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Career Leaders and Records for Punt Returns

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Since 1976

Rank Player Ret From To Last School
1.Vai Sikahema 153 1980 1985 Brigham Young
2.Wes Welker* 152 2000 2003 Texas Tech
3.John Ludlow 136 1979 1982 Virginia Tech
4.Steve Breaston* 127 2003 2006 Michigan
 Sammie Stroughter* 127 2004 2008 Oregon State
6.Deion Sanders 126 1985 1988 Florida State
 Tyrone Thurman 126 1985 1988 Texas Tech
8.Javier Arenas* 125 2006 2009 Alabama
 Thomas Bailey 125 1991 1994 Auburn
 Ledel George 125 1990 1993 North Carolina State
 Greg Richardson 125 1983 1986 Alabama
12.Jarrail Jackson 124 1996 1999 Oklahoma
 Terry Obee* 124 1986 1989 Oregon
14.Tom Flynn* 122 1980 1983 Pittsburgh
15.Tony James 121 1989 1992 Mississippi State
 Peter Marciano* 121 1986 1989 Iowa
 Ryne Robinson* 121 2003 2006 Miami (OH)
 Steve Suter* 121 2001 2004 Maryland
19.Tim Gilligan* 117 2000 2003 Boise State
 Ted Hollern 117 1981 1984 Central Michigan
 Brandon James* 117 2006 2009 Florida
 Andrew Mott 117 1983 1986 Southern Mississippi
23.Danny Amendola* 116 2004 2007 Texas Tech
 Rod Harris 116 1985 1988 Texas A&M
25.Gary Anderson 115 1979 1982 Arkansas
 Damien Gary* 115 1999 2003 Georgia
27.Johnnie Johnson 114 1976 1979 Texas
28.Antonio Perkins* 113 2001 2004 Oklahoma
 Kelley Rhino* 113 1999 2002 Georgia Tech
30.LaVon Edwards 112 1988 1991 Utah
 Leodis McKelvin* 112 2004 2007 Troy
32.Eddie Royal* 111 2004 2007 Virginia Tech
33.Deltha O'Neal* 110 1996 1999 California
34.Bruce Branch 109 1998 2001 Penn State
 Ricky Floyd 109 1978 1981 Southern Mississippi
36.Ryan Broyles* 108 2008 2011 Oklahoma
 Eric Metcalf 108 1985 1988 Texas
38.Eric Parker 107 1998 2015 Houston
39.Beno Bryant 106 1989 1993 Washington
40.Michael Fletcher* 105 1996 1999 Oregon
 Trey Gainous 105 1983 1986 Auburn
 Jim Leonhard* 105 2002 2004 Wisconsin
 Robert Redd 105 1998 2002 Bowling Green State
44.Willie Drewery 104 1981 1984 West Virginia
 Keenan Howry* 104 1999 2002 Oregon
 Hoost Marsh* 104 2004 2007 Wyoming
47.David Allen 103 1997 2000 Kansas State
 Dave Duerson 103 1979 1982 Notre Dame
49.Willie Clay 102 1988 1991 Georgia Tech
50.Gerald McNeil* 101 1980 1983 Baylor
 Greg Myers 101 1992 1995 Colorado State
 J.R. Redmond* 101 1996 1999 Arizona State
 Mark Slawson 101 1977 1980 Citadel
54.Pat Chester 100 1978 1982 Virginia
 Arnold Jackson 100 1997 2000 Louisville
 Glyn Milburn* 100 1988 1992 Stanford
57.Bernard Berrian* 98 1999 2003 Fresno State
 David Boston* 98 1996 1998 Ohio State
 Adam Jennings* 98 2002 2005 Fresno State
 Larry Taylor* 98 2004 2007 Connecticut
