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Career Leaders and Records for Punt Return Yards

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Since 2000

Rank Player Yds From To Last School
1.Wes Welker* 1761 2000 2003 Texas Tech
2.Javier Arenas* 1752 2006 2009 Alabama
3.Ryne Robinson* 1677 2003 2006 Miami (OH)
4.Steve Breaston* 1599 2003 2006 Michigan
5.Leodis McKelvin* 1471 2004 2007 Troy
6.Antonio Perkins* 1445 2001 2004 Oklahoma
7.Dexter Wynn* 1385 2000 2003 Colorado State
8.Brandon James* 1371 2006 2009 Florida
9.Jim Leonhard* 1347 2002 2004 Wisconsin
10.Tim Gilligan* 1343 2000 2003 Boise State
11.Nathan Vasher* 1314 2000 2003 Texas
12.Joe Burnett* 1304 2005 2008 Central Florida
13.Jeremy Kerley* 1299 2007 2010 Texas Christian
14.Eddie Royal* 1296 2004 2007 Virginia Tech
15.Danny Amendola* 1283 2004 2007 Texas Tech
16.Steve Suter* 1271 2001 2004 Maryland
17.Damien Gary* 1253 1999 2003 Georgia
18.Larry Taylor* 1246 2004 2007 Connecticut
19.Sammie Stroughter* 1235 2004 2008 Oregon State
20.Keenan Howry* 1209 1999 2002 Oregon
21.Dejuan Groce* 1201 1999 2002 Nebraska
22.Ryan Broyles* 1194 2008 2011 Oklahoma
23.Bernard Berrian* 1143 1999 2003 Fresno State
24.Kelley Rhino* 1138 1999 2002 Georgia Tech
25.Greg Reid* 1117 2009 2011 Florida State
26.Kevin Robinson 1104 2004 2007 Utah State
27.Skyler Green* 1064 2002 2005 Louisiana State
28.Willie Reid* 1063 2002 2005 Florida State
29.Domanick Davis* 1060 1999 2002 Louisiana State
30.Deandrew Rubin 1049 2000 2002 South Florida
31.Derek Abney 1042 2000 2003 Kentucky
32.Dan Sheldon* 1021 2001 2004 Northern Illinois
33.Charles Gordon* 999 2003 2005 Kansas
34.Dustin Harris* 985 2009 2012 Texas A&M
35.Craig Bragg* 961 2001 2004 UCLA
36.Roscoe Parrish* 956 2002 2004 Miami (FL)
37.Willie Andrews 949 2002 2005 Baylor
38.Hoost Marsh* 947 2004 2007 Wyoming
39.Marcus James* 944 2000 2003 Missouri
40.Terrence Austin* 942 2006 2009 UCLA
41.Eddie Tillitz 925 2000 2002 Miami (OH)
42.Jahmal Fenner* 917 2001 2004 Texas-El Paso
 Marshay Green* 917 2006 2009 Mississippi
44.Ted Ginn Jr.* 900 2004 2006 Ohio State
45.Aaron Ross* 893 2003 2006 Texas
46.Luke Powell 878 2000 2003 Stanford
47.Marvin Young* 874 2001 2004 Southern Mississippi
48.Jamison Crowder* 869 2011 2014 Duke
 Kendrick Mosley 869 1999 2003 Western Michigan
50.Darrell Blackman* 864 2004 2007 North Carolina State
51.Keiwan Ratliff* 860 2000 2003 Florida
52.J.D. Falslev* 856 2010 2013 Brigham Young
53.Rafael Little* 854 2004 2007 Kentucky
54.Chris Potter* 853 2009 2012 Boise State
55.Charles Sharon* 848 2002 2005 Bowling Green State
56.Tracy Lampley* 847 2009 2012 Southern Mississippi
57.Aaron Lockett 845 1998 2001 Kansas State
58.Brian Bonner* 840 2004 2007 Texas Christian
59.Deangelo Hall* 839 2001 2003 Virginia Tech
