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Career Leaders and Records for Punt Returns

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Since 2000

Rank Player Ret From To Last School
1.Wes Welker* 152 2000 2003 Texas Tech
2.Steve Breaston* 127 2003 2006 Michigan
 Sammie Stroughter* 127 2004 2008 Oregon State
4.Javier Arenas* 125 2006 2009 Alabama
5.Ryne Robinson* 121 2003 2006 Miami (OH)
 Steve Suter* 121 2001 2004 Maryland
7.Tim Gilligan* 117 2000 2003 Boise State
 Brandon James* 117 2006 2009 Florida
9.Danny Amendola* 116 2004 2007 Texas Tech
10.Damien Gary* 114 1999 2003 Georgia
11.Antonio Perkins* 113 2001 2004 Oklahoma
 Kelley Rhino* 113 1999 2002 Georgia Tech
13.Leodis McKelvin* 112 2004 2007 Troy
14.Eddie Royal* 111 2004 2007 Virginia Tech
15.Ryan Broyles* 108 2008 2011 Oklahoma
16.Jim Leonhard* 105 2002 2004 Wisconsin
17.Hoost Marsh* 104 2004 2007 Wyoming
18.Keenan Howry* 103 1999 2002 Oregon
19.Bernard Berrian* 98 1999 2003 Fresno State
 Adam Jennings* 98 2002 2005 Fresno State
 Larry Taylor* 98 2004 2007 Connecticut
22.Willie Andrews 97 2002 2005 Baylor
23.Joe Burnett* 96 2005 2008 Central Florida
 Charles Gordon* 96 2003 2005 Kansas
25.Terrence Austin* 95 2006 2009 UCLA
 Mike Espy* 95 2002 2005 Mississippi
27.Jeremy Kerley* 94 2007 2010 Texas Christian
 Nathan Vasher* 94 2000 2003 Texas
29.Marshay Green* 93 2006 2009 Mississippi
 Willie Idlette* 93 2003 2006 Wake Forest
31.Dexter Wynn* 91 2000 2003 Colorado State
32.Eddie Tillitz 90 2000 2002 Miami (OH)
33.J.D. Falslev* 89 2010 2013 Brigham Young
 Greg Reid* 89 2009 2011 Florida State
35.Derek Abney 88 2000 2003 Kentucky
 Scott Harding 88 2011 2014 Hawaii
 Todd Miller* 88 2002 2004 Iowa State
38.Craig Bragg* 87 2001 2004 UCLA
 Corey Brazil 87 2001 2004 Louisiana Tech
40.Jahmal Fenner* 86 2001 2004 Texas-El Paso
 Calvin Lowry* 86 2002 2005 Penn State
42.Darrell Blackman* 83 2004 2007 North Carolina State
 Keiwone Malone 83 2011 2014 Memphis
 Luke Powell 83 2000 2003 Stanford
 Stephone Robinson* 83 2004 2007 Colorado
46.Domanick Davis* 82 1999 2002 Louisiana State
 B.J. Hill* 82 2005 2008 Ball State
 Charles Sharon* 82 2002 2005 Bowling Green State
49.Michael Bumpus 80 2004 2007 Washington State
 Ziehl Kavanaght* 80 2000 2003 Michigan State
51.Derek Pegues* 79 2005 2008 Mississippi State
 Brandon Tate* 79 2005 2008 North Carolina
53.Tracy Lampley* 78 2009 2012 Southern Mississippi
 Kevin Robinson 78 2004 2007 Utah State
 Ray Small* 78 2006 2009 Ohio State
56.Skyler Green* 77 2002 2005 Louisiana State
 Marcus James* 77 2000 2003 Missouri
 Tre Smith* 77 2002 2006 Auburn
 Holmon Wiggins 77 1998 2001 New Mexico
