willie Drewery 1067 1981 1984 West Virginia
4.O.J. McDuffie 1059 1988 1992 Penn State
5.Deandrew Rubin 1049 2000 2002 South Florida
6.Kelvin Martin* 1012 1983 1986 Boston College
7.Terrell Buckley 1000 1989 1991 Florida State
8.Tom Flynn* 983 1980 1983 Pittsburgh
9.Ricky Floyd 908 1978 1981 Southern Mississippi
10.Tony Smith 897 1989 1991 Southern Mississippi
11.Scott Schwedes 876 1983 1986 Syracuse
12.Dave Duerson 869 1979 1982 Notre Dame
13.James Henry 865 1986 1988 Southern Mississippi
14.Napoleon McCallum 858 1981 1985 Navy
15.John Ludlow 837 1979 1982 Virginia Tech
16.Louis Lipps 827 1980 1983 Southern Mississippi
17.Frank Cassano 820 1987 1990 Tulsa
18.Tom Zbikowski* 757 2004 2007 Notre Dame
19.Billy Myers 750 1984 1987 Virginia Tech
20.Vontez Duff* 725 2000 2003 Notre Dame
21.J.D. Falslev* 720 2010 2013 Brigham Young
 Ryan Roskelly 720 1994 1995 Memphis
23.Anthony Young 715 1981 1984 Temple
24.Fulton Walker 675 1977 1980 West Virginia
25.Kevin Baugh 671 1980 1983 Penn State
26.Gerald Hall 665 1976 1978 East Carolina
27.Jim Coates 650 1984 1987 Penn State
28.Ed Koban 645 1980 1983 Syracuse
29.Teryl Austin* 640 1984 1987 Pittsburgh
30.Jo Jo Heath* 634 1976 1979 Pittsburgh
31.Alonzo Hampton 607 1988 1989 Pittsburgh
32.Jeremy Trimble 605 2004 2007 Army
33.Jerry Dunlap* 599 1983 1985 South Carolina
34.Joey Getherall* 598 1997 2000 Notre Dame
35.Reggie Reginelli 568 1979 1982 Tulane
36.Todd Scott 558 1987 1990 Louisiana-Lafayette
37.Brett Perriman 550 1984 1987 Miami (FL)
38.Jason Tomlinson* 513 2003 2006 Navy
39.Ricky Watters 502 1987 1990 Notre Dame
40.Michael Timpson 501 1985 1988 Penn State
41.Hansford Johnson 500 1999 2001 Middle Tennessee State
42.Lucious Foster 487 1996 1998 Alabama-Birmingham
43.Keith Stephens 485 1986 1988 Louisville
44.Wesley Carroll 484 1989 1990 Miami (FL)
45.Tim Brown 476 1984 1987 Notre Dame
46.Gary Henry 463 1978 1982 Florida State
47.Mike Guman 457 1976 1979 Penn State
48.Troy Wilson 450 1983 1986 Notre Dame
49.Henry Jenkins 449 1976 1976 Rutgers
50.Carl Platt* 448 1987 1990 South Carolina