Kickoff Return Yards Per Return Career Leaders and Records

Minimum 50 kick returns.
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Leaders

  • Since 1976
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg From To School
1Evan Berry*34.320142017Tennessee
2Justin Miller*30.720012004Clemson
3Rashaad Penny*30.220142017San Diego State
4Morgan Burns*30.220122015Kansas State
5Tony Pollard*30.120152018Memphis
6A.J. Jefferson*29.420062009Fresno State
7Mardy Gilyard*28.920052009Cincinnati
8Charles Pauley28.820012002San Jose State
9Kevin Johnson28.719951998Syracuse
10Joe Reed*28.720162019Virginia
11Jonathan Stewart*28.720052007Oregon
12Tyler Lockett*28.520112014Kansas State
13Brandon Banks28.520082009Kansas State
14Savon Scarver*28.320172019Utah State
15Felix Jones*28.220052007Arkansas
16Dri Archer*28.220092013Kent State
17Ben Kelly28.119971999Colorado
18KaVontae Turpin*2820152018Texas Christian
19Devon Edwards*27.920132016Duke
20Carlos Wiggins*27.920122015New Mexico
21Quincy McDuffie*27.820092012UCF
22C.J. Spiller*27.720062009Clemson
23Deandre Reaves*27.720122015Marshall
24Marcus Jones*27.620172019Houston
25Demarco Murray*27.620072010Oklahoma
26Kylen Towner*27.620142017Western Kentucky
27Marlon McClure*27.620092010UTEP
28Ty Montgomery*27.420112014Stanford
29Mike Edwards27.420112012Hawaii
30Chris Owusu*27.320082011Stanford
31Eric Page*27.320092011Toledo
32J.D. McKissic*27.320112015Arkansas State
33T.J. Logan*27.220132016North Carolina
34T.Y. Hilton*27.220082011Florida International
35Ashlan Davis*27.120042005Tulsa
36Derrick Locke*27.120072010Kentucky
37Adoree Jackson*27.120142016USC
38T.J. Rushing27.120022005Stanford
39Dexter Wynn*26.920002003Colorado State
40Reggie Whatley*26.920112014Middle Tennessee State
41David Dunn*26.919931994Fresno State
42Hassan Hall*26.920182019Louisville
43Derrick Hamilton*26.820012003Clemson
44Leon Berry*26.720092010Mississippi State
45Andre Debose*26.720102014Florida
46Damon Dunn26.719941997Stanford
47Shawn Terry*26.719982001West Virginia
48Chris Garrett*26.620062009Ohio
49Quadree Henderson*26.620152017Pitt
50Marcus Sullivan*26.520102014UNLV
51Derek Keaton*26.520142015Georgia Southern
52Carlos Henderson*26.520142016Louisiana Tech
53Taveon Rogers26.520102011New Mexico State
54Tristan Davis*26.520052008Auburn
55David Mikell*26.420002003Boise State
56Juaquin Iglesias*26.420052008Oklahoma
57Christian McCaffrey*26.420142016Stanford
58Malcolm Lane*26.420062008Hawaii
59John Eubanks*26.420022005Southern Mississippi
60Darrell Blackman*26.320042007North Carolina State
61Kene Nwangwu*26.320162019Iowa State
62Justin Gilbert*26.320102013Oklahoma State
63Derrell Johnson-Koulianos*26.320072010Iowa
64Anthony Collins26.219781980East Carolina
65Curtis Duncan26.219831986Northwestern
66Rick Calhoun26.119831986Cal State Fullerton
67Kerrith Whyte*26.120152018Florida Atlantic
68Marqise Lee*26.120112013USC
69Ameer Abdullah*26.120112014Nebraska
70Tony Ball26.119771980Chattanooga
71Dishan Romine*26.120142016Navy
72Desmond King*2620132016Iowa
73Demond Washington*2620092010Auburn
74Kahlil Hill*2619982001Iowa
75Lowell Robinson2620062007Pitt
76Raheem Mostert*2620112014Purdue
77Drew Hill2619751978Georgia Tech
78Jordan Poyer*25.920092012Oregon State
79Bobby Rainey25.920082011Western Kentucky
80Nick Williams*25.920092012Connecticut
