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Career Leaders and Records for Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

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Since 1976

Rank Player Avg From To Last School
1.Justin Miller* 30.68 2001 2004 Clemson
2.Morgan Burns* 30.23 2012 2015 Kansas State
3.A.J. Jefferson* 29.40 2006 2009 Fresno State
4.Mardy Gilyard* 28.88 2005 2009 Cincinnati
5.Charles Pauley 28.82 2001 2002 San Jose State
6.Kevin Johnson 28.74 1995 1998 Syracuse
7.Jonathan Stewart* 28.69 2005 2007 Oregon
8.Tyler Lockett* 28.52 2011 2014 Kansas State
9.Brandon Banks 28.51 2008 2009 Kansas State
10.Felix Jones* 28.21 2005 2007 Arkansas
11.Dri Archer* 28.16 2009 2013 Kent State
12.Devon Edwards* 28.12 2013 2015 Duke
13.Ben Kelly 28.09 1997 1999 Colorado
14.Carlos Wiggins 27.88 2012 2015 New Mexico
15.Quincy McDuffie* 27.79 2009 2012 Central Florida
16.C.J. Spiller* 27.73 2006 2009 Clemson
17.Deandre Reaves* 27.70 2012 2015 Marshall
18.Demarco Murray* 27.58 2007 2010 Oklahoma
19.Marlon McClure* 27.56 2009 2010 Texas-El Paso
20.Ty Montgomery* 27.40 2011 2014 Stanford
21.Mike Edwards 27.39 2011 2012 Hawaii
22.Chris Owusu* 27.33 2008 2011 Stanford
23.Eric Page* 27.30 2009 2011 Toledo
24.J.D. McKissic* 27.28 2011 2015 Arkansas State
25.T.Y. Hilton* 27.19 2008 2011 Florida International
26.Ashlan Davis* 27.11 2004 2005 Tulsa
27.Derrick Locke* 27.11 2007 2010 Kentucky
28.T.J. Rushing 27.10 2002 2005 Stanford
29.Dexter Wynn* 26.95 2000 2003 Colorado State
30.Reggie Whatley* 26.93 2011 2014 Middle Tennessee State
31.David Dunn* 26.87 1993 1994 Fresno State
32.Derrick Hamilton* 26.76 2001 2003 Clemson
33.Leon Berry* 26.73 2009 2010 Mississippi State
34.Andre Debose* 26.72 2010 2014 Florida
35.Damon Dunn 26.71 1994 1997 Stanford
36.Shawn Terry* 26.71 1998 2001 West Virginia
37.Chris Garrett* 26.65 2006 2009 Ohio
38.Marcus Sullivan* 26.53 2010 2014 Nevada-Las Vegas
39.Derek Keaton 26.52 2014 2015 Georgia Southern
40.Taveon Rogers 26.49 2010 2011 New Mexico State
41.Tristan Davis* 26.45 2005 2008 Auburn
42.David Mikell* 26.42 2000 2003 Boise State
43.Juaquin Iglesias* 26.41 2005 2008 Oklahoma
44.Malcolm Lane* 26.40 2006 2008 Hawaii
45.John Eubanks* 26.38 2002 2005 Southern Mississippi
46.Darrell Blackman* 26.31 2004 2007 North Carolina State
47.Justin Gilbert* 26.28 2010 2013 Oklahoma State
48.Derrell Johnson-Koulianos* 26.25 2007 2010 Iowa
49.Anthony Collins 26.19 1978 1980 East Carolina
50.Curtis Duncan 26.16 1983 1986 Northwestern
51.Rick Calhoun 26.14 1983 1986 Cal State Fullerton
52.Marqise Lee* 26.10 2011 2013 Southern California
53.Ameer Abdullah* 26.10 2011 2014 Nebraska
54.Tony Ball 26.08 1977 1980 Chattanooga
55.Demond Washington* 26.03 2009 2010 Auburn
56.Kahlil Hill* 26.02 1998 2001 Iowa
57.Lowell Robinson 26.02 2006 2007 Pittsburgh
58.Raheem Mostert* 26.01 2011 2014 Purdue
59.Drew Hill 25.96 1975 1978 Georgia Tech
