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Career Leaders and Records for Interception Return Yards

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Since 1976

Rank Player Yds From To Last School
1.Terrell Buckley 501 1989 1991 Florida State
2.Eric Berry* 494 2007 2009 Tennessee
3.Jamar Fletcher* 459 1998 2000 Wisconsin
4.Tracy Saul 425 1989 1992 Texas Tech
5.Tracy Porter* 413 2004 2007 Indiana
6.Quintin Demps* 404 2004 2007 Texas-El Paso
7.Derrick Strait* 397 2000 2003 Oklahoma
8.John Talley 395 2003 2006 Duke
9.Tyler Sash* 392 2008 2010 Iowa
10.Ken Thomas* 391 1979 1982 San Jose State
11.Ed Reed 389 1998 2001 Miami (FL)
12.Ron Irving 384 1976 1978 Louisiana-Lafayette
13.Kenny Wheaton* 380 1994 1996 Oregon
14.Kevin Byard* 377 2012 2015 Middle Tennessee State
 Lee Miller 377 1981 1983 Cal State Fullerton
16.Aaron Beasley* 367 1992 1995 West Virginia
17.Ahmad Black* 362 2007 2010 Florida
18.Ron Carpenter 361 1989 1992 Miami (OH)
19.Clint Harris 360 1980 1983 East Carolina
 Tim Wilbur* 360 1978 1982 Indiana
21.Kendric Burney* 358 2007 2010 North Carolina
22.Blair Burns* 357 2011 2014 Wyoming
 Alterraun Verner* 357 2006 2009 UCLA
24.Deltha O'Neal* 356 1996 1999 California
25.Ricky Parker 355 1993 1996 San Diego State
26.Rod Smith 353 1987 1989 Oklahoma State
27.Dan Dawson 352 1998 2001 Rice
28.Ashley Lee 351 1980 1984 Virginia Tech
29.Antoine Cason 349 2004 2007 Arizona
30.Daymeion Hughes* 344 2003 2006 California
31.Ray Jackson 336 1992 1995 Colorado State
32.Ricardo Allen* 334 2010 2013 Purdue
33.Harold Lusk 333 1993 1996 Utah
 Jeff Nixon 333 1976 1978 Richmond
35.Kevin Thomas 327 1999 2001 Nevada-Las Vegas
36.Johnny Jackson 325 1986 1988 Houston
37.Nathan LaDuke* 324 1987 1990 Arizona State
38.Aqib Talib* 322 2005 2007 Kansas
39.Johnthan Banks* 320 2009 2012 Mississippi State
40.Davon House 319 2007 2010 New Mexico State
41.Jason David* 318 2001 2003 Washington State
42.Eric Turner* 315 1987 1990 UCLA
43.Rod Webster 312 1984 1987 Fresno State
44.Tyrell Johnson* 309 2004 2007 Arkansas State
45.Mark Moore* 307 1983 1986 Oklahoma State
46.Sean Taylor* 306 2002 2003 Miami (FL)
47.Bennie Blades 305 1985 1987 Miami (FL)
 Richard Marshall* 305 2003 2005 Fresno State
49.Scott Woerner 303 1977 1980 Georgia
50.Jordan Ozerities* 302 2010 2014 Central Florida
51.Ed Reynolds* 301 2010 2013 Stanford
52.Darren Perry 299 1988 1991 Penn State
 Xavier Woods* 299 2013 2015 Louisiana Tech
54.Jaime Mendez 298 1990 1993 Kansas State
55.Mark McCants 297 1977 1980 Temple
56.Pat Chester 296 1978 1982 Virginia
 Mike Mickens* 296 2005 2008 Cincinnati
 Troy Nolan* 296 2007 2008 Arizona State
 Tom Rotello 296 1983 1986 Air Force
60.Gerald Jones 294 2002 2003 San Jose State