81Titus Young*25.920072010Boise State
82Dyrell Roberts*25.920082012Virginia Tech
83Travis Shelton25.820042008Temple
84Ralph David Abernathy IV*25.820112012Cincinnati
85Stefon Diggs*25.820122014Maryland
86De'Anthony Thomas*25.820112013Oregon
87Darius Marshall*25.820072009Marshall
88Jason Huntley*25.820162019New Mexico State
89Phillip Livas*25.820072010Louisiana Tech
90Travis Cobb*25.820092010Arizona
91Darrynton Evans*25.720162019Appalachian State
92William Likely*25.720132016Maryland
93Onterio McCalebb*25.720092012Auburn
94Adam Hine*25.620132015Brigham Young
95Warren Norman*25.620092012Vanderbilt
96Keenan Burton*25.620032007Kentucky
97Chaz Powell*25.620082011Penn State
98D.J. May*25.520122016Wyoming
99Josh Smith*25.520072008Colorado
100Deandra Cobb*25.520032004Michigan State
Damaris Johnson*25.520082010Tulsa
102Anthony Carter*25.519791982Michigan
103Antonio Andrews*25.420102013Western Kentucky
104J.J. Nelson25.420112014UAB
105John Stone25.419982001Wake Forest
106Rannell Hall*25.420112014UCF
107Christion Jones*25.420112014Alabama
108Kermit Whitfield*25.420132016Florida State
109James Brooks25.419771980Auburn
110Tommylee Lewis*25.320112015Northern Illinois
111Pierre Thomas25.320032006Illinois
Johnathan Warzeka*25.320082011Air Force
113Shaun Wilson*25.320142017Duke
114James Dixon25.319871988Houston
115Solomon Vault*25.320142018Northwestern
116De'Vion Warren25.320172019Arkansas
117R. Jay Soward*25.319961999USC
118Kerwynn Williams*25.220092012Utah State
119Travell Harris*25.220182019Washington State
120Dwight Robertson25.219781982Oregon
121Marcus Jones*25.220112014Minnesota
122Raymond Calais*25.220162019Louisiana
123Broderick McGrew25.219961999North Texas
124Josh Davis*25.220002003Nebraska
125Autrey Golden*25.220122015UTEP
126Marcus Green25.220152018Louisiana-Monroe
127Ron Allen25.219881991Rutgers
128Robert Kilow25.119982000Arkansas State
129Cedric Peerman*25.120052008Virginia
130Cody Hoffman*25.120102013Brigham Young
131Troy Stoudermire*25.120082012Minnesota
132Mike Adams25.119921996Texas
133Trey Watts*25.120102013Tulsa
134Ketric Sanford25.119961999Houston
135Jamill Smith*25.120102013Ball State
136Michael Walker*25.120152018Boston College
137Adam Jennings*2520022005Fresno State
138Kenny Bell*2520112014Nebraska
139Dervon Wallace*2520082011Western Michigan
140Richard Leonard*2520112015Florida International
141Chris Lacy2519982001Idaho
142Adam Jones*2520012004West Virginia
Pac-Man Jones*2520022004West Virginia
Mike Rigell2519982001Brigham Young
145Dion Morton*2520062009Colorado State
146Charles Estes2520032004Louisiana-Monroe
147Patrick Rowe2519871991San Diego State
148Steve Clay2519921995Eastern Michigan
149Tyron Carrier*24.920082011Houston
150Keion Davis*24.920152019Marshall
151Jakeem Grant*24.920122015Texas Tech
152C.J Sanders*24.920152019SMU
153Derek Good*24.920082011Colorado State
154Matt Brown*24.920092012Temple
155Brandon Smith24.920122015Texas State
156Janarion Grant*24.820132017Rutgers
157Zek Parker24.819982001Louisville
158Stevie Nelson24.819791982Ball State
159Deonce Whitaker24.819982001San Jose State
160Jim Turner24.819941997Syracuse
161Tavon Austin*24.820092012West Virginia
162Latarence Dunbar*24.819992002Texas Christian
163Marcus Thigpen*24.820052008Indiana
164Robert Woods*24.820102012USC
165Demarrio Jones24.819972000Miami (OH)