61.Willie Andrews 97 2002 2005 Baylor
62.Teryl Austin* 96 1984 1987 Pittsburgh
 Joe Burnett* 96 2005 2008 Central Florida
 Howard Fields 96 1977 1979 Baylor
 Ta'Boris Fisher 96 1993 1996 Mississippi
 Charles Gordon* 96 2003 2005 Kansas
 Dana McLemore 96 1978 1981 Hawaii
 Brian Musso* 96 1994 1997 Northwestern
 Ray Peterson 96 1992 1995 San Diego State
70.Mike Adams 95 1992 1996 Texas
 Terrence Austin* 95 2006 2009 UCLA
 Darnell Clash 95 1980 1982 Wyoming
 Mike Espy* 95 2002 2005 Mississippi
 Alan Grant* 95 1986 1989 Stanford
 Joe Jarzynka 95 1996 1999 Washington
 Mike O'Brien 95 1986 1988 Brigham Young
77.Domanick Davis* 94 1999 2002 Louisiana State
 Jeremy Kerley* 94 2007 2010 Texas Christian
 Nathan Vasher* 94 2000 2003 Texas
80.Bobby Joe Edmonds 93 1982 1985 Arkansas
 Marshay Green* 93 2006 2009 Mississippi
 Jo Jo Heath* 93 1976 1979 Pittsburgh
 Willie Idlette* 93 2003 2006 Wake Forest
84.Brian Brown* 92 1990 1993 Oregon
 Eugene Wilson* 92 1999 2002 Illinois
86.Randall Felton 91 1989 1993 North Carolina
 Marshall Roberts 91 1989 1992 Rutgers
 Brian Treggs 91 1988 1991 California
 Darryl Usher 91 1983 1987 Illinois
 Dexter Wynn* 91 2000 2003 Colorado State
91.Frank Cassano 90 1987 1990 Tulsa
 Jay Dumas* 90 1993 1995 Washington State
 Willie Gittens* 90 1978 1982 Arizona State
 Paul Guidry* 90 1993 1996 UCLA
 Billy Myers 90 1984 1987 Virginia Tech
 Greg Poole 90 1980 1982 North Carolina
 Kitrick Taylor 90 1982 1986 Washington State
 Eddie Tillitz 90 2000 2002 Miami (OH)
 Tim Wilbur* 90 1978 1982 Indiana
100.J.D. Falslev* 89 2010 2013 Brigham Young
 Pat Johnson* 89 1994 1997 Oregon
 Garcia Lane* 89 1981 1983 Ohio State
 Greg Reid* 89 2009 2011 Florida State
104.Derek Abney 88 2000 2003 Kentucky
 Chuck Carswell 88 1988 1991 Georgia
 Scott Harding 88 2011 2014 Hawaii
 Eddie Harris* 88 1982 1985 Toledo
 Derek Hill 88 1985 1988 Arizona
 Todd Miller* 88 2002 2004 Iowa State
 Scott Woerner 88 1977 1980 Georgia
111.Craig Bragg* 87 2001 2004 UCLA
 Corey Brazil 87 2001 2004 Louisiana Tech
 Billy Davis* 87 1980 1983 Clemson
 P.J. Fleck 87 1999 2003 Northern Illinois
 Monty Gilbreath 87 1986 1989 San Diego State
 Jimmie Hawkins 87 1982 1985 Texas A&M
117.Billy Cannon 86 1980 1983 Texas A&M
 Jim Coates 86 1984 1987 Penn State
 Jahmal Fenner* 86 2001 2004 Texas-El Paso
 Calvin Lowry* 86 2002 2005 Penn State
 Vaughn Lusby 86 1974 1978 Arkansas
 Tracy Saul 86 1989 1992 Texas Tech
 Troy Walters 86 1996 1999 Stanford
124.K.C. Clark* 85 1983 1986 San Jose State
 George Coghill 85 1989 1992 Wake Forest
 Fred Fernandes 85 1979 1983 Utah State
127.Jeff Campbell 84 1986 1989 Colorado
 O.J. McDuffie 84 1988 1992 Penn State
