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 Pierce257019861989Tulane
39Luther Ambrose256020082011Louisiana-Monroe
40Zek Parker255819982001Louisville
Darrius Sims*255820132016Vanderbilt
42Deandre Reaves*254820122015Marshall
43Marcus Sullivan*254720102014Nevada-Las Vegas
44Aregeros Turner*253120132016Northern Illinois
45Darius Phillips*251020142016Western Michigan
46Travis Shelton250720042008Temple
47Quincy McDuffie*250120092012Central Florida
48Derek Pegues*249820052008Mississippi State
49Ty Montgomery*249320112014Stanford
50Carlos Wiggins*248120122015New Mexico
51Chris Culliver*247620072010South Carolina
52Trumaine Riley244720032006Eastern Michigan
53Kylen Towner*244120142016Western Kentucky
54A.J. Jefferson*244020062009Fresno State
55Victor Bolden*242020132016Oregon State
56Tavon Austin*240720092012West Virginia
57Michael Grandberry*240120052008Memphis
58Tyler Ervin*237420112015San Jose State
Dwayne Harris*237420072010East Carolina
60Michael Perry236619951998Rice
61Cyrus Gray*234920082011Texas A&M
Deon Mitchell234919951998Northern Illinois
Brandon Williams*234920022005Wisconsin
64Leodis McKelvin*234620042007Troy
65Marcus Thomas*233820102013Navy
66John Eubanks*232120022005Southern Mississippi
67Derek Abney231520002003Kentucky
68Eric Blount231319881991North Carolina
69Mike Edwards230120112012Hawaii
70Qadry Ismail229019891992Syracuse
71Raheem Mostert*228920112014Purdue
72Deltha O'Neal*228619961999California
73Josh Davis*226520002003Nebraska
74Mark Johnson226319861990Vanderbilt
75Desmond Gee*224120062009Middle Tennessee State
76William Likely*223320132016Maryland
77Keith Stephens222719861988Louisville
78Scott Wesley222120032005Army
79Colin Lockett*221620102013San Diego State
80Dennis Norfleet*220320122014Michigan
81Broderick Clark*220020022005Louisville
82Tyler Lockett*219620112014Kansas State
83Chris Garrett*218520062009Ohio
84Eric Page*218420092011Toledo
85Charles Nelson*217320142016Oregon
86Jakeem Grant*216920122015Texas Tech
87Domanick Davis*216819992002Louisiana State
88Javier Arenas*216620062009Alabama
89Kevin Marion*216020042007Wake Forest
90Jonas Rutledge215420012003Southern Methodist
91Terrence Austin*214520062009UCLA
92Adoree Jackson*214120142016Southern California
93Roger Williams*213920062009Bowling Green State
94Myles Willis*213820132016Boston College
95George Atkinson III*213620112013Notre Dame
96Chris Owusu*213220082011Stanford
97Dante Love*212920052008Ball State
98Dorien Bryant*212520042007Purdue
99James Rodgers*212420072011Oregon State
100D.J. Beshears212320092012Kansas
101Mark Seay212119871991Long Beach State
102Marcus Wall212019921995North Carolina
103Andre Debose*211120102014Florida
104Richard Leonard*210320112015Florida International
105T.J. Logan*209820132016North Carolina
106Carlos Henderson*209420142016Louisiana Tech
107Jason Southall*209220012004Alabama-Birmingham
108Derin Graham208819982000Indiana
109Rannell Hall*208320112014Central Florida
110Frantrell Forrest207620072010Alabama-Birmingham
111Marcus Herford*207520052008Kansas
112John Ross*206920132016Washington
113Matt Brown*206820092012Temple
114Devon Edwards*206620132016Duke
115Terrell Willis206319931995Rutgers
116Jamill Smith*205620102013Ball State
117C.J. Spiller*205220062009Clemson
118Jeremy Maclin*204920072008Missouri
119William White204520012003Army
Nick Williams*204520092012Connecticut
121Marcus Murphy*203620102014Missouri
Jaylen Walton*203620122015Mississippi
123Terrance Strickland203319881992Tulane
124Jovon Bouknight*201620022005Wyoming
125Ryan Wells201019992002Stanford
126Marcus Thigpen*200920052008Indiana
127Tony Jackson200419891993Vanderbilt
128Stephen Simmons*199520072010Northwestern
129Steve Breaston*199320032006Michigan
Terance Mathis199319851989New Mexico
131Trent Guy*198020062009Louisville
132Eric Stephens*197920092012Texas Tech
133Tim Frager197519871990Boston College
134Matthew Harding196919921995Hawaii
135Dexter Wynn*196720002003Colorado State
136Melvin Anderson196519831986Minnesota
137Mikail Baker*196320052010Baylor
138Jeff Smith*195920062009Boston College
139Damon Dunn195019941997Stanford
Jamal Rogers*195020072010Miami (OH)
141Howard Jackson*194720012004Texas-El Paso
142Tony Collins193919771980East Carolina
Reggie Whatley*193920112014Middle Tennessee State