60.Dejuan Groce* 76 1999 2002 Nebraska
 Dustin Harris* 76 2009 2012 Texas A&M
 Ronald Hatcher 76 2000 2003 Vanderbilt
 Keiwan Ratliff* 76 2000 2003 Florida
 Aaron Ross* 76 2003 2006 Texas
65.Anthony Chambers* 75 2002 2003 Purdue
 Fabian Davis* 75 1999 2002 Wake Forest
 Jermaine Landrum* 75 2001 2004 Tulsa
 Marcus Murphy* 75 2010 2014 Missouri
 Blake Warren 75 2003 2006 Southern Methodist
70.Robert Dunn* 74 2005 2008 Auburn
 E.B. Halsey 74 2003 2006 Illinois
 Ibrahim Halsey 74 2003 2006 Illinois
 Kyle Williams* 74 2006 2009 Arizona State
74.Vontez Duff* 73 2000 2003 Notre Dame
 David Gilreath* 73 2007 2010 Wisconsin
 Ryan Johnson 73 1999 2002 Memphis
77.J.J. Worton* 72 2011 2014 Central Florida
78.Justin Brown* 71 2009 2012 Oklahoma
 Drew Terrell* 71 2009 2012 Stanford
80.Montrell Jones* 70 2004 2005 Louisville
 Montrell Jones* 70 2001 2005 Louisville
 Roscoe Parrish* 70 2002 2004 Miami (FL)
 Chris Potter* 70 2009 2012 Boise State
 Jason Tomlinson* 70 2003 2006 Navy
85.Adam Humphries* 69 2011 2014 Clemson
 Jamal Miles* 69 2009 2012 Arizona State
 Willie Reid* 69 2002 2005 Florida State
 Cory Rodgers* 69 2003 2005 Texas Christian
 Marvin Young* 69 2001 2004 Southern Mississippi
90.Delano Green* 68 2007 2010 Temple
 Jayron Hosley* 68 2009 2011 Virginia Tech
 Tony Logan* 68 2008 2011 Maryland
 Trumaine Riley 68 2003 2006 Eastern Michigan
 Darron White* 68 2001 2004 Memphis
95.Terrance Copper 67 2000 2003 East Carolina
 Jonathan Hefney* 67 2004 2007 Tennessee
 Kendrick Mosley 67 1999 2003 Western Michigan
 Chad Owens* 67 2001 2004 Hawaii
 Vaughn Rivers* 67 2004 2007 West Virginia
 Reggie Smith* 67 2005 2007 Oklahoma
101.T.J. Graham* 66 2008 2011 North Carolina State
 Derrick Hamilton* 66 2001 2003 Clemson
 Christion Jones* 66 2011 2014 Alabama
 Robert Redd 66 1998 2002 Bowling Green State
 Derrick Williams* 66 2005 2008 Penn State
 Tom Zbikowski* 66 2004 2007 Notre Dame
107.Brian Bonner* 65 2004 2007 Texas Christian
 Jamison Crowder* 65 2011 2014 Duke
 Marcus Edwards* 65 2005 2008 South Florida
 Lance Frazier* 65 2000 2003 West Virginia
 Keshawn Martin* 65 2008 2011 Michigan State
 Mike Rigell 65 1998 2001 Brigham Young
 Bobby Wade 65 1999 2002 Arizona
114.Andy Brodell* 64 2005 2008 Iowa
 Ted Ginn Jr.* 64 2004 2006 Ohio State
 Levi Norwood* 64 2011 2014 Baylor
 Stafford Owens 64 2001 2004 Ohio
 Deandrew Rubin 64 2000 2002 South Florida
119.Lavon Brazill* 63 2007 2011 Ohio
 Randall Cobb* 63 2008 2010 Kentucky
 Kyle Conerly 63 2001 2004 San Diego State
 Justin Hardy* 63 2011 2014 East Carolina
 Cliff Hill 63 2000 2002 Connecticut
 Jonathan Krause* 63 2010 2013 Vanderbilt
 Asante Samuel 63 2000 2002 Central Florida