60.Brandon Tate* 835 2005 2008 North Carolina
61.Andre Davis 833 1998 2001 Virginia Tech
62.Scott Harding 831 2011 2014 Hawaii
63.Cory Rodgers* 825 2003 2005 Texas Christian
64.Antonio Brown* 822 2007 2009 Central Michigan
65.Thomas Flowers* 821 2004 2007 Georgia
66.Jayron Hosley* 815 2009 2011 Virginia Tech
67.Gabe Lindsay* 812 1999 2003 Oklahoma State
 Calvin Lowry* 812 2002 2005 Penn State
69.Tony Logan* 805 2008 2011 Maryland
70.Michael Bumpus 801 2004 2007 Washington State
 Marcus Murphy* 801 2010 2014 Missouri
72.Chad Owens* 798 2001 2004 Hawaii
73.Drew Terrell* 797 2009 2012 Stanford
74.Kyle Wilson* 793 2006 2009 Boise State
75.Derek Pegues* 792 2005 2008 Mississippi State
76.Ray Small* 790 2006 2009 Ohio State
77.Adam Jennings* 788 2002 2005 Fresno State
78.B.J. Hill* 786 2005 2008 Ball State
79.Troy Mason 783 1999 2002 Nevada-Las Vegas
80.Clifton Smith* 782 2004 2007 Fresno State
81.Anthony Chambers* 780 2002 2003 Purdue
82.Vaughn Rivers* 772 2004 2007 West Virginia
83.Kyle Williams* 768 2006 2009 Arizona State
84.Ryan Johnson 765 1999 2002 Memphis
85.Tom Zbikowski* 757 2004 2007 Notre Dame
86.Terry Richardson* 753 2003 2006 Arizona State
87.Bosley Allen 752 1998 2001 North Carolina
88.J.J. Worton* 740 2011 2014 Central Florida
89.Corey Brazil 739 2001 2004 Louisiana Tech
 Blake Warren 739 2003 2006 Southern Methodist
91.Deon Murphy 737 2007 2008 Kansas State
92.Andy Brodell* 735 2005 2008 Iowa
93.Montrell Jones* 729 2004 2005 Louisville
 Montrell Jones* 729 2001 2005 Louisville
 Todd Miller* 729 2002 2004 Iowa State
96.Vontez Duff* 725 2000 2003 Notre Dame
 Bobby Wade 725 1999 2002 Arizona
98.Jemeel Powell 724 1999 2002 California
 Derrick Williams* 724 2005 2008 Penn State
100.Fabian Davis* 722 1999 2002 Wake Forest
101.David Gilreath* 721 2007 2010 Wisconsin
102.Christion Jones* 719 2011 2014 Alabama
103.Tramaine Thompson* 718 2010 2013 Kansas State
104.Mike Espy* 716 2002 2005 Mississippi
 Keiwone Malone 716 2011 2014 Memphis
106.Stafford Owens 713 2001 2004 Ohio
107.Marquis Maze* 711 2008 2011 Alabama
108.Jamal Miles* 710 2009 2012 Arizona State
 Tim Mixon* 710 2003 2005 California
110.Robert Dunn* 697 2005 2008 Auburn
 Delano Green* 697 2007 2010 Temple
112.Ed Hinkel* 695 2002 2005 Iowa
 Shaky Smithson* 695 2009 2010 Utah
114.Perrish Cox* 694 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
115.Donta Greene* 691 1999 2002 Toledo
116.Charles Frederick* 687 2001 2004 Washington
117.Joshua Bush 684 1998 2001 Western Michigan
118.Jermaine Landrum* 679 2001 2004 Tulsa
119.Jamel Riddle 676 2000 2002 Syracuse
120.Ryan Switzer 674 2013 2014 North Carolina
121.Asante Samuel 673 2000 2002 Central Florida
122.Stephone Robinson* 669 2004 2007 Colorado
