Punt Return Yards Per Return Career Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1976
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg From To School
1Dan Sheldon*17.9120012004Northern Illinois
2Deandrew Rubin16.3920002002South Florida
3David Allen15.9719972000Kansas State
4James McMillion15.9119911993Iowa State
5Andre Davis*15.8519982001Virginia Tech
6Tim Dwight15.6919941997Iowa
7Aaron Lockett15.6519982001Kansas State
8Dejuan Groce*15.6219992002Nebraska
9Santana Moss15.5319972000Miami (FL)
10Antonio Brown*15.5120072009Central Michigan
11Keith Stokes15.4719992000East Carolina
12Willie Reid*15.4120022005Florida State
13Dexter Wynn*15.2220002003Colorado State
14Deangelo Hall*14.9820012003Virginia Tech
15Thomas Flowers*14.9320042007Georgia
16Rafael Little*14.2320042007Kentucky
17Kevin Robinson14.1520042007Utah State
18Tramaine Thompson*14.0820102013Kansas State
19Ted Ginn Jr.*14.0620042006Ohio State
20Terry Fair14.0619951997Tennessee
21Javier Arenas*14.0220062009Alabama
22Nathan Vasher*13.9820002003Texas
23Ryne Robinson*13.8620032006Miami (OH)
24Donta Greene*13.8219992002Toledo
25Jeremy Kerley*13.8220072010Texas Christian
26Skyler Green*13.8220022005LSU
27Dennis Northcutt13.7119961999Arizona
28Roscoe Parrish*13.6620022004Miami (FL)
29Deon Murphy13.6520072008Kansas State
30Kevin Faulk13.6419951998LSU
31Joe Burnett*13.5820052008UCF
32Craig Thompson13.5619901993Eastern Michigan
33James Henry13.5219861988Southern Mississippi
34Dallas Davis13.4919972001Colorado State
35Jamison Crowder*13.3720112014Duke
36Gabe Lindsay*13.3419992003Oklahoma State
37Kevin Williams13.3219901992Miami (FL)
38Demornay Pierson-El*13.3120142016Nebraska
39Terance Richardson13.2819951999Oklahoma State
40Jamel Riddle13.2520002002Syracuse
41Terry Richardson*13.2120032006Arizona State
42Greg Myers13.2019921995Colorado State
43Leodis McKelvin*13.1320042007Troy
44William Likely*13.0620132016Maryland
45Peter Warrick13.0119951999Florida State
46Kendrick Mosley12.9719992003Western Michigan
47Dustin Harris*12.9620092012Texas A&M
48Anthony Parker*12.9519841987Arizona State
49Gari Scott*12.9519961999Michigan State
50Brian Bonner*12.9220042007Texas Christian
51Jim Leonhard*12.8320022004Wisconsin
52Kelvin Martin*12.8119831986Boston College
53Antonio Perkins*12.7920012004Oklahoma
54Jalin Marshall*12.7320142015Ohio State
55Larry Taylor*12.7120042007Connecticut
56Jemeel Powell12.7019992002California
57Marquis Maze*12.7020082011Alabama
58Tim Mixon*12.6820032005California
59Marvin Young*12.6720012004Southern Mississippi
60Troy Mason12.6319992002UNLV
61Eddie Kennison12.6319931995LSU
62O.J. McDuffie12.6119881992Penn State
63Steve Breaston*12.5920032006Michigan
64Kyle Wilson*12.5920062009Boise State
65Tyrone Hughes12.5719891992Nebraska
66Jacquez Green12.5619951997Florida
67Bruce Natson*12.5620122016Akron
68Greg Reid*12.5520092011Florida State
69Ray Peterson12.4519921995San Diego State
70Dee Feaster12.3319951998Florida State
71Dante Pettis*12.2620142016Washington
72Marcus James12.2620002003Missouri
73Terrell Buckley12.2019891991Florida State
74Chris Potter*12.1920092012Boise State
75Justin Phinisee*12.1820022005Oregon
76Nick Davis*12.1319982001Wisconsin
77Tony Smith12.1219891991Southern Mississippi
78Dante Hall12.0919961999Texas A&M
79Scott Woerner12.0119771980Georgia
80Jayron Hosley*11.9920092011Virginia Tech
81Nate Clements*11.9819982000Ohio State
