Kickoff Return Yards Per Return Career Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1976
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg From To School
1Justin Miller*30.6820012004Clemson
2Morgan Burns*30.2320122015Kansas State
3Rashaad Penny*30.1220142016San Diego State
4A.J. Jefferson*29.4020062009Fresno State
5Mardy Gilyard*28.8820052009Cincinnati
6Charles Pauley28.8220012002San Jose State
7Kevin Johnson28.7419951998Syracuse
8Jonathan Stewart*28.6920052007Oregon
9Tyler Lockett*28.5220112014Kansas State
10Brandon Banks28.5120082009Kansas State
11Kylen Towner*28.3820142016Western Kentucky
12Felix Jones*28.2120052007Arkansas
13Dri Archer*28.1620092013Kent State
14Ben Kelly28.0919971999Colorado
15Devon Edwards*27.9220132016Duke
16Carlos Wiggins*27.8820122015New Mexico
17Quincy McDuffie*27.7920092012UCF
18C.J. Spiller*27.7320062009Clemson
19Deandre Reaves*27.7020122015Marshall
20Demarco Murray*27.5820072010Oklahoma
21Marlon McClure*27.5620092010UTEP
22Ty Montgomery*27.4020112014Stanford
23Mike Edwards27.3920112012Hawaii
24Chris Owusu*27.3320082011Stanford
25Eric Page*27.3020092011Toledo
26J.D. McKissic*27.2820112015Arkansas State
27T.J. Logan*27.2520132016North Carolina
28T.Y. Hilton*27.1920082011Florida International
29Ashlan Davis*27.1120042005Tulsa
30Derrick Locke*27.1120072010Kentucky
31Adoree Jackson*27.1020142016USC
32T.J. Rushing27.1020022005Stanford
33Dexter Wynn*26.9520002003Colorado State
34Reggie Whatley*26.9320112014Middle Tennessee State
35David Dunn*26.8719931994Fresno State
36Derrick Hamilton*26.7620012003Clemson
37Leon Berry*26.7320092010Mississippi State
38Andre Debose*26.7220102014Florida
39Damon Dunn26.7119941997Stanford
40Shawn Terry*26.7119982001West Virginia
41Chris Garrett*26.6520062009Ohio
42Marcus Sullivan*26.5320102014UNLV
43Derek Keaton*26.5220142015Georgia Southern
44Carlos Henderson*26.5120142016Louisiana Tech
45Taveon Rogers26.4920102011New Mexico State
46Tristan Davis*26.4520052008Auburn
47David Mikell*26.4220002003Boise State
48Juaquin Iglesias*26.4120052008Oklahoma
49Christian McCaffrey*26.4120142016Stanford
50Malcolm Lane*26.4020062008Hawaii
51John Eubanks*26.3820022005Southern Mississippi
52Darrell Blackman*26.3120042007North Carolina State
53Justin Gilbert*26.2820102013Oklahoma State
54Derrell Johnson-Koulianos*26.2520072010Iowa
55Anthony Collins26.1919781980East Carolina
56Curtis Duncan26.1619831986Northwestern
57Rick Calhoun26.1419831986Cal State Fullerton
58Marqise Lee*26.1020112013USC
59Ameer Abdullah*26.1020112014Nebraska
60Tony Ball26.0819771980Chattanooga
61Dishan Romine*26.0820142016Navy
62Desmond King*26.0420132016Iowa
63Demond Washington*26.0320092010Auburn
64Kahlil Hill*26.0219982001Iowa
65Lowell Robinson26.0220062007Pitt
66Raheem Mostert*26.0120112014Purdue
67Drew Hill25.9619751978Georgia Tech
68Jordan Poyer*25.9220092012Oregon State
69Bobby Rainey25.8920082011Western Kentucky
70Nick Williams*25.8920092012Connecticut
71Titus Young*25.8820072010Boise State
72Dyrell Roberts*25.8520082012Virginia Tech
73Travis Shelton25.8520042008Temple
74Ralph David Abernathy IV*25.8520112012Cincinnati
75Stefon Diggs*25.8220122014Maryland
76De'Anthony Thomas*25.8220112013Oregon
77Darius Marshall*25.8020072009Marshall
78Phillip Livas*25.7820072010Louisiana Tech
79Travis Cobb*25.7720092010Arizona
80William Likely*25.6720132016Maryland
81Onterio McCalebb*25.6620092012Auburn
82Adam Hine*25.6420132015Brigham Young
