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Southland Conference Career Leaders and Records for Punt Return Yards

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From 1976 to 1981

Rank Player Yds From To Last School
1.Don DeLeo 546 1979 1981 Texas-Arlington
2.Richard Ellender* 524 1975 1978 McNeese State
3.Larry Anderson 441 1977 1977 Louisiana Tech
4.Johnny Ray Smith 440 1977 1980 Lamar
5.Nat Durant 394 1975 1978 Louisiana-Lafayette
6.Steve Hanschen 324 1976 1979 Arkansas State
7.Howard Robinson 283 1976 1979 Lamar
8.Derrick Batiste* 244 1980 1981 McNeese State
9.Guy Davis 209 1978 1978 Texas-Arlington
10.Rodney Smith 201 1977 1980 Louisiana-Lafayette
11.Mike Guadagnolo 195 1977 1977 Texas-Arlington
12.Don Gordon 191 1977 1978 Lamar
13.Mack Scott 187 1979 1981 Louisiana-Lafayette
14.Robert Davenport* 178 1979 1981 McNeese State
15.Roy Williams 174 1974 1976 Louisiana-Lafayette
16.Mike Dellocono 167 1980 1981 Louisiana Tech
17.Scooter Spruiell 165 1977 1978 Louisiana Tech
18.Theron McClendon* 150 1978 1981 McNeese State
19.Jerry McKenna 146 1977 1979 Arkansas State
20.Keith Weaver 136 1981 1981 Arkansas State
21.Ronnie Williams 123 1981 1981 Louisiana Tech
22.Benny McGinnis 99 1979 1981 Arkansas State
23.Mike Conant 91 1979 1979 Louisiana Tech
24.Ron Vernasco 83 1978 1978 Louisiana Tech
25.Kurt Phoenix 82 1977 1979 Lamar
26.David Booker 70 1979 1979 Lamar
27.Joe Cormier 66 1981 1981 Lamar
28.Zack Jones 65 1977 1979 Louisiana Tech
29.David Hunt 59 1981 1981 Texas-Arlington
30.Stacy Price 42 1981 1981 Arkansas State
31.Andre Young 41 1979 1981 Louisiana Tech
32.Kevin Sigue 39 1979 1980 Louisiana-Lafayette
 Leonard Smith* 39 1980 1981 McNeese State
34.Willie Allen 38 1978 2016 Louisiana-Lafayette
 Mike Smith* 38 1979 1980 McNeese State
36.Jackie Harris 35 1980 2016 Lamar
37.Lanston Fall 33 1977 1977 Lamar
38.Earl Thaxton 31 1980 1980 Louisiana Tech
39.Chester Chism 28 1980 1981 Arkansas State
40.Preston Lanier* 27 1976 1977 McNeese State
 Bill Schneider 27 1977 1978 Louisiana Tech
42.Tommy Griffiths 21 1977 1977 Lamar
43.Clevon Johnson 19 1979 1980 Arkansas State
44.Darryl Smith 17 1979 1981 Lamar
45.Bill Bradshaw 16 1977 1977 Texas-Arlington
46.David Pingston 15 1978 1981 Louisiana-Lafayette
 Paul Skendrovic 15 1979 1979 Texas-Arlington
48.Chuck Edwards 14 1978 1978 Louisiana Tech
 Bryan Hicks* 14 1976 1979 McNeese State
 Gerald Joseph 14 1976 1978 Louisiana-Lafayette
 Ronnie Paggett 14 1978 1978 Louisiana Tech