82Domanick Davis*11.9819992002LSU
83Cory Rodgers*11.9620032005Texas Christian
84Jeff Sydner11.9519891991Hawaii
85Steve Smith11.9419992000Utah
86Corey Sawyer11.9219911993Florida State
87Bosley Allen11.9119982001North Carolina
88Chad Owens*11.9120012004Hawaii
89Antonio Callaway*11.8720152016Florida
90Derek Abney11.8420002003Kentucky
91Tony Logan*11.8420082011Maryland
92Tinker Keck*11.8219971999Cincinnati
93Glyn Milburn*11.8219881992Stanford
94Irving Fryar11.8019801983Nebraska
95Scott Thomas11.7919821985Air Force
96George Coghill11.7919891992Wake Forest
97Travis Carrie*11.7720082013Ohio
98Napoleon McCallum11.7519811985Navy
99Aaron Ross*11.7520032006Texas
100Keenan Howry*11.7419992002Oregon
101Isaiah McKenzie*11.7320142016Georgia
102Brandon James*11.7220062009Florida
103Eddie Royal*11.6820042007Virginia Tech
104Terrance Davis-Bryant*11.6719992002Oklahoma State
105Bernard Berrian*11.6619992003Fresno State
106Larry Hargrove11.6519871989Ohio
107Fulton Walker11.6419771980West Virginia
108Tyrone Thurman11.6319851988Texas Tech
109Nate Perryman11.6019931996Georgia Tech
110Vinny Sutherland*11.5919972000Purdue
111Wes Welker*11.5920002003Texas Tech
112Perrish Cox*11.5720062009Oklahoma State
113Tripp Welborne*11.5419871990Michigan
114Dane Johnson11.5319941997Texas Tech
115Chuck Carswell11.5219881991Georgia
116Vaughn Rivers*11.5220042007West Virginia
117Domenik Hixon*11.5220032005Akron
118Andy Brodell*11.4820052008Iowa
119Anthony Carter*11.4819791982Michigan
120Tim Gilligan*11.4820002003Boise State
121Tom Zbikowski*11.4720042007Notre Dame
122Vincent Brownlee11.4319901991Ole Miss
123Joshua Bush11.3919982001Western Michigan
124Troy Vincent11.3719881991Wisconsin
125Deion Sanders11.3419851988Florida State
126Keiwan Ratliff*11.3220002003Florida
127Stephen Baker11.2819851986Fresno State
128Drew Terrell*11.2320092012Stanford
129Shawn Summers11.2119921995Tennessee
130Ed Hinkel*11.2120022005Iowa
131Marvin Jackson*11.2120012003Arkansas
Ace Sanders*11.2120102012South Carolina
133Roderick Hood*11.2020002002Auburn
134Brian Musso*11.1919941997Northwestern
135Marshall Roberts11.1919891992Rutgers
136Ricky Nattiel11.1719831986Florida
137Leonard Harris11.1619811983Texas Tech
138Bobby Wade11.1519992002Arizona
139Stafford Owens11.1420012004Ohio
140Leon Washington*11.1420022005Florida State
141Quinton Spotwood11.1319961999Syracuse
142Ta'Boris Fisher11.0919931996Ole Miss
143Charles Frederick*11.0820012004Washington
144Bobby Engram11.0719911995Penn State
145Damien Gary*11.0719992003Georgia
146Danny Amendola*11.0620042007Texas Tech
147Ryan Broyles*11.0620082011Oklahoma
148Craig Bragg*11.0520012004UCLA
149Shiloh Keo*11.0420062010Idaho
150Chris Williams11.0219771980LSU
151Tony James11.0119891992Mississippi State
152V'Angelo Bentley*11.0020122015Illinois
153Derrick Williams*10.9720052008Penn State
154Emmett White10.9719982001Utah State
155Andrew Mott10.9419831986Southern Mississippi
156Thomas Woods10.9319861989Tennessee
157Ryan Switzer*10.9320132016North Carolina
158Mike Adams10.9319921996Texas
159Christion Jones*10.8920112014Alabama
160Tracy Lampley*10.8620092012Southern Mississippi
161Kevin Baugh10.8219801983Penn State
162Niles Paul*10.7820072010Nebraska
163Jeff Campbell10.7619861989Colorado
164Bruce Branch10.7419982001Penn State
165C.J. Spiller*10.7420062009Clemson
166Jason Armstead*10.7220012002Ole Miss
167Scott Schwedes10.6819831986Syracuse
