Single Season Leaders and Records for Punt Return Yards

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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 Allen*7291998Kansas State
5Santana Moss*6552000Miami (FL)
6Ryne Robinson*6542003Miami (OH)
7Javier Arenas*6502008Alabama
8Antonio Perkins*6472002Oklahoma
9Antonio Perkins*6422003Oklahoma
10J.T. Thatcher*6342000Oklahoma
11Steve Breaston*6192003Michigan
12Demornay Pierson-El*5962014Nebraska
13Terance Richardson5911999Oklahoma State
14Tinker Keck*5771997Cincinnati
15Dante Hall5731996Texas A&M
Glyn Milburn*5731992Stanford
17Shaky Smithson*5722010Utah
18Dexter Wynn*5672002Colorado State
19Jeremy Kerley*5632009Texas Christian
20Tony Logan*5602010Maryland
Kevin Williams*5601991Miami (FL)
Beno Bryant*5601990Washington
23Bernard Berrian*5562001Fresno State
James Henry5561987Southern Mississippi
25Greg Myers*5551995Colorado State
26Nathan Vasher*5542001Texas
27Ryne Robinson*5472004Miami (OH)
28Cliff Harris*5462010Oregon
29Derek Abney5442002Kentucky
30Willie Reid*5412005Florida State
Dallas Davis*5411999Colorado State
32Johnnie Johnson*5381977Texas
33Brian Bonner*5352007Texas Christian
34Michael Fletcher*5321998Oregon
35Chad Owens*5312004Hawaii
36Cyrus Jones*5302015Alabama
37Bryant Johnson*5282002Penn State
Thomas Bailey5281991Auburn
39Joshua Bush5262000Western Michigan
40Dave McCloughan*5241990Colorado
41Willie Reid*5222004Florida State
Roman Hollowell*5222001Colorado
43R.W. McQuarters*5211997Oklahoma State
44Kelley Rhino*5182001Georgia Tech
45Ronnie Harris*5171992Oregon
46Nate Clements*5132000Ohio State
47Brandon James*5102008Florida
Ricky Hall*5101999Virginia Tech
Kelvin Martin5101985Boston College
50Damien Dorsey*5082002Louisville
51Tony Smith*5071990Southern Mississippi
52Tim Gilligan*5052002Boise State
53Deion Sanders*5031988Florida State
54Ryan Switzer*5022013North Carolina
55Aaron Lockett*5012000Kansas State
56Aaron Ross*5002005Texas
57Anthony Chambers*4992003Purdue
Domanick Davis*4992002Louisiana State
59Ramon Ochoa*4952003Iowa
Steve Smith*4951999Utah
61Javier Arenas*4932009Alabama
62Ryan Broyles*4922009Oklahoma
63Gari Scott*4881999Michigan State
Corey Sawyer*4881992Florida State
65Deangelo Hall*4872003Virginia Tech
66Jeff Sydner4831990Hawaii
67Vaughn Rivers*4792007West Virginia
Deon Figures*4791992Colorado
69Gerald Hall*4781978East Carolina
70Dan Sheldon4772002Northern Illinois
71Dwight Pickens*4721989Fresno State
Vai Sikahema*4721984Brigham Young
73Kyle Wilson*4702008Boise State
Sammie Stroughter*4702006Oregon State
Jim Leonhard*4702003Wisconsin
Damone Williams*4701998Marshall
77Dejuan Groce*4692001Nebraska
Keenan Howry*4692001Oregon
Pete Rebstock*4692000Colorado State
80Antonio Freeman*4681994Virginia Tech
Ryan Roskelly4681994Memphis
Scott Woerner*4681980Georgia
83Cameron Sutton*4672015Tennessee
Cody Cardwell4672002Southern Methodist
Santana Moss*4671999Miami (FL)
86Bobby Joe Edmonds*4661985Arkansas
87Andrew Mott4651985Southern Mississippi
88Phillip Buchanon*4642001Miami (FL)
Bruce Branch*4641999Penn State
90Joe Burnett*4632005Central Florida
Lynaris Elpheage*4632002Tulane
Quinton Spotwood*4631997Syracuse
93Skyler Green*4622003Louisiana State
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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