Kickoff Return Yards Per Return Career Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1976
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg From To School
1Evan Berry*34.320142017Tennessee
2Tony Pollard*31.620152018Memphis
3Justin Miller*30.720012004Clemson
4Rashaad Penny*30.220142017San Diego State
5Morgan Burns*30.220122015Kansas State
6A.J. Jefferson*29.420062009Fresno State
7Mardy Gilyard*28.920052009Cincinnati
8Charles Pauley28.820012002San Jose State
9Kevin Johnson28.719951998Syracuse
10Jonathan Stewart*28.720052007Oregon
11Tyler Lockett*28.520112014Kansas State
12Brandon Banks28.520082009Kansas State
13Felix Jones*28.220052007Arkansas
14Dri Archer*28.220092013Kent State
15Ben Kelly28.119971999Colorado
16Devon Edwards*27.920132016Duke
17Carlos Wiggins*27.920122015New Mexico
18Quincy McDuffie*27.820092012UCF
19C.J. Spiller*27.720062009Clemson
20Deandre Reaves*27.720122015Marshall
21Demarco Murray*27.620072010Oklahoma
22Kylen Towner*27.620142017Western Kentucky
23Marlon McClure*27.620092010UTEP
24Ty Montgomery*27.420112014Stanford
25Mike Edwards27.420112012Hawaii
26Chris Owusu*27.320082011Stanford
27Eric Page*27.320092011Toledo
28J.D. McKissic*27.320112015Arkansas State
29T.J. Logan*27.220132016North Carolina
30T.Y. Hilton*27.220082011Florida International
31Ashlan Davis*27.120042005Tulsa
32Derrick Locke*27.120072010Kentucky
33Adoree Jackson*27.120142016USC
34T.J. Rushing27.120022005Stanford
35KaVontae Turpin*2720152018Texas Christian
36Dexter Wynn*26.920002003Colorado State
37Reggie Whatley*26.920112014Middle Tennessee State
38David Dunn*26.919931994Fresno State
39Derrick Hamilton*26.820012003Clemson
40Leon Berry*26.720092010Mississippi State
41Andre Debose*26.720102014Florida
42Damon Dunn26.719941997Stanford
43Shawn Terry*26.719982001West Virginia
44Chris Garrett*26.620062009Ohio
45Quadree Henderson*26.620152017Pitt
46Marcus Sullivan*26.520102014UNLV
47Derek Keaton*26.520142015Georgia Southern
48Joe Reed*26.520162018Virginia
49Carlos Henderson*26.520142016Louisiana Tech
50Taveon Rogers26.520102011New Mexico State
51Tristan Davis*26.520052008Auburn
52Keion Davis*26.420152018Marshall
53David Mikell*26.420002003Boise State
54Juaquin Iglesias*26.420052008Oklahoma
55Christian McCaffrey*26.420142016Stanford
56Malcolm Lane*26.420062008Hawaii
57Marcus Green26.420152018Louisiana-Monroe
58John Eubanks*26.420022005Southern Mississippi
59Darrell Blackman*26.320042007North Carolina State
60Justin Gilbert*26.320102013Oklahoma State
61Derrell Johnson-Koulianos*26.320072010Iowa
62Kerrith Whyte*26.220152018Florida Atlantic
63Anthony Collins26.219781980East Carolina
64Curtis Duncan26.219831986Northwestern
65Rick Calhoun26.119831986Cal State Fullerton
66Marqise Lee*26.120112013USC
67Ameer Abdullah*26.120112014Nebraska
68Tony Ball26.119771980Chattanooga
69Dishan Romine*26.120142016Navy
70Desmond King*2620132016Iowa
71Demond Washington*2620092010Auburn
72Kahlil Hill*2619982001Iowa
73Lowell Robinson2620062007Pitt
74Raheem Mostert*2620112014Purdue
75Drew Hill2619751978Georgia Tech
76Jordan Poyer*25.920092012Oregon State
77Bobby Rainey25.920082011Western Kentucky
78Nick Williams*25.920092012Connecticut
79Titus Young*25.920072010Boise State
80Dyrell Roberts*25.920082012Virginia Tech
81Travis Shelton25.820042008Temple
82Ralph David Abernathy IV*25.820112012Cincinnati
