Punt Return Yards Single Season Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1976
Leaders Table
Rk Player Yds Year School
1Steve Suter*7712002Maryland
2Wes Welker*7522002Texas Tech
3Dejuan Groce*7322002Nebraska
4David Allen7291998Kansas State
5Santana Moss6552000Miami (FL)
6Ryne Robinson*6542003Miami (OH)
7Javier Arenas*6502008Alabama
8Antonio Perkins*6472002Oklahoma
9Antonio Perkins*6422003Oklahoma
10J.T. Thatcher*6342000Oklahoma
11Steve Breaston*6192003Michigan
12Demornay Pierson-El5962014Nebraska
13Terance Richardson5911999Oklahoma State
14Tinker Keck*5771997Cincinnati
15Dante Hall5731996Texas A&M
Glyn Milburn5731992Stanford
17Shaky Smithson*5722010Utah
18Dexter Wynn*5672002Colorado State
19Jeremy Kerley*5632009Texas Christian
20Tony Logan*5602010Maryland
Kevin Williams5601991Miami (FL)
Beno Bryant5601990Washington
23Bernard Berrian*5562001Fresno State
James Henry5561987Southern Mississippi
25Greg Myers5551995Colorado State
26Nathan Vasher5542001Texas
27Ryne Robinson*5472004Miami (OH)
28Cliff Harris*5462010Oregon
29Derek Abney5442002Kentucky
30Willie Reid*5412005Florida State
Dallas Davis5411999Colorado State
32Johnnie Johnson5381977Texas
33Brian Bonner*5352007Texas Christian
34Michael Fletcher*5321998Oregon
35Chad Owens*5312004Hawaii
36Cyrus Jones*5302015Alabama
37Bryant Johnson*5282002Penn State
Thomas Bailey5281991Auburn
39Joshua Bush5262000Western Michigan
40Dave McCloughan5241990Colorado
41Willie Reid*5222004Florida State
Roman Hollowell5222001Colorado
43R.W. McQuarters5211997Oklahoma State
44Kelley Rhino5182001Georgia Tech
45Ronnie Harris*5171992Oregon
46Nate Clements*5132000Ohio State
47Brandon James*5102008Florida
Ricky Hall*5101999Virginia Tech
Kelvin Martin5101985Boston College
50Damien Dorsey*5082002Louisville
51Tony Smith5071990Southern Mississippi
52Tim Gilligan*5052002Boise State
53Deion Sanders5031988Florida State
54Ryan Switzer*5022013North Carolina
55Aaron Lockett5012000Kansas State
56Aaron Ross*5002005Texas
57Anthony Chambers*4992003Purdue
Domanick Davis*4992002LSU
59Ramon Ochoa*4952003Iowa
Steve Smith4951999Utah
61Javier Arenas*4932009Alabama
62Ryan Broyles*4922009Oklahoma
63Gari Scott*4881999Michigan State
Corey Sawyer4881992Florida State
65Deangelo Hall*4872003Virginia Tech
66Jeff Sydner4831990Hawaii
67Vaughn Rivers*4792007West Virginia
Deon Figures4791992Colorado
69Gerald Hall4781978East Carolina
70Dan Sheldon4772002Northern Illinois
71Dwight Pickens*4721989Fresno State
Vai Sikahema4721984Brigham Young
73Kyle Wilson*4702008Boise State
Sammie Stroughter*4702006Oregon State
Jim Leonhard*4702003Wisconsin
Damone Williams*4701998Marshall
77Dejuan Groce4692001Nebraska
Keenan Howry*4692001Oregon
Pete Rebstock4692000Colorado State
80Antonio Freeman4681994Virginia Tech
Ryan Roskelly4681994Memphis
Scott Woerner4681980Georgia
83Cameron Sutton*4672015Tennessee
Cody Cardwell4672002SMU
Santana Moss4671999Miami (FL)
86Bobby Joe Edmonds4661985Arkansas
87Andrew Mott4651985Southern Mississippi
88Phillip Buchanon4642001Miami (FL)
Bruce Branch4641999Penn State
90Joe Burnett*4632005UCF
Lynaris Elpheage*4632002Tulane
Quinton Spotwood4631997Syracuse
93Skyler Green*4622003LSU
Louis Lipps4621983Southern Mississippi
95Tim Gilligan*4602003Boise State
96Quinton Jones*4592005Boise State
97Damien Gary*4582002Georgia
Keenan Howry*4582002Oregon
99Eddie Royal*4552007Virginia Tech
Desean Jackson*4552006California
Tripp Welborne*4551990Michigan

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