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Single Season Leaders and Records for Punt Return Yards Per Return

  • Minimum 1 punt return per school game.
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Since 1976

Rank Player Avg Season School
1.Richard Leonard 23.77 2014 Florida International
2.Ryan Switzer* 20.92 2013 North Carolina
3.Tyler Lockett* 19.14 2014 Kansas State
4.Nelson Agholor* 19.06 2013 Southern California
5.Chris Davis* 18.71 2013 Auburn
6.Quan Bray* 18.13 2014 Auburn
7.Demornay Pierson-El 17.53 2014 Nebraska
8.Josh Stewart* 16.73 2013 Oklahoma State
9.Andy Erickson 16.71 2012 Texas State
10.Lucky Whitehead 16.37 2014 Florida Atlantic
11.Brelan Chancellor* 16.08 2013 North Texas
12.Jamison Crowder* 16.04 2013 Duke
13.V'Angelo Bentley 15.75 2013 Illinois
14.Kevonte Martin-Manley* 15.70 2013 Iowa
15.Jalen Saunders* 15.40 2013 Oklahoma
16.Kaelin Clay* 15.04 2014 Utah
17.Devon Smith* 14.65 2013 Marshall
18.Adam Jones* 14.57 2004 West Virginia
19.Shane Williams-Rhodes* 14.56 2013 Boise State
20.Andy Erickson 14.20 2013 Texas State
21.Rashard Smith 14.12 2013 North Carolina State
22.Bralon Addison* 14.05 2013 Oregon
23.Andre Debose* 14.04 2014 Florida
24.Christion Jones* 13.96 2013 Alabama
25.Chris Johnson 13.88 2000 Southern Mississippi
26.Justin Brown* 13.59 2012 Oklahoma
27.Terrance Davis-Bryant 13.45 2001 Oklahoma State
28.Cameron Echols-Luper 13.36 2013 Texas Christian
29.William Likely* 12.81 2013 Maryland
30.Jamison Crowder* 12.73 2014 Duke
31.Travis Carrie* 12.71 2013 Ohio
32.Tim Vizzi* 12.53 2013 San Diego State
33.Isaiah Burse* 12.48 2013 Fresno State
34.Trey Dudley-Giles 12.25 2013 Massachusetts
35.Isaiah McKenzie* 12.11 2014 Georgia
36.J.J. Worton* 12.08 2013 Central Florida
37.Speedy Noil* 12.00 2014 Texas A&M
38.Spiffy Evans* 11.85 2013 Boston College
39.Jalin Marshall* 11.79 2014 Ohio State
40.Bruce Natson* 11.68 2014 Utah State
41.Lloyd Mills* 11.39 2014 San Diego State
42.Connor Embree 11.38 2013 Kansas
43.Bruce Natson* 11.32 2013 Utah State
44.Cameron Sutton* 11.29 2014 Tennessee
45.William Likely* 11.25 2014 Maryland
 Justin Hardy* 11.25 2013 East Carolina
47.Emmanuel Spann* 11.24 2004 Marshall
48.Chris Roberson 11.05 2002 Eastern Michigan
49.Tre'Davious White* 10.92 2014 Louisiana State
50.Jamall Broussard 10.88 2003 San Jose State
51.Daje Johnson* 10.75 2013 Texas
52.Rashad Greene* 10.67 2014 Florida State
53.Jamarcus Nelson 10.65 2014 Alabama-Birmingham
54.Tyrone Gifford 10.62 2002 New Mexico State
55.Adam Humphries* 10.60 2013 Clemson
56.Cameron Echols-Luper* 10.58 2014 Texas Christian
57.Kenzel Doe* 10.54 2014 Wisconsin
58.Rashon Ceaser 10.50 2013 Louisiana-Monroe
59.Darryl Surgent* 10.47 2013 Louisiana-Lafayette
60.Montrell Jones* 10.45 2004 Louisville
61.Marcus Murphy* 10.41 2014 Missouri
62.Nelson Agholor* 10.37 2014 Southern California
63.Montrell Jones* 10.37 2005 Louisville
64.Macgarrett Kings Jr.* 10.30 2013 Michigan State
65.Dante Pettis* 10.29 2014 Washington
66.Darvin Kidsy 10.13 2014 North Texas
67.Tyler Boyd* 10.12 2014 Pittsburgh
68.Jalen Claiborne 9.93 2014 Wyoming
69.Prentiss Elliott* 9.89 2004 Oklahoma State
70.J.J. Worton* 9.82 2014 Central Florida
71.J.D. Falslev* 9.73 2013 Brigham Young
72.Kenny Shaw* 9.65 2013 Florida State
73.Levi Norwood* 9.60 2013 Baylor
74.Rashon Ceaser 9.50 2014 Louisiana-Monroe
75.Tyreek Hill* 9.48 2014 Oklahoma State
76.Tommy Shuler* 9.46 2014 Marshall
77.Antonio Vaughan 9.33 2014 Old Dominion
78.Jaxon Shipley* 9.30 2014 Texas
79.Marcus Roberson 9.21 2013 Florida
80.Ishmael Adams* 9.19 2014 UCLA
81.Abram Elam 9.19 2004 Kent State
82.Janarion Grant* 9.18 2013 Rutgers
83.Fred McRae 9.17 2013 Miami (OH)
84.Daz'Mond Patterson 9.07 2014 Ohio
85.Richy Turner* 9.06 2014 Nevada
86.Leon Brooks* 8.95 2013 Washington State
87.Casey Martin 8.93 2014 Southern Mississippi
88.Odell Beckham Jr.* 8.89 2013 Louisiana State
89.Jay Mitchell 8.86 2014 Nevada-Las Vegas
 Brittney Tellis 8.86 2004 Florida Atlantic
91.Scott Harding 8.80 2014 Hawaii
92.Craig James* 8.69 2014 Minnesota
93.Jesse Della Valle 8.67 2013 Penn State
94.Ed'Marques Batties 8.60 2014 Middle Tennessee State
 Andre Sims Jr.* 8.60 2013 Michigan State
96.Geoffrey Norwood 8.59 2013 Utah
97.Johnny Jackson* 8.54 2013 Arizona
98.J.D. McKissic* 8.53 2013 Arkansas State
99.Shane Williams-Rhodes* 8.50 2014 Boise State
100.Ibrahim Halsey 8.37 2004 Illinois