 Kyle Wilson* 63 2006 2009 Boise State
127.Rashad Baker* 62 2000 2003 Tennessee
 Odell Beckham Jr.* 62 2011 2013 Louisiana State
 Charles Frederick* 62 2001 2004 Washington
 Ed Hinkel* 62 2002 2005 Iowa
 Troy Mason 62 1999 2002 Nevada-Las Vegas
 Daymond Patterson* 62 2008 2012 Kansas
 Alex Washington* 62 2006 2009 Vanderbilt
134.Dwight Counter* 61 2000 2003 New Mexico
 Gabe Lindsay* 61 1999 2003 Oklahoma State
 Danny Oquendo* 61 2005 2008 Maryland
 Alvin Pearman* 61 2001 2004 Virginia
 Syndric Steptoe 61 2003 2006 Arizona
 Ryan Switzer 61 2013 2014 North Carolina
 Eugene Wilson 61 1999 2002 Illinois
141.Bosley Allen 60 1998 2001 North Carolina
 Joshua Bush 60 1998 2001 Western Michigan
 Perrish Cox* 60 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
 Jon Drager 60 2003 2007 Kent State
 Chris Gamble* 60 2001 2003 Ohio State
 Rafael Little* 60 2004 2007 Kentucky
 Niles Paul* 60 2007 2010 Nebraska
 Tavious Polo* 60 2007 2010 Florida Atlantic
149.Travis Benjamin* 59 2008 2011 Miami (FL)
 Vernell Brown* 59 2002 2005 Florida
 P.J. Fleck 59 1999 2003 Northern Illinois
 Shaud Williams 59 1999 2003 Alabama
153.Marques Hagans* 58 2002 2005 Virginia
 Clifton Herbert* 58 2000 2003 Hawaii
 Kevin Jones* 58 2005 2008 Arkansas State
 Darrell McNeal 58 2006 2009 Louisiana-Monroe
 Marty Tadman* 58 2004 2007 Boise State
158.Dion Byrum 57 2002 2005 Ohio
 Jemeel Powell 57 1999 2002 California
 Terry Richardson* 57 2003 2006 Arizona State
 Mason Robinson* 57 2007 2012 Rutgers
 Dan Sheldon* 57 2001 2004 Northern Illinois
 Rashard Smith* 57 2009 2013 North Carolina State
 Leon Washington* 57 2002 2005 Florida State
165.Quan Bray* 56 2011 2014 Auburn
 Travis Carrie* 56 2008 2013 Ohio
 Ritchy Desir* 56 2011 2014 Syracuse
 Deangelo Hall* 56 2001 2003 Virginia Tech
 Marquis Maze* 56 2008 2011 Alabama
 Tim Mixon* 56 2003 2005 California
 Bruce Natson* 56 2012 2014 Utah State
172.Jared Abbrederis* 55 2010 2013 Wisconsin
 Ryan Brewer* 55 1999 2002 South Carolina
 Tommy Davis* 55 2009 2012 Illinois
 Thomas Flowers* 55 2004 2007 Georgia
 Eugene Harris 55 2007 2009 Miami (OH)
 Eric Morris* 55 2005 2008 Texas Tech
 Damian Payne* 55 2011 2014 Texas-El Paso
 Fred Smith 55 2003 2007 Tulane
 Dejuan Tribble* 55 2004 2007 Boston College
 Austin Zouzalik* 55 2009 2012 Texas Tech
182.Jason Armstead* 54 2001 2002 Mississippi
 Terrance Davis-Bryant* 54 1999 2002 Oklahoma State
 Aaron Lockett 54 1998 2001 Kansas State
 Deon Murphy 54 2007 2008 Kansas State
 Darrelle Revis* 54 2004 2006 Pittsburgh
 Darryl Surgent* 54 2010 2013 Louisiana-Lafayette
188.Antonio Brown* 53 2007 2009 Central Michigan
 Greig Carlson* 53 2002 2005 Southern California