144Jamarcus Nelson193220112014Alabama-Birmingham
145Khalfani Muhammad*193120132016California
146Alvis Whitted192919941997North Carolina State
147Rashaad Penny*192820142016San Diego State
148Venric Mark*191920102013Northwestern
Chandler Worthy191920112014Troy
150Hank Poteat191719961999Pittsburgh
151Diivory Edgecomb191620052008Florida Atlantic
152Willie Floyd190720062011Florida Atlantic
153John Stone190619982001Wake Forest
154Reggie Campbell*190520042007Navy
155Nathan Jones190220012003Rutgers
156Darrin Greer190019861989California
Max Suter*190020072010Syracuse
158Ashlan Davis*189820042005Tulsa
159Randy Jones189019871990Duke
160Niles Paul*188720072010Nebraska
161Greg Heaggans*188520022005Kansas
De'Anthony Thomas*188520112013Oregon
163Roy Lewis188019811984Cal State Fullerton
164David Mikell*187620002003Boise State
165Alex Ross*187220132016Missouri
166Steve Brown186819791982Oregon
167Jamal Miles*186620092012Arizona State
Chaz Powell*186620082011Penn State
169Tony James186219891992Mississippi State
170V'Angelo Bentley*186020122015Illinois
T.J. Glover*186020122014South Alabama
Jamal Golden*186020112015Georgia Tech
173R.J. Shelton*185520132016Michigan State
Josh Smith*185520102011UCLA
175Willie Gault185419791982Tennessee
Shane Wynn185420112014Indiana
177Keith Crawford184319851987Ohio
178Darrell Blackman*184220042007North Carolina State
179Darius Jennings*183920112014Virginia
180Deonce Whitaker183719982001San Jose State
181Ralph David Abernathy IV*183520112012Cincinnati
182Darius Marshall*183220072009Marshall
183Omari Thompson182719992001Army
184Milt Bowen182619982002Miami (OH)
185Lindsey Lamar*181620092012South Florida
186Ishmael Adams*181520122016UCLA
187Brandon Rutley181220082011San Jose State
188Trindon Holliday*180620062009Louisiana State
189Adam Jennings*180320022005Fresno State
190Sheldon Canley180019881990San Jose State
Bernard Reedy*180020102013Toledo
192Ben Kelly179819971999Colorado
193Erick Franklin179420012004Louisiana Tech
Nick Hill*179420102014Michigan State
195Leonard Scott*178819992002Tennessee
196Antonio Andrews*178020102013Western Kentucky
197Nick Davis*177819982001Wisconsin
198Lyle Fitte*177520092013Louisiana Tech
199Henry Bailey177419911994Nevada-Las Vegas
200Jesse Williams177319771980Richmond
201Steve Clay177219921995Eastern Michigan
202Herb Haygood*177019982001Michigan State
203Kermit Whitfield*176720142016Florida State
204Anthony Williams176219881991Wake Forest
205Kwane Doster175920022004Vanderbilt
Chris Douglas175920002003Duke
207Syndric Steptoe175720032006Arizona
208Eddie Harris*175619821985Toledo
209Robert Brooks*175419881991South Carolina
Dwayne Owens175419901992Oregon State
211Felix Jones*174920052007Arkansas
212Akeem Hunt*174720112014Purdue
Cory Rodgers*174720032005Texas Christian
214Jamie Hickenbotham174619992002Arkansas State
215Justin Veltung*174320092012Idaho
216Cliff Reed173719811984Western Michigan
217Eric Russell*173420102011Middle Tennessee State
218Quan Cosby*173120052008Texas
219Christion Jones*172720112014Alabama
Fred Smith172720032007Tulane
221James Brooks172619771980Auburn
222Kama Bailey*172520082011Idaho
223Curtis Conway*172319901992Southern California
224Michael Ray Garvin*172120062008Florida State
225Keenan Burton*171520032007Kentucky
226Broderick McGrew171219961999North Texas
227Jordan Poyer*171120092012Oregon State
228Reggie McKinney170919851988East Carolina
229Ketric Sanford170519961999Houston
230Corey Welch170420082011Eastern Michigan
231Keith Ross170319851988Florida State
232Nyheim Hines*170220152016North Carolina State
233Dez White170119971999Georgia Tech
234Devin Campbell*169920122015Buffalo
235Mike Ball*169520092011Nevada
236BooBoo Gates*169120102012Bowling Green State
Jerry Booboo Gates*169120102012Bowling Green State
Darryl Stonum*169120082012Baylor
239D.J. Monroe*169020082012Texas
240Jim Turner168819941997Syracuse
241Trey Williams*168420122014Texas A&M
242Quentis Roper168319851988Rice
243Tim White*168120152016Arizona State
244Allan Amundson*168019992002Oregon
245Julius Jones167819992003Notre Dame
246Evan Berry*167720142016Tennessee
Jimmy Williams167719972000Vanderbilt
248Curtis Francis*167420042007Central Florida
249Tommylee Lewis*167320112015Northern Illinois
250Kelvin Means*167019891991Fresno State

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