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Career Leaders and Records for Punt Return Yards Per Return

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Since 2000

Rank Player Avg From To Last School
1.Dan Sheldon* 17.91 2001 2004 Northern Illinois
2.Deandrew Rubin 16.39 2000 2002 South Florida
3.Dejuan Groce* 15.80 1999 2002 Nebraska
4.Andre Davis 15.72 1998 2001 Virginia Tech
5.Aaron Lockett 15.65 1998 2001 Kansas State
6.Antonio Brown* 15.51 2007 2009 Central Michigan
7.Willie Reid* 15.41 2002 2005 Florida State
8.Dexter Wynn* 15.22 2000 2003 Colorado State
9.Deangelo Hall* 14.98 2001 2003 Virginia Tech
10.Thomas Flowers* 14.93 2004 2007 Georgia
11.Rafael Little* 14.23 2004 2007 Kentucky
12.Kevin Robinson 14.15 2004 2007 Utah State
13.Tramaine Thompson* 14.08 2010 2013 Kansas State
14.Ted Ginn Jr.* 14.06 2004 2006 Ohio State
15.Javier Arenas* 14.02 2006 2009 Alabama
16.Nathan Vasher* 13.98 2000 2003 Texas
17.Ryne Robinson* 13.86 2003 2006 Miami (OH)
18.Donta Greene* 13.82 1999 2002 Toledo
19.Jeremy Kerley* 13.82 2007 2010 Texas Christian
20.Skyler Green* 13.82 2002 2005 Louisiana State
21.Roscoe Parrish* 13.66 2002 2004 Miami (FL)
22.Deon Murphy 13.65 2007 2008 Kansas State
23.Joe Burnett* 13.58 2005 2008 Central Florida
24.Jamison Crowder* 13.37 2011 2014 Duke
25.Gabe Lindsay* 13.31 1999 2003 Oklahoma State
26.Jamel Riddle 13.25 2000 2002 Syracuse
27.Terry Richardson* 13.21 2003 2006 Arizona State
28.Leodis McKelvin* 13.13 2004 2007 Troy
29.Kendrick Mosley 12.97 1999 2003 Western Michigan
30.Dustin Harris* 12.96 2009 2012 Texas A&M
31.Domanick Davis* 12.93 1999 2002 Louisiana State
32.Brian Bonner* 12.92 2004 2007 Texas Christian
33.Jim Leonhard* 12.83 2002 2004 Wisconsin
34.Antonio Perkins* 12.79 2001 2004 Oklahoma
35.Larry Taylor* 12.71 2004 2007 Connecticut
36.Jemeel Powell 12.70 1999 2002 California
37.Marquis Maze* 12.70 2008 2011 Alabama
38.Tim Mixon* 12.68 2003 2005 California
39.Marvin Young* 12.67 2001 2004 Southern Mississippi
40.Troy Mason 12.63 1999 2002 Nevada-Las Vegas
41.Steve Breaston* 12.59 2003 2006 Michigan
42.Kyle Wilson* 12.59 2006 2009 Boise State
43.Greg Reid* 12.55 2009 2011 Florida State
44.Bosley Allen 12.53 1998 2001 North Carolina
45.Marcus James* 12.26 2000 2003 Missouri
46.Chris Potter* 12.19 2009 2012 Boise State
47.Justin Phinisee* 12.18 2002 2005 Oregon
48.Jayron Hosley* 11.99 2009 2011 Virginia Tech
49.Cory Rodgers* 11.96 2003 2005 Texas Christian
50.Chad Owens* 11.91 2001 2004 Hawaii
51.Derek Abney 11.84 2000 2003 Kentucky
52.Tony Logan* 11.84 2008 2011 Maryland
53.Travis Carrie* 11.77 2008 2013 Ohio
54.Aaron Ross* 11.75 2003 2006 Texas
55.Keenan Howry* 11.74 1999 2002 Oregon
56.Brandon James* 11.72 2006 2009 Florida
57.Eddie Royal* 11.68 2004 2007 Virginia Tech
58.Terrance Davis-Bryant* 11.67 1999 2002 Oklahoma State
59.Bernard Berrian* 11.66 1999 2003 Fresno State
60.Wes Welker* 11.59 2000 2003 Texas Tech
61.Perrish Cox* 11.57 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
62.Vaughn Rivers* 11.52 2004 2007 West Virginia
63.Domenik Hixon* 11.52 2003 2005 Akron
64.Andy Brodell* 11.48 2005 2008 Iowa
65.Bruce Natson* 11.48 2012 2014 Utah State
66.Tim Gilligan* 11.48 2000 2003 Boise State
67.Tom Zbikowski* 11.47 2004 2007 Notre Dame
68.Joshua Bush 11.40 1998 2001 Western Michigan
69.Keiwan Ratliff* 11.32 2000 2003 Florida
70.Drew Terrell* 11.23 2009 2012 Stanford
71.Ed Hinkel* 11.21 2002 2005 Iowa
72.Marvin Jackson* 11.21 2001 2003 Arkansas
