Single Season 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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Leaders

  • Since 1976
  • Minimum 1 kick return per school game.
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg Year School
1Leeland McElroy39.331993Texas A&M
2Jamarcus Nelson38.322014Alabama-Birmingham
3Evan Berry*38.292015Tennessee
4Tremain Mack*37.711996Miami (FL)
5Ray Fisher37.352009Indiana
6Henry White37.331977Colgate
7Dri Archer*36.942012Kent State
8Kevin Johnson36.711997Syracuse
9Levonte Whitfield*36.412013Florida State
10Tony Ball36.381977Chattanooga
11Raghib Ismail36.081988Notre Dame
12A.J. Jefferson*35.772007Fresno State
13Nick Williams*35.292010Connecticut
14Tyler Lockett*35.192011Kansas State
15Justin Miller*35.082002Clemson
16Eric Booth*34.821997Southern Mississippi
17Chris Massey34.802001Oklahoma State
18William Powell*34.572010Kansas State
19Robert Tate34.331995Cincinnati
20Quincy McDuffie*34.242012Central Florida
21Reggie Hunt*34.081999Texas Christian
22Latarence Dunbar33.732000Texas Christian
23Jonathan Stewart*33.672005Oregon
24Chad Owens33.622001Hawaii
25D.J. Monroe*33.562009Texas
26Rashaad Penny*33.502015San Diego State
27Raheem Mostert*33.482011Purdue
28Jerod Douglas33.251995Baylor
29Justin Miller33.052004Clemson
30Duke Johnson33.042012Miami (FL)
31Mac Cody33.001993Memphis
32Ottis Anderson32.921978Miami (FL)
33Patrick Dyson32.911998Utah
34James Williams32.871999Marshall
35C.J. Spiller*32.832009Clemson
36Jacoby Ford*32.772006Clemson
Tyrone Walker32.772002Western Michigan
Eric Moulds32.771994Mississippi State
39Tyler Lockett*32.762012Kansas State
40Rick Calhoun32.751985Cal State Fullerton
41Fred Montgomery32.641992New Mexico State
42Tim Kearse32.641982San Jose State
43Trevor Davis32.622014California
44Broderick McGrew32.611998North Texas
45Morgan Burns*32.512015Kansas State
46Tony Smith32.501989Southern Mississippi
47Quincy McDuffie*32.192010Central Florida
48John Evans32.172011Western Kentucky
49Terrance Roulhac*32.111986Clemson
50Felix Jones31.942005Arkansas
51Blair Thomas31.921986Penn State
52Bryan Williams31.902007Akron
53Dyrell Roberts*31.892009Virginia Tech
54Dexter Wynn31.832000Colorado State
55Brandon Daniels31.751999Oklahoma
56Derrick Hamilton31.732001Clemson
57Winslow Oliver31.711995New Mexico
58J.R. Reed31.672003South Florida
Michael Waddell31.672003North Carolina
60Tom Pace31.592001Arizona State
61Barry Sanders31.571987Oklahoma State
62Charles Pauley31.552002San Jose State
63Chris Owusu*31.542009Stanford
64Dee Moronkola31.501998Washington State
Chris Hewitt31.501993Cincinnati
66Robert Quiroga31.432003Baylor
R. Jay Soward31.431996Southern California
68Stevie Nelson31.391979Ball State
69Robbie Frey*31.382010Connecticut
70Xavier Johnson31.362015South Alabama
71Larry Taylor*31.332004Connecticut
72Travis Shelton31.302008Temple
73Kevin Marion*31.292007Wake Forest
74Alex Ross*31.222014Oklahoma
75Luther Ambrose31.192011Louisiana-Monroe
76Jeremy Deering*31.182011Rutgers
77Fredd Young31.171983New Mexico State
78Eric Page*31.112010Toledo
79Henry Williams31.111983East Carolina
80Ben Kelly31.081997Colorado
81Ricardo Rhodes31.081998Missouri
82Larry Anderson31.071977Louisiana Tech
83Demond Washington*31.062009Auburn
Derek Hughes31.061979Michigan State
85Terry Battle31.061996Arizona State
86Rannell Hall31.042011Central Florida
87William Likely*31.002014Maryland
Marlon McClure*31.002010Texas-El Paso
Corey Parchman31.002001Ball State
90Leroy Gallman30.931992Duke
91Victor Ike30.692001Texas
Steve Clay30.691993Eastern Michigan
93Pat Johnson30.671996Oregon
94Roy Ross30.601990Texas-El Paso
95Greg McCoy*30.592011Texas Christian
96Bobby Rainey30.582008Western Kentucky
97Antwone Savage30.572001Oklahoma
98Ashlan Davis30.572004Tulsa
99Jeremy Wright*30.562010Louisville
100Lamarcus Joyner*30.542011Florida State

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