83Stefon Diggs*25.820122014Maryland
84De'Anthony Thomas*25.820112013Oregon
85Darius Marshall*25.820072009Marshall
86Phillip Livas*25.820072010Louisiana Tech
87Travis Cobb*25.820092010Arizona
88William Likely*25.720132016Maryland
89Onterio McCalebb*25.720092012Auburn
90Adam Hine*25.620132015Brigham Young
91Warren Norman*25.620092012Vanderbilt
92Keenan Burton*25.620032007Kentucky
93Chaz Powell*25.620082011Penn State
94D.J. May*25.520122016Wyoming
95Josh Smith*25.520072008Colorado
96Solomon Vault*25.520142018Northwestern
97Deandra Cobb*25.520032004Michigan State
Damaris Johnson*25.520082010Tulsa
99Anthony Carter*25.519791982Michigan
100Antonio Andrews*25.420102013Western Kentucky
101J.J. Nelson25.420112014UAB
102John Stone25.419982001Wake Forest
103Rannell Hall*25.420112014UCF
104Christion Jones*25.420112014Alabama
105James Brooks25.419771980Auburn
106Tommylee Lewis*25.320112015Northern Illinois
107Pierre Thomas25.320032006Illinois
Johnathan Warzeka*25.320082011Air Force
109Shaun Wilson*25.320142017Duke
110James Dixon25.319871988Houston
111R. Jay Soward*25.319961999USC
112Kerwynn Williams*25.220092012Utah State
113Dwight Robertson25.219781982Oregon
114Marcus Jones*25.220112014Minnesota
115Broderick McGrew25.219961999North Texas
116Josh Davis*25.220002003Nebraska
117Autrey Golden*25.220122015UTEP
118Ron Allen25.219881991Rutgers
119Robert Kilow25.119982000Arkansas State
120Cedric Peerman*25.120052008Virginia
121Cody Hoffman*25.120102013Brigham Young
122Troy Stoudermire*25.120082012Minnesota
123Michael Walker*25.120152018Boston College
124Mike Adams25.119921996Texas
125Trey Watts*25.120102013Tulsa
126Ketric Sanford25.119961999Houston
127Jamill Smith*25.120102013Ball State
128Adam Jennings*2520022005Fresno State
129Kenny Bell*2520112014Nebraska
130Dervon Wallace*2520082011Western Michigan
131Richard Leonard*2520112015Florida International
132Chris Lacy2519982001Idaho
133Adam Jones*2520012004West Virginia
Pac-Man Jones*2520022004West Virginia
Mike Rigell2519982001Brigham Young
136Dion Morton*2520062009Colorado State
137Charles Estes2520032004Louisiana-Monroe
138Patrick Rowe2519871991San Diego State
139Steve Clay2519921995Eastern Michigan
140Tyron Carrier*24.920082011Houston
141Jakeem Grant*24.920122015Texas Tech
142Derek Good*24.920082011Colorado State
143Matt Brown*24.920092012Temple
144Brandon Smith24.920122015Texas State
145Janarion Grant*24.820132017Rutgers
146Zek Parker24.819982001Louisville
147Stevie Nelson24.819791982Ball State
148Deonce Whitaker24.819982001San Jose State
149Jim Turner24.819941997Syracuse
150Tavon Austin*24.820092012West Virginia
151Latarence Dunbar*24.819992002Texas Christian
152Marcus Thigpen*24.820052008Indiana
153Robert Woods*24.820102012USC
154Demarrio Jones24.819972000Miami (OH)
155Kevin Robinson24.820042007Utah State
156Aregeros Turner*24.820132016Northern Illinois
157Trindon Holliday*24.720062009LSU
158Roy Lewis24.719811984Cal State Fullerton
159James Rodgers*24.720072011Oregon State
160Leroy Gallman24.719901993Duke
161Elijah Lilly*24.720162018New Mexico
162Tony Lane*24.720012003Navy
163Nyheim Hines*24.720152017North Carolina State
164Brandon Tate*24.720052008North Carolina
165Dez White24.719971999Georgia Tech
166Greg Reid*24.720092011Florida State
167Eric Williams24.620092010Ball State