83Warren Norman*25.6220092012Vanderbilt
84Keenan Burton*25.6020032007Kentucky
85Chaz Powell*25.5620082011Penn State
86D.J. May25.5420122016Wyoming
87Josh Smith*25.5220072008Colorado
88Solomon Vault*25.5120142016Northwestern
89Deandra Cobb*25.5020032004Michigan State
Damaris Johnson*25.5020082010Tulsa
91Anthony Carter*25.4919791982Michigan
92Antonio Andrews*25.4320102013Western Kentucky
93Jamarcus Nelson25.4220112014UAB
94John Stone25.4119982001Wake Forest
95Nyheim Hines*25.4020152016North Carolina State
96Rannell Hall*25.4020112014UCF
97Christion Jones*25.4020112014Alabama
98James Brooks25.3819771980Auburn
99Tommylee Lewis*25.3520112015Northern Illinois
100Pierre Thomas25.3420032006Illinois
Johnathan Warzeka*25.3420082011Air Force
102James Dixon25.3119871988Houston
103Janarion Grant*25.3020132016Rutgers
104R. Jay Soward*25.2519961999USC
105Kerwynn Williams*25.2420092012Utah State
106Dwight Robertson25.2419781982Oregon
107Marcus Jones*25.2120112014Minnesota
108Broderick McGrew25.1819961999North Texas
109Josh Davis*25.1720002003Nebraska
110Autrey Golden*25.1620122015UTEP
111Ron Allen25.1619881991Rutgers
112Robert Kilow25.1419982000Arkansas State
113Cedric Peerman*25.1220052008Virginia
114Cody Hoffman*25.1120102013Brigham Young
115Troy Stoudermire*25.1020082012Minnesota
116Mike Adams25.1019921996Texas
117Trey Watts*25.0820102013Tulsa
118Ketric Sanford25.0719961999Houston
119Jamill Smith*25.0720102013Ball State
120Adam Jennings*25.0420022005Fresno State
121Kenny Bell*25.0420112014Nebraska
122Dervon Wallace*25.0420082011Western Michigan
123Richard Leonard*25.0420112015Florida International
124Chris Lacy25.0319982001Idaho
125Adam Jones*25.0020012004West Virginia
Pac-Man Jones*25.0020022004West Virginia
Mike Rigell25.0019982001Brigham Young
128Dion Morton*24.9820062009Colorado State
129Charles Estes24.9620032004Louisiana-Monroe
130Patrick Rowe24.9619871991San Diego State
131Steve Clay24.9619921995Eastern Michigan
132Tyron Carrier*24.9420082011Houston
133Jakeem Grant*24.9320122015Texas Tech
134Derek Good*24.9320082011Colorado State
135Matt Brown*24.9220092012Temple
136Brandon Smith24.8620122015Texas State
137Zek Parker24.8419982001Louisville
138Stevie Nelson24.8319791982Ball State
139Deonce Whitaker24.8219982001San Jose State
140Jim Turner24.8219941997Syracuse
141Tavon Austin*24.8120092012West Virginia
142Latarence Dunbar*24.8019992002Texas Christian
143Marcus Thigpen*24.8020052008Indiana
144Robert Woods*24.8020102012USC
145Demarrio Jones24.7819972000Miami (OH)
146Kevin Robinson24.7720042007Utah State
147Aregeros Turner*24.7520132016Northern Illinois
148Trindon Holliday*24.7420062009LSU
149Roy Lewis24.7419811984Cal State Fullerton
150James Rodgers*24.7020072011Oregon State
151Leroy Gallman24.6919901993Duke
152Tony Lane*24.6820012003Navy
153Brandon Tate*24.6620052008North Carolina
154Dez White24.6519971999Georgia Tech
155Greg Reid*24.6520092011Florida State
156Eric Williams24.6320092010Ball State
157Leonard Johnson*24.6220082011Iowa State
158Cory Rodgers*24.6120032005Texas Christian
159Steve Breaston*24.6020032006Michigan
160Nate Terry*24.5919971999West Virginia
161Will Blackmon*24.5920022005Boston College
162Willie Andrews24.5820022005Baylor
163Deltha O'Neal*24.5819961999California
164Jabari Marshall24.5820062008Duke
165Myles Willis*24.5720132016Boston College
166Willie Drewery24.5719811984West Virginia
Mike Mason*24.5720032005North Carolina
