Punt Return Yards Per Return Single Season Leaders and Records

Minimum 50 punt returns.
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Leaders

  • Since 1976
  • Minimum 1 punt return per school game.
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg Year School
1Maurice Drew*28.472005UCLA
2Ted Ginn Jr.*25.602004Ohio State
3Robert Woods*25.361977Grambling State
4Christian Kirk*24.362015Texas A&M
5Erroll Tucker24.311985Utah
6Richard Leonard23.772014Florida International
7Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr.23.422006UTEP
8Allen Rossum22.931996Notre Dame
9Aaron Lockett22.772000Kansas State
10Dan Sheldon22.712002Northern Illinois
11Rafael Little*22.642006Kentucky
12Kevin Robinson22.472004Utah State
13David Allen22.091998Kansas State
14Andre Davis22.002000Virginia Tech
15James Dye21.901995Brigham Young
16Lee Gissendaner21.801992Northwestern
17Christian Kirk21.692016Texas A&M
18Ryan Switzer*20.922013North Carolina
19Quinton Jones*20.862005Boise State
20Lance Frazier*20.792003West Virginia
21Antonio Brown*20.502008Central Michigan
22Aaron Glenn19.941993Texas A&M
23Steve Clay19.861994Eastern Michigan
24Tramaine Thompson*19.752012Kansas State
Anthony Parker*19.751986Arizona State
26Ian Clark19.672008New Mexico
27Chris Carr*19.642004Boise State
28Isaac Byrd19.451996Kansas
29Aris Comeaux19.422002Army
30Tim Dwight19.321997Iowa
31Tyler Lockett*19.142014Kansas State
32Shaky Smithson*19.072010Utah
33Nelson Agholor*19.062013USC
34Justin McCareins19.052000Northern Illinois
35Jim Sandusky19.051983San Diego State
36Dennis Northcutt18.961999Arizona
37Tim Dwight18.951996Iowa
38Rod Smith18.921986Nebraska
39James McMillion18.911992Iowa State
40Kevin Robinson18.902007Utah State
41Cliff Harris*18.832010Oregon
42Chris Davis*18.712013Auburn
43Venric Mark*18.672012Northwestern
44Dustin Harris*18.612011Texas A&M
45Tracy Porter18.582006Indiana
46Glyn Milburn18.481992Stanford
47Skyler Green*18.482003LSU
48Greg Reid*18.432009Florida State
49Bobby Newcombe18.381999Nebraska
Damon Gourdine18.381998San Diego State
51Larry Hargrove18.351989Ohio
52Terrence Nunn18.312005Nebraska
53William Likely18.222015Maryland
54Brian Roberson18.211995Fresno State
55Desean Jackson*18.202006California
Bo Campbell18.201991Virginia Tech
57Santana Moss18.192000Miami (FL)
58Jemeel Powell18.172000California
59Tony Collins18.151997Iowa
60Brandon James*18.142007Florida
61Brisly Estime18.132015Syracuse
Quan Bray*18.132014Auburn
Nilo Silvan18.131994Tennessee
64Trindon Holliday*18.102009LSU
65Troy Edwards18.081998Louisiana Tech
66Tony Logan*18.062010Maryland
67Jeremy Trimble18.062006Army
68Roman Hollowell18.002001Colorado
69Cameron Sutton*17.962015Tennessee
70Dez Bryant*17.942008Oklahoma State
71Darrent Williams*17.922003Oklahoma State
72Darrell Blackman17.832004North Carolina State
73Travis Williams17.702004East Carolina
74Brisly Estime17.692016Syracuse
75James Dye17.601996Brigham Young
76Omari Thompson17.582000Army
77Larry Pruitt17.551981Army
78Demornay Pierson-El17.532014Nebraska
79Rodregis Brooks17.501999UAB
80Deon Murphy17.462007Kansas State
81Willie Reid*17.452005Florida State
82Leodis McKelvin17.442007Troy
83Dave Duerson17.421979Notre Dame
84Philip Beck17.392007Louisiana Tech
85Jovon Johnson*17.382005Iowa
86Kenny Harrison17.332012UTSA
87Cody Cardwell17.302002SMU
88Ryne Robinson*17.212003Miami (OH)
89Domenik Hixon17.192004Akron
90Devin Hester*17.162004Miami (FL)
91De'Anthony Thomas*17.082012Oregon
92Steve Smith17.071999Utah
93Dejuan Groce*17.022002Nebraska
94Kyle Williams17.002008Arizona State
Walner Belleus*17.002004Iowa
Kelvin Martin17.001985Boston College
97Dante Pettis*16.942015Washington
98Dallas Davis16.911999Colorado State
99Rafael Little16.902005Kentucky
100Joe Adams*16.892011Arkansas

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