61.Rashad Bauman* 293 1997 2001 Oregon
 Bacarri Rambo* 293 2009 2012 Georgia
63.Ronnie Lott* 291 1978 1980 Southern California
 Jermaine Robinson* 291 2009 2012 Toledo
 Trey Wilson* 291 2009 2012 Vanderbilt
66.Spencer Havner* 290 2002 2005 UCLA
67.Adrian McDonald* 289 2012 2015 Houston
 Kevin Smith 289 1988 1991 Texas A&M
69.Nick Hawthrone* 288 2003 2006 Nevada
 Bill Houston 288 1982 1983 Rutgers
71.David Amerson* 287 2010 2012 North Carolina State
 Deion Sanders 287 1985 1988 Florida State
73.Fred Weary 286 1994 1997 Florida
74.Joe Kellogg 285 1984 1987 Central Michigan
75.Sean Lumpkin 283 1988 1991 Minnesota
76.Darrent Williams* 282 2001 2004 Oklahoma State
77.Aaron Curry* 278 2005 2008 Wake Forest
 Victor Harris* 278 2005 2008 Virginia Tech
79.Perry Carter 277 1990 1993 Southern Mississippi
80.Ishmael Adams* 276 2012 2015 UCLA
 Darrol Ray* 276 1977 1979 Oklahoma
 Rod Woodson* 276 1983 1986 Purdue
83.Robert Blackmon 275 1987 1989 Baylor
84.Morris Claiborne* 274 2009 2011 Louisiana State
 Falanda Newton 274 1986 1988 Texas Christian
86.Shawun Lurry* 273 2014 2015 Northern Illinois
87.Rickey Dixon* 272 1984 1987 Oklahoma
88.Lorenzo Doss* 271 2012 2014 Tulane
 Brian Robinson 271 1993 1994 Auburn
90.Anthony Bridges 270 1992 1993 Louisville
 Willie Pile* 270 2000 2002 Virginia Tech
 Craig Swoope 270 1982 1985 Illinois
93.Adrian Beasley* 269 1997 1999 Purdue
 Dominick Sanders* 269 2014 2015 Georgia
 Marty Tadman* 269 2004 2007 Boise State
 Alan Zemaitis* 269 2003 2005 Penn State
97.Phil Parker* 267 1982 1985 Michigan State
 Keith Spann 267 1994 1996 Memphis
99.Bob Jury* 266 1976 1977 Pittsburgh
 Tom Pridemore 266 1976 1977 West Virginia
101.Ron Cortell 265 1985 1988 Colorado State
 Jeff Griffin 265 1978 1980 Utah
 Greg James 265 2006 2009 Louisiana-Monroe
 A.J. Klein* 265 2009 2012 Iowa State
 Walter McFadden* 265 2006 2009 Auburn
 Shawn Vincent 265 1988 1990 Akron
107.Martin Bayless 264 1980 1983 Bowling Green State
 Willie Clay 264 1988 1991 Georgia Tech
 Eric Green* 264 2000 2004 Virginia Tech
 Craig Steltz* 264 2005 2007 Louisiana State
111.Jocelyn Borgella 263 1991 1993 Cincinnati
 Anthony Gaitor* 263 2007 2010 Florida International
 Mark Roman 263 1996 1999 Louisiana State
114.Joe Burnett* 262 2005 2008 Central Florida
 Jerry Robinson* 262 1975 1978 UCLA
 Rex Varn* 262 1977 1979 Clemson
117.Chris Carter 261 1993 1996 Texas
 Shaun Lewis* 261 2010 2013 Oklahoma State
 Quayshawn Nealy* 261 2011 2014 Georgia Tech
 Scott Nelson* 261 1990 1993 Wisconsin
 Dwight Smith 261 1997 2000 Akron
122.Toi Cook* 260 1984 1986 Stanford
 Greg Jackson 260 1986 1988 Louisiana State
 Keiwan Ratliff* 260 2000 2003 Florida
 Dave Williams 260 1980 1982 Miami (OH)
