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Career Leaders and Records for Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

  • Minimum 50 kick returns.
  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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Since 2000

Rank Player Avg From To Last School
1.Justin Miller* 30.68 2001 2004 Clemson
2.A.J. Jefferson* 29.40 2006 2009 Fresno State
3.Mardy Gilyard* 28.88 2005 2009 Cincinnati
4.Charles Pauley 28.82 2001 2002 San Jose State
5.Jonathan Stewart* 28.69 2005 2007 Oregon
6.Tyler Lockett* 28.52 2011 2014 Kansas State
7.Brandon Banks 28.51 2008 2009 Kansas State
8.Felix Jones* 28.21 2005 2007 Arkansas
9.Dri Archer* 28.16 2009 2013 Kent State
10.Carlos Wiggins 27.97 2012 2014 New Mexico
11.Quincy McDuffie* 27.79 2009 2012 Central Florida
12.C.J. Spiller* 27.73 2006 2009 Clemson
13.Demarco Murray* 27.58 2007 2010 Oklahoma
14.Marlon McClure* 27.56 2009 2010 Texas-El Paso
15.Ty Montgomery* 27.40 2011 2014 Stanford
16.Mike Edwards 27.39 2011 2012 Hawaii
17.Chris Owusu* 27.33 2008 2011 Stanford
18.Eric Page* 27.30 2009 2011 Toledo
19.T.Y. Hilton* 27.19 2008 2011 Florida International
20.Ashlan Davis* 27.11 2004 2005 Tulsa
21.Derrick Locke* 27.11 2007 2010 Kentucky
22.T.J. Rushing 27.10 2002 2005 Stanford
23.Dexter Wynn* 26.95 2000 2003 Colorado State
24.Reggie Whatley 26.93 2011 2014 Middle Tennessee State
25.Richard Leonard* 26.84 2011 2014 Florida International
26.Derrick Hamilton* 26.76 2001 2003 Clemson
27.Deandre Reaves 26.74 2012 2014 Marshall
28.Leon Berry* 26.73 2009 2010 Mississippi State
29.Andre Debose* 26.72 2010 2014 Florida
30.Chris Garrett* 26.65 2006 2009 Ohio
31.Autrey Golden 26.58 2012 2014 Texas-El Paso
32.Marcus Sullivan 26.53 2010 2014 Nevada-Las Vegas
33.Taveon Rogers 26.49 2010 2011 New Mexico State
34.Tristan Davis* 26.45 2005 2008 Auburn
35.David Mikell* 26.42 2000 2003 Boise State
36.Juaquin Iglesias* 26.41 2005 2008 Oklahoma
37.Malcolm Lane* 26.40 2006 2008 Hawaii
38.John Eubanks* 26.38 2002 2005 Southern Mississippi
39.Darrell Blackman* 26.31 2004 2007 North Carolina State
40.Shawn Terry 26.29 1998 2001 West Virginia
41.Justin Gilbert* 26.28 2010 2013 Oklahoma State
42.Derrell Johnson-Koulianos* 26.25 2007 2010 Iowa
43.Marqise Lee* 26.10 2011 2013 Southern California
44.Ameer Abdullah* 26.10 2011 2014 Nebraska
45.Adam Hine 26.09 2013 2014 Brigham Young
46.Demond Washington* 26.03 2009 2010 Auburn
47.Lowell Robinson 26.02 2006 2007 Pittsburgh
48.Raheem Mostert* 26.01 2011 2014 Purdue
49.Jordan Poyer* 25.92 2009 2012 Oregon State
50.Bobby Rainey 25.89 2008 2011 Western Kentucky
51.Nick Williams* 25.89 2009 2012 Connecticut
52.Jamal Golden* 25.88 2011 2014 Georgia Tech
53.Titus Young* 25.88 2007 2010 Boise State
54.Dyrell Roberts* 25.85 2008 2012 Virginia Tech
55.Travis Shelton 25.85 2004 2008 Temple
56.Stefon Diggs 25.82 2012 2014 Maryland
57.De'Anthony Thomas* 25.82 2011 2013 Oregon
58.Darius Marshall* 25.80 2007 2009 Marshall
