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Career Leaders and Records for Kickoff Return Yards

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Since 1976

Rank Player Yds From To Last School
1.Troy Stoudermire* 3615 2008 2012 Minnesota
2.Tyron Carrier* 3517 2008 2011 Houston
3.Damaris Johnson* 3417 2008 2010 Tulsa
4.Kerwynn Williams* 3408 2009 2012 Utah State
5.T.J. Graham* 3153 2008 2011 North Carolina State
6.Brandon West* 3118 2006 2009 Western Michigan
7.Brelan Chancellor* 3031 2010 2013 North Texas
8.David Gilreath* 3025 2007 2010 Wisconsin
9.Autrey Golden* 2994 2012 2015 Texas-El Paso
10.Torrey Smith* 2983 2008 2010 Maryland
11.Jessie Henderson 2945 2005 2008 Southern Methodist
12.Jeff Liggon 2922 1993 1996 Tulane
13.T.Y. Hilton* 2855 2008 2011 Florida International
14.Isaiah Burse* 2835 2010 2013 Fresno State
15.Perrish Cox* 2804 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
16.Will Blackmon* 2803 2002 2005 Boston College
17.Dennis Johnson* 2784 2008 2012 Arkansas
18.Phillip Livas* 2758 2007 2010 Louisiana Tech
19.Cedric Johnson 2757 1993 1996 Texas-El Paso
20.Taveon Rogers 2728 2010 2011 New Mexico State
21.Kevin Robinson 2725 2004 2007 Utah State
 Darryl Surgent* 2725 2010 2013 Louisiana-Lafayette
23.Brandon James* 2718 2006 2009 Florida
24.Chris Johnson* 2715 2004 2007 East Carolina
25.Brandon Thompkins 2696 2006 2009 Arkansas State
26.Brandon Tate* 2688 2005 2008 North Carolina
27.Justin Gilbert* 2681 2010 2013 Oklahoma State
28.Tyler Allen 2664 2011 2014 Eastern Michigan
29.Brandon Boykin* 2663 2008 2011 Georgia
30.Mardy Gilyard* 2657 2005 2009 Cincinnati
31.Joe Redding 2642 1985 1988 Louisiana-Lafayette
32.Jabari Marshall 2630 2006 2008 Duke
33.Deante' Purvis 2626 2008 2011 Nevada-Las Vegas
34.Antonio Brown* 2612 2007 2009 Central Michigan
35.Derrick Mason* 2575 1993 1996 Michigan State
36.Jason Jacoby 2572 1994 1997 Tulsa
37.Michael Pierce 2570 1986 1989 Tulane
38.Luther Ambrose 2560 2008 2011 Louisiana-Monroe
39.Zek Parker 2558 1998 2001 Louisville
40.Deandre Reaves* 2548 2012 2015 Marshall
41.Marcus Sullivan* 2547 2010 2014 Nevada-Las Vegas
42.Travis Shelton 2507 2004 2008 Temple
43.Quincy McDuffie* 2501 2009 2012 Central Florida
44.Derek Pegues* 2498 2005 2008 Mississippi State
45.Ty Montgomery* 2493 2011 2014 Stanford
46.Carlos Wiggins 2481 2012 2015 New Mexico
47.Chris Culliver* 2476 2007 2010 South Carolina
48.Trumaine Riley 2447 2003 2006 Eastern Michigan
49.A.J. Jefferson* 2440 2006 2009 Fresno State
50.Janarion Grant* 2411 2013 2015 Rutgers
51.Tavon Austin* 2407 2009 2012 West Virginia
52.Michael Grandberry* 2401 2005 2008 Memphis
53.Tyler Ervin* 2374 2011 2015 San Jose State
 Dwayne Harris* 2374 2007 2010 East Carolina
55.Michael Perry 2366 1995 1998 Rice
56.Cyrus Gray* 2349 2008 2011 Texas A&M
 Deon Mitchell 2349 1995 1998 Northern Illinois