168Asante Samuel10.6820002002UCF
169Marcus Murphy*10.6820102014Missouri
170Jared Abbrederis*10.6720102013Wisconsin
171Prentice Rhone10.6719921993Wyoming
172Rashard Smith*10.6720092013North Carolina State
173Jahmal Fenner*10.6620012004UTEP
174Deltha O'Neal*10.6319961999California
175Chris Gaiters10.6119871989Minnesota
176Lavon Brazill*10.6020072011Ohio
177Louis Lipps10.6019801983Southern Mississippi
178Troy Walters10.5819961999Stanford
179Luke Powell10.5820002003Stanford
180Brandon Tate*10.5720052008North Carolina
181Cameron Echols-Luper*10.5720132016Arkansas State
182Max Hudspeth10.5419741978New Mexico
183Raynald Ray10.5419972000Ohio
184Chuck Weatherspoon10.5319871990Houston
185Steve Suter*10.5020012004Maryland
186Decori Birmingham*10.5020012004Arkansas
187Bra'Lon Cherry*10.4920132016North Carolina State
188Tracy Saul10.4919891992Texas Tech
189David Palmer10.4319911993Alabama
190Montrell Jones*10.4120012005Louisville
191Darrell Blackman*10.4120042007North Carolina State
192Charles Gordon*10.4120032005Kansas
193Anthony Chambers*10.4020022003Purdue
194Kyle Williams*10.3820062009Arizona State
195Darnell Clash10.3719801982Wyoming
196Keijuan Douglas10.3719962000Eastern Michigan
197Charles Sharon*10.3420022005Bowling Green State
198Michael Fletcher*10.3219961999Oregon
199Ryan Johnson10.3219992002Memphis
200Ronnie Hamilton10.3119982001Duke
201Bobby Joe Edmonds10.3119821985Arkansas
202Jamal Miles*10.2920092012Arizona State
203Mike Guess*10.2919761979Ohio State
204Ryan Roskelly10.2919941995Memphis
205Darrelle Revis*10.2820042006Pitt
Eddie Tillitz10.2820002002Miami (OH)
J.J. Worton*10.2820112014UCF
208Freddie Nixon*10.2719761979Oklahoma
209Brian Fisher10.2720012003South Florida
210John Norman10.2619972000Texas Tech
211Willie Drewery10.2619811984West Virginia
212Delano Green*10.2520072010Temple
213Marty Tadman*10.2420042007Boise State
214Fred Smith10.2420032007Tulane
215Rick Morrison10.2219761978Ball State
216Tiki Barber10.2119931996Virginia
217Antonio Freeman10.1919911994Virginia Tech
218Greg Poole10.1819801982North Carolina
219Derrick Mason*10.1619931996Michigan State
220Thad McFadden*10.1519801984Wisconsin
221Keshawn Martin*10.1420082011Michigan State
222Morgan Scalley*10.1420012004Utah
223Curtis Conway*10.1319901992USC
224Rashad Evans*10.1320082012Fresno State
225Ray Small*10.1320062009Ohio State
226Paul Guidry*10.1219931996UCLA
227Will Blackmon*10.1220022005Boston College
228Emmanuel Spann*10.1020042008Marshall
229Rodney Heath10.1019931996Minnesota
230Eric Morris*10.0920052008Texas Tech
231Quan Bray*10.0920112014Auburn
232Mitch Running10.0819921995Kansas State
233Jasper Howard*10.0820072009Connecticut
234Richard Ellender*10.0819751978McNeese State
235Kelley Rhino*10.0719992002Georgia Tech
236Anthony Hickman10.0719901992Texas Christian
237Lance Frazier*10.0620002003West Virginia
238Garcia Lane*10.0619811983Ohio State
239Derek Pegues*10.0320052008Mississippi State
240Charles Gordon*10.0219861989Eastern Michigan
241Michael Bumpus10.0120042007Washington State
242Brent Dennis10.0019801983Tulsa
Lonell Phea10.0019781981Houston
244Tre'Davious White*9.9720132016LSU
245Eric Metcalf9.9619851988Texas
246Dana Brinson9.9619851988Nebraska
247Mike Kirby9.9519801983Air Force
248Alonzo Hampton9.9519881989Pitt
249Vontez Duff*9.9320002003Notre Dame
250Jarrail Jackson9.9219961999Oklahoma

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