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Single Season Leaders and Records for Punt Returns

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Since 2000

Rank Player Ret Season School
1.Wes Welker* 57 2002 Texas Tech
2.Steve Suter* 56 2002 Maryland
3.Antonio Perkins* 53 2003 Oklahoma
4.Kelley Rhino 49 2001 Georgia Tech
5.Anthony Chambers* 47 2003 Purdue
 Brian Fisher 47 2003 South Florida
7.Holmon Wiggins 46 2000 New Mexico
8.Steve Breaston* 45 2003 Michigan
 Kelley Rhino* 45 2002 Georgia Tech
 Curtis Fagan 45 2001 Oklahoma
11.Mike Espy* 43 2003 Mississippi
 Sammy Moore* 43 2003 Washington State
 Dejuan Groce* 43 2002 Nebraska
 Antonio Perkins* 43 2002 Oklahoma
 Steve Smith 43 2000 Utah
 J.T. Thatcher* 43 2000 Oklahoma
17.Bernard Berrian* 42 2003 Fresno State
 Cole Clasen* 42 2003 Oregon State
19.Javier Arenas* 41 2008 Alabama
 Brian Bonner* 41 2007 Texas Christian
 Vaughn Rivers* 41 2007 West Virginia
 Danny Amendola* 41 2006 Texas Tech
 Charles Gordon* 41 2005 Kansas
 Willie Andrews 41 2004 Baylor
 Bryant Johnson* 41 2002 Penn State
 Bernard Berrian* 41 2001 Fresno State
27.Montrell Jones* 40 2004 Louisville
 Montrell Jones* 40 2004 Louisville
 Ramon Ochoa* 40 2003 Iowa
 Vontez Duff* 40 2002 Notre Dame
 Danny Upchurch* 40 2002 Minnesota
 Shaud Williams 40 2002 Alabama
33.Jeremy Kerley* 39 2009 Texas Christian
 Ryne Robinson* 39 2004 Miami (OH)
 Fabian Davis* 39 2002 Wake Forest
 Tim Gilligan 39 2001 Boise State
 Seth Morales* 39 2001 Purdue
 Nate Clements* 39 2000 Ohio State
39.Niles Paul* 38 2009 Nebraska
 Willie Reid* 38 2004 Florida State
 Craig Bragg* 38 2003 UCLA
 Kendrick Mosley 38 2003 Western Michigan
 Ryne Robinson* 38 2003 Miami (OH)
 Marcus Trufant* 38 2002 Washington State
45.Ryan Switzer 37 2014 North Carolina
 Greg Reid* 37 2011 Florida State
 Brandon James* 37 2008 Florida
 Reggie Smith* 37 2006 Oklahoma
 Stephone Robinson* 37 2004 Colorado
 Tim Gilligan* 37 2003 Boise State
 Steve Suter* 37 2003 Maryland
 Todd Miller* 37 2002 Iowa State
 Nathan Vasher 37 2001 Texas
 Ryan Johnson 37 2000 Memphis
 Eddie Tillitz 37 2000 Miami (OH)
 John Wilson 37 2000 Tulane
57.Greg Stroman 36 2014 Virginia Tech
 Andy Brodell* 36 2008 Iowa
 Marlon Wood 36 2006 Washington
 James Johnson* 36 2005 Arkansas State
 Chad Owens* 36 2004 Hawaii
 Dwight Counter* 36 2003 New Mexico
 Ronald Hatcher 36 2003 Vanderbilt
 Luke Powell 36 2003 Stanford
 Tre Smith* 36 2003 Auburn
 Derek Abney 36 2002 Kentucky
 Corey Brazil 36 2002 Louisiana Tech
 Domanick Davis* 36 2002 Louisiana State
 Tim Gilligan* 36 2002 Boise State
 Roderick Hood* 36 2002 Auburn
 Adam Jennings* 36 2002 Fresno State
 Tye Keith* 36 2002 Cincinnati
 Jim Leonhard* 36 2002 Wisconsin
 Darron White 36 2002 Memphis
 Ryan Johnson 36 2001 Memphis
 Mike Rigell 36 2001 Brigham Young
 Keenan Howry* 36 2000 Oregon
 Hodges Mitchell 36 2000 Texas
 Santana Moss 36 2000 Miami (FL)
80.Odell Beckham Jr.* 35 2012 Louisiana State
 Marshay Green* 35 2008 Mississippi
 Sammie Stroughter* 35 2008 Oregon State
 Marty Tadman* 35 2007 Boise State
 Adam Jennings* 35 2004 Fresno State
 Jim Leonhard* 35 2004 Wisconsin
 Brittney Tellis 35 2004 Florida Atlantic
 Dexter Wynn* 35 2003 Colorado State
 Chris Gamble* 35 2002 Ohio State
 Derrick Hamilton* 35 2002 Clemson
 Dexter Wynn* 35 2002 Colorado State
 Andre Davis 35 2001 Virginia Tech
 Keenan Howry* 35 2001 Oregon
 Robert Redd 35 2001 Bowling Green State
 Ladaris Vann 35 2001 Cincinnati
 Joshua Bush 35 2000 Western Michigan
 Eric Parker 35 2000 Tennessee
97.Keiwone Malone 34 2014 Memphis
 Demornay Pierson-El 34 2014 Nebraska
 Dustin Harris* 34 2012 Texas A&M
 Rashard Smith* 34 2012 North Carolina State
 Ryan Broyles* 34 2010 Oklahoma
 Marcus Edwards* 34 2008 South Florida
 Tyler Evans* 34 2007 Georgia Tech
 Kenneth Moore* 34 2007 Wake Forest
 Aaron Ross* 34 2005 Texas
 Michael Bumpus 34 2004 Washington State
 Jim Leonhard* 34 2003 Wisconsin
 David Sanchez 34 2003 Connecticut
 Damien Gary* 34 2002 Georgia
 Leon Washington* 34 2002 Florida State
 Terran Williams* 34 2002 Texas Christian
 Wes Welker 34 2001 Texas Tech
 Lavar Veale 34 2000 Texas Christian