 Brandon Williams* 2349 2002 2005 Wisconsin
59.Leodis McKelvin* 2346 2004 2007 Troy
60.Marcus Thomas* 2338 2010 2013 Navy
61.John Eubanks* 2321 2002 2005 Southern Mississippi
62.Derek Abney 2315 2000 2003 Kentucky
63.Eric Blount 2313 1988 1991 North Carolina
64.Mike Edwards 2301 2011 2012 Hawaii
65.Qadry Ismail 2290 1989 1992 Syracuse
66.Raheem Mostert* 2289 2011 2014 Purdue
67.Deltha O'Neal* 2286 1996 1999 California
68.Josh Davis* 2265 2000 2003 Nebraska
69.Mark Johnson 2263 1986 1990 Vanderbilt
70.Desmond Gee* 2241 2006 2009 Middle Tennessee State
71.Keith Stephens 2227 1986 1988 Louisville
72.Scott Wesley 2221 2003 2005 Army
73.Colin Lockett* 2216 2010 2013 San Diego State
74.Dennis Norfleet* 2203 2012 2014 Michigan
75.Broderick Clark* 2200 2002 2005 Louisville
76.Tyler Lockett* 2196 2011 2014 Kansas State
77.Chris Garrett* 2185 2006 2009 Ohio
78.Eric Page* 2184 2009 2011 Toledo
79.Jakeem Grant* 2169 2012 2015 Texas Tech
80.Domanick Davis* 2168 1999 2002 Louisiana State
81.Javier Arenas* 2166 2006 2009 Alabama
82.Kevin Marion* 2160 2004 2007 Wake Forest
83.Jonas Rutledge 2154 2001 2003 Southern Methodist
84.Terrence Austin* 2145 2006 2009 UCLA
85.Roger Williams* 2139 2006 2009 Bowling Green State
86.George Atkinson III* 2136 2011 2013 Notre Dame
87.Chris Owusu* 2132 2008 2011 Stanford
88.Dante Love* 2129 2005 2008 Ball State
89.Dorien Bryant* 2125 2004 2007 Purdue
90.James Rodgers* 2124 2007 2011 Oregon State
91.D.J. Beshears 2123 2009 2012 Kansas
92.Mark Seay 2121 1987 1991 Long Beach State
93.Marcus Wall 2120 1992 1995 North Carolina
94.Andre Debose* 2111 2010 2014 Florida
95.Richard Leonard* 2103 2011 2015 Florida International
96.Jason Southall* 2092 2001 2004 Alabama-Birmingham
97.Derin Graham 2088 1998 2000 Indiana
98.Rannell Hall* 2083 2011 2014 Central Florida
99.Frantrell Forrest 2076 2007 2010 Alabama-Birmingham
100.Marcus Herford* 2075 2005 2008 Kansas
101.Matt Brown* 2068 2009 2012 Temple
102.Terrell Willis 2063 1993 1995 Rutgers
103.Jamill Smith* 2056 2010 2013 Ball State
104.C.J. Spiller* 2052 2006 2009 Clemson
105.Jeremy Maclin* 2049 2007 2008 Missouri
106.William White 2045 2001 2003 Army
 Nick Williams* 2045 2009 2015 Georgia Tech
108.Marcus Murphy* 2036 2010 2014 Missouri
 Jaylen Walton* 2036 2012 2015 Mississippi
110.Terrance Strickland 2033 1988 1992 Tulane
111.Devon Edwards* 2025 2013 2015 Duke
112.Jovon Bouknight* 2016 2002 2005 Wyoming
113.William Likely* 2014 2013 2015 Maryland
114.Ryan Wells 2010 1999 2002 Stanford
115.Marcus Thigpen* 2009 2005 2008 Indiana
116.Tony Jackson 2004 1989 1993 Vanderbilt
117.Stephen Simmons* 1995 2007 2010 Northwestern
118.Steve Breaston* 1993 2003 2006 Michigan
 Terance Mathis 1993 1985 1989 New Mexico
120.Trent Guy* 1980 2006 2009 Louisville
121.Eric Stephens* 1979 2009 2012 Texas Tech
122.Tim Frager 1975 1987 1990 Boston College
