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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.Levonte Whitfield* 36.41 2013 Florida State
3.Trevor Davis 32.62 2014 California
4.Alex Ross* 31.22 2014 Oklahoma
5.William Likely* 31.00 2014 Maryland
6.Bryan Douglas* 30.38 2013 Boise State
7.Ty Montgomery* 30.31 2013 Stanford
8.Devon Edwards* 30.21 2013 Duke
9.J.D. McKissic* 29.95 2013 Arkansas State
10.Brandon Smith 29.90 2013 Texas State
11.Adoree Jackson* 29.74 2014 Southern California
12.Marcus Murphy* 29.65 2014 Missouri
13.Carlos Wiggins 29.61 2013 New Mexico
14.Evan Berry* 29.50 2014 Tennessee
15.Carlos Wiggins 29.31 2014 New Mexico
16.Solomon Patton 29.18 2013 Florida
17.Deandre Reaves* 29.09 2014 Marshall
18.Johnathan Warzeka* 28.73 2010 Air Force
19.Christion Jones* 28.68 2013 Alabama
20.Mario Alford* 28.58 2014 West Virginia
21.Jones 28.46 2011 Minnesota
22.Corey Coleman* 28.41 2013 Baylor
23.Ja'Terian Douglas 28.38 2013 Tulsa
24.Duke Johnson* 28.29 2013 Miami (FL)
25.Marcus Sullivan* 28.28 2013 Nevada-Las Vegas
26.Jalen Myrick* 28.22 2014 Minnesota
27.Ameer Abdullah 28.00 2014 Nebraska
28.Autrey Golden 27.93 2013 Texas-El Paso
29.Derek Keaton 27.81 2014 Georgia Southern
30.Tyler Boyd* 27.62 2014 Pittsburgh
 Brelan Chancellor* 27.62 2013 North Texas
32.Demarcus Ayers* 27.59 2013 Houston
33.Darryl Surgent* 27.57 2013 Louisiana-Lafayette
34.Kam Jones 27.25 2014 Texas-San Antonio
35.Adam Hine* 27.19 2013 Brigham Young
36.Darius Jennings 27.08 2014 Virginia
37.Stanley Boom Williams 26.89 2014 Kentucky
 T.J. Logan* 26.89 2013 North Carolina
39.Joe Craig 26.81 2013 Memphis
40.D.J. Banks 26.77 2012 Louisiana Tech
41.Tony Collins 26.76 1980 East Carolina
42.B.J. Catalon 26.54 2013 Texas Christian
43.Tyler Lockett* 26.50 2013 Kansas State
44.Kenny Bell* 26.48 2013 Nebraska
45.Kenzel Doe* 26.45 2013 Wisconsin
46.Odell Beckham Jr.* 26.41 2013 Louisiana State
47.Darius Phillips* 26.40 2014 Western Michigan
48.Tre Mason* 26.33 2013 Auburn
49.Myles Willis* 26.32 2014 Boston College
50.D'Joun Smith 26.29 2014 Florida Atlantic
51.Adam Jones* 26.27 2003 West Virginia
52.George Atkinson III* 26.14 2011 Notre Dame
53.Akeem Hunt 26.08 2013 Purdue
54.Chandler Worthy 26.07 2014 Troy
55.Leonard Fournette* 26.04 2014 Louisiana State
56.Jamill Smith* 26.04 2013 Ball State
57.William Likely* 26.04 2013 Maryland
58.Benjamin Cunningham* 26.00 2010 Middle Tennessee State
 Stacy Williams 26.00 2009 Baylor
60.Marcus Sullivan 25.95 2014 Nevada-Las Vegas
61.Devrin Young 25.95 2013 Tennessee
62.Stacy Coley* 25.91 2013 Miami (FL)
63.Ridge Jones 25.86 2014 New Mexico
64.Rod Sneed* 25.85 2002 Colorado
65.Jerry Booboo Gates 25.82 2011 Bowling Green State
66.Clint Stephens* 25.75 2014 Bowling Green State
67.Devon Edwards* 25.69 2014 Duke
68.Richard Leonard 25.67 2014 Florida International
 James Sykes 25.67 1976 Rice
70.Eric Patterson 25.65 2014 Ball State
71.Reggie Whatley 25.63 2014 Middle Tennessee State
72.R.J. Shelton* 25.58 2014 Michigan State
73.Roy Finch* 25.58 2013 Oklahoma
74.Kevonn Mabon 25.42 2014 Ball State
75.T.J. Logan* 25.31 2014 North Carolina
76.Janarion Grant* 25.28 2014 Rutgers
77.Ty Montgomery* 25.24 2014 Stanford
78.Trey Williams* 25.21 2013 Texas A&M
79.Jordan Cotton* 25.21 2013 Iowa
80.Justin Gilbert* 25.17 2013 Oklahoma State
81.George Atkinson III* 25.16 2013 Notre Dame
82.Diocemy Saint Juste 25.14 2013 Hawaii
 Walter Thurmond* 25.14 2008 Oregon
84.Lance Ray* 25.14 2013 East Carolina
85.Bobby McCain* 25.08 2014 Memphis
86.T.J. Glover 25.04 2013 South Alabama
87.Carlos Henderson* 25.03 2014 Louisiana Tech
88.Rashaad Penny* 25.00 2014 San Diego State
89.Deandre Reaves* 24.97 2013 Marshall
90.Darvin Kidsy 24.92 2014 North Texas
91.Kaelin Clay* 24.91 2014 Utah
92.Dontre Wilson* 24.90 2013 Ohio State
93.Deionte Gaines* 24.89 2014 Colorado State
94.Marcus Jones 24.88 2013 Minnesota
95.Tony Collins 24.88 1978 East Carolina
96.Steven Manfro* 24.78 2013 UCLA
97.Anthony Jackson 24.77 2004 Florida Atlantic
98.Trey Williams* 24.76 2014 Texas A&M
99.Andre Debose* 24.71 2014 Florida
100.Reggie Whatley* 24.71 2013 Middle Tennessee State