 L.J. Muddy 84 1987 1991 Central Michigan
 Brett Perriman 84 1984 1987 Miami (FL)
 Gari Scott* 84 1996 1999 Michigan State
 Shawn Summers 84 1992 1995 Tennessee
 Kenyatta Watson 84 1993 1996 Boston College
134.Darrell Blackman* 83 2004 2007 North Carolina State
 Jo Jo Collins 83 1984 1988 Colorado
 Mike E. Davis* 83 1976 1979 Colorado
 Nick Davis* 83 1998 2001 Wisconsin
 Keiwone Malone* 83 2011 2014 Memphis
 David Palmer 83 1991 1993 Alabama
 Luke Powell 83 2000 2003 Stanford
 Stephone Robinson* 83 2004 2007 Colorado
 Mike Siganos 83 1976 1977 Kentucky
 Ryan Switzer* 83 2013 2015 North Carolina
 Jameel Turner 83 1997 1999 Toledo
 Scott Wells* 83 1987 1988 San Jose State
 John Wilson* 83 1997 2000 Tulane
147.Terrell Buckley 82 1989 1991 Florida State
 B.J. Hill* 82 2005 2008 Ball State
 Scott Schwedes 82 1983 1986 Syracuse
 Charles Sharon* 82 2002 2005 Bowling Green State
 Chad Smith 82 1995 1998 New Mexico
 Shayne Wasden* 82 1988 1990 Auburn
 Eugene Young 82 1980 1982 Oregon
154.Tony Buford* 81 1985 1988 Indiana
 Chris McCranie 81 1993 1996 Georgia
 Anthony Sargent* 81 1986 1987 Wyoming
 Kendal Smith 81 1985 1988 Utah State
158.Eric Blount 80 1988 1991 North Carolina
 Michael Bumpus 80 2004 2007 Washington State
 Thomas Everett 80 1983 1986 Baylor
 Gerald Hall 80 1976 1978 East Carolina
 Ziehl Kavanaght* 80 2000 2003 Michigan State
163.Anthony Carter* 79 1979 1982 Michigan
 Alvin Duke 79 1996 1998 Vanderbilt
 Kelvin Martin* 79 1983 1986 Boston College
 Don Morgan 79 1995 1998 Nevada
 Derek Pegues* 79 2005 2008 Mississippi State
 David Scott 79 1979 1980 Texas A&M
 Brandon Tate* 79 2005 2008 North Carolina
170.Willie Gault 78 1979 1982 Tennessee
 Dejuan Groce* 78 1999 2002 Nebraska
 Dante Hall 78 1996 1999 Texas A&M
 Tim Horton 78 1986 1989 Arkansas
 Norman Jefferson 78 1983 1986 Louisiana State
 Tracy Lampley* 78 2009 2012 Southern Mississippi
 Louis Lipps 78 1980 1983 Southern Mississippi
 Kevin Robinson 78 2004 2007 Utah State
 Ray Small* 78 2006 2009 Ohio State
 Joe Walker 78 1997 2000 Nebraska
 Kevin Williams 78 1990 1992 Miami (FL)
 Donnell Woolford* 78 1985 1988 Clemson
 Manuel Young 78 1980 1984 Vanderbilt
183.Dana Brinson 77 1985 1988 Nebraska
 Skyler Green* 77 2002 2005 Louisiana State
 Marcus James 77 2000 2003 Missouri
 Hodges Mitchell* 77 1997 2000 Texas
 Santana Moss 77 1997 2000 Miami (FL)
 Tre Smith* 77 2002 2006 Auburn
 Jeff Sydner 77 1989 1991 Hawaii
 Jack Westbrook 77 1980 1983 Georgia Tech
 Holmon Wiggins 77 1998 2001 New Mexico
192.Dee Feaster 76 1995 1998 Florida State
 Dustin Harris* 76 2009 2012 Texas A&M
 Ronald Hatcher 76 2000 2003 Vanderbilt
 Harold Jasper* 76 1991 1994 Iowa
