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*32.520152017Memphis
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
13KaVontae Turpin*28.420152017Texas Christian
14Felix Jones*28.220052007Arkansas
15Dri Archer*28.220092013Kent State
16Ben Kelly28.119971999Colorado
17Devon Edwards*27.920132016Duke
18Carlos Wiggins*27.920122015New Mexico
19Quincy McDuffie*27.820092012UCF
20C.J. Spiller*27.720062009Clemson
21Deandre Reaves*27.720122015Marshall
22Demarco Murray*27.620072010Oklahoma
23Kylen Towner*27.620142017Western Kentucky
24Marlon McClure*27.620092010UTEP
25Joe Reed*27.520162017Virginia
26Ty Montgomery*27.420112014Stanford
27Mike Edwards27.420112012Hawaii
28Chris Owusu*27.320082011Stanford
29Eric Page*27.320092011Toledo
30J.D. McKissic*27.320112015Arkansas State
31T.J. Logan*27.220132016North Carolina
32T.Y. Hilton*27.220082011Florida International
33Ashlan Davis*27.120042005Tulsa
34Derrick Locke*27.120072010Kentucky
35Adoree Jackson*27.120142016USC
36T.J. Rushing27.120022005Stanford
37Marcus Green2720152017Louisiana-Monroe
38Dexter Wynn*26.920002003Colorado State
39Reggie Whatley*26.920112014Middle Tennessee State
40David Dunn*26.919931994Fresno State
41Derrick Hamilton*26.820012003Clemson
42Leon Berry*26.720092010Mississippi State
43Andre Debose*26.720102014Florida
44Damon Dunn26.719941997Stanford
45Shawn Terry*26.719982001West Virginia
46Chris Garrett*26.620062009Ohio
47Quadree Henderson*26.620152017Pitt
48Marcus Sullivan*26.520102014UNLV
49Derek Keaton*26.520142015Georgia Southern
50Carlos Henderson*26.520142016Louisiana Tech
51Taveon Rogers26.520102011New Mexico State
52Tristan Davis*26.520052008Auburn
53David Mikell*26.420002003Boise State
54Juaquin Iglesias*26.420052008Oklahoma
55Christian McCaffrey*26.420142016Stanford
56Malcolm Lane*26.420062008Hawaii
57John Eubanks*26.420022005Southern Mississippi
58Darrell Blackman*26.320042007North Carolina State
59Justin Gilbert*26.320102013Oklahoma State
60Derrell Johnson-Koulianos*26.320072010Iowa
61Anthony Collins26.219781980East Carolina
62Curtis Duncan26.219831986Northwestern
63Rick Calhoun26.119831986Cal State Fullerton
64Marqise Lee*26.120112013USC
65Ameer Abdullah*26.120112014Nebraska
66Tony Ball26.119771980Chattanooga
67Dishan Romine*26.120142016Navy
68Desmond King*2620132016Iowa
69Demond Washington*2620092010Auburn
70Kahlil Hill*2619982001Iowa
71Lowell Robinson2620062007Pitt
72Raheem Mostert*2620112014Purdue
73Drew Hill2619751978Georgia Tech
74Jordan Poyer*25.920092012Oregon State
75Bobby Rainey25.920082011Western Kentucky
76Nick Williams*25.920092012Connecticut
77Titus Young*25.920072010Boise State
78Dyrell Roberts*25.920082012Virginia Tech
79Travis Shelton25.820042008Temple
80Ralph David Abernathy IV*25.820112012Cincinnati
81Stefon Diggs*25.820122014Maryland
82De'Anthony Thomas*25.820112013Oregon
83Darius Marshall*25.820072009Marshall
84Phillip Livas*25.820072010Louisiana Tech
85Travis Cobb*25.820092010Arizona
86William Likely*25.720132016Maryland
87Onterio McCalebb*25.720092012Auburn
88Adam Hine*25.620132015Brigham Young
89Warren Norman*25.620092012Vanderbilt
90Keenan Burton*25.620032007Kentucky
91Chaz Powell*25.620082011Penn State
92D.J. May*25.520122016Wyoming
93Josh Smith*25.520072008Colorado
94Solomon Vault*25.520142017Northwestern
95Deandra Cobb*25.520032004Michigan State
Damaris Johnson*25.520082010Tulsa
97Anthony Carter*25.519791982Michigan
98Antonio Andrews*25.420102013Western Kentucky
99Jamarcus Nelson25.420112014UAB
100John Stone25.419982001Wake Forest
101Rannell Hall*25.420112014UCF
102Christion Jones*25.420112014Alabama
103James Brooks25.419771980Auburn
104Tommylee Lewis*25.320112015Northern Illinois
105Pierre Thomas25.320032006Illinois
Johnathan Warzeka*25.320082011Air Force
107Shaun Wilson*25.320142017Duke
108Kerrith Whyte*25.320152017Florida Atlantic
109James Dixon25.319871988Houston
110R. Jay Soward*25.319961999USC
111Kerwynn Williams*25.220092012Utah State
112Dwight Robertson25.219781982Oregon
113Marcus Jones*25.220112014Minnesota
114Broderick McGrew25.219961999North Texas
115Josh Davis*25.220002003Nebraska
116Autrey Golden*25.220122015UTEP
117Ron Allen25.219881991Rutgers
118Robert Kilow25.119982000Arkansas State
119Cedric Peerman*25.120052008Virginia
120Cody Hoffman*25.120102013Brigham Young
121Troy Stoudermire*25.120082012Minnesota
122Mike Adams25.119921996Texas
123Trey Watts*25.120102013Tulsa
124Ketric Sanford25.119961999Houston
125Jamill Smith*25.120102013Ball State
126Adam Jennings*2520022005Fresno State
127Kenny Bell*2520112014Nebraska