123.Lavon Brazill* 668 2007 2011 Ohio
124.Holmon Wiggins 663 1998 2001 New Mexico
125.Travis Carrie* 659 2008 2013 Ohio
 Keshawn Martin* 659 2008 2011 Michigan State
127.Roman Hollowell 657 1998 2001 Colorado
128.Santana Moss 655 1997 2000 Miami (FL)
129.Lance Frazier* 654 2000 2003 West Virginia
130.Andy Erickson 653 2010 2013 Texas State
131.Darron White* 648 2001 2004 Memphis
132.Ronald Hatcher 647 2000 2003 Vanderbilt
 Trindon Holliday* 647 2006 2009 Louisiana State
 Niles Paul* 647 2007 2010 Nebraska
135.Tre Smith* 644 2002 2006 Auburn
136.Bruce Natson* 643 2012 2014 Utah State
137.Devin Hester* 638 2003 2005 Miami (FL)
138.Justin Brown* 637 2009 2012 Oklahoma
139.Ziehl Kavanaght* 635 2000 2003 Michigan State
 Leon Washington* 635 2002 2005 Florida State
141.J.T. Thatcher* 634 1997 2000 Oklahoma
142.Jeremy Bloom* 633 2002 2003 Colorado
 Desean Jackson* 633 2005 2007 California
144.Terrance Davis-Bryant* 630 1999 2002 Oklahoma State
145.T.J. Graham* 628 2008 2011 North Carolina State
146.Randall Cobb* 619 2008 2010 Kentucky
147.Cliff Harris* 614 2009 2011 Oregon
 T.Y. Hilton* 614 2008 2011 Florida International
149.Justin Phinisee* 609 2002 2005 Oregon
150.Rashard Smith* 608 2009 2013 North Carolina State
151.Derrick Hamilton* 606 2001 2003 Clemson
152.Jeremy Trimble 605 2004 2007 Army
153.Dwight Counter* 601 2000 2003 New Mexico
154.Alvin Pearman* 600 2001 2004 Virginia
155.Kyle Conerly 599 2001 2004 San Diego State
156.Lynaris Elpheage* 597 2000 2002 Tulane
157.Demornay Pierson-El 596 2014 2014 Nebraska
158.Marvin Jackson* 594 2001 2003 Arkansas
 Robert Redd 594 1998 2002 Bowling Green State
 Ace Sanders* 594 2010 2012 South Carolina
 Marty Tadman* 594 2004 2007 Boise State
162.Quinton Jones* 591 2003 2006 Boise State
163.Syndric Steptoe 590 2003 2006 Arizona
164.Jared Abbrederis* 587 2010 2013 Wisconsin
 Phillip Livas* 587 2007 2010 Louisiana Tech
166.Shiloh Keo* 585 2006 2010 Idaho
167.Eugene Wilson 583 1999 2002 Illinois
168.Mikey Henderson* 581 2005 2007 Georgia
169.Jason Armstead* 579 2001 2002 Mississippi
 Maurice Drew* 579 2003 2005 UCLA
171.Jeremy Maclin* 577 2007 2008 Missouri
172.Domenik Hixon* 576 2003 2005 Akron
173.Chris Carr* 573 2002 2004 Boise State
174.Roderick Hood* 571 2000 2002 Auburn
 Damaris Johnson* 571 2008 2010 Tulsa
176.Joe Adams* 570 2008 2011 Arkansas
177.C.J. Spiller* 569 2006 2009 Clemson
178.Willie Idlette* 566 2003 2006 Wake Forest
179.Quan Bray* 565 2011 2014 Auburn
180.Fred Smith 563 2003 2007 Tulane
181.Reggie Bush* 559 2003 2005 Southern California
 Jonathan Hefney* 559 2004 2007 Tennessee
 Levi Norwood* 559 2011 2014 Baylor
184.Trumaine Riley 558 2003 2006 Eastern Michigan
185.Odell Beckham Jr.* 557 2011 2013 Louisiana State
186.Eric Morris* 555 2005 2008 Texas Tech