 Dane Johnson 76 1994 1997 Texas Tech
 Ryan Johnson 76 1999 2002 Memphis
 Keiwan Ratliff* 76 2000 2003 Florida
 Aaron Ross* 76 2003 2006 Texas
 Chris Taylor 76 1997 2000 Texas A&M
 Rodney Taylor 76 1985 1988 Northern Illinois
202.Ernest Calloway 75 1990 1992 Purdue
 Anthony Chambers* 75 2002 2003 Purdue
 Ivory Curry 75 1980 1982 Florida
 Fabian Davis* 75 1999 2002 Wake Forest
 Brent Dennis 75 1980 1983 Tulsa
 Tim Finkelston 75 1986 1989 Virginia
 Guilian Gary 75 1998 2001 Maryland
 James Jett* 75 1989 1992 West Virginia
 Marco Johnson 75 1983 1987 Hawaii
 Eddie Kennison 75 1993 1995 Louisiana State
 Jermaine Landrum* 75 2001 2004 Tulsa
 Marcus Murphy* 75 2010 2014 Missouri
 Reggie Reginelli 75 1979 1982 Tulane
 Bill Rush 75 1979 1983 Eastern Michigan
 Robert Smith* 75 1983 1986 Iowa
 Blake Warren 75 2003 2006 Southern Methodist
 Rodney Williams 75 1995 1997 Arizona
219.Robert Dunn* 74 2005 2008 Auburn
 E.B. Halsey 74 2003 2006 Illinois
 Ibrahim Halsey 74 2003 2006 Illinois
 Angelo Harrison 74 1995 1998 Virginia Tech
 Buster Johnson 74 1977 1979 Eastern Michigan
 Tony Smith 74 1989 1991 Southern Mississippi
 Kyle Williams* 74 2006 2009 Arizona State
 Anthony Young 74 1981 1984 Temple
227.Spencer Braggs 73 1996 1999 Tulsa
 Vontez Duff* 73 2000 2003 Notre Dame
 Jerry Dunlap* 73 1983 1985 South Carolina
 David Gilreath* 73 2007 2010 Wisconsin
 Mike Guess* 73 1976 1979 Ohio State
 Napoleon McCallum 73 1981 1985 Navy
 Robert Tate 73 1994 1996 Cincinnati
234.Mike Baker* 72 1990 1993 West Virginia
 Sharay Fields 72 1977 1980 New Mexico
 Thad McFadden* 72 1980 1984 Wisconsin
 Javier Sanchez 72 1997 2000 Texas-El Paso
 Steve Smith 72 1999 2000 Utah
 Peter Warrick 72 1995 1999 Florida State
 J.J. Worton* 72 2011 2014 Central Florida
241.Justin Brown* 71 2009 2015 East Carolina
 Heshimu Colar 71 1988 1991 San Jose State
 Chris Cunningham 71 1999 2003 Southern Methodist
 Bobby Engram 71 1991 1995 Penn State
 Eric Guliford 71 1989 1992 Arizona State
 Darrius Johnson 71 1992 1995 Oklahoma
 James Lott* 71 1986 1989 Clemson
 Drew Terrell* 71 2009 2012 Stanford
249.Michael Harmon 70 1979 1982 Mississippi
 Shelby Hill 70 1990 1993 Syracuse
 Montrell Jones* 70 2001 2005 Louisville
 Montrell Jones* 70 2004 2005 Louisville
 Ed Koban 70 1980 1983 Syracuse
 Sherman McBride 70 1980 1983 Ohio
 Bobby Morse* 70 1983 1986 Michigan State
 Roscoe Parrish* 70 2002 2004 Miami (FL)
 Chris Potter* 70 2009 2012 Boise State
 Ryan Roskelly 70 1994 1995 Memphis
 Todd Scott 70 1987 1990 Louisiana-Lafayette
 Derrick Shepard* 70 1983 1986 Oklahoma
 Jason Tomlinson* 70 2003 2006 Navy
 Marc Williams 70 1993 1996 Oregon State
 Reggie Wilson 70 1980 1983 Utah