126.Kerry Valrie 257 1987 1990 Southern Mississippi
127.Eric Allen* 256 1984 1987 Arizona State
 Dave Duerson 256 1979 1982 Notre Dame
 Richie Wright* 256 1986 1988 Texas-El Paso
130.Glenn Verrette 255 1977 1979 Holy Cross
 Brett Whitley 255 1984 1987 Northwestern
132.Leo Barnes 254 1998 2000 Southern Mississippi
 Chad Reese* 254 2011 2013 Wyoming
 Alphonso Smith* 254 2005 2008 Wake Forest
135.Ralph Brown 253 1996 1999 Nebraska
 Darryl Lewis 253 1987 1990 Arizona
137.Jay Baker 252 1996 1998 Miami (OH)
138.Jim Leonhard* 251 2002 2004 Wisconsin
139.James Ferebee 250 1978 1981 New Mexico State
 Mike Newton* 250 2006 2009 Buffalo
 Orlando Watters 250 1991 1993 Arkansas
142.Hayden Greenbauer* 249 2011 2014 Southern Methodist
143.Eddie Jackson* 248 2013 2015 Alabama
144.Isaiah Lewis* 247 2010 2013 Michigan State
 Johnell Neal* 247 2005 2008 Central Florida
146.Marcus Coleman 246 1992 1995 Texas Tech
 Deon Grant 246 1998 1999 Tennessee
 Marcus Turner* 246 1985 1988 UCLA
149.Gerod Holliman* 245 2012 2014 Louisville
 Ricky Manning* 245 1999 2002 UCLA
 Willie Smith 245 1994 1995 Louisiana Tech
152.Keion Carpenter 244 1995 1998 Virginia Tech
 Ken Swilling 244 1988 1991 Georgia Tech
154.Crezdon Butler* 243 2006 2009 Clemson
 Michael Hamlin* 243 2005 2008 Clemson
 Medford Moorer* 243 2001 2003 Colorado
 Jordan Poyer* 243 2009 2012 Oregon State
 Rayshun Reed 243 2001 2003 Troy
159.Greg Evans 242 1990 1993 Texas Christian
 Melvin Marshall 242 1982 1985 Bowling Green State
 Bo McNally* 242 2006 2009 Stanford
162.Chuck Cecil 241 1985 1987 Arizona
 Quincy LeJay 241 1998 1999 Hawaii
 P.J. Mahone* 241 2006 2009 Bowling Green State
 Derek Pegues* 241 2005 2008 Mississippi State
166.Patrick Hinton* 240 1987 1990 South Carolina
 Craig Rutledge* 240 1984 1986 UCLA
168.Bennie Alexander 239 1998 2000 Florida
 Michael Jameson 239 1999 2000 Texas A&M
170.Loyce Means* 238 2007 2010 Houston
 Alex Wujciak* 238 2008 2010 Maryland
172.Tom Knight 237 1992 1996 Iowa
 Bobby McCain* 237 2011 2014 Memphis
 Jason Moore 237 1994 1997 San Diego State
 Antuan Simmons* 237 1997 2001 Southern California
 C.J. Wilson* 237 2005 2008 Western Michigan
177.Koby McKinnon* 236 2004 2007 Arkansas State
 Tommie Smith 236 1989 1992 Washington
 Tony Thurman* 236 1981 1984 Boston College
180.Phillip Buchanon 235 2000 2001 Miami (FL)
 Boseko Lokombo* 235 2010 2013 Oregon
 Sam Madison 235 1993 1996 Louisville
 Corey Small 235 2005 2008 Florida Atlantic
184.Anthony Scirrotto* 234 2005 2008 Penn State
 Chris Shelling 234 1992 1994 Auburn
186.Tra'Mayne Bondurant* 233 2011 2014 Arizona
 Boyd Cowan 233 1986 1988 Texas Tech
 Steve Lawrence 233 1983 1986 Notre Dame
 Tory Nixon 233 1983 1984 San Diego State
