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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
6Savon Scarver*29.520172019Utah State
7A.J. Jefferson*29.420062009Fresno State
8Mardy Gilyard*28.920052009Cincinnati
9Charles Pauley28.820012002San Jose State
10Kevin Johnson28.719951998Syracuse
11Jonathan Stewart*28.720052007Oregon
12Tyler Lockett*28.520112014Kansas State
13Brandon Banks28.520082009Kansas State
14Joe Reed*28.420162019Virginia
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
41Jason Huntley*26.920162019New Mexico State
42David Dunn*26.919931994Fresno State
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
50Kene Nwangwu*26.520162019Iowa State
51Marcus Sullivan*26.520102014UNLV
52Derek Keaton*26.520142015Georgia Southern
53Carlos Henderson*26.520142016Louisiana Tech
54Taveon Rogers26.520102011New Mexico State
55Tristan Davis*26.520052008Auburn
56David Mikell*26.420002003Boise State
57Juaquin Iglesias*26.420052008Oklahoma
58Christian McCaffrey*26.420142016Stanford
59Malcolm Lane*26.420062008Hawaii
60John Eubanks*26.420022005Southern Mississippi
61De'Vion Warren26.320172019Arkansas
62Darrell Blackman*26.320042007North Carolina State
63Justin Gilbert*26.320102013Oklahoma State
64Derrell Johnson-Koulianos*26.320072010Iowa
65Anthony Collins26.219781980East Carolina
66Curtis Duncan26.219831986Northwestern
67Rick Calhoun26.119831986Cal State Fullerton
68Kerrith Whyte*26.120152018Florida Atlantic
69Marqise Lee*26.120112013USC
70Ameer Abdullah*26.120112014Nebraska
71Tony Ball26.119771980Chattanooga
72Dishan Romine*26.120142016Navy
73Desmond King*2620132016Iowa
74Demond Washington*2620092010Auburn
75Kahlil Hill*2619982001Iowa
76Lowell Robinson2620062007Pitt
77Raheem Mostert*2620112014Purdue
78Drew Hill2619751978Georgia Tech
79Jordan Poyer*25.920092012Oregon State
80Bobby Rainey25.920082011Western Kentucky
81Nick Williams*25.920092012Connecticut
82Titus Young*25.920072010Boise State
83Dyrell Roberts*25.920082012Virginia Tech
84Travis Shelton25.820042008Temple
85Ralph David Abernathy IV*25.820112012Cincinnati
86Stefon Diggs*25.820122014Maryland
87De'Anthony Thomas*25.820112013Oregon
88Darius Marshall*25.820072009Marshall
89Phillip Livas*25.820072010Louisiana Tech
90Travis Cobb*25.820092010Arizona
91Isaiah Wright*25.720162019Temple
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
108James Brooks25.419771980Auburn
109Tommylee Lewis*25.320112015Northern Illinois
110Pierre Thomas25.320032006Illinois
Johnathan Warzeka*25.320082011Air Force
112Shaun Wilson*25.320142017Duke
113James Dixon25.319871988Houston
114Solomon Vault*25.320142018Northwestern
115R. Jay Soward*25.319961999USC
116Kerwynn Williams*25.220092012Utah State
117Dwight Robertson25.219781982Oregon
118Marcus Jones*25.220112014Minnesota
119Broderick McGrew25.219961999North Texas
120Josh Davis*25.220002003Nebraska
121Autrey Golden*25.220122015UTEP
122Marcus Green25.220152018Louisiana-Monroe
123Ron Allen25.219881991Rutgers
124Robert Kilow25.119982000Arkansas State
125Cedric Peerman*25.120052008Virginia
126Cody Hoffman*25.120102013Brigham Young
127Troy Stoudermire*25.120082012Minnesota
128Mike Adams25.119921996Texas
129Trey Watts*25.120102013Tulsa
130Ketric Sanford25.119961999Houston
131Jamill Smith*25.120102013Ball State
132Michael Walker*25.120152018Boston College
133Adam Jennings*2520022005Fresno State
134Kenny Bell*2520112014Nebraska
135Dervon Wallace*2520082011Western Michigan
136Richard Leonard*2520112015Florida International
137Chris Lacy2519982001Idaho
138Adam Jones*2520012004West Virginia
Pac-Man Jones*2520022004West Virginia
Mike Rigell2519982001Brigham Young
141Dion Morton*2520062009Colorado State
142Charles Estes2520032004Louisiana-Monroe
143Patrick Rowe2519871991San Diego State
144Steve Clay2519921995Eastern Michigan
145Tyron Carrier*24.920082011Houston
146Keion Davis*24.920152019Marshall
147Jakeem Grant*24.920122015Texas Tech
148Derek Good*24.920082011Colorado State
149Raymond Calais*24.920162019Louisiana
150Matt Brown*24.920092012Temple