123.Matthew Harding 1969 1992 1995 Hawaii
124.Dexter Wynn* 1967 2000 2003 Colorado State
125.Melvin Anderson 1965 1983 1986 Minnesota
126.Mikail Baker* 1963 2005 2010 Baylor
127.Jeff Smith* 1959 2006 2009 Boston College
128.Damon Dunn 1950 1994 1997 Stanford
 Jamal Rogers* 1950 2007 2010 Miami (OH)
130.Howard Jackson* 1947 2001 2004 Texas-El Paso
131.Tony Collins 1939 1977 1980 East Carolina
 Reggie Whatley* 1939 2011 2014 Middle Tennessee State
133.Jamarcus Nelson 1932 2011 2014 Alabama-Birmingham
134.Alvis Whitted 1929 1994 1997 North Carolina State
135.Venric Mark* 1919 2010 2013 Northwestern
 Chandler Worthy 1919 2011 2014 Troy
137.Hank Poteat 1917 1996 1999 Pittsburgh
138.Diivory Edgecomb 1916 2005 2008 Florida Atlantic
139.Willie Floyd 1907 2006 2011 Florida Atlantic
140.John Stone 1906 1998 2001 Wake Forest
141.Reggie Campbell* 1905 2004 2007 Navy
142.Nathan Jones 1902 2001 2003 Rutgers
143.Darrin Greer 1900 1986 1989 California
 Max Suter* 1900 2007 2010 Syracuse
145.Ashlan Davis* 1898 2004 2005 Tulsa
146.Randy Jones 1890 1987 1990 Duke
147.Niles Paul* 1887 2007 2010 Nebraska
148.Greg Heaggans* 1885 2002 2005 Kansas
 De'Anthony Thomas* 1885 2011 2013 Oregon
150.Roy Lewis 1880 1981 1984 Cal State Fullerton
151.David Mikell* 1876 2000 2003 Boise State
152.Steve Brown 1868 1979 1982 Oregon
153.Jamal Miles* 1866 2009 2012 Arizona State
 Chaz Powell* 1866 2008 2011 Penn State
155.Tony James 1862 1989 1992 Mississippi State
156.V'Angelo Bentley* 1860 2012 2015 Illinois
 T.J. Glover* 1860 2012 2014 South Alabama
 Jamal Golden* 1860 2011 2015 Georgia Tech
159.Josh Smith* 1855 2010 2011 UCLA
160.Willie Gault 1854 1979 1982 Tennessee
 Shane Wynn 1854 2011 2014 Indiana
162.Keith Crawford 1843 1985 1987 Ohio
163.Darrell Blackman* 1842 2004 2007 North Carolina State
164.Darius Jennings* 1839 2011 2014 Virginia
165.Deonce Whitaker 1837 1998 2001 San Jose State
166.Ralph David Abernathy IV* 1835 2011 2012 Cincinnati
167.Darius Marshall* 1832 2007 2009 Marshall
168.Darrius Sims* 1828 2013 2015 Vanderbilt
169.Omari Thompson 1827 1999 2001 Army
170.Milt Bowen 1826 1998 2002 Miami (OH)
171.Lindsey Lamar* 1816 2009 2012 South Florida
172.Brandon Rutley 1812 2008 2011 San Jose State
173.Trindon Holliday* 1806 2006 2009 Louisiana State
174.Adam Jennings* 1803 2002 2005 Fresno State
175.Sheldon Canley 1800 1988 1990 San Jose State
 Bernard Reedy* 1800 2010 2013 Toledo
177.Ben Kelly 1798 1997 1999 Colorado
178.Erick Franklin 1794 2001 2004 Louisiana Tech
 Nick Hill* 1794 2010 2014 Michigan State
180.Leonard Scott* 1788 1999 2002 Tennessee
181.Antonio Andrews* 1780 2010 2013 Western Kentucky
182.Victor Bolden* 1778 2013 2015 Oregon State
 Nick Davis* 1778 1998 2001 Wisconsin
184.Lyle Fitte* 1775 2009 2013 Louisiana Tech
185.Henry Bailey 1774 1991 1994 Nevada-Las Vegas
186.Jesse Williams 1773 1977 1980 Richmond