168Kelvin Means*24.5619891991Fresno State
169Brandon West*24.5520062009Western Michigan
170Kevin Marion*24.5520042007Wake Forest
171Tony Collins24.5419771980East Carolina
172Patrick Jackson*24.5420052008Louisiana Tech
173Niles Paul*24.5120072010Nebraska
174Kevonn Mabon*24.5020122016Ball State
175D.J. Monroe*24.4920082012Texas
176Jonas Rutledge24.4820012003SMU
177Jamal Golden*24.4720112015Georgia Tech
178Lance Bennett24.4720032006Indiana
179Chuck Levy24.4419911993Arizona
180Elijah Mitchell*24.3920132016Nevada
181Derek Abney24.3720002003Kentucky
182Marcus Wall24.3719921995North Carolina
183Tim White*24.3620152016Arizona State
184Alex Ross*24.3120132016Missouri
185Andre Coleman24.3019901993Kansas State
186Derrick Mason*24.2919931996Michigan State
187George Atkinson III*24.2720112013Notre Dame
188Brandon James*24.2720062009Florida
189T.J. Thorpe*24.2620112015Virginia
190Torrey Smith*24.2520082010Maryland
191Brelan Chancellor*24.2520102013North Texas
192Lamarcus Joyner*24.2320102013Florida State
193Mike Ball*24.2120092011Nevada
194Steve Suter*24.2120012004Maryland
195Brandon Boykin*24.2120082011Georgia
196Ishmael Adams*24.2020122016UCLA
197Courtney Hawkins*24.1719881991Michigan State
198Milt Stegall24.1619881991Miami (OH)
199Darryl Stonum*24.1620082012Baylor
200Torrie Cox*24.1519992002Pitt
201Lionell Singleton24.1520052007Florida International
202Dontre Wilson*24.1520132016Ohio State
203Dorien Bryant*24.1520042007Purdue
204Charles Nelson*24.1420142016Oregon
205Jessie Henderson24.1420052008SMU
206Darius Phillips*24.1320142016Western Michigan
207Eric Stephens*24.1320092012Texas Tech
208Ronald Johnson*24.1220072010USC
209Jeremy Maclin*24.1120072008Missouri
210Terrence Austin*24.1020062009UCLA
211Colin Lockett*24.0920102013San Diego State
212Javier Arenas*24.0720062009Alabama
213John Ross*24.0620132016Washington
214Trey Williams*24.0620122014Texas A&M
215Scottie Montgomery24.0519961999Duke
216Howard Jackson*24.0420012004UTEP
217Larry Khan-Smith24.0319871990Hawaii
218Dion Johnson24.0019901991East Carolina
Mike Wallace*24.0020062008Ole Miss
220Kelly Campbell23.9819982001Georgia Tech
221Perrish Cox*23.9720062009Oklahoma State
222Freddie Parham*23.9520082009Southern Mississippi
223Steve Brown23.9519791982Oregon
224C.J Sanders*23.9520152016Notre Dame
225Kenzel Doe*23.9320112014Wisconsin
226Luther Ambrose23.9320082011Louisiana-Monroe
227Jamie Hickenbotham23.9219992002Arkansas State
228Terrence Wheatley*23.9220032007Colorado
229Tony James23.8719891992Mississippi State
230T.J. Glover*23.8520122014South Alabama
231Eric Blount23.8519881991North Carolina
232BooBoo Gates*23.8220102012Bowling Green State
Jerry Booboo Gates*23.8220102012Bowling Green State
234Ross Dickerson*23.8120032006Hawaii
235Carlos Snow*23.7919871991Ohio State
236Willie Gault23.7719791982Tennessee
237Cedric Johnson23.7719931996UTEP
238Anthony Allen23.7619791982Washington
239Jeff Liggon23.7619931996Tulane
240Tijan Redmon23.7519911995Duke
Stephen Simmons*23.7520072010Northwestern
Max Suter*23.7520072010Syracuse
243Cyrus Gray*23.7320082011Texas A&M
244Rodney Smith23.7219771980Louisiana-Lafayette
245Quan Cosby*23.7120052008Texas
246Brandon Holloway*23.7120132016Mississippi State
247Leodis McKelvin*23.7020042007Troy
248Chandler Worthy23.6920112014Troy
249Corey Anderson23.6920042007Army
250Ronnie Horton23.6919791981East Tennessee State
Darrius Sims*23.6920132016Vanderbilt

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