190.Anthony Floyd* 232 1999 2002 Louisville
 Dexter McCoil* 232 2009 2012 Tulsa
 Calvin Munson* 232 2013 2015 San Diego State
 David Thomas 232 1991 1994 Miami (OH)
 Anthony Young 232 1981 1984 Temple
195.Kevin Arbet* 231 1999 2004 Southern California
 Erick Dargan* 231 2011 2014 Oregon
 Wes Hopkins 231 1979 1982 Southern Methodist
 Richard Torres* 231 2008 2011 Hawaii
 Deunta Williams* 231 2007 2010 North Carolina
200.Johnny Adams* 230 2008 2012 Michigan State
201.Robert Davis 229 1990 1993 Vanderbilt
 D.J. Hayden* 229 2011 2012 Houston
 Antonio Langham 229 1990 1993 Alabama
 Tim Mcdonald* 229 1983 1986 Southern California
 Janssen Patton* 229 2000 2003 Bowling Green State
 Glenn Rogers, Jr. 229 1988 1990 Memphis
 Steve Williams* 229 1984 1988 Boston College
208.Greg Grandison 228 1991 1992 East Carolina
 Tanner Miller* 228 2010 2013 Iowa
210.Larry Atkins* 227 1997 1998 UCLA
 Ron Coccimiglio* 227 1978 1980 California
 Lynaris Elpheage* 227 2000 2002 Tulane
 Richard Palmer 227 1991 1993 Eastern Michigan
214.Greg Hill 226 1979 1982 Oklahoma State
215.Reggie Corner* 225 2004 2007 Akron
 Rocky Delgadillo 225 1980 1981 Harvard
 Stanley Franks 225 2006 2007 Idaho
 Dennis Smith* 225 1977 1980 Southern California
 Wonderful Terry* 225 2014 2015 Western Kentucky
220.Richard Leonard* 224 2011 2015 Florida International
 Anthony Washington 224 1977 1978 California
222.Lamont Thompson* 223 1997 2001 Washington State
 Erroll Tucker 223 1984 1985 Utah
224.Van Eskridge* 222 2006 2009 East Carolina
 Money Hunter* 222 2013 2015 Arkansas State
 Adrian James* 222 2010 2014 Texas-El Paso
 Maurice Sikes* 222 2001 2003 Miami (FL)
 D.J. Walker 222 1999 2002 Texas-El Paso
 Aaron Webster* 222 2006 2009 Cincinnati
230.Tay Cody 221 1997 2000 Florida State
 Greg Long 221 1979 1981 Kentucky
 Ken Luckett 221 1982 1985 Western Michigan
 John Simmons 221 1977 1980 Southern Methodist
234.Ruben Harper 220 1987 1988 Pacific
 Zack Sanchez* 220 2013 2015 Oklahoma
 Donald Strickland* 220 2001 2002 Colorado
237.Anthony Derricks 219 1996 1998 Mississippi State
 Carlton Gray* 219 1989 1992 UCLA
 Cornelius Price 219 1988 1989 Houston
 Vann Washington* 219 1993 1995 West Virginia
 Trae Williams* 219 2004 2007 South Florida
242.David Brown* 218 1986 1989 Ohio State
 Johnny Ray Smith 218 1977 1980 Lamar
244.Brad Quast* 217 1986 1989 Iowa
 Bradley Robinson* 217 2004 2007 Middle Tennessee State
 Derek Ross* 217 1998 2001 Ohio State
 Tony Williams 217 1987 1988 Cal State Fullerton
248.Jason Belser 216 1989 1991 Oklahoma
 Gerald Hall 216 1976 1978 East Carolina
 Reshard Langford* 216 2005 2008 Vanderbilt
 Justin Phinisee* 216 2002 2005 Oregon
 Dennis Price* 216 1984 1987 UCLA
 Brendan Smith* 216 2005 2009 Northwestern