166Kevin Robinson24.820042007Utah State
167Aregeros Turner*24.820132016Northern Illinois
168Trindon Holliday*24.720062009LSU
169Roy Lewis24.719811984Cal State Fullerton
170James Rodgers*24.720072011Oregon State
171Leroy Gallman24.719901993Duke
172Tony Lane*24.720012003Navy
173Nyheim Hines*24.720152017North Carolina State
174Brandon Tate*24.720052008North Carolina
175Dez White24.719971999Georgia Tech
176Greg Reid*24.720092011Florida State
177Eric Williams24.620092010Ball State
178Leonard Johnson*24.620082011Iowa State
179Isaiah Harper*24.620152018Old Dominion
180Cory Rodgers*24.620032005Texas Christian
181Steve Breaston*24.620032006Michigan
182Nate Terry*24.619971999West Virginia
183Will Blackmon*24.620022005Boston College
184Willie Andrews24.620022005Baylor
185Deltha O'Neal24.619961999California
186Jabari Marshall24.620062008Duke
187Myles Willis*24.620132016Boston College
188Willie Drewery24.619811984West Virginia
Mike Mason*24.620032005North Carolina
190Darius Phillips*24.620142017Western Michigan
191Kelvin Means*24.619891991Fresno State
192Brandon West*24.620062009Western Michigan
193Kevin Marion*24.520042007Wake Forest
194Tony Collins24.519771980East Carolina
195Patrick Jackson*24.520052008Louisiana Tech
196Niles Paul*24.520072010Nebraska
197Kevonn Mabon*24.520122016Ball State
198D.J. Monroe*24.520082012Texas
199Javon Leake24.520172019Maryland
200Jonas Rutledge24.520012003SMU
201Jamal Golden*24.520112015Georgia Tech
202Lance Bennett24.520032006Indiana
203Chuck Levy24.419911993Arizona
204Elijah Mitchell*24.420132016Nevada
205Derek Abney24.420002003Kentucky
206Marcus Wall24.419921995North Carolina
207Tim White*24.420152016Arizona State
208Alex Ross*24.320132016Missouri
209Andre Coleman24.319901993Kansas State
210Derrick Mason*24.319931996Michigan State
211George Atkinson III*24.320112013Notre Dame
212Brandon James*24.320062009Florida
213T.J. Thorpe*24.320112015Virginia
214Torrey Smith*24.320082010Maryland
215Brelan Chancellor*24.220102013North Texas
216Charles Nelson*24.220142017Oregon
217Lamarcus Joyner*24.220102013Florida State
218Mike Ball*24.220092011Nevada
219Steve Suter*24.220012004Maryland
220Brandon Boykin*24.220082011Georgia
221Ishmael Adams*24.220122016UCLA
222Courtney Hawkins*24.219881991Michigan State
223Milt Stegall24.219881991Miami (OH)
224Darryl Stonum*24.220082012Baylor
225Isaiah Wright*24.220162019Temple
226Torrie Cox*24.219992002Pitt
227Lionell Singleton24.220052007Florida International
228Dontre Wilson*24.220132016Ohio State
229Dorien Bryant*24.120042007Purdue
230Jessie Henderson24.120052008SMU
231Eric Stephens*24.120092012Texas Tech
232Ronald Johnson*24.120072010USC
233Jeremy Maclin*24.120072008Missouri
234Terrence Austin*24.120062009UCLA
235Colin Lockett*24.120102013San Diego State
236Cameron Scarlett*24.120152019Stanford
237Javier Arenas*24.120062009Alabama
238John Ross*24.120132016Washington
239Trey Williams*24.120122014Texas A&M
240Scottie Montgomery2419961999Duke
241Howard Jackson*2420012004UTEP
Velus Jones Jr.*2420162019USC
243Larry Khan-Smith2419871990Hawaii
244Dion Johnson2419901991East Carolina
Mike Wallace*2420062008Ole Miss
246Kelly Campbell2419982001Georgia Tech
247Perrish Cox*2420062009Oklahoma State
248Freddie Parham*2420082009Southern Mississippi
249Steve Brown23.919791982Oregon
250Kenzel Doe*23.920112014Wisconsin