128Dervon Wallace*2520082011Western Michigan
129Richard Leonard*2520112015Florida International
130Chris Lacy2519982001Idaho
131Adam Jones*2520012004West Virginia
Pac-Man Jones*2520022004West Virginia
Mike Rigell2519982001Brigham Young
134Dion Morton*2520062009Colorado State
135Charles Estes2520032004Louisiana-Monroe
136Patrick Rowe2519871991San Diego State
137Steve Clay2519921995Eastern Michigan
138Tyron Carrier*24.920082011Houston
139Jakeem Grant*24.920122015Texas Tech
140Derek Good*24.920082011Colorado State
141Matt Brown*24.920092012Temple
142Brandon Smith24.920122015Texas State
143Janarion Grant*24.820132017Rutgers
144Zek Parker24.819982001Louisville
145Stevie Nelson24.819791982Ball State
146Deonce Whitaker24.819982001San Jose State
147Jim Turner24.819941997Syracuse
148Tavon Austin*24.820092012West Virginia
149Latarence Dunbar*24.819992002Texas Christian
150Marcus Thigpen*24.820052008Indiana
151Robert Woods*24.820102012USC
152Michael Walker*24.820152017Boston College
153Demarrio Jones24.819972000Miami (OH)
154Kevin Robinson24.820042007Utah State
155Aregeros Turner*24.820132016Northern Illinois
156Trindon Holliday*24.720062009LSU
157Roy Lewis24.719811984Cal State Fullerton
158James Rodgers*24.720072011Oregon State
159Leroy Gallman24.719901993Duke
160Tony Lane*24.720012003Navy
161Nyheim Hines*24.720152017North Carolina State
162Brandon Tate*24.720052008North Carolina
163Dez White24.719971999Georgia Tech
164Greg Reid*24.720092011Florida State
165Eric Williams24.620092010Ball State
166Leonard Johnson*24.620082011Iowa State
167Cory Rodgers*24.620032005Texas Christian
168Steve Breaston*24.620032006Michigan
169Nate Terry*24.619971999West Virginia
170Will Blackmon*24.620022005Boston College
171Willie Andrews24.620022005Baylor
172Deltha O'Neal*24.619961999California
173Jabari Marshall24.620062008Duke
174Myles Willis*24.620132016Boston College
175Willie Drewery24.619811984West Virginia
Mike Mason*24.620032005North Carolina
177Darius Phillips*24.620142017Western Michigan
178Kelvin Means*24.619891991Fresno State
179Brandon West*24.620062009Western Michigan
180Kevin Marion*24.520042007Wake Forest
181Tony Collins24.519771980East Carolina
182Patrick Jackson*24.520052008Louisiana Tech
183Niles Paul*24.520072010Nebraska
184Kevonn Mabon*24.520122016Ball State
185D.J. Monroe*24.520082012Texas
186Jonas Rutledge24.520012003SMU
187Jamal Golden*24.520112015Georgia Tech
188Lance Bennett24.520032006Indiana
189Chuck Levy24.419911993Arizona
190Elijah Mitchell*24.420132016Nevada
191Derek Abney24.420002003Kentucky
192Marcus Wall24.419921995North Carolina
193Tim White*24.420152016Arizona State
194Alex Ross*24.320132016Missouri
195Andre Coleman24.319901993Kansas State
196Derrick Mason*24.319931996Michigan State
197George Atkinson III*24.320112013Notre Dame
198Brandon James*24.320062009Florida
199T.J. Thorpe*24.320112015Virginia
200Torrey Smith*24.320082010Maryland
201Brelan Chancellor*24.220102013North Texas
202Charles Nelson*24.220142017Oregon
203Lamarcus Joyner*24.220102013Florida State
204Mike Ball*24.220092011Nevada
205Steve Suter*24.220012004Maryland
206Brandon Boykin*24.220082011Georgia
207Ishmael Adams*24.220122016UCLA
208Courtney Hawkins*24.219881991Michigan State
209Milt Stegall24.219881991Miami (OH)
210Darryl Stonum*24.220082012Baylor
211Torrie Cox*24.219992002Pitt
212Lionell Singleton24.220052007Florida International
213Dontre Wilson*24.220132016Ohio State
214Dorien Bryant*24.120042007Purdue
215Jessie Henderson24.120052008SMU
216Eric Stephens*24.120092012Texas Tech
217Ronald Johnson*24.120072010USC
218Jeremy Maclin*24.120072008Missouri
219Terrence Austin*24.120062009UCLA
220Colin Lockett*24.120102013San Diego State
221Javier Arenas*24.120062009Alabama
222John Ross*24.120132016Washington
223Trey Williams*24.120122014Texas A&M
224Scottie Montgomery2419961999Duke
225Howard Jackson*2420012004UTEP
226Larry Khan-Smith2419871990Hawaii
227Dion Johnson2419901991East Carolina
Mike Wallace*2420062008Ole Miss
229Kelly Campbell2419982001Georgia Tech
230Perrish Cox*2420062009Oklahoma State
231Freddie Parham*2420082009Southern Mississippi
232Steve Brown23.919791982Oregon
233Kenzel Doe*23.920112014Wisconsin
234Luther Ambrose23.920082011Louisiana-Monroe
235Xavier Johnson*23.920142017South Alabama
236Jamie Hickenbotham23.919992002Arkansas State
237Terrence Wheatley*23.920032007Colorado
238Tyrell Johnson*23.920142017Arizona
239Tony James23.919891992Mississippi State
240T.J. Glover*23.820122014South Alabama
241Eric Blount23.819881991North Carolina