59.Phillip Livas* 25.78 2007 2010 Louisiana Tech
60.Travis Cobb* 25.77 2009 2010 Arizona
61.Onterio McCalebb* 25.66 2009 2012 Auburn
62.Warren Norman* 25.62 2009 2012 Vanderbilt
63.Keenan Burton* 25.60 2003 2007 Kentucky
64.Chaz Powell* 25.56 2008 2011 Penn State
65.Josh Smith* 25.52 2007 2008 Colorado
66.Deandra Cobb* 25.50 2003 2004 Michigan State
 Damaris Johnson* 25.50 2008 2010 Tulsa
 John Stone 25.50 1998 2001 Wake Forest
69.Tommylee Lewis* 25.48 2011 2014 Northern Illinois
70.Antonio Andrews* 25.43 2010 2013 Western Kentucky
71.Jamarcus Nelson 25.42 2011 2014 Alabama-Birmingham
72.Rannell Hall* 25.40 2011 2014 Central Florida
73.Christion Jones* 25.40 2011 2014 Alabama
74.Pierre Thomas 25.34 2003 2006 Illinois
 Johnathan Warzeka* 25.34 2008 2011 Air Force
76.Kerwynn Williams* 25.24 2009 2012 Utah State
77.Latarence Dunbar* 25.22 1999 2002 Texas Christian
78.Marcus Jones* 25.21 2011 2014 Minnesota
79.Josh Davis* 25.17 2000 2003 Nebraska
80.Ralph David Abernathy IV* 25.13 2011 2014 Cincinnati
81.Cedric Peerman* 25.12 2005 2008 Virginia
82.Cody Hoffman* 25.11 2010 2013 Brigham Young
83.Troy Stoudermire* 25.10 2008 2012 Minnesota
84.Trey Watts* 25.08 2010 2013 Tulsa
85.Jamill Smith* 25.07 2010 2013 Ball State
86.Myles Willis 25.06 2013 2014 Boston College
87.Adam Jennings* 25.04 2002 2005 Fresno State
88.Kenny Bell* 25.04 2011 2014 Nebraska
89.Dervon Wallace* 25.04 2008 2011 Western Michigan
90.Janarion Grant 25.04 2013 2014 Rutgers
91.Adam Jones* 25.00 2001 2004 West Virginia
 Pac-Man Jones* 25.00 2002 2004 West Virginia
93.Dion Morton* 24.98 2006 2009 Colorado State
94.Charles Estes 24.96 2003 2004 Louisiana-Monroe
95.Tyron Carrier* 24.94 2008 2011 Houston
96.Derek Good* 24.93 2008 2011 Colorado State
97.Matt Brown* 24.92 2009 2012 Temple
98.Tavon Austin* 24.81 2009 2012 West Virginia
99.Marcus Thigpen* 24.80 2005 2008 Indiana
100.Robert Woods* 24.80 2010 2012 Southern California
101.Kevin Robinson 24.77 2004 2007 Utah State
102.Trindon Holliday* 24.74 2006 2009 Louisiana State
103.James Rodgers* 24.70 2007 2011 Oregon State
104.Tony Lane* 24.68 2001 2003 Navy
105.Brandon Tate* 24.66 2005 2008 North Carolina
106.BooBoo Gates* 24.65 2010 2013 Bowling Green State
107.Greg Reid* 24.65 2009 2011 Florida State
108.Eric Williams 24.63 2009 2010 Ball State
109.Leonard Johnson* 24.62 2008 2011 Iowa State
110.Cory Rodgers* 24.61 2003 2005 Texas Christian
111.Steve Breaston* 24.60 2003 2006 Michigan
112.Will Blackmon* 24.59 2002 2005 Boston College
113.Willie Andrews 24.58 2002 2005 Baylor
114.Jabari Marshall 24.58 2006 2008 Duke
115.Mike Mason* 24.57 2003 2005 North Carolina
116.Brandon West* 24.55 2006 2009 Western Michigan
117.Kevin Marion* 24.55 2004 2007 Wake Forest
118.Patrick Jackson* 24.54 2005 2008 Louisiana Tech
119.T.J. Thorpe* 24.54 2011 2014 North Carolina
120.Niles Paul* 24.51 2007 2010 Nebraska
121.D.J. Monroe* 24.49 2008 2012 Texas
122.Jonas Rutledge 24.48 2001 2003 Southern Methodist
