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Single Season Leaders and Records for Kickoff Return Yards

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Since 2000

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.Victor Bolden 1198 2013 Oregon State
19.Tyron Carrier 1174 2010 Houston
20.Cyrus Gray 1169 2008 Texas A&M
21.Chris Owusu* 1167 2009 Stanford
22.Deante' Purvis 1165 2009 Nevada-Las Vegas
23.Diivory Edgecomb* 1155 2007 Florida Atlantic
24.Devin Thomas* 1135 2007 Michigan State
25.Josh Smith* 1132 2011 UCLA
26.Damaris Johnson 1131 2009 Tulsa
 Kerwynn Williams 1131 2009 Utah State
 Ashlan Davis 1131 2004 Tulsa
29.Brandon Banks 1127 2009 Kansas State
30.Tobias Palmer* 1124 2012 North Carolina State
31.Lionell Singleton 1119 2007 Florida International
32.Demond Washington* 1117 2010 Auburn
33.Terrence Austin 1109 2008 UCLA
34.Dante Love* 1100 2007 Ball State
35.Reggie Campbell* 1098 2007 Navy
36.Brelan Chancellor 1094 2011 North Texas
 Cortney Grixby 1094 2007 Nebraska
38.Ty Montgomery 1091 2013 Stanford
39.Torrey Smith* 1089 2008 Maryland
40.Mike Edwards 1086 2011 Hawaii
41.Gerard Lawson* 1085 2007 Oregon State
42.Troy Stoudermire* 1083 2008 Minnesota
43.Leonard Johnson 1081 2008 Iowa State
44.Corey Anderson 1078 2007 Army
45.Eric Stephens* 1071 2010 Texas Tech
46.Brandon Thompkins 1062 2007 Arkansas State
47.Troy Stoudermire* 1057 2009 Minnesota
48.Jessie Henderson 1056 2008 Southern Methodist
49.Warren Norman 1050 2009 Vanderbilt
 Bobby Rainey 1050 2009 Western Kentucky
51.Antonio Brown* 1048 2007 Central Michigan
52.D.J. Banks 1044 2012 Louisiana Tech
 D.J. Banks 1044 2012 Louisiana Tech
54.Jeremy Maclin* 1039 2007 Missouri
55.Tyler Allen 1036 2012 Eastern Michigan
 Terrence Austin* 1036 2009 UCLA
57.Ralph David Abernathy IV* 1034 2011 Cincinnati
58.Dennis Johnson* 1031 2009 Arkansas
59.T.J. Graham* 1028 2008 North Carolina State
60.Jeremiah Kobena 1027 2011 Syracuse
61.Demarcus Ayers 1021 2013 Houston
62.Kenjon Barner* 1020 2009 Oregon
63.Quan Cosby* 1017 2007 Texas
64.Tandon Doss 1016 2010 Indiana
 Dontayo Gage 1016 2007 Eastern Michigan
66.Dervon Wallace* 1015 2011 Western Michigan
 Wynn 1015 2011 Indiana
 Shane Wynn 1015 2011 Indiana
 Leon Berry 1015 2009 Mississippi State
70.Tyler Allen 1014 2013 Eastern Michigan
 D.J. Beshears 1014 2011 Kansas
72.Jeremy Maclin* 1010 2008 Missouri
73.Chris Johnson* 1009 2007 East Carolina
74.Dorien Bryant* 1007 2007 Purdue
75.Khalfani Muhammad 1006 2013 California
76.Darryl Stonum 1001 2009 Michigan
77.Deante' Purvis 1000 2011 Nevada-Las Vegas
 Dwayne Harris* 1000 2009 East Carolina
79.Nick Hill* 999 2011 Michigan State
80.Mardy Gilyard* 994 2008 Cincinnati
 Josh Davis* 994 2002 Nebraska
82.Brandon Boykin* 988 2009 Georgia
 Charles Estes 988 2003 Louisiana-Monroe
84.Mike Jones 987 2009 Syracuse
85.T.J. Graham* 986 2011 North Carolina State
 Tyron Carrier* 986 2009 Houston
 Matt Slater* 986 2007 UCLA
88.De'Anthony Thomas* 983 2011 Oregon
89.BooBoo Gates 981 2011 Bowling Green State
 Jerry Booboo Gates 981 2011 Bowling Green State
91.Greg McCoy* 979 2011 Texas Christian
92.Charles Pauley 978 2002 San Jose State
93.Marcus Sullivan 976 2010 Nevada-Las Vegas
 Louis Rankin 976 2007 Washington
95.Jamal Rogers 973 2007 Miami (OH)
96.Robert Woods 971 2010 Southern California
97.Chantz Staden 970 2008 Washington State
98.Niles Paul* 969 2008 Nebraska
99.Willie McNeal 968 2010 Western Kentucky
100.David Gilreath* 967 2007 Wisconsin