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Single Season Leaders and Records for Punt Return Yards Per Return

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Since 2000

Rank Player Avg Season School
1.Maurice Drew* 28.47 2005 UCLA
2.Ted Ginn Jr.* 25.60 2004 Ohio State
3.Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr. 23.42 2006 Texas-El Paso
4.Aaron Lockett 22.77 2000 Kansas State
5.Dan Sheldon 22.71 2002 Northern Illinois
6.Rafael Little* 22.64 2006 Kentucky
7.Kevin Robinson 22.47 2004 Utah State
8.Andre Davis 22.00 2000 Virginia Tech
9.Quinton Jones* 20.86 2005 Boise State
10.Lance Frazier* 20.79 2003 West Virginia
11.Antonio Brown* 20.50 2008 Central Michigan
12.Tramaine Thompson* 19.75 2012 Kansas State
13.Ian Clark 19.67 2008 New Mexico
14.Chris Carr* 19.64 2004 Boise State
15.Aris Comeaux 19.42 2002 Army
16.Shaky Smithson* 19.07 2010 Utah
17.Justin McCareins 19.05 2000 Northern Illinois
18.Kevin Robinson 18.90 2007 Utah State
19.Cliff Harris* 18.83 2010 Oregon
20.Venric Mark* 18.67 2012 Northwestern
21.Dustin Harris* 18.61 2011 Texas A&M
22.Tracy Porter 18.58 2006 Indiana
23.Skyler Green* 18.48 2003 Louisiana State
24.Greg Reid* 18.43 2009 Florida State
25.Terrence Nunn* 18.31 2005 Nebraska
26.Desean Jackson* 18.20 2006 California
27.Santana Moss 18.19 2000 Miami (FL)
28.Jemeel Powell 18.17 2000 California
29.Brandon James* 18.14 2007 Florida
30.Trindon Holliday* 18.10 2009 Louisiana State
31.Tony Logan* 18.06 2010 Maryland
32.Jeremy Trimble 18.06 2006 Army
33.Roman Hollowell 18.00 2001 Colorado
34.Dez Bryant* 17.94 2008 Oklahoma State
35.Darrent Williams* 17.92 2003 Oklahoma State
36.Darrell Blackman 17.83 2004 North Carolina State
37.Travis Williams 17.70 2004 East Carolina
38.Omari Thompson 17.58 2000 Army
39.Deon Murphy 17.46 2007 Kansas State
40.Willie Reid* 17.45 2005 Florida State
41.Leodis McKelvin 17.44 2007 Troy
42.Philip Beck 17.39 2007 Louisiana Tech
43.Jovon Johnson* 17.38 2005 Iowa
44.Kenny Harrison 17.33 2012 Texas-San Antonio
45.Cody Cardwell 17.30 2002 Southern Methodist
46.Ryne Robinson* 17.21 2003 Miami (OH)
47.Domenik Hixon 17.19 2004 Akron
48.Devin Hester* 17.16 2004 Miami (FL)
49.De'Anthony Thomas* 17.08 2012 Oregon
50.Dejuan Groce* 17.02 2002 Nebraska
51.Kyle Williams 17.00 2008 Arizona State
 Walner Belleus* 17.00 2004 Iowa
53.Rafael Little 16.90 2005 Kentucky
54.Joe Adams* 16.89 2011 Arkansas
55.Shiloh Keo 16.79 2007 Idaho
56.Pete Rebstock 16.75 2000 Colorado State
57.Andy Erickson 16.71 2012 Texas State
 Andy Erickson 16.71 2012 Texas State
59.Terrell Jackson 16.67 2010 Buffalo
60.Jamal Miles* 16.57 2011 Arizona State
61.Joe Burnett* 16.54 2005 Central Florida
 Lynaris Elpheage* 16.54 2002 Tulane
63.Giovani Bernard 16.44 2012 North Carolina
64.Troy Mason 16.43 2000 Nevada-Las Vegas
65.Dan Sheldon* 16.42 2004 Northern Illinois
66.Joey Getherall 16.33 2000 Notre Dame
67.Roscoe Parrish* 16.20 2004 Miami (FL)
 Dexter Wynn* 16.20 2002 Colorado State
69.Patrick Peterson* 16.08 2010 Louisiana State
70.Robert Dunn 16.00 2008 Auburn
 Ryan Baum 16.00 2006 Iowa State
 Craig Bragg* 16.00 2002 UCLA
 Deangelo Hall* 16.00 2002 Virginia Tech
 Luke Powell 16.00 2001 Stanford
75.Ryan Broyles* 15.87 2009 Oklahoma
76.Danny Amendola* 15.86 2007 Texas Tech
77.Javier Arenas* 15.85 2008 Alabama
78.Jared Abbrederis* 15.75 2011 Wisconsin
79.Sammie Stroughter* 15.67 2006 Oregon State
 Reggie Bush* 15.67 2004 Southern California
81.Donald Shoals 15.65 2000 Tulsa
82.Antrel Rolle* 15.62 2003 Miami (FL)
 Deandrew Rubin 15.62 2001 South Florida
84.Tyrann Mathieu* 15.59 2011 Louisiana State
85.Koren Robinson 15.57 2000 North Carolina State
86.Joe Adams* 15.56 2010 Arkansas
87.Ronnie Hamilton 15.55 2001 Duke
88.Phillip Livas 15.50 2010 Louisiana Tech
89.Jahmal Fenner* 15.43 2004 Texas-El Paso
90.Keith Stokes 15.41 2000 East Carolina
91.Javier Arenas* 15.41 2009 Alabama
92.Patrick Edwards 15.40 2010 Houston
93.Damien Dorsey* 15.39 2002 Louisville
94.Javier Arenas* 15.38 2007 Alabama
95.Devon Wylie 15.38 2011 Fresno State
96.Justin Phinisee 15.35 2004 Oregon
97.Rashad Greene* 15.35 2012 Florida State
98.Ace Sanders* 15.32 2012 South Carolina
99.Terry Richardson* 15.32 2005 Arizona State
100.Phillip Livas* 15.31 2008 Louisiana Tech