123.Lance Bennett 24.47 2003 2006 Indiana
124.Torrie Cox* 24.44 1999 2002 Pittsburgh
125.Derek Abney 24.37 2000 2003 Kentucky
126.George Atkinson III* 24.27 2011 2013 Notre Dame
127.Brandon James* 24.27 2006 2009 Florida
128.Torrey Smith* 24.25 2008 2010 Maryland
129.Brelan Chancellor 24.25 2010 2013 North Texas
130.Lamarcus Joyner* 24.23 2010 2013 Florida State
131.Mike Ball* 24.21 2009 2011 Nevada
132.Steve Suter* 24.21 2001 2004 Maryland
133.Brandon Boykin* 24.21 2008 2011 Georgia
134.Darryl Stonum* 24.16 2008 2012 Baylor
135.Lionell Singleton 24.15 2005 2007 Florida International
136.Dorien Bryant* 24.15 2004 2007 Purdue
137.Jessie Henderson 24.14 2005 2008 Southern Methodist
138.Eric Stephens* 24.13 2009 2012 Texas Tech
139.Ronald Johnson* 24.12 2007 2010 Southern California
140.Jeremy Maclin* 24.11 2007 2008 Missouri
141.Terrence Austin* 24.10 2006 2009 UCLA
142.Colin Lockett* 24.09 2010 2013 San Diego State
143.Javier Arenas* 24.07 2006 2009 Alabama
144.Trey Williams* 24.06 2012 2014 Texas A&M
145.Howard Jackson* 24.04 2001 2004 Texas-El Paso
146.John Ross 24.03 2013 2014 Washington
147.Mike Wallace* 24.00 2006 2008 Mississippi
148.Perrish Cox* 23.97 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
149.Freddie Parham* 23.95 2008 2009 Southern Mississippi
150.Kenzel Doe* 23.93 2011 2014 Wisconsin
151.Luther Ambrose 23.93 2008 2011 Louisiana-Monroe
152.Terrence Wheatley* 23.92 2003 2007 Colorado
153.T.J. Glover 23.85 2012 2014 South Alabama
154.Jerry Booboo Gates* 23.82 2010 2012 Bowling Green State
155.Ross Dickerson* 23.81 2003 2006 Hawaii
156.Darrius Sims 23.77 2013 2014 Vanderbilt
157.Kelly Campbell 23.76 1998 2001 Georgia Tech
158.Stephen Simmons* 23.75 2007 2010 Northwestern
 Max Suter* 23.75 2007 2010 Syracuse
160.Cyrus Gray* 23.73 2008 2011 Texas A&M
161.Quan Cosby* 23.71 2005 2008 Texas
162.Leodis McKelvin* 23.70 2004 2007 Troy
163.Chandler Worthy 23.69 2011 2014 Troy
164.Corey Anderson 23.69 2004 2007 Army
165.Bernard Reedy* 23.68 2010 2013 Toledo
166.Lyle Fitte* 23.67 2009 2013 Louisiana Tech
167.Mikail Baker* 23.65 2005 2010 Baylor
168.Louis Rankin 23.65 2004 2007 Washington
169.Makonnen Fenton 23.62 2001 2003 Temple
170.Chris Johnson* 23.61 2004 2007 East Carolina
171.Akeem Hunt* 23.61 2011 2014 Purdue
172.Nick Hill* 23.61 2010 2014 Michigan State
173.Jerrel Jernigan* 23.58 2007 2010 Troy
174.Marcus Herford* 23.58 2005 2008 Kansas
175.Michael Ray Garvin* 23.58 2006 2008 Florida State
176.Greg Heaggans* 23.56 2002 2005 Kansas
177.Isiah Barton 23.55 2010 2011 Washington State
178.Reggie Campbell* 23.52 2004 2007 Navy
179.David Oku* 23.51 2009 2013 Arkansas State
180.Mike Holmes* 23.51 2007 2010 Syracuse
181.Andre Booker* 23.50 2009 2011 Marshall
182.Eddie Royal* 23.49 2004 2007 Virginia Tech
183.Jamie Hickenbotham 23.48 1999 2002 Arkansas State
184.Tandon Doss 23.47 2008 2010 Indiana
185.Lance Ray* 23.47 2010 2013 East Carolina
186.Dominique Dorsey 23.46 2001 2004 Nevada-Las Vegas