 Darrelle Revis* 555 2004 2006 Pittsburgh
188.Yamon Figurs* 553 2004 2006 Kansas State
 Lito Sheppard 553 1999 2001 Florida
 Devon Wylie* 553 2007 2011 Fresno State
191.Rishard Matthews* 551 2010 2011 Nevada
192.Devon Smith* 547 2009 2013 Marshall
193.Decori Birmingham* 546 2001 2004 Arkansas
194.Rashad Baker* 544 2000 2003 Tennessee
195.Mark Jones* 543 2001 2003 Tennessee
196.P.J. Fleck 541 1999 2003 Northern Illinois
 Greg Jennings 541 2002 2005 Western Michigan
198.Nelson Agholor* 540 2012 2014 Southern California
199.Rashad Evans* 537 2008 2012 Fresno State
200.Cameron Echols-Luper 536 2013 2014 Texas Christian
201.Brian Fisher 534 2001 2003 South Florida
 Clifton Herbert* 534 2000 2003 Hawaii
203.Marques Hagans* 531 2002 2005 Virginia
204.Bryant Johnson* 528 1999 2002 Penn State
205.Venric Mark* 523 2010 2013 Northwestern
206.Terrance Copper 522 2000 2003 East Carolina
207.Dejuan Tribble* 521 2004 2007 Boston College
208.Matt Cherry 520 2001 2003 Akron
209.Damien Dorsey* 517 2000 2002 Louisville
 Morgan Scalley* 517 2001 2004 Utah
 Travis Williams* 517 2004 2007 East Carolina
212.Marion Barber III* 515 2001 2004 Minnesota
213.Nate Clements* 513 1998 2000 Ohio State
 Bobby Hart 513 2000 2002 Baylor
 Jason Tomlinson* 513 2003 2006 Navy
216.Eugene Harris 512 2007 2009 Miami (OH)
217.Zamir Cobb 511 2001 2003 Temple
218.Pete Rebstock 509 1998 2001 Colorado State
219.Will Blackmon* 506 2002 2005 Boston College
220.Daymond Patterson* 505 2008 2012 Kansas
 Emmanuel Spann* 505 2004 2008 Marshall
222.Jasper Howard* 504 2007 2009 Connecticut
223.Julius Curry* 501 1999 2002 Michigan
224.Tellis Redmon 499 1999 2001 Minnesota
225.Darryl Surgent* 497 2010 2013 Louisiana-Lafayette
226.Justin Hardy* 495 2011 2014 East Carolina
 Ramon Ochoa* 495 2000 2003 Iowa
228.E.B. Halsey 494 2003 2006 Illinois
 Ibrahim Halsey 494 2003 2006 Illinois
 Mike Rigell 494 1998 2001 Brigham Young
231.Marcus Edwards* 493 2005 2008 South Florida
232.Reggie Smith* 490 2005 2007 Oklahoma
233.Vernell Brown* 489 2002 2005 Florida
234.Tyler Lockett* 488 2011 2014 Kansas State
235.Lee Butler* 487 2008 2012 Duke
236.Kenneth Moore* 485 2004 2007 Wake Forest
237.Darrent Williams* 482 2001 2004 Oklahoma State
238.Kenzel Doe* 481 2011 2014 Wisconsin
239.Jacoby Ford* 479 2006 2009 Clemson
 Dwayne Harris* 479 2007 2010 East Carolina
 Shaud Williams 479 1999 2003 Alabama
242.James Johnson* 478 2004 2005 Arkansas State
243.Phillip Buchanon 477 2000 2001 Miami (FL)
 Tracy Porter* 477 2004 2007 Indiana
 Emmanuel Sanders* 477 2006 2009 Southern Methodist
 Jonathan Smith* 477 2000 2003 Georgia Tech
247.Adam Humphries* 476 2011 2014 Clemson
248.Cortney Grixby* 475 2005 2007 Nebraska
249.Dion Byrum 471 2002 2005 Ohio
 Jeremy Ross* 471 2008 2010 California