60.Adoree Jackson* 25.92 2014 2015 Southern California
61.Jordan Poyer* 25.92 2009 2012 Oregon State
62.Bobby Rainey 25.89 2008 2011 Western Kentucky
63.Nick Williams* 25.89 2009 2015 Georgia Tech
64.Titus Young* 25.88 2007 2010 Boise State
65.Dyrell Roberts* 25.85 2008 2012 Virginia Tech
66.Travis Shelton 25.85 2004 2008 Temple
67.Ralph David Abernathy IV* 25.85 2011 2012 Cincinnati
68.Stefon Diggs* 25.82 2012 2014 Maryland
69.De'Anthony Thomas* 25.82 2011 2013 Oregon
70.Darius Marshall* 25.80 2007 2009 Marshall
71.Phillip Livas* 25.78 2007 2010 Louisiana Tech
72.Travis Cobb* 25.77 2009 2010 Arizona
73.Alex Ross* 25.72 2013 2015 Oklahoma
74.Onterio McCalebb* 25.66 2009 2012 Auburn
75.Adam Hine* 25.64 2013 2015 Brigham Young
76.Warren Norman* 25.62 2009 2012 Vanderbilt
77.Keenan Burton* 25.60 2003 2007 Kentucky
78.Chaz Powell* 25.56 2008 2011 Penn State
79.Josh Smith* 25.52 2007 2008 Colorado
80.Deandra Cobb* 25.50 2003 2004 Michigan State
 Damaris Johnson* 25.50 2008 2010 Tulsa
82.William Likely* 25.49 2013 2015 Maryland
83.Anthony Carter* 25.49 1979 1982 Michigan
84.Antonio Andrews* 25.43 2010 2013 Western Kentucky
85.Jamarcus Nelson 25.42 2011 2014 Alabama-Birmingham
86.John Stone 25.41 1998 2001 Wake Forest
87.Rannell Hall* 25.40 2011 2014 Central Florida
88.Christion Jones* 25.40 2011 2014 Alabama
89.James Brooks 25.38 1977 1980 Auburn
90.Tommylee Lewis* 25.35 2011 2015 Northern Illinois
91.Pierre Thomas 25.34 2003 2006 Illinois
 Johnathan Warzeka* 25.34 2008 2011 Air Force
93.James Dixon 25.31 1987 1988 Houston
94.R. Jay Soward* 25.25 1996 1999 Southern California
95.Kerwynn Williams* 25.24 2009 2012 Utah State
96.Dwight Robertson 25.24 1978 1982 Oregon
97.Marcus Jones* 25.21 2011 2014 Minnesota
98.Broderick McGrew 25.18 1996 1999 North Texas
99.Josh Davis* 25.17 2000 2003 Nebraska
100.Autrey Golden* 25.16 2012 2015 Texas-El Paso
101.Ron Allen 25.16 1988 1991 Rutgers
102.Robert Kilow 25.14 1998 2000 Arkansas State
 T.J. Logan* 25.14 2013 2015 North Carolina
104.Cedric Peerman* 25.12 2005 2008 Virginia
105.Cody Hoffman* 25.11 2010 2013 Brigham Young
106.Troy Stoudermire* 25.10 2008 2012 Minnesota
107.Mike Adams 25.10 1992 1996 Texas
108.Trey Watts* 25.08 2010 2013 Tulsa
109.Ketric Sanford 25.07 1996 1999 Houston
110.Jamill Smith* 25.07 2010 2013 Ball State
111.Adam Jennings* 25.04 2002 2005 Fresno State
112.Kenny Bell* 25.04 2011 2014 Nebraska
113.Dervon Wallace* 25.04 2008 2011 Western Michigan
114.Richard Leonard* 25.04 2011 2015 Florida International
115.Chris Lacy 25.03 1998 2001 Idaho
116.Darius Phillips* 25.03 2014 2015 Western Michigan
117.Adam Jones* 25.00 2001 2004 West Virginia
 Pac-Man Jones* 25.00 2002 2004 West Virginia
 Mike Rigell 25.00 1998 2001 Brigham Young
120.Dion Morton* 24.98 2006 2009 Colorado State
121.Charles Estes 24.96 2003 2004 Louisiana-Monroe
122.Patrick Rowe 24.96 1987 1991 San Diego State
123.Steve Clay 24.96 1992 1995 Eastern Michigan
124.Tyron Carrier* 24.94 2008 2011 Houston