151Brandon Smith24.920122015Texas State
152Janarion Grant*24.820132017Rutgers
153Zek Parker24.819982001Louisville
154Stevie Nelson24.819791982Ball State
155Deonce Whitaker24.819982001San Jose State
156Jim Turner24.819941997Syracuse
157Tavon Austin*24.820092012West Virginia
158Latarence Dunbar*24.819992002Texas Christian
159Marcus Thigpen*24.820052008Indiana
160Robert Woods*24.820102012USC
161Demarrio Jones24.819972000Miami (OH)
162Kevin Robinson24.820042007Utah State
163Aregeros Turner*24.820132016Northern Illinois
164Trindon Holliday*24.720062009LSU
165Roy Lewis24.719811984Cal State Fullerton
166James Rodgers*24.720072011Oregon State
167Leroy Gallman24.719901993Duke
168Tony Lane*24.720012003Navy
169Nyheim Hines*24.720152017North Carolina State
170Brandon Tate*24.720052008North Carolina
171Dez White24.719971999Georgia Tech
172Greg Reid*24.720092011Florida State
173Eric Williams24.620092010Ball State
174Leonard Johnson*24.620082011Iowa State
175Isaiah Harper*24.620152018Old Dominion
176Cory Rodgers*24.620032005Texas Christian
177Steve Breaston*24.620032006Michigan
178Nate Terry*24.619971999West Virginia
179Will Blackmon*24.620022005Boston College
180Willie Andrews24.620022005Baylor
181Deltha O'Neal*24.619961999California
182Jabari Marshall24.620062008Duke
183Myles Willis*24.620132016Boston College
184Willie Drewery24.619811984West Virginia
Mike Mason*24.620032005North Carolina
186Darius Phillips*24.620142017Western Michigan
187Kelvin Means*24.619891991Fresno State
188Brandon West*24.620062009Western Michigan
189Kevin Marion*24.520042007Wake Forest
190Tony Collins24.519771980East Carolina
191Patrick Jackson*24.520052008Louisiana Tech
192Niles Paul*24.520072010Nebraska
193Kevonn Mabon*24.520122016Ball State
194D.J. Monroe*24.520082012Texas
195Jonas Rutledge24.520012003SMU
196Jamal Golden*24.520112015Georgia Tech
197Lance Bennett24.520032006Indiana
198Chuck Levy24.419911993Arizona
199Elijah Mitchell*24.420132016Nevada
200Derek Abney24.420002003Kentucky
201Marcus Wall24.419921995North Carolina
202Tim White*24.420152016Arizona State
203Velus Jones Jr.*24.420162019USC
204Alex Ross*24.320132016Missouri
205Andre Coleman24.319901993Kansas State
206Derrick Mason*24.319931996Michigan State
207George Atkinson III*24.320112013Notre Dame
208Brandon James*24.320062009Florida
209T.J. Thorpe*24.320112015Virginia
210Torrey Smith*24.320082010Maryland
211Brelan Chancellor*24.220102013North Texas
212Charles Nelson*24.220142017Oregon
213Lamarcus Joyner*24.220102013Florida State
214Mike Ball*24.220092011Nevada
215Steve Suter*24.220012004Maryland
216Brandon Boykin*24.220082011Georgia
217Ishmael Adams*24.220122016UCLA
218Courtney Hawkins*24.219881991Michigan State
219Milt Stegall24.219881991Miami (OH)
220Darryl Stonum*24.220082012Baylor
221Torrie Cox*24.219992002Pitt
222Lionell Singleton24.220052007Florida International
223Dontre Wilson*24.220132016Ohio State
224Dorien Bryant*24.120042007Purdue
225Jessie Henderson24.120052008SMU
226Eric Stephens*24.120092012Texas Tech
227Ronald Johnson*24.120072010USC
228Jeremy Maclin*24.120072008Missouri
229Terrence Austin*24.120062009UCLA
230Colin Lockett*24.120102013San Diego State
231Cameron Scarlett*24.120152019Stanford
232Javier Arenas*24.120062009Alabama
233John Ross*24.120132016Washington
234Trey Williams*24.120122014Texas A&M
235Scottie Montgomery2419961999Duke
236Howard Jackson*2420012004UTEP
237Larry Khan-Smith2419871990Hawaii
238Dion Johnson2419901991East Carolina
Mike Wallace*2420062008Ole Miss
240Kelly Campbell2419982001Georgia Tech
241Perrish Cox*2420062009Oklahoma State
242Freddie Parham*2420082009Southern Mississippi
243Steve Brown23.919791982Oregon
244Kenzel Doe*23.920112014Wisconsin
245Luther Ambrose23.920082011Louisiana-Monroe
246Xavier Johnson*23.920142017South Alabama
247Jamie Hickenbotham23.919992002Arkansas State
248Terrence Wheatley*23.920032007Colorado
249Tyrell Johnson*23.920142019Arizona
250Tony James23.919891992Mississippi State
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