 Ace Sanders* 11.21 2010 2012 South Carolina
74.Roderick Hood* 11.20 2000 2002 Auburn
75.Bobby Wade 11.15 1999 2002 Arizona
76.Stafford Owens 11.14 2001 2004 Ohio
77.Leon Washington* 11.14 2002 2005 Florida State
78.Charles Frederick* 11.08 2001 2004 Washington
79.Danny Amendola* 11.06 2004 2007 Texas Tech
80.Ryan Broyles* 11.06 2008 2011 Oklahoma
81.Ryan Switzer 11.05 2013 2014 North Carolina
82.Craig Bragg* 11.05 2001 2004 UCLA
83.Shiloh Keo* 11.04 2006 2010 Idaho
84.Damien Gary* 10.99 1999 2003 Georgia
85.Derrick Williams* 10.97 2005 2008 Penn State
86.Christion Jones* 10.89 2011 2014 Alabama
87.Tracy Lampley* 10.86 2009 2012 Southern Mississippi
88.Niles Paul* 10.78 2007 2010 Nebraska
89.C.J. Spiller* 10.74 2006 2009 Clemson
90.Jason Armstead* 10.72 2001 2002 Mississippi
91.Asante Samuel 10.68 2000 2002 Central Florida
92.Marcus Murphy* 10.68 2010 2014 Missouri
93.Jared Abbrederis* 10.67 2010 2013 Wisconsin
94.Rashard Smith* 10.67 2009 2013 North Carolina State
95.Jahmal Fenner* 10.66 2001 2004 Texas-El Paso
96.Lavon Brazill* 10.60 2007 2011 Ohio
97.Luke Powell 10.58 2000 2003 Stanford
98.Brandon Tate* 10.57 2005 2008 North Carolina
99.Steve Suter* 10.50 2001 2004 Maryland
100.Decori Birmingham* 10.50 2001 2004 Arkansas
101.Ryan Johnson 10.48 1999 2002 Memphis
102.Montrell Jones* 10.41 2001 2005 Louisville
 Montrell Jones* 10.41 2004 2005 Louisville
104.Darrell Blackman* 10.41 2004 2007 North Carolina State
105.Charles Gordon* 10.41 2003 2005 Kansas
106.Anthony Chambers* 10.40 2002 2003 Purdue
107.Kyle Williams* 10.38 2006 2009 Arizona State
108.Charles Sharon* 10.34 2002 2005 Bowling Green State
109.Jamal Miles* 10.29 2009 2012 Arizona State
110.Darrelle Revis* 10.28 2004 2006 Pittsburgh
 Eddie Tillitz 10.28 2000 2002 Miami (OH)
 J.J. Worton* 10.28 2011 2014 Central Florida
113.Brian Fisher 10.27 2001 2003 South Florida
114.Delano Green* 10.25 2007 2010 Temple
115.Marty Tadman* 10.24 2004 2007 Boise State
116.Fred Smith 10.24 2003 2007 Tulane
117.Keshawn Martin* 10.14 2008 2011 Michigan State
118.Morgan Scalley* 10.14 2001 2004 Utah
119.Rashad Evans* 10.13 2008 2012 Fresno State
120.Ray Small* 10.13 2006 2009 Ohio State
121.Will Blackmon* 10.12 2002 2005 Boston College
122.Emmanuel Spann* 10.10 2004 2008 Marshall
123.Eric Morris* 10.09 2005 2008 Texas Tech
124.Quan Bray* 10.09 2011 2014 Auburn
125.Jasper Howard* 10.08 2007 2009 Connecticut
126.Kelley Rhino* 10.07 1999 2002 Georgia Tech
127.Lance Frazier* 10.06 2000 2003 West Virginia
128.Derek Pegues* 10.03 2005 2008 Mississippi State
129.Michael Bumpus 10.01 2004 2007 Washington State
130.Vontez Duff* 9.93 2000 2003 Notre Dame
131.Terrence Austin* 9.92 2006 2009 UCLA
132.David Gilreath* 9.88 2007 2010 Wisconsin
133.Bobby Hart 9.87 2000 2002 Baylor
134.Marshay Green* 9.86 2006 2009 Mississippi
135.Blake Warren 9.85 2003 2006 Southern Methodist
136.Dwight Counter* 9.85 2000 2003 New Mexico
137.Alvin Pearman* 9.84 2001 2004 Virginia
138.Randall Cobb* 9.83 2008 2010 Kentucky
139.Willie Andrews 9.78 2002 2005 Baylor
140.Sammie Stroughter* 9.72 2004 2008 Oregon State
141.Syndric Steptoe 9.67 2003 2006 Arizona
142.Fabian Davis* 9.63 1999 2002 Wake Forest
143.J.D. Falslev* 9.62 2010 2013 Brigham Young
144.B.J. Hill* 9.59 2005 2008 Ball State
145.Eugene Wilson 9.56 1999 2002 Illinois
146.Darron White* 9.53 2001 2004 Memphis
147.T.J. Graham* 9.52 2008 2011 North Carolina State
148.Kyle Conerly 9.51 2001 2004 San Diego State
