Single Season Leaders and Records for Punt Return Yards Per Return

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
1KaVontae Turpin28.752016Texas Christian
2Maurice Drew*28.472005UCLA
3Trever Ryen26.002016Iowa State
4Ted Ginn Jr.*25.602004Ohio State
5Robert Woods25.361977Grambling State
6Christian Kirk*24.362015Texas A&M
7Erroll Tucker24.311985Utah
8Richard Leonard23.772014Florida International
9Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr.23.422006Texas-El Paso
10Allen Rossum22.931996Notre Dame
11Aaron Lockett*22.772000Kansas State
12Dan Sheldon22.712002Northern Illinois
13Jabrill Peppers22.702016Michigan
14Rafael Little*22.642006Kentucky
15Xavian Marks22.502016Alabama
16Kevin Robinson22.472004Utah State
17Dominique Heath22.202016Kansas State
18David Allen*22.091998Kansas State
19Andre Davis*22.002000Virginia Tech
20James Dye21.901995Brigham Young
21Lee Gissendaner21.801992Northwestern
22Ryan Switzer*20.922013North Carolina
23Quinton Jones*20.862005Boise State
24Lance Frazier*20.792003West Virginia
25Antonio Brown*20.502008Central Michigan
26Jesus Wilson20.432016Florida State
27Aaron Glenn*19.941993Texas A&M
28Steve Clay19.861994Eastern Michigan
29Tramaine Thompson*19.752012Kansas State
Anthony Parker*19.751986Arizona State
31Ian Clark19.672008New Mexico
32Chris Carr*19.642004Boise State
33Isaac Byrd19.451996Kansas
34Aris Comeaux19.422002Army
35Tim Dwight*19.321997Iowa
36Darius Phillips19.142016Western Michigan
Tyler Lockett*19.142014Kansas State
38Shaky Smithson*19.072010Utah
39Nelson Agholor*19.062013Southern California
40Justin McCareins19.052000Northern Illinois
41Jim Sandusky19.051983San Diego State
42Dennis Northcutt18.961999Arizona
43Tim Dwight*18.951996Iowa
44Rod Smith*18.921986Nebraska
45James McMillion18.911992Iowa State
46Kevin Robinson18.902007Utah State
47Cliff Harris*18.832010Oregon
48Ray-Ray McCloud18.782016Clemson
49Chris Davis*18.712013Auburn
50D'Ernest Johnson18.672016South Florida
Venric Mark*18.672012Northwestern
52Dustin Harris*18.612011Texas A&M
53Tracy Porter18.582006Indiana
54Glyn Milburn*18.481992Stanford
55Skyler Green*18.482003Louisiana State
56Greg Reid*18.432009Florida State
57Bobby Newcombe*18.381999Nebraska
Damon Gourdine*18.381998San Diego State
59Larry Hargrove18.351989Ohio
60Terrence Nunn*18.312005Nebraska
61William Likely18.222015Maryland
62Brian Roberson18.211995Fresno State
63Desean Jackson*18.202006California
Bo Campbell18.201991Virginia Tech
65Santana Moss*18.192000Miami (FL)
66Charles Walker18.172016Kentucky
Jemeel Powell18.172000California
68Tony Collins*18.151997Iowa
69Brandon James*18.142007Florida
70Brisly Estime18.132015Syracuse
Quan Bray*18.132014Auburn
Nilo Silvan*18.131994Tennessee
73Trindon Holliday*18.102009Louisiana State
74Troy Edwards18.081998Louisiana Tech
75Tony Logan*18.062010Maryland
76Jeremy Trimble18.062006Army
77Roman Hollowell*18.002001Colorado
78Cameron Sutton*17.962015Tennessee
79Dez Bryant*17.942008Oklahoma State
80Darrent Williams*17.922003Oklahoma State
81Darrell Blackman17.832004North Carolina State
82Travis Williams17.702004East Carolina
83James Dye*17.601996Brigham Young
84Omari Thompson17.582000Army
85Larry Pruitt17.551981Army
86Demornay Pierson-El*17.532014Nebraska
87Rodregis Brooks17.501999Alabama-Birmingham
88Deon Murphy17.462007Kansas State
89Willie Reid*17.452005Florida State
90Leodis McKelvin17.442007Troy
91Dave Duerson17.421979Notre Dame
92Philip Beck17.392007Louisiana Tech
93Jovon Johnson*17.382005Iowa
94Jaire Alexander17.332016Louisville
Kenny Harrison17.332012Texas-San Antonio
96Cody Cardwell17.302002Southern Methodist
97Ryne Robinson*17.212003Miami (OH)
98Desmon White17.202016Texas Christian
99Domenik Hixon17.192004Akron
100Devin Hester*17.162004Miami (FL)

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