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Single Season Leaders and Records for Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

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Since 1976

Rank Player Avg Season School
1.Jamarcus Nelson 38.32 2014 Alabama-Birmingham
2.Evan Berry 38.29 2015 Tennessee
3.Levonte Whitfield* 36.41 2013 Florida State
4.Rashaad Penny 33.50 2015 San Diego State
5.Morgan Burns 33.47 2015 Kansas State
6.Trevor Davis 32.62 2014 California
7.Xavier Johnson 31.36 2015 South Alabama
8.Alex Ross* 31.22 2014 Oklahoma
9.William Likely* 31.00 2014 Maryland
10.Bryan Douglas* 30.38 2013 Boise State
11.Ty Montgomery* 30.31 2013 Stanford
12.Devon Edwards* 30.21 2013 Duke
13.Deandre Reaves 30.13 2015 Marshall
14.J.D. McKissic* 29.95 2013 Arkansas State
15.Brandon Smith 29.90 2013 Texas State
16.Adoree Jackson* 29.74 2014 Southern California
17.Marcus Murphy* 29.65 2014 Missouri
18.Carlos Wiggins 29.61 2013 New Mexico
19.Evan Berry* 29.50 2014 Tennessee
20.Devon Edwards 29.42 2015 Duke
21.Carlos Wiggins 29.31 2014 New Mexico
22.Solomon Patton 29.18 2013 Florida
23.Rodney Adams 29.12 2015 South Florida
24.Deandre Reaves* 29.09 2014 Marshall
25.Christian McCaffrey 28.92 2015 Stanford
26.Johnathan Ford 28.73 2015 Auburn
27.Johnathan Warzeka* 28.73 2010 Air Force
28.Christion Jones* 28.68 2013 Alabama
29.Michael Walker 28.58 2015 Boston College
30.Mario Alford* 28.58 2014 West Virginia
31.Jones 28.46 2011 Minnesota
32.Corey Coleman* 28.41 2013 Baylor
33.Ja'Terian Douglas 28.38 2013 Tulsa
34.Duke Johnson* 28.29 2013 Miami (FL)
35.Marcus Sullivan* 28.28 2013 Nevada-Las Vegas
36.Jalen Myrick* 28.22 2014 Minnesota
37.Quadree Henderson 28.00 2015 Pittsburgh
 Ameer Abdullah 28.00 2014 Nebraska
39.Autrey Golden 27.93 2013 Texas-El Paso
40.Derek Keaton 27.81 2014 Georgia Southern
41.Carlos Wiggins 27.62 2015 New Mexico
 Tyler Boyd* 27.62 2014 Pittsburgh
 Brelan Chancellor* 27.62 2013 North Texas
44.Chris Platt 27.62 2015 Baylor
45.Demarcus Ayers* 27.59 2013 Houston
46.Kerryon Johnson 27.57 2015 Auburn
 Darryl Surgent* 27.57 2013 Louisiana-Lafayette
48.Byron Marshall 27.50 2015 Oregon
49.Dishan Romine 27.48 2015 Navy
50.Der'Woun Greene 27.38 2015 Virginia Tech
51.Kam Jones 27.25 2014 Texas-San Antonio
52.Adam Hine* 27.19 2013 Brigham Young
53.Kevonn Mabon 27.16 2015 Ball State
54.Darius Jennings 27.08 2014 Virginia
55.KaVontae Turpin 27.00 2015 Texas Christian
 Tim White 27.00 2015 Arizona State
57.Stanley Boom Williams 26.89 2014 Kentucky
 T.J. Logan* 26.89 2013 North Carolina
59.Aregeros Turner 26.82 2015 Northern Illinois
60.Joe Craig 26.81 2013 Memphis
61.D'Ernest Johnson 26.81 2015 South Florida
62.D.J. Banks 26.77 2012 Louisiana Tech
63.Tony Collins 26.76 1980 East Carolina
64.Kermit Whitfield 26.68 2015 Florida State
65.Kenyan Drake 26.58 2015 Alabama
66.Brandon Wilson 26.57 2015 Houston
67.Charles Nelson 26.55 2015 Oregon
68.B.J. Catalon 26.54 2013 Texas Christian
69.Tyler Lockett* 26.50 2013 Kansas State
70.Kenny Bell* 26.48 2013 Nebraska
71.Kenzel Doe* 26.45 2013 Wisconsin
72.Elijah Mitchell 26.44 2015 Nevada
73.Odell Beckham Jr.* 26.41 2013 Louisiana State
74.Darius Phillips* 26.40 2014 Western Michigan
75.Tre Mason* 26.33 2013 Auburn
76.Myles Willis* 26.32 2014 Boston College
77.D'Joun Smith 26.29 2014 Florida Atlantic
78.Nyheim Hines 26.29 2015 North Carolina State
79.Solomon Vault 26.28 2015 Northwestern
80.Keelan Ewaliko 26.27 2015 Hawaii
 Adam Jones* 26.27 2003 West Virginia
82.D.J. May 26.25 2015 Wyoming
83.J.D. McKissic 26.16 2015 Arkansas State
84.George Atkinson III* 26.14 2011 Notre Dame
85.Akeem Hunt 26.08 2013 Purdue
86.Jakeem Grant 26.08 2015 Texas Tech
87.Chandler Worthy 26.07 2014 Troy
88.Rashad Fenton 26.07 2015 South Carolina
89.Leonard Fournette* 26.04 2014 Louisiana State
90.Jamill Smith* 26.04 2013 Ball State
91.William Likely* 26.04 2013 Maryland
92.Benjamin Cunningham* 26.00 2010 Middle Tennessee State
 Stacy Williams 26.00 2009 Baylor
94.Marcus Sullivan 25.95 2014 Nevada-Las Vegas
95.Devrin Young 25.95 2013 Tennessee
96.Derek Keaton 25.94 2015 Georgia Southern
97.Stacy Coley* 25.91 2013 Miami (FL)
98.Ridge Jones 25.86 2014 New Mexico
99.Rod Sneed* 25.85 2002 Colorado
100.Jerry Booboo Gates 25.82 2011 Bowling Green State