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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 2013 Stanford
 Ed Reynolds* 301 2012 Stanford
3.Deltha O'Neal 280 1999 California
4.Shawun Lurry 273 2015 Northern Illinois
5.Eric Berry 265 2008 Tennessee
6.Nathan LaDuke 255 1990 Arizona State
7.Gerod Holliman* 245 2014 Louisville
8.Terrell Buckley 238 1991 Florida State
9.Lee Miller 233 1983 Cal State Fullerton
10.Eddie Jackson 230 2015 Alabama
 Xavier Woods* 230 2014 Louisiana Tech
12.Ron Irving 227 1977 Louisiana-Lafayette
13.Aaron Curry* 226 2007 Wake Forest
14.Anthony Washington 224 1978 California
15.Tory Nixon 223 1984 San Diego State
16.Eric Berry* 222 2007 Tennessee
17.Quintin Demps 220 2007 Texas-El Paso
 P.J. Mahone* 220 2007 Bowling Green State
 Stanley Franks 220 2006 Idaho
20.Jay Baker 219 1998 Miami (OH)
 Richard Palmer 219 1991 Eastern Michigan
 Terrell Buckley 219 1990 Florida State
 Greg Jackson 219 1988 Louisiana State
24.Johnny Jackson 218 1987 Houston
25.Tony Williams 217 1988 Cal State Fullerton
26.Erroll Tucker 215 1985 Utah
27.Rickey Dixon 214 1987 Oklahoma
28.Kevin Thomas 213 2001 Nevada-Las Vegas
29.Dwight Smith 208 2000 Akron
30.Alan Zemaitis 207 2003 Penn State
31.Justin Phinisee* 206 2005 Oregon
 Ed Reed 206 2001 Miami (FL)
 Dan Dawson 206 2000 Rice
34.Dominick Sanders 205 2015 Georgia
 David Amerson* 205 2011 North Carolina State
 Richard Marshall* 205 2004 Fresno State
37.Tyler Sash* 203 2009 Iowa
 Phil Parker 203 1983 Michigan State
39.Brett Whitley 202 1987 Northwestern
40.Kendric Burney* 200 2009 North Carolina
 Tay Cody 200 2000 Florida State
 Ken Swilling 200 1989 Georgia Tech
43.Ricky Parker 199 1995 San Diego State
44.Ron Carpenter 197 1991 Miami (OH)
 Reggie Pinkney 197 1976 East Carolina
46.Pat Dennis 196 1998 Louisiana-Monroe
47.Aqib Talib* 195 2007 Kansas
48.Derek Ross 194 2001 Ohio State
49.Cedric Donaldson 192 1997 Louisiana State
 Darryl Lewis 192 1990 Arizona
51.Ahmad Black* 191 2008 Florida
 Shawn Vincent 191 1990 Akron
53.Daniel Bullocks 187 2004 Nebraska
54.Jamaal Brimmer 186 2003 Nevada-Las Vegas
 Donald Strickland* 186 2002 Colorado
 Teryl Austin 186 1985 Pittsburgh
57.Lorenzo Doss* 185 2013 Tulane
 Orlando Watters 185 1993 Arkansas
 Eric Allen* 185 1987 Arizona State
60.Sean Taylor* 184 2003 Miami (FL)
 Mikal Smith 184 1996 Arizona
 Harold Lusk 184 1994 Utah
 Anthony Bridges 184 1993 Louisville
64.Trey Wilson* 182 2012 Vanderbilt
 Keiwan Ratliff* 182 2003 Florida
 Frank Staine-Pyne 182 1997 Air Force
 Ashley Lee 182 1983 Virginia Tech
68.Willie Smith 180 1994 Louisiana Tech
 Cornelius Price 180 1989 Houston
70.Jamar Fletcher 179 2000 Wisconsin
 Lito Sheppard 179 2000 Florida
72.Gerald Jones 178 2003 San Jose State
73.Bobby Walker* 177 2002 Kansas State
74.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
79.Anthony Gaitor 175 2008 Florida International
 Derrick Strait* 175 2002 Oklahoma
81.Jerell Norton* 174 2007 Arkansas
 Jerry Parks 174 1990 Houston
83.Morris Claiborne* 173 2011 Louisiana State
84.John Talley 172 2004 Duke
 Vann Washington* 172 1994 West Virginia
 Rod Smith 172 1987 Oklahoma State
87.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
95.William Likely* 170 2014 Maryland
 Ruben Harper 170 1987 Pacific
97.Blake Countess* 169 2013 Michigan
 Adrian Beasley* 169 1999 Purdue
 Chris Shelling 169 1993 Auburn
100.Chris White 168 1985 Tennessee