Punt Return Yards Career Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1976
Leaders Table
Rk Player Yds From To School
1Wes Welker*176120002003Texas Tech
2Javier Arenas*175220062009Alabama
3Ryne Robinson*167720032006Miami (OH)
4David Allen164519972000Kansas State
5Steve Breaston*159920032006Michigan
6Leodis McKelvin*147120042007Troy
7Tyrone Thurman146619851988Texas Tech
8Antonio Perkins*144520012004Oklahoma
9Deion Sanders142919851988Florida State
10Dexter Wynn*138520002003Colorado State
11Brandon James*137120062009Florida
12Jim Leonhard*134720022004Wisconsin
13Tim Gilligan*134320002003Boise State
14Greg Myers133319921995Colorado State
15Tony James133219891992Mississippi State
16Nathan Vasher*131420002003Texas
17Vai Sikahema131219801985Brigham Young
18Joe Burnett*130420052008UCF
19Jeremy Kerley*129920072010Texas Christian
20Eddie Royal*129620042007Virginia Tech
21Danny Amendola*128320042007Texas Tech
22Andrew Mott128019831986Southern Mississippi
23Damien Gary*127319992003Georgia
24Steve Suter*127120012004Maryland
25Larry Taylor*124620042007Connecticut
26Sammie Stroughter*123520042008Oregon State
27Jarrail Jackson123019961999Oklahoma
28Keenan Howry*122119992002Oregon
29Dejuan Groce*121819992002Nebraska
30Santana Moss119619972000Miami (FL)
31Ray Peterson119519921995San Diego State
32Ryan Broyles*119420082011Oklahoma
33Ledel George119119901993North Carolina State
34Glyn Milburn*118219881992Stanford
Terry Obee*118219861989Oregon
36Bruce Branch117119982001Penn State
37Thomas Bailey117019911994Auburn
38Deltha O'Neal*116919961999California
39Bernard Berrian*114319992003Fresno State
40Kelley Rhino*113819992002Georgia Tech
41Domanick Davis*112619992002LSU
42Greg Reid*111720092011Florida State
43Kevin Robinson110420042007Utah State
44Gari Scott*108819961999Michigan State
45Michael Fletcher*108419961999Oregon
46Ryan Switzer*108220132016North Carolina
47Eric Metcalf107619851988Texas
48Brian Musso*107419941997Northwestern
49Willie Drewery106719811984West Virginia
50Ta'Boris Fisher106519931996Ole Miss
51Skyler Green*106420022005LSU
52Willie Reid*106320022005Florida State
53O.J. McDuffie105919881992Penn State
54Scott Woerner105719771980Georgia
55Tim Dwight105119941997Iowa
56Deandrew Rubin104920002002South Florida
57Derek Abney104220002003Kentucky
58Kevin Williams103919901992Miami (FL)
59Mike Adams103819921996Texas
60Dan Sheldon*102120012004Northern Illinois
61Beno Bryant101919891993Washington
62Marshall Roberts101819891992Rutgers
63Chuck Carswell101419881991Georgia
64Kelvin Martin*101219831986Boston College
65Nick Davis*100719982001Wisconsin
66Gary Anderson100419791982Arkansas
Johnnie Johnson100419761979Texas
68George Coghill100219891992Wake Forest
69Ted Hollern100119811984Central Michigan
70Terrell Buckley100019891991Florida State
71Charles Gordon*99920032005Kansas
72Greg Richardson99719831986Alabama
73Darnell Clash98519801982Wyoming
Dustin Harris*98520092012Texas A&M
75Tom Flynn*98319801983Pitt
76Arnold Jackson97219972000Louisville
77Rod Harris97119851988Texas A&M
78Craig Bragg*96120012004UCLA
79David Boston*95919961998Ohio State
Bobby Joe Edmonds95919821985Arkansas
81Roscoe Parrish*95620022004Miami (FL)