149.Dejuan Tribble* 9.47 2004 2007 Boston College
150.Scott Harding 9.44 2011 2014 Hawaii
151.Calvin Lowry* 9.44 2002 2005 Penn State
152.Robert Dunn* 9.42 2005 2008 Auburn
153.Nathan Meikle* 9.40 2005 2006 Brigham Young
154.Dwayne Harris* 9.39 2007 2010 East Carolina
155.Tyler Evans* 9.38 2006 2007 Georgia Tech
156.Eugene Harris 9.31 2007 2009 Miami (OH)
157.Clifton Herbert* 9.21 2000 2003 Hawaii
158.Darryl Surgent* 9.20 2010 2013 Louisiana-Lafayette
159.Derrick Hamilton* 9.18 2001 2003 Clemson
160.P.J. Fleck 9.17 1999 2003 Northern Illinois
161.Marques Hagans* 9.16 2002 2005 Virginia
162.Hoost Marsh* 9.11 2004 2007 Wyoming
163.Jermaine Landrum* 9.05 2001 2004 Tulsa
164.Nick Williams* 9.04 2009 2012 Connecticut
165.Robert Redd 9.00 1998 2002 Bowling Green State
166.Odell Beckham Jr.* 8.98 2011 2013 Louisiana State
167.Justin Brown* 8.97 2009 2012 Oklahoma
168.Cortney Grixby* 8.96 2005 2007 Nebraska
169.Kyshoen Jarrett* 8.90 2011 2014 Virginia Tech
170.Rashad Baker* 8.77 2000 2003 Tennessee
171.Damien Linson* 8.76 2003 2006 Central Michigan
172.Levi Norwood* 8.73 2011 2014 Baylor
173.Keiwone Malone 8.63 2011 2014 Memphis
174.Holmon Wiggins 8.61 1998 2001 New Mexico
175.Ronald Hatcher 8.51 2000 2003 Vanderbilt
176.Corey Brazil 8.49 2001 2004 Louisiana Tech
177.Daryl Lightfoot* 8.37 2001 2003 Arizona State
178.Tre Smith* 8.36 2002 2006 Auburn
179.Jonathan Hefney* 8.34 2004 2007 Tennessee
180.Austin Zouzalik* 8.33 2009 2012 Texas Tech
181.Tramain Hall* 8.29 2003 2005 North Carolina State
182.Vernell Brown* 8.29 2002 2005 Florida
183.Todd Miller* 8.28 2002 2004 Iowa State
184.Dion Byrum 8.26 2002 2005 Ohio
185.Trumaine Riley 8.21 2003 2006 Eastern Michigan
186.Daymond Patterson* 8.15 2008 2012 Kansas
187.Shaud Williams 8.12 1999 2003 Alabama
188.Stephone Robinson* 8.06 2004 2007 Colorado
189.Kevin Jones* 8.05 2005 2008 Arkansas State
190.Adam Jennings* 8.04 2002 2005 Fresno State
191.Alex Rosenblum* 8.04 2003 2007 Nevada
192.Jesse Della Valle 7.98 2012 2014 Penn State
193.Ziehl Kavanaght* 7.94 2000 2003 Michigan State
194.Travis Benjamin* 7.88 2008 2011 Miami (FL)
195.Justin Hardy* 7.86 2011 2014 East Carolina
196.Eric Weddle* 7.85 2003 2006 Utah
197.Terrance Copper 7.79 2000 2003 East Carolina
198.Chris Gamble* 7.78 2001 2003 Ohio State
199.Demarco Robinson 7.72 2011 2014 Kentucky
200.Mike Rigell 7.60 1998 2001 Brigham Young
201.Marcus Edwards* 7.58 2005 2008 South Florida
202.Mike Espy* 7.54 2002 2005 Mississippi
203.Jon Drager 7.33 2003 2007 Kent State
204.Jason Tomlinson* 7.33 2003 2006 Navy
205.Reggie Smith* 7.31 2005 2007 Oklahoma
206.Danny Oquendo* 7.30 2005 2008 Maryland
207.Justin Taplin* 7.26 1998 2002 Arizona State
208.Greig Carlson* 7.15 2002 2005 Southern California
209.Adam Humphries* 6.90 2011 2014 Clemson
210.Jonathan Krause* 6.78 2010 2013 Vanderbilt
211.Ryan Brewer* 6.69 1999 2002 South Carolina
212.E.B. Halsey 6.68 2003 2006 Illinois
 Ibrahim Halsey 6.68 2003 2006 Illinois
214.Tommy Davis* 6.49 2009 2012 Illinois
215.Ronshay Jenkins 6.33 2000 2003 New Mexico State
216.Damian Payne* 6.25 2011 2014 Texas-El Paso
217.Willie Idlette* 6.09 2003 2006 Wake Forest
218.Cliff Hill 5.76 2000 2002 Connecticut
219.Tavious Polo* 5.72 2007 2010 Florida Atlantic
220.Darrell McNeal 5.66 2006 2009 Louisiana-Monroe
221.Terry Love* 5.60 2004 2007 Michigan State
222.Alex Washington* 5.47 2006 2009 Vanderbilt
223.Ritchy Desir* 5.27 2011 2014 Syracuse
224.Mason Robinson* 5.23 2007 2012 Rutgers