Single Season Leaders and Records for Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

Minimum 50 kick returns.
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Leaders

  • Since 1976
  • Minimum 1 kick return per school game.
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg Year School
1Kylen Towner40.842016Western Kentucky
2Leeland McElroy*39.331993Texas A&M
3Jamarcus Nelson38.322014Alabama-Birmingham
4Evan Berry*38.292015Tennessee
5Tremain Mack*37.711996Miami (FL)
6Ray Fisher37.352009Indiana
7Henry White37.331977Colgate
8Dri Archer*36.942012Kent State
9Kevin Johnson*36.711997Syracuse
10Levonte Whitfield*36.412013Florida State
11Tony Ball36.381977Chattanooga
12Raghib Ismail*36.081988Notre Dame
13A.J. Jefferson*35.772007Fresno State
14Nick Williams*35.292010Connecticut
15Tyler Lockett*35.192011Kansas State
16Justin Miller*35.082002Clemson
17Eric Booth*34.821997Southern Mississippi
18Chris Massey34.802001Oklahoma State
19William Powell*34.572010Kansas State
20Robert Tate34.331995Cincinnati
21Quincy McDuffie*34.242012Central Florida
22Reggie Hunt*34.081999Texas Christian
23Latarence Dunbar*33.732000Texas Christian
24Jonathan Stewart*33.672005Oregon
25Chad Owens33.622001Hawaii
26D.J. Monroe*33.562009Texas
27Rashaad Penny*33.502015San Diego State
28Raheem Mostert*33.482011Purdue
29Jerod Douglas33.251995Baylor
30Justin Miller33.052004Clemson
31Duke Johnson33.042012Miami (FL)
32Mac Cody33.001993Memphis
33Ottis Anderson32.921978Miami (FL)
34Patrick Dyson32.911998Utah
35James Williams*32.871999Marshall
36T.J. Logan32.862016North Carolina
37C.J. Spiller*32.832009Clemson
38Jacoby Ford*32.772006Clemson
Tyrone Walker32.772002Western Michigan
Eric Moulds*32.771994Mississippi State
41Tyler Lockett*32.762012Kansas State
42Rick Calhoun32.751985Cal State Fullerton
43Fred Montgomery32.641992New Mexico State
44Tim Kearse32.641982San Jose State
45Trevor Davis32.622014California
46Broderick McGrew32.611998North Texas
47Morgan Burns*32.512015Kansas State
48Tony Smith32.501989Southern Mississippi
49Quincy McDuffie*32.192010Central Florida
50John Evans32.172011Western Kentucky
51Terrance Roulhac*32.111986Clemson
52Evan Berry32.082016Tennessee
53Rashaad Penny31.942016San Diego State
54Felix Jones31.942005Arkansas
55Blair Thomas*31.921986Penn State
56Bryan Williams31.902007Akron
57Dyrell Roberts*31.892009Virginia Tech
58Dexter Wynn*31.832000Colorado State
59Brandon Daniels*31.751999Oklahoma
60Derrick Hamilton*31.732001Clemson
61Winslow Oliver31.711995New Mexico
62J.R. Reed31.672003South Florida
Michael Waddell31.672003North Carolina
64Tom Pace31.592001Arizona State
65Barry Sanders*31.571987Oklahoma State
66Charles Pauley31.552002San Jose State
67Chris Owusu*31.542009Stanford
68Dee Moronkola31.501998Washington State
Chris Hewitt31.501993Cincinnati
70Robert Quiroga31.432003Baylor
R. Jay Soward31.431996Southern California
72Stevie Nelson31.391979Ball State
73Robbie Frey*31.382010Connecticut
74Xavier Johnson31.362015South Alabama
75Larry Taylor*31.332004Connecticut
76Travis Shelton31.302008Temple
77Kevin Marion*31.292007Wake Forest
78Alex Ross*31.222014Oklahoma
79Luther Ambrose31.192011Louisiana-Monroe
80Jeremy Deering*31.182011Rutgers
81Fredd Young31.171983New Mexico State
82Quadree Henderson31.112016Pittsburgh
Eric Page*31.112010Toledo
84Henry Williams31.111983East Carolina
85Ben Kelly31.081997Colorado
86Ricardo Rhodes*31.081998Missouri
87Larry Anderson*31.071977Louisiana Tech
88Demond Washington*31.062009Auburn
Derek Hughes31.061979Michigan State
90Terry Battle*31.061996Arizona State
91Rannell Hall31.042011Central Florida
92William Likely*31.002014Maryland
Marlon McClure*31.002010Texas-El Paso
Corey Parchman31.002001Ball State
95Leroy Gallman30.931992Duke
96Victor Ike*30.692001Texas
Steve Clay30.691993Eastern Michigan
98Pat Johnson30.671996Oregon
99Roy Ross30.601990Texas-El Paso
100Greg McCoy*30.592011Texas Christian

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