82Trey Gainous95119831986Auburn
83Willie Andrews94920022005Baylor
84Eddie Kennison94719931995LSU
Hoost Marsh*94720042007Wyoming
86Marcus James94420002003Missouri
87Dante Hall94319961999Texas A&M
88Terrence Austin*94220062009UCLA
Shawn Summers94219921995Tennessee
90Alan Grant*94019861989Stanford
91Dee Feaster93719951998Florida State
J.R. Redmond*93719961999Arizona State
Peter Warrick93719951999Florida State
94Eric Parker*93019982015Houston
95Eddie Tillitz92520002002Miami (OH)
96Jeff Sydner92019891991Hawaii
97Jahmal Fenner*91720012004UTEP
Marshay Green*91720062009Ole Miss
99Greg Poole91619801982North Carolina
100Paul Guidry*91119931996UCLA
101Troy Walters91019961999Stanford
102Ricky Floyd90819781981Southern Mississippi
103Anthony Carter*90719791982Michigan
104Dennis Northcutt90519961999Arizona
105Jeff Campbell90419861989Colorado
Bruce Natson*90420122016Akron
107Terance Richardson90319951999Oklahoma State
108Tracy Saul90219891992Texas Tech
109Ted Ginn Jr.*90020042006Ohio State
110Tony Smith89719891991Southern Mississippi
111Garcia Lane*89519811983Ohio State
112Aaron Ross*89320032006Texas
113LaVon Edwards89219881991Utah
114Eugene Wilson*88719992002Illinois
115Gerald McNeil*88619801983Baylor
116Luke Powell87820002003Stanford
117Dane Johnson87619941997Texas Tech
Scott Schwedes87619831986Syracuse
119William Likely*87520132016Maryland
120Marvin Young*87420012004Southern Mississippi
121Andre Davis*87219982001Virginia Tech
122Jamison Crowder*86920112014Duke
Dave Duerson86919791982Notre Dame
Kendrick Mosley86919992003Western Michigan
125David Palmer86619911993Alabama
126James Henry86519861988Southern Mississippi
127Darrell Blackman*86420042007North Carolina State
128Keiwan Ratliff*86020002003Florida
Steve Smith86019992000Utah
130Napoleon McCallum85819811985Navy
131J.D. Falslev*85620102013Brigham Young
132Gabe Lindsay*85419992003Oklahoma State
Rafael Little*85420042007Kentucky
134Chris Potter*85320092012Boise State
135Charles Sharon*84820022005Bowling Green State
136Tracy Lampley*84720092012Southern Mississippi
Dana McLemore84719781981Hawaii
138Dante Pettis*84620142016Washington
139Aaron Lockett84519982001Kansas State
140James McMillion84319911993Iowa State
141Brian Bonner*84020042007Texas Christian
142Deangelo Hall*83920012003Virginia Tech
143John Ludlow83719791982Virginia Tech
144Brandon Tate*83520052008North Carolina
145Kevin Faulk83219951998LSU
146Scott Harding83120112014Hawaii
147Bobby Newcombe82919972000Nebraska
Anthony Parker*82919841987Arizona State
149Joe Jarzynka82719961999Washington
Louis Lipps82719801983Southern Mississippi
151Cory Rodgers*82520032005Texas Christian
152Robert Redd82319982002Bowling Green State
153Antonio Brown*82220072009Central Michigan
154Thomas Flowers*82120042007Georgia
155Frank Cassano82019871990Tulsa
Keith Stokes82019992000East Carolina
157Fred Fernandes81819791983Utah State
158Tyrone Hughes81719891992Nebraska
159Kenyatta Watson81619931996Boston College
160Jayron Hosley*81520092011Virginia Tech
161Calvin Lowry*81220022005Penn State
Demornay Pierson-El*81220142016Nebraska
163Bosley Allen81019982001North Carolina
164Pat Chester80819781982Virginia
165Tony Logan*80520082011Maryland