187.C.J. Gable* 23.45 2006 2010 Southern California
188.Deante' Purvis 23.45 2008 2011 Nevada-Las Vegas
189.Dennis Norfleet* 23.44 2012 2014 Michigan
190.Matt Carter 23.42 2001 2002 Akron
191.Marcus Murphy* 23.40 2010 2014 Missouri
192.Dennis Johnson* 23.39 2008 2012 Arkansas
193.Tyler Ervin* 23.38 2011 2014 San Jose State
194.Jesse Callier* 23.38 2010 2014 Washington
195.Chris Culliver* 23.36 2007 2010 South Carolina
196.Devin Campbell 23.35 2012 2014 Buffalo
197.O'Neill Chambers* 23.35 2008 2010 Brigham Young
198.Allan Amundson* 23.34 1999 2002 Oregon
199.Jamal Miles* 23.32 2009 2012 Arizona State
200.Jeff Smith* 23.32 2006 2009 Boston College
201.Kevin Smith* 23.31 2010 2013 Washington
202.Dwayne Harris* 23.27 2007 2010 East Carolina
203.Jesse Grandy* 23.27 2009 2010 Mississippi
204.Tyrone Walker 23.25 2001 2004 Western Michigan
205.Jason Southall* 23.24 2001 2004 Alabama-Birmingham
206.Gerard Lawson* 23.22 2005 2007 Oregon State
207.D.J. Banks 23.22 2009 2013 Louisiana Tech
208.Nathan Jones 23.20 2001 2003 Rutgers
209.Naaman Roosevelt* 23.19 2006 2009 Buffalo
210.Thomas Coffman 23.18 2011 2013 Colorado State
211.Jovon Bouknight* 23.17 2002 2005 Wyoming
212.Dontavia Bogan* 23.16 2007 2010 South Florida
213.Andre Hal* 23.14 2010 2013 Vanderbilt
214.Venric Mark* 23.12 2010 2013 Northwestern
215.Eric Russell* 23.12 2010 2011 Middle Tennessee State
216.Antonio Brown* 23.11 2007 2009 Central Michigan
217.Armando Allen* 23.09 2007 2010 Notre Dame
 Jerome Brooks* 23.09 2003 2004 Purdue
 Jamil Porter 23.09 2003 2004 Temple
220.Bernard Berrian* 23.09 1999 2003 Fresno State
221.Devrin Young 23.03 2011 2014 Tennessee
222.Trent Guy* 23.02 2006 2009 Louisville
223.T.J. Graham* 23.01 2008 2011 North Carolina State
224.William White 22.98 2001 2003 Army
225.Khalek Shepherd* 22.94 2011 2014 Virginia
226.Sammy Watkins* 22.93 2011 2013 Clemson
227.Tommy Davis* 22.92 2009 2012 Illinois
228.Josh Smith* 22.90 2010 2011 UCLA
229.Dante Love* 22.89 2005 2008 Ball State
230.Malcolm Marable* 22.89 2011 2014 Oregon State
231.Cameron Saddler* 22.85 2009 2012 Pittsburgh
232.D.J. Moore* 22.84 2006 2008 Vanderbilt
233.Maurice Hall* 22.76 2001 2004 Ohio State
234.Weldon Brown* 22.73 2005 2008 Louisiana Tech
235.Demarcus Ayers 22.72 2013 2014 Houston
236.Reggie Bush* 22.72 2003 2005 Southern California
237.Erick Franklin 22.71 2001 2004 Louisiana Tech
238.Darius Jennings* 22.70 2011 2014 Virginia
239.Lindsey Lamar* 22.70 2009 2012 South Florida
240.Kama Bailey* 22.70 2008 2011 Idaho
241.Broderick Clark* 22.68 2002 2005 Louisville
242.Donte Harden* 22.66 2007 2011 Ohio
243.Daz'Mond Patterson* 22.62 2012 2014 Ohio
244.Chris Davis 22.59 2004 2007 Duke
245.D.J. Beshears 22.59 2009 2012 Kansas
246.Luther Huggins 22.56 2000 2004 Central Florida
247.Isaiah Burse* 22.50 2010 2013 Fresno State
248.Marcus Thomas* 22.48 2010 2013 Navy
249.Kenjon Barner* 22.48 2009 2012 Oregon
250.Roderick Hall* 22.47 2010 2011 Arkansas State