187.Steve Clay 1772 1992 1995 Eastern Michigan
188.Herb Haygood* 1770 1998 2001 Michigan State
189.Anthony Williams 1762 1988 1991 Wake Forest
190.Kwane Doster 1759 2002 2004 Vanderbilt
 Chris Douglas 1759 2000 2003 Duke
192.Syndric Steptoe 1757 2003 2006 Arizona
193.Eddie Harris* 1756 1982 1985 Toledo
194.Robert Brooks* 1754 1988 1991 South Carolina
 Dwayne Owens 1754 1990 1992 Oregon State
196.Aregeros Turner* 1751 2013 2015 Northern Illinois
197.Felix Jones* 1749 2005 2007 Arkansas
198.Akeem Hunt* 1747 2011 2014 Purdue
 Cory Rodgers* 1747 2003 2005 Texas Christian
200.Jamie Hickenbotham 1746 1999 2002 Arkansas State
201.Justin Veltung* 1743 2009 2012 Idaho
202.Cliff Reed 1737 1981 1984 Western Michigan
203.Eric Russell* 1734 2010 2011 Middle Tennessee State
204.Quan Cosby* 1731 2005 2008 Texas
205.Christion Jones* 1727 2011 2014 Alabama
 Fred Smith 1727 2003 2007 Tulane
207.James Brooks 1726 1977 1980 Auburn
208.Kama Bailey* 1725 2008 2011 Idaho
209.Curtis Conway* 1723 1990 1992 Southern California
210.Michael Ray Garvin* 1721 2006 2008 Florida State
211.Keenan Burton* 1715 2003 2007 Kentucky
212.Broderick McGrew 1712 1996 1999 North Texas
213.Jordan Poyer* 1711 2009 2012 Oregon State
214.Reggie McKinney 1709 1985 1988 East Carolina
215.Ketric Sanford 1705 1996 1999 Houston
216.Corey Welch 1704 2008 2011 Eastern Michigan
217.Keith Ross 1703 1985 1988 Florida State
218.Dez White 1701 1997 1999 Georgia Tech
219.Devin Campbell* 1699 2012 2015 Buffalo
220.Mike Ball* 1695 2009 2011 Nevada
221.BooBoo Gates* 1691 2010 2012 Bowling Green State
 Jerry Booboo Gates* 1691 2010 2012 Bowling Green State
 Darryl Stonum* 1691 2008 2012 Baylor
224.D.J. Monroe* 1690 2008 2012 Texas
225.Jim Turner 1688 1994 1997 Syracuse
226.Trey Williams* 1684 2012 2014 Texas A&M
227.Quentis Roper 1683 1985 1988 Rice
228.Allan Amundson* 1680 1999 2002 Oregon
229.Julius Jones 1678 1999 2003 Notre Dame
230.Darius Phillips* 1677 2014 2015 Western Michigan
 Jimmy Williams 1677 1997 2000 Vanderbilt
232.Curtis Francis* 1674 2004 2007 Central Florida
233.Tommylee Lewis* 1673 2011 2015 Northern Illinois
234.Kelvin Means* 1670 1989 1991 Fresno State
235.Patrick Jackson* 1669 2005 2008 Louisiana Tech
 Kio Sanford 1669 1994 1997 Kentucky
 Myles Willis* 1669 2013 2015 Boston College
238.Lowell Robinson 1665 2006 2007 Pittsburgh
239.Juaquin Iglesias* 1664 2005 2008 Oklahoma
 Quinton Jones* 1664 2003 2006 Boise State
 Jonathan Stewart* 1664 2005 2007 Oregon
242.Larry Khan-Smith 1658 1987 1990 Hawaii
 John Ross* 1658 2013 2015 Washington
244.Shawn Terry* 1656 1998 2001 West Virginia
 Darryl Tillman 1656 1986 1989 Southern Mississippi
246.Aaron Kinebrew 1651 1988 1991 Kent State
247.Travis Cobb* 1649 2009 2010 Arizona
248.Manley Woods 1648 1990 1994 New Mexico
249.Willie Andrews 1647 2002 2005 Baylor
 Luther Huggins 1647 2000 2004 Central Florida