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Single Season Leaders and Records for Interception Return Yards

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Since 1976

Rank Player Yds Season School
1.Ed Reynolds* 301 2012 Stanford
2.Deltha O'Neal 280 1999 California
3.Shawun Lurry 273 2015 Northern Illinois
4.Eric Berry 265 2008 Tennessee
5.Nathan LaDuke 255 1990 Arizona State
6.Gerod Holliman* 245 2014 Louisville
7.Terrell Buckley 238 1991 Florida State
8.Lee Miller 233 1983 Cal State Fullerton
9.Eddie Jackson 230 2015 Alabama
 Xavier Woods* 230 2014 Louisiana Tech
11.Ron Irving 227 1977 Louisiana-Lafayette
12.Aaron Curry* 226 2007 Wake Forest
13.Anthony Washington 224 1978 California
14.Tory Nixon 223 1984 San Diego State
15.Eric Berry* 222 2007 Tennessee
16.Quintin Demps 220 2007 Texas-El Paso
 P.J. Mahone* 220 2007 Bowling Green State
 Stanley Franks 220 2006 Idaho
19.Jay Baker 219 1998 Miami (OH)
 Richard Palmer 219 1991 Eastern Michigan
 Terrell Buckley 219 1990 Florida State
 Greg Jackson 219 1988 Louisiana State
23.Johnny Jackson 218 1987 Houston
24.Tony Williams 217 1988 Cal State Fullerton
25.Erroll Tucker 215 1985 Utah
26.Rickey Dixon 214 1987 Oklahoma
27.Kevin Thomas 213 2001 Nevada-Las Vegas
28.Dwight Smith 208 2000 Akron
29.Alan Zemaitis 207 2003 Penn State
30.Justin Phinisee* 206 2005 Oregon
 Ed Reed 206 2001 Miami (FL)
 Dan Dawson 206 2000 Rice
33.Dominick Sanders 205 2015 Georgia
 David Amerson* 205 2011 North Carolina State
 Richard Marshall* 205 2004 Fresno State
36.Tyler Sash* 203 2009 Iowa
 Phil Parker 203 1983 Michigan State
38.Brett Whitley 202 1987 Northwestern
39.Kendric Burney* 200 2009 North Carolina
 Tay Cody 200 2000 Florida State
 Ken Swilling 200 1989 Georgia Tech
42.Ricky Parker 199 1995 San Diego State
43.Ron Carpenter 197 1991 Miami (OH)
 Reggie Pinkney 197 1976 East Carolina
45.Pat Dennis 196 1998 Louisiana-Monroe
46.Aqib Talib* 195 2007 Kansas
47.Derek Ross 194 2001 Ohio State
48.Cedric Donaldson 192 1997 Louisiana State
 Darryl Lewis 192 1990 Arizona
50.Ahmad Black* 191 2008 Florida
 Shawn Vincent 191 1990 Akron
52.Daniel Bullocks 187 2004 Nebraska
53.Jamaal Brimmer 186 2003 Nevada-Las Vegas
 Donald Strickland* 186 2002 Colorado
 Teryl Austin 186 1985 Pittsburgh
56.Lorenzo Doss* 185 2013 Tulane
 Orlando Watters 185 1993 Arkansas
 Eric Allen* 185 1987 Arizona State
59.Sean Taylor* 184 2003 Miami (FL)
 Mikal Smith 184 1996 Arizona
 Harold Lusk 184 1994 Utah
 Anthony Bridges 184 1993 Louisville
63.Trey Wilson* 182 2012 Vanderbilt
 Keiwan Ratliff* 182 2003 Florida
 Frank Staine-Pyne 182 1997 Air Force
 Ashley Lee 182 1983 Virginia Tech
67.Willie Smith 180 1994 Louisiana Tech
 Cornelius Price 180 1989 Houston
69.Jamar Fletcher 179 2000 Wisconsin
 Lito Sheppard 179 2000 Florida
71.Gerald Jones 178 2003 San Jose State
72.Bobby Walker* 177 2002 Kansas State
73.Marty Tadman* 176 2006 Boise State
 Hyrum Peters* 176 2002 Hawaii
 Harold Hicks 176 1986 San Diego State
 Mark Moore* 176 1985 Oklahoma State
 Greg Long 176 1981 Kentucky
78.Anthony Gaitor 175 2008 Florida International
 Derrick Strait* 175 2002 Oklahoma
80.Jerell Norton* 174 2007 Arkansas
 Jerry Parks 174 1990 Houston
82.Morris Claiborne* 173 2011 Louisiana State
83.John Talley 172 2004 Duke
 Vann Washington* 172 1994 West Virginia
 Rod Smith 172 1987 Oklahoma State
86.D.J. Hayden 171 2012 Houston
 Ahmad Black* 171 2010 Florida
 Davon House 171 2007 New Mexico State
 Willie Pile* 171 2002 Virginia Tech
 Aaron Beasley 171 1995 West Virginia
 Jocelyn Borgella 171 1992 Cincinnati
 Jeff Nixon 171 1978 Richmond
 Bob Jury* 171 1977 Pittsburgh
94.William Likely* 170 2014 Maryland
 Ruben Harper 170 1987 Pacific
96.Blake Countess* 169 2013 Michigan
 Adrian Beasley* 169 1999 Purdue
 Chris Shelling 169 1993 Auburn
99.Chris White 168 1985 Tennessee
100.Kevin Byard 167 2012 Middle Tennessee State
 Troy Nolan 167 2008 Arizona State
 Deon Grant 167 1999 Tennessee
 Chris Middleton 167 1979 Texas-Arlington
 Tim Wilbur* 167 1979 Indiana