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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Punt Returns

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Since 1976

Season Player Ret School
2015 Cyrus Jones 42 Alabama
2014 Ryan Switzer* 37 North Carolina
2013 Bruce Natson* 31 Utah State
  Robert Nelson* 31 Arizona State
2012 Odell Beckham Jr.* 35 Louisiana State
2011 Greg Reid* 37 Florida State
2010 Ryan Broyles* 34 Oklahoma
2009 Jeremy Kerley* 39 Texas Christian
2008 Javier Arenas* 41 Alabama
2007 Brian Bonner* 41 Texas Christian
  Vaughn Rivers* 41 West Virginia
2006 Danny Amendola* 41 Texas Tech
2005 Charles Gordon* 41 Kansas
2004 Willie Andrews 41 Baylor
2003 Antonio Perkins* 53 Oklahoma
2002 Wes Welker* 57 Texas Tech
2001 Kelley Rhino 49 Georgia Tech
2000 Holmon Wiggins 46 New Mexico
1999 Deltha O'Neal 42 California
1998 Michael Fletcher* 46 Oregon
1997 David Boston* 47 Ohio State
1996 Dante Hall 43 Texas A&M
1995 Pat Johnson* 42 Oregon
1994 Antonio Freeman 40 Virginia Tech
  Ryan Roskelly 40 Memphis
1993 Thomas Lewis* 45 Indiana
1992 Ronnie Harris* 46 Oregon
1991 Willie Clay 48 Georgia Tech
1990 Jeff Sydner 40 Hawaii
1989 Chuck Weatherspoon 46 Houston
1988 Scott Wells 46 San Jose State
1987 Anthony Sargent* 48 Wyoming
1986 Mike O'Brien 50 Brigham Young
1985 Vai Sikahema 54 Brigham Young
1984 Vai Sikahema 51 Brigham Young
1983 Walter Black 40 North Carolina
  Louis Lipps 40 Southern Mississippi
1982 John Ludlow 51 Virginia Tech
1981 Tom Flynn* 47 Pittsburgh
1980 Gerald McNeil* 41 Baylor
  Greg Poole 41 North Carolina
1979 David Scott 46 Texas A&M
1978 Steve Hanschen 51 Arkansas State
1977 Larry Anderson 44 Louisiana Tech
  Johnnie Johnson 44 Texas
1976 Mike Siganos 40 Kentucky