 Andre Davis 53 1998 2001 Virginia Tech
 Rashad Evans* 53 2008 2012 Fresno State
 Cortney Grixby* 53 2005 2007 Nebraska
 Marvin Jackson* 53 2001 2003 Arkansas
 Shiloh Keo* 53 2006 2010 Idaho
 Demarco Robinson 53 2011 2014 Kentucky
 Ace Sanders* 53 2010 2012 South Carolina
 C.J. Spiller* 53 2006 2009 Clemson
198.Decori Birmingham* 52 2001 2004 Arkansas
 Brian Fisher 52 2001 2003 South Florida
 Bobby Hart 52 2000 2002 Baylor
 Kyshoen Jarrett* 52 2011 2014 Virginia Tech
 Eric Weddle* 52 2003 2006 Utah
 Nick Williams* 52 2009 2012 Connecticut
204.Tramain Hall* 51 2003 2005 North Carolina State
 Dwayne Harris* 51 2007 2010 East Carolina
 Roderick Hood* 51 2000 2002 Auburn
 Ronshay Jenkins 51 2000 2003 New Mexico State
 Daryl Lightfoot* 51 2001 2003 Arizona State
 Jamel Riddle 51 2000 2002 Syracuse
 Morgan Scalley* 51 2001 2004 Utah
 Tramaine Thompson* 51 2010 2013 Kansas State
212.Will Blackmon* 50 2002 2005 Boston College
 Jesse Della Valle 50 2012 2014 Penn State
 Tyler Evans* 50 2006 2007 Georgia Tech
 Donta Greene* 50 1999 2002 Toledo
 Domenik Hixon* 50 2003 2005 Akron
 Jasper Howard* 50 2007 2009 Connecticut
 Damien Linson* 50 2003 2006 Central Michigan
 Terry Love* 50 2004 2007 Michigan State
 Nathan Meikle* 50 2005 2006 Brigham Young
 Justin Phinisee* 50 2002 2005 Oregon
 Alex Rosenblum* 50 2003 2007 Nevada
 Emmanuel Spann* 50 2004 2008 Marshall
 Justin Taplin* 50 1998 2002 Arizona State
225.Zamir Cobb 49 2001 2003 Temple
 Kenzel Doe* 49 2011 2014 Wisconsin
 Jacoby Ford* 49 2006 2009 Clemson
 T.Y. Hilton* 49 2008 2011 Florida International
 Greg Jennings 49 2002 2005 Western Michigan
 Kunle Patrick* 49 2000 2003 Northwestern
 Johnny Quinn* 49 2003 2006 North Texas
 Cameron Saddler* 49 2009 2012 Pittsburgh
 Khalek Shepherd* 49 2011 2014 Virginia
 Jordan White* 49 2007 2011 Western Michigan
235.Imani Davis 48 2012 2014 Akron
 Lynaris Elpheage* 48 2000 2002 Tulane
 Yamon Figurs* 48 2004 2006 Kansas State
 Jeremy Gallon* 48 2010 2013 Michigan
 Jeremy Maclin* 48 2007 2008 Missouri
 Rishard Matthews* 48 2010 2011 Nevada
 Eric Parker 48 1998 2001 Tennessee
 Roger Ross 48 2000 2001 Kansas
 Lito Sheppard 48 1999 2001 Florida
244.Marion Barber III* 47 2001 2004 Minnesota
 Jeremy Bloom* 47 2002 2003 Colorado
 Brandon Brooks* 47 2003 2005 Alabama
 Corey Brown* 47 2010 2013 Ohio State
 Cameron Echols-Luper 47 2013 2014 Texas Christian
 Michael Franklin 47 2002 2005 San Diego State
 Waynelle Gravesande* 47 2008 2011 Purdue
 Vic Hall* 47 2006 2009 Virginia
 Damaris Johnson* 47 2008 2010 Tulsa
 Josh Lenz* 47 2009 2012 Iowa State
 Steve Odom* 47 2003 2006 Toledo
 Clifton Smith* 47 2004 2007 Fresno State