166Tinker Keck*80419971999Cincinnati
167Eugene Young80219801982Oregon
168Michael Bumpus80120042007Washington State
Marcus Murphy*80120102014Missouri
170Pat Johnson*79819941997Oregon
Chad Owens*79820012004Hawaii
172Drew Terrell*79720092012Stanford
173Dallas Davis79619972001Colorado State
174Monty Gilbreath79519861989San Diego State
175Howard Fields79419771979Baylor
176Kyle Wilson*79320062009Boise State
177Derek Pegues*79220052008Mississippi State
178James Dye79019951996Brigham Young
Ray Small*79020062009Ohio State
180Randall Felton78919891993North Carolina
181Adam Jennings*78820022005Fresno State
182Joshua Bush78619982001Western Michigan
Bobby Engram78619911995Penn State
B.J. Hill*78620052008Ball State
185Ryan Johnson78419992002Memphis
186Troy Mason78319992002UNLV
Mark Slawson78319771980Citadel
188Clifton Smith*78220042007Fresno State
189Blaise Taylor*78120142016Arkansas State
Kitrick Taylor78119821986Washington State
191Anthony Chambers*78020022003Purdue
J.T. Thatcher*78019972000Oklahoma
193Troy Vincent77319881991Wisconsin
Tripp Welborne*77319871990Michigan
195Vaughn Rivers*77220042007West Virginia
196Don Morgan77119951998Nevada
197Kyle Williams*76820062009Arizona State
198Dana Brinson76719851988Nebraska
199Thomas Everett76619831986Baylor
Jacquez Green76619951997Florida
201Darryl Usher76219831987Illinois
202Leonard Harris75919811983Texas Tech
203Quinton Spotwood75719961999Syracuse
Tom Zbikowski*75720042007Notre Dame
205Donnell Woolford*75419851988Clemson
206Terry Richardson*75320032006Arizona State
207Jo Jo Collins75219841988Colorado
Willie Gittens*75219781982Arizona State
Roman Hollowell75219982001Colorado
210Mike Guess*75119761979Ohio State
211Brent Dennis75019801983Tulsa
Jimmie Hawkins75019821985Texas A&M
Billy Myers75019841987Virginia Tech
214Peter Marciano*74619861989Iowa
215Terry Fair74519951997Tennessee
216J.J. Worton*74020112014UCF
217Corey Brazil73920012004Louisiana Tech
Brisly Estime*73920132016Syracuse
Blake Warren73920032006SMU
220Deon Murphy73720072008Kansas State
221Andy Brodell*73520052008Iowa
222Willie Clay73219881991Georgia Tech
223Thad McFadden*73119801984Wisconsin
224Montrell Jones*72920012005Louisville
Todd Miller*72920022004Iowa State
226Hodges Mitchell*72719972000Texas
227Alvin Duke72619961998Vanderbilt
228Vontez Duff*72520002003Notre Dame
Bobby Wade72519992002Arizona
230Jemeel Powell72419992002California
Derrick Williams*72420052008Penn State
232Fabian Davis*72219992002Wake Forest
233David Gilreath*72120072010Wisconsin
Tim Wilbur*72119781982Indiana
235Eric Blount72019881991North Carolina
Ryan Roskelly72019941995Memphis
237Christion Jones*71920112014Alabama
238Chris McCranie71819931996Georgia
Tramaine Thompson*71820102013Kansas State
240Shayne Wasden*71719881990Auburn
241Mike Espy*71620022005Ole Miss
P.J. Fleck71619992003Northern Illinois
Keiwone Malone*71620112014Memphis
Kendal Smith71619851988Utah State
245Anthony Young71519811984Temple
246Stafford Owens71320012004Ohio
247Angelo Harrison71219951998Virginia Tech
John Wilson*71219972000Tulane
249Marquis Maze*71120082011Alabama
Greg Stroman*71120142016Virginia Tech

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