125.Jakeem Grant* 24.93 2012 2015 Texas Tech
126.Derek Good* 24.93 2008 2011 Colorado State
127.Matt Brown* 24.92 2009 2012 Temple
128.Myles Willis* 24.91 2013 2015 Boston College
129.Brandon Smith 24.86 2012 2015 Texas State
130.Janarion Grant* 24.86 2013 2015 Rutgers
131.Zek Parker 24.84 1998 2001 Louisville
132.Stevie Nelson 24.83 1979 1982 Ball State
133.Deonce Whitaker 24.82 1998 2001 San Jose State
134.Jim Turner 24.82 1994 1997 Syracuse
135.Tavon Austin* 24.81 2009 2012 West Virginia
136.Latarence Dunbar* 24.80 1999 2002 Texas Christian
137.Marcus Thigpen* 24.80 2005 2008 Indiana
138.Robert Woods* 24.80 2010 2012 Southern California
139.Demarrio Jones 24.78 1997 2000 Miami (OH)
140.Kevin Robinson 24.77 2004 2007 Utah State
141.Trindon Holliday* 24.74 2006 2009 Louisiana State
142.Roy Lewis 24.74 1981 1984 Cal State Fullerton
143.James Rodgers* 24.70 2007 2011 Oregon State
144.Leroy Gallman 24.69 1990 1993 Duke
145.Tony Lane* 24.68 2001 2003 Navy
146.Brandon Tate* 24.66 2005 2008 North Carolina
147.Dez White 24.65 1997 1999 Georgia Tech
148.Greg Reid* 24.65 2009 2011 Florida State
149.Eric Williams 24.63 2009 2010 Ball State
150.Leonard Johnson* 24.62 2008 2011 Iowa State
151.Cory Rodgers* 24.61 2003 2005 Texas Christian
152.Steve Breaston* 24.60 2003 2006 Michigan
153.Nate Terry* 24.59 1997 1999 West Virginia
154.Will Blackmon* 24.59 2002 2005 Boston College
155.Willie Andrews 24.58 2002 2005 Baylor
156.Deltha O'Neal* 24.58 1996 1999 California
157.Jabari Marshall 24.58 2006 2008 Duke
158.Willie Drewery 24.57 1981 1984 West Virginia
 Mike Mason* 24.57 2003 2005 North Carolina
160.Kelvin Means* 24.56 1989 1991 Fresno State
161.Brandon West* 24.55 2006 2009 Western Michigan
162.Kevin Marion* 24.55 2004 2007 Wake Forest
163.Tony Collins 24.54 1977 1980 East Carolina
164.Patrick Jackson* 24.54 2005 2008 Louisiana Tech
165.Niles Paul* 24.51 2007 2010 Nebraska
166.D.J. Monroe* 24.49 2008 2012 Texas
167.Jonas Rutledge 24.48 2001 2003 Southern Methodist
168.Jamal Golden* 24.47 2011 2015 Georgia Tech
169.Lance Bennett 24.47 2003 2006 Indiana
170.Chuck Levy 24.44 1991 1993 Arizona
171.Derek Abney 24.37 2000 2003 Kentucky
172.Marcus Wall 24.37 1992 1995 North Carolina
173.Dontre Wilson* 24.36 2013 2015 Ohio State
174.Aregeros Turner* 24.32 2013 2015 Northern Illinois
175.Andre Coleman 24.30 1990 1993 Kansas State
176.Derrick Mason* 24.29 1993 1996 Michigan State
177.George Atkinson III* 24.27 2011 2013 Notre Dame
178.Brandon James* 24.27 2006 2009 Florida
179.T.J. Thorpe* 24.26 2011 2015 Virginia
180.Torrey Smith* 24.25 2008 2010 Maryland
181.Brelan Chancellor* 24.25 2010 2013 North Texas
182.Lamarcus Joyner* 24.23 2010 2013 Florida State
183.Mike Ball* 24.21 2009 2011 Nevada
184.Steve Suter* 24.21 2001 2004 Maryland
185.Brandon Boykin* 24.21 2008 2011 Georgia
186.Courtney Hawkins* 24.17 1988 1991 Michigan State
187.Milt Stegall 24.16 1988 1991 Miami (OH)
