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Single Season Leaders and Records for Kickoff Return Yards

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Since 1976

Rank Player Yds Season School
1.Isaiah Burse 1606 2011 Fresno State
2.Kerwynn Williams 1444 2010 Utah State
3.Taveon Rogers 1410 2010 New Mexico State
4.Damaris Johnson* 1382 2008 Tulsa
5.Taveon Rogers 1318 2011 New Mexico State
6.Torrey Smith 1309 2009 Maryland
7.Rob Kelley 1305 2011 Tulane
 Robert Kelley 1305 2011 Tulane
9.Carlos Wiggins 1303 2013 New Mexico
10.Max Suter 1299 2007 Syracuse
11.Michael Grandberry* 1286 2007 Memphis
12.Mardy Gilyard* 1281 2009 Cincinnati
13.Josh Smith 1276 2008 Colorado
14.Kevin Robinson 1260 2007 Utah State
15.Scott Wesley 1248 2004 Army
16.William White 1239 2002 Army
17.Mike Edwards 1215 2012 Hawaii
18.Deonce Whitaker 1214 1998 San Jose State
19.Aregeros Turner 1207 2015 Northern Illinois
20.Victor Bolden* 1198 2013 Oregon State
21.Tyron Carrier 1174 2010 Houston
22.Cyrus Gray 1169 2008 Texas A&M
23.Chris Owusu* 1167 2009 Stanford
24.Deante' Purvis 1165 2009 Nevada-Las Vegas
25.Diivory Edgecomb 1155 2007 Florida Atlantic
26.Morgan Burns 1138 2015 Kansas State
27.Devin Thomas* 1135 2007 Michigan State
28.Josh Smith* 1132 2011 UCLA
29.Damaris Johnson 1131 2009 Tulsa
 Kerwynn Williams 1131 2009 Utah State
 Ashlan Davis 1131 2004 Tulsa
32.Brandon Banks 1127 2009 Kansas State
33.Tobias Palmer* 1124 2012 North Carolina State
34.Lionell Singleton 1119 2007 Florida International
35.Demond Washington* 1117 2010 Auburn
36.Terrence Austin 1109 2008 UCLA
37.Dante Love* 1100 2007 Ball State
38.Reggie Campbell* 1098 2007 Navy
39.Brelan Chancellor 1094 2011 North Texas
 Cortney Grixby 1094 2007 Nebraska
41.Ty Montgomery* 1091 2013 Stanford
42.Torrey Smith* 1089 2008 Maryland
43.Mike Edwards 1086 2011 Hawaii
44.Gerard Lawson* 1085 2007 Oregon State
45.Troy Stoudermire* 1083 2008 Minnesota
46.Leonard Johnson 1081 2008 Iowa State
47.Corey Anderson 1078 2007 Army
48.Eric Stephens* 1071 2010 Texas Tech
49.Christian McCaffrey 1070 2015 Stanford
50.Tijan Redmon 1065 1995 Duke
51.Brandon Thompkins 1062 2007 Arkansas State
52.Troy Stoudermire* 1057 2009 Minnesota
53.Jessie Henderson 1056 2008 Southern Methodist
54.Warren Norman 1050 2009 Vanderbilt
 Bobby Rainey 1050 2009 Western Kentucky
56.Antonio Brown* 1048 2007 Central Michigan
57.D.J. Banks 1044 2012 Louisiana Tech
 D.J. Banks 1044 2012 Louisiana Tech
59.Jeremy Maclin* 1039 2007 Missouri
 Cedric Johnson 1039 1995 Texas-El Paso
61.Jeff Liggon 1038 1994 Tulane
62.Tyler Allen 1036 2012 Eastern Michigan
 Terrence Austin* 1036 2009 UCLA
64.Ralph David Abernathy IV* 1034 2011 Cincinnati
65.Dennis Johnson* 1031 2009 Arkansas
66.T.J. Graham* 1028 2008 North Carolina State
67.Jeremiah Kobena 1027 2011 Syracuse
68.Demarcus Ayers* 1021 2013 Houston
69.Kenjon Barner* 1020 2009 Oregon
70.Jakeem Grant 1017 2015 Texas Tech
 Quan Cosby* 1017 2007 Texas
72.Tandon Doss 1016 2010 Indiana
 Dontayo Gage 1016 2007 Eastern Michigan
74.Dervon Wallace* 1015 2011 Western Michigan
 Wynn 1015 2011 Indiana
 Shane Wynn 1015 2011 Indiana
 Leon Berry 1015 2009 Mississippi State
78.Tyler Allen 1014 2013 Eastern Michigan
 D.J. Beshears 1014 2011 Kansas
 Dwayne Owens 1014 1990 Oregon State
81.David Dunn 1013 1994 Fresno State
82.Jeremy Maclin* 1010 2008 Missouri
83.Chris Johnson* 1009 2007 East Carolina
84.Dorien Bryant* 1007 2007 Purdue
85.Khalfani Muhammad 1006 2013 California
86.Darryl Stonum 1001 2009 Michigan
87.Deante' Purvis 1000 2011 Nevada-Las Vegas
 Dwayne Harris* 1000 2009 East Carolina
89.Nick Hill* 999 2011 Michigan State
90.Mardy Gilyard* 994 2008 Cincinnati
 Josh Davis* 994 2002 Nebraska
92.Anthony Collins 990 1980 East Carolina
 Tony Collins 990 1980 East Carolina
94.Brandon Boykin* 988 2009 Georgia
 Charles Estes 988 2003 Louisiana-Monroe
96.Mike Jones 987 2009 Syracuse
97.T.J. Graham* 986 2011 North Carolina State
 Tyron Carrier* 986 2009 Houston
 Matt Slater* 986 2007 UCLA
100.Janarion Grant 984 2015 Rutgers