Career Leaders and Records for Kickoff Return Yards

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Leaders

  • Since 1976
Leaders Table
Rk Player Yds From To School
1Troy Stoudermire*361520082012Minnesota
2Tyron Carrier*351720082011Houston
3Damaris Johnson*341720082010Tulsa
4Kerwynn Williams*340820092012Utah State
5T.J. Graham*315320082011North Carolina State
6Brandon West*311820062009Western Michigan
7Brelan Chancellor*303120102013North Texas
8David Gilreath*302520072010Wisconsin
9Autrey Golden*299420122015Texas-El Paso
10Torrey Smith*298320082010Maryland
11Jessie Henderson294520052008Southern Methodist
12Jeff Liggon292219931996Tulane
13T.Y. Hilton*285520082011Florida International
14Isaiah Burse*283520102013Fresno State
15Perrish Cox*280420062009Oklahoma State
16Will Blackmon*280320022005Boston College
17Dennis Johnson*278420082012Arkansas
18Phillip Livas*275820072010Louisiana Tech
19Cedric Johnson275719931996Texas-El Paso
20Taveon Rogers272820102011New Mexico State
21Kevin Robinson272520042007Utah State
Darryl Surgent*272520102013Louisiana-Lafayette
23Brandon James*271820062009Florida
24Chris Johnson*271520042007East Carolina
25Brandon Thompkins269620062009Arkansas State
26Brandon Tate*268820052008North Carolina
27Justin Gilbert*268120102013Oklahoma State
28Tyler Allen266420112014Eastern Michigan
29Brandon Boykin*266320082011Georgia
30Mardy Gilyard*265720052009Cincinnati
31Joe Redding264219851988Louisiana-Lafayette
32Jabari Marshall263020062008Duke
33Deante' Purvis262620082011Nevada-Las Vegas
34Antonio Brown*261220072009Central Michigan
35Janarion Grant*260620132016Rutgers
36Derrick Mason*257519931996Michigan State
37Jason Jacoby257219941997Tulsa
38Michael Pierce*257019861989Tulane
39Luther Ambrose256020082011Louisiana-Monroe
40Zek Parker*255819982001Louisville
41Deandre Reaves*254820122015Marshall
42Marcus Sullivan*254720102014Nevada-Las Vegas
43Travis Shelton250720042008Temple
44Quincy McDuffie*250120092012Central Florida
45Derek Pegues*249820052008Mississippi State
46Ty Montgomery*249320112014Stanford
47Carlos Wiggins*248120122015New Mexico
48Chris Culliver*247620072010South Carolina
49Trumaine Riley244720032006Eastern Michigan
50A.J. Jefferson*244020062009Fresno State
51Tavon Austin*240720092012West Virginia
52Michael Grandberry*240120052008Memphis
53Tyler Ervin*237420112015San Jose State
Dwayne Harris*237420072010East Carolina
55Michael Perry236619951998Rice
56Cyrus Gray*234920082011Texas A&M
Deon Mitchell234919951998Northern Illinois
Brandon Williams*234920022005Wisconsin
59Leodis McKelvin*234620042007Troy
60Marcus Thomas*233820102013Navy
61John Eubanks*232120022005Southern Mississippi
62Derek Abney231520002003Kentucky
63Eric Blount231319881991North Carolina
64Mike Edwards230120112012Hawaii
65Qadry Ismail*229019891992Syracuse
66Raheem Mostert*228920112014Purdue
67Deltha O'Neal*228619961999California
68Josh Davis*226520002003Nebraska
69Mark Johnson226319861990Vanderbilt
70Desmond Gee*224120062009Middle Tennessee State
71Keith Stephens222719861988Louisville
72Scott Wesley222120032005Army
73Colin Lockett*221620102013San Diego State
74Dennis Norfleet*220320122014Michigan
75Broderick Clark*220020022005Louisville
76Tyler Lockett*219620112014Kansas State
77Chris Garrett*218520062009Ohio
78Eric Page*218420092011Toledo
79Jakeem Grant*216920122015Texas Tech
80Domanick Davis*216819992002Louisiana State