188.Darryl Stonum* 24.16 2008 2012 Baylor
189.Torrie Cox* 24.15 1999 2002 Pittsburgh
190.Lionell Singleton 24.15 2005 2007 Florida International
191.Dorien Bryant* 24.15 2004 2007 Purdue
192.Jessie Henderson 24.14 2005 2008 Southern Methodist
193.Eric Stephens* 24.13 2009 2012 Texas Tech
194.Ronald Johnson* 24.12 2007 2010 Southern California
195.Jeremy Maclin* 24.11 2007 2008 Missouri
196.Terrence Austin* 24.10 2006 2009 UCLA
197.Colin Lockett* 24.09 2010 2013 San Diego State
198.Javier Arenas* 24.07 2006 2009 Alabama
199.Trey Williams* 24.06 2012 2014 Texas A&M
200.Scottie Montgomery 24.05 1996 1999 Duke
201.Howard Jackson* 24.04 2001 2004 Texas-El Paso
202.Larry Khan-Smith 24.03 1987 1990 Hawaii
 John Ross* 24.03 2013 2015 Washington
204.Dion Johnson 24.00 1990 1991 East Carolina
 Mike Wallace* 24.00 2006 2008 Mississippi
206.Kelly Campbell 23.98 1998 2001 Georgia Tech
207.Perrish Cox* 23.97 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
208.Freddie Parham* 23.95 2008 2009 Southern Mississippi
209.Steve Brown 23.95 1979 1982 Oregon
210.Kenzel Doe* 23.93 2011 2014 Wisconsin
211.Luther Ambrose 23.93 2008 2011 Louisiana-Monroe
212.Jamie Hickenbotham 23.92 1999 2002 Arkansas State
213.Terrence Wheatley* 23.92 2003 2007 Colorado
214.Tony James 23.87 1989 1992 Mississippi State
215.Carlos Henderson* 23.87 2014 2015 Louisiana Tech
216.R.J. Shelton* 23.85 2013 2015 Michigan State
217.T.J. Glover* 23.85 2012 2014 South Alabama
218.Eric Blount 23.85 1988 1991 North Carolina
219.BooBoo Gates* 23.82 2010 2012 Bowling Green State
 Jerry Booboo Gates* 23.82 2010 2012 Bowling Green State
221.Ross Dickerson* 23.81 2003 2006 Hawaii
222.Carlos Snow* 23.79 1987 1991 Ohio State
223.Willie Gault 23.77 1979 1982 Tennessee
224.Cedric Johnson 23.77 1993 1996 Texas-El Paso
225.Anthony Allen 23.76 1979 1982 Washington
226.Jeff Liggon 23.76 1993 1996 Tulane
227.Tijan Redmon 23.75 1991 1995 Duke
 Stephen Simmons* 23.75 2007 2010 Northwestern
 Max Suter* 23.75 2007 2010 Syracuse
230.Cyrus Gray* 23.73 2008 2011 Texas A&M
231.Rodney Smith 23.72 1977 1980 Louisiana-Lafayette
232.Quan Cosby* 23.71 2005 2008 Texas
233.Leodis McKelvin* 23.70 2004 2007 Troy
234.Chandler Worthy 23.69 2011 2014 Troy
235.Corey Anderson 23.69 2004 2007 Army
236.Ronnie Horton 23.69 1979 1981 East Tennessee State
237.Bernard Reedy* 23.68 2010 2013 Toledo
238.Lyle Fitte* 23.67 2009 2013 Louisiana Tech
 Hank Poteat 23.67 1996 1999 Pittsburgh
240.Junior Robinson 23.66 1987 1989 East Carolina
241.Anthony Roberson 23.66 1987 1988 Air Force
242.Tyrone Hughes 23.66 1989 1992 Nebraska
243.Henry Bailey 23.65 1991 1994 Nevada-Las Vegas
244.Mikail Baker* 23.65 2005 2010 Baylor
245.Louis Rankin 23.65 2004 2007 Washington
246.Sam Rogers 23.62 1992 1994 Texas-El Paso
247.Makonnen Fenton 23.62 2001 2003 Temple
248.Chris Johnson* 23.61 2004 2007 East Carolina
249.Akeem Hunt* 23.61 2011 2014 Purdue
250.Nick Hill* 23.61 2010 2014 Michigan State