168Leonard Johnson*24.620082011Iowa State
169Cory Rodgers*24.620032005Texas Christian
170Steve Breaston*24.620032006Michigan
171Nate Terry*24.619971999West Virginia
172Will Blackmon*24.620022005Boston College
173Willie Andrews24.620022005Baylor
174Deltha O'Neal*24.619961999California
175Jabari Marshall24.620062008Duke
176Myles Willis*24.620132016Boston College
177Willie Drewery24.619811984West Virginia
Mike Mason*24.620032005North Carolina
179Darius Phillips*24.620142017Western Michigan
180Kelvin Means*24.619891991Fresno State
181Brandon West*24.620062009Western Michigan
182Kevin Marion*24.520042007Wake Forest
183Tony Collins24.519771980East Carolina
184Patrick Jackson*24.520052008Louisiana Tech
185Niles Paul*24.520072010Nebraska
186Kevonn Mabon*24.520122016Ball State
187D.J. Monroe*24.520082012Texas
188Jonas Rutledge24.520012003SMU
189Jamal Golden*24.520112015Georgia Tech
190Lance Bennett24.520032006Indiana
191Chuck Levy24.419911993Arizona
192Elijah Mitchell*24.420132016Nevada
193Derek Abney24.420002003Kentucky
194Marcus Wall24.419921995North Carolina
195Tim White*24.420152016Arizona State
196Alex Ross*24.320132016Missouri
197Andre Coleman24.319901993Kansas State
198Derrick Mason*24.319931996Michigan State
199George Atkinson III*24.320112013Notre Dame
200Brandon James*24.320062009Florida
201T.J. Thorpe*24.320112015Virginia
202Torrey Smith*24.320082010Maryland
203Brelan Chancellor*24.220102013North Texas
204Charles Nelson*24.220142017Oregon
205Lamarcus Joyner*24.220102013Florida State
206Mike Ball*24.220092011Nevada
207Steve Suter*24.220012004Maryland
208Brandon Boykin*24.220082011Georgia
209Ishmael Adams*24.220122016UCLA
210Courtney Hawkins*24.219881991Michigan State
211Milt Stegall24.219881991Miami (OH)
212Darryl Stonum*24.220082012Baylor
213Torrie Cox*24.219992002Pitt
214Lionell Singleton24.220052007Florida International
215Dontre Wilson*24.220132016Ohio State
216Dorien Bryant*24.120042007Purdue
217Jessie Henderson24.120052008SMU
218Eric Stephens*24.120092012Texas Tech
219Ronald Johnson*24.120072010USC
220Jeremy Maclin*24.120072008Missouri
221Terrence Austin*24.120062009UCLA
222Colin Lockett*24.120102013San Diego State
223Javier Arenas*24.120062009Alabama
224John Ross*24.120132016Washington
225Trey Williams*24.120122014Texas A&M
226Scottie Montgomery2419961999Duke
227Howard Jackson*2420012004UTEP
228Larry Khan-Smith2419871990Hawaii
229Dion Johnson2419901991East Carolina
Mike Wallace*2420062008Ole Miss
231Kelly Campbell2419982001Georgia Tech
232Perrish Cox*2420062009Oklahoma State
233Freddie Parham*2420082009Southern Mississippi
234Steve Brown23.919791982Oregon
235Kenzel Doe*23.920112014Wisconsin
236Luther Ambrose23.920082011Louisiana-Monroe
237Xavier Johnson*23.920142017South Alabama
238Jamie Hickenbotham23.919992002Arkansas State
239Terrence Wheatley*23.920032007Colorado
240Tyrell Johnson*23.920142018Arizona
241Tony James23.919891992Mississippi State
242Diontae Johnson*23.920152018Toledo
243T.J. Glover*23.820122014South Alabama
244Eric Blount23.819881991North Carolina
245BooBoo Gates*23.820102012Bowling Green State
Jerry Booboo Gates*23.820102012Bowling Green State
247Ross Dickerson*23.820032006Hawaii
248Carlos Snow*23.819871991Ohio State
249Willie Gault23.819791982Tennessee
250Cedric Johnson23.819931996UTEP

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