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Single Season Leaders and Records for Interception Return Yards

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Since 2000

Rank Player Yds Season School
1.Ed Reynolds* 301 2012 Stanford
2.Eric Berry 265 2008 Tennessee
3.Gerod Holliman 245 2014 Louisville
4.Xavier Woods 230 2014 Louisiana Tech
5.Aaron Curry* 226 2007 Wake Forest
6.Eric Berry* 222 2007 Tennessee
7.Quintin Demps 220 2007 Texas-El Paso
 P.J. Mahone* 220 2007 Bowling Green State
 Stanley Franks 220 2006 Idaho
10.Kevin Thomas 213 2001 Nevada-Las Vegas
11.Dwight Smith 208 2000 Akron
12.Alan Zemaitis 207 2003 Penn State
13.David Amerson* 206 2011 North Carolina State
 Justin Phinisee* 206 2005 Oregon
 Ed Reed 206 2001 Miami (FL)
 Dan Dawson 206 2000 Rice
17.Richard Marshall* 205 2004 Fresno State
18.Tyler Sash* 203 2009 Iowa
19.Kendric Burney* 200 2009 North Carolina
 Tay Cody 200 2000 Florida State
21.Aqib Talib* 195 2007 Kansas
22.Derek Ross 194 2001 Ohio State
23.Ahmad Black* 191 2008 Florida
24.Daniel Bullocks 187 2004 Nebraska
25.Jamaal Brimmer 186 2003 Nevada-Las Vegas
 Donald Strickland* 186 2002 Colorado
27.Lorenzo Doss 185 2013 Tulane
28.Sean Taylor* 184 2003 Miami (FL)
29.Trey Wilson* 182 2012 Vanderbilt
 Deandre McDaniel* 182 2009 Clemson
 Keiwan Ratliff* 182 2003 Florida
32.Lito Sheppard 179 2000 Florida
33.Gerald Jones 178 2003 San Jose State
34.Bobby Walker* 177 2002 Kansas State
35.Marty Tadman* 176 2006 Boise State
 Hyrum Peters* 176 2002 Hawaii
37.Isaiah Newsome 175 2013 Louisiana-Monroe
 Anthony Gaitor 175 2008 Florida International
 Derrick Strait* 175 2002 Oklahoma
40.Jerell Norton* 174 2007 Arkansas
41.Morris Claiborne* 173 2011 Louisiana State
42.John Talley 172 2004 Duke
43.D.J. Hayden 171 2012 Houston
 Ahmad Black* 171 2010 Florida
 Davon House 171 2007 New Mexico State
 Willie Pile* 171 2002 Virginia Tech
47.William Likely 170 2014 Maryland
48.Blake Countess 169 2013 Michigan
49.Damante Horton 168 2013 Washington State
50.Kevin Byard 167 2012 Middle Tennessee State
 Troy Nolan 167 2008 Arizona State
52.Alphonso Smith* 166 2007 Wake Forest
 Eric Green* 166 2003 Virginia Tech
54.Antoine Cason 164 2007 Arizona
 Trae Williams* 164 2007 South Florida
56.Marcus King* 163 2005 Missouri
 Rayshun Reed 163 2001 Troy
58.Senquez Golson 162 2014 Mississippi
 J.T. Thatcher* 162 2000 Oklahoma
60.Diamond Ferri* 161 2004 Syracuse
61.Loyce Means* 160 2008 Houston
62.Kevin Byard 159 2013 Middle Tennessee State
 Johnell Neal* 159 2007 Central Florida
 Daymeion Hughes* 159 2005 California
 Jamar Fletcher 159 2000 Wisconsin
66.Conroy Black* 158 2011 Utah
 Alterraun Verner* 158 2009 UCLA
 Mike Mickens* 158 2008 Cincinnati
69.Bacarri Rambo* 157 2011 Georgia
 Marcellus Bowman* 157 2008 Boston College
 Phillip Buchanon 157 2001 Miami (FL)
72.Trimane Goddard* 156 2008 North Carolina
73.Jermaine Robinson* 155 2011 Toledo
 Nick Oppenneer 155 2009 Colorado State
75.Alden Darby* 154 2012 Arizona State
 Walter McFadden* 154 2009 Auburn
 Tra Battle* 154 2006 Georgia
 Josh Bullocks* 154 2003 Nebraska
79.Tavon Young 153 2014 Temple
 Blidi Wreh-Wilson* 153 2010 Connecticut
 Anthony Wright* 153 2009 Air Force
 Craig Steltz* 153 2007 Louisiana State
 Dion Byrum 153 2005 Ohio
84.Bene Benwikere* 152 2012 San Jose State
 Alex Wujciak 152 2009 Maryland
 Anthony Floyd 152 2000 Louisville
87.Sean Smith* 151 2008 Utah
88.Richard Torres 150 2011 Hawaii
 John Talley 150 2006 Duke
 Maurice Sikes* 150 2002 Miami (FL)
91.Brian Walker 149 2014 North Carolina
 Earl Thomas* 149 2009 Texas
 Paul Anderson* 149 2008 Boston College
94.Tim Wansley 148 2000 Georgia
95.Telvin Smith 147 2013 Florida State
 Tyler Sash* 147 2008 Iowa
 Jamie Silva* 147 2007 Boston College
 Jonas Rutledge 147 2001 Southern Methodist
99.Calvin Munson 146 2014 San Diego State
 Leon Wright 146 2009 Duke