81Javier Arenas*216620062009Alabama
82Kevin Marion*216020042007Wake Forest
83Jonas Rutledge215420012003Southern Methodist
84Terrence Austin*214520062009UCLA
85Roger Williams*213920062009Bowling Green State
86George Atkinson III*213620112013Notre Dame
87Chris Owusu*213220082011Stanford
88Dante Love*212920052008Ball State
89Dorien Bryant*212520042007Purdue
90James Rodgers*212420072011Oregon State
91D.J. Beshears212320092012Kansas
92Mark Seay212119871991Long Beach State
93Marcus Wall*212019921995North Carolina
94Andre Debose*211120102014Florida
95Richard Leonard*210320112015Florida International
96Jason Southall*209220012004Alabama-Birmingham
97Derin Graham208819982000Indiana
98Rannell Hall*208320112014Central Florida
99William Likely*207820132016Maryland
100Frantrell Forrest207620072010Alabama-Birmingham
101Marcus Herford*207520052008Kansas
102Matt Brown*206820092012Temple
103Devon Edwards*206620132016Duke
104Terrell Willis206319931995Rutgers
105Jamill Smith*205620102013Ball State
106C.J. Spiller*205220062009Clemson
107Jeremy Maclin*204920072008Missouri
Darrius Sims*204920132016Vanderbilt
109William White204520012003Army
Nick Williams*204520092016Georgia Tech
111Marcus Murphy*203620102014Missouri
Jaylen Walton*203620122015Mississippi
113Terrance Strickland203319881992Tulane
114Victor Bolden*201920132016Oregon State
115Jovon Bouknight*201620022005Wyoming
116Ryan Wells*201019992002Stanford
117Marcus Thigpen*200920052008Indiana
118Tony Jackson200419891993Vanderbilt
119Aregeros Turner*199720132016Northern Illinois
120Stephen Simmons*199520072010Northwestern
121Steve Breaston*199320032006Michigan
Terance Mathis199319851989New Mexico
123Trent Guy*198020062009Louisville
124Eric Stephens*197920092012Texas Tech
125Tim Frager197519871990Boston College
126Matthew Harding*196919921995Hawaii
127Dexter Wynn*196720002003Colorado State
128Melvin Anderson*196519831986Minnesota
129Darius Phillips*196420142016Western Michigan
130Mikail Baker*196320052010Baylor
131Jeff Smith*195920062009Boston College
132Damon Dunn*195019941997Stanford
Jamal Rogers*195020072010Miami (OH)
134Howard Jackson*194720012004Texas-El Paso
135Tony Collins*193919771980East Carolina
Reggie Whatley*193920112014Middle Tennessee State
137Jamarcus Nelson193220112014Alabama-Birmingham
138Alvis Whitted*192919941997North Carolina State
139Venric Mark*191920102013Northwestern
Chandler Worthy191920112014Troy
141Hank Poteat*191719961999Pittsburgh
142Diivory Edgecomb*191620052008Florida Atlantic
143Willie Floyd*190720062011Florida Atlantic
144John Stone*190619982001Wake Forest
145Reggie Campbell*190520042007Navy
146Nathan Jones190220012003Rutgers
147Darrin Greer190019861989California
Max Suter*190020072010Syracuse
149Ashlan Davis*189820042005Tulsa
150Randy Jones*189019871990Duke
151Niles Paul*188720072010Nebraska
152Greg Heaggans*188520022005Kansas
De'Anthony Thomas*188520112013Oregon
154Roy Lewis*188019811984Cal State Fullerton
155David Mikell*187620002003Boise State
156Steve Brown186819791982Oregon
157Jamal Miles*186620092012Arizona State
Chaz Powell*186620082011Penn State
159Tony James*186219891992Mississippi State
160V'Angelo Bentley*186020122015Illinois
T.J. Glover*186020122014South Alabama
Jamal Golden*186020112015Georgia Tech
163Josh Smith*185520102011UCLA
164Willie Gault*185419791982Tennessee
Shane Wynn185420112014Indiana
166Keith Crawford184319851987Ohio
167Darrell Blackman*184220042007North Carolina State
168Darius Jennings*183920112014Virginia
169Deonce Whitaker183719982001San Jose State
170Ralph David Abernathy IV*183520112012Cincinnati
171Darius Marshall*183220072009Marshall
172Omari Thompson182719992001Army
173Milt Bowen182619982002Miami (OH)
174Lindsey Lamar*181620092012South Florida
175Brandon Rutley181220082011San Jose State
176Trindon Holliday*180620062009Louisiana State
177Adam Jennings*180320022005Fresno State
178Sheldon Canley*180019881990San Jose State
Bernard Reedy*180020102013Toledo
180Ben Kelly*179819971999Colorado
181Erick Franklin*179420012004Louisiana Tech
Nick Hill*179420102014Michigan State
183John Ross*178820132016Washington
Leonard Scott*178819992002Tennessee
185Myles Willis*178120132016Boston College
186Antonio Andrews*178020102013Western Kentucky
187Nick Davis*177819982001Wisconsin
188Lyle Fitte*177520092013Louisiana Tech
189Henry Bailey*177419911994Nevada-Las Vegas
190Jesse Williams177319771980Richmond
191Steve Clay177219921995Eastern Michigan
192Herb Haygood*177019982001Michigan State
193T.J. Logan*176820132016North Carolina
194Anthony Williams176219881991Wake Forest
195Kwane Doster175920022004Vanderbilt
Chris Douglas175920002003Duke
197Syndric Steptoe175720032006Arizona
198Eddie Harris*175619821985Toledo
199Robert Brooks*175419881991South Carolina
Dwayne Owens175419901992Oregon State
201Felix Jones*174920052007Arkansas
202Akeem Hunt*174720112014Purdue
Cory Rodgers*174720032005Texas Christian
204Jamie Hickenbotham174619992002Arkansas State
205Justin Veltung*174320092012Idaho
206Cliff Reed173719811984Western Michigan
207Eric Russell*173420102011Middle Tennessee State
208Quan Cosby*173120052008Texas
209Christion Jones*172720112014Alabama
Fred Smith172720032007Tulane
211James Brooks172619771980Auburn
212Kama Bailey*172520082011Idaho
213Curtis Conway*172319901992Southern California
214Michael Ray Garvin*172120062008Florida State
215Keenan Burton*171520032007Kentucky
216Broderick McGrew171219961999North Texas
217Jordan Poyer*171120092012Oregon State
Kylen Towner*171120142016Western Kentucky
219Reggie McKinney170919851988East Carolina
220Ketric Sanford*170519961999Houston
221Khalfani Muhammad*170420132016California
Corey Welch170420082011Eastern Michigan
223Keith Ross*170319851988Florida State
224Dez White*170119971999Georgia Tech
225Devin Campbell*169920122015Buffalo
226Mike Ball*169520092011Nevada
227BooBoo Gates*169120102012Bowling Green State
Jerry Booboo Gates*169120102012Bowling Green State
Darryl Stonum*169120082012Baylor
230D.J. Monroe*169020082012Texas
231Jim Turner*168819941997Syracuse
232Trey Williams*168420122014Texas A&M
233Quentis Roper168319851988Rice
234Charles Nelson*168220142016Oregon
235Allan Amundson*168019992002Oregon
236Julius Jones*167819992003Notre Dame
237Jimmy Williams167719972000Vanderbilt
238Curtis Francis*167420042007Central Florida
239Tommylee Lewis*167320112015Northern Illinois
240Kelvin Means*167019891991Fresno State
241Patrick Jackson*166920052008Louisiana Tech
Kio Sanford166919941997Kentucky
243Lowell Robinson166520062007Pittsburgh
244Juaquin Iglesias*166420052008Oklahoma
Quinton Jones*166420032006Boise State
Jonathan Stewart*166420052007Oregon
247Larry Khan-Smith*165819871990Hawaii
248Shawn Terry*165619982001West Virginia
Darryl Tillman*165619861989Southern Mississippi
250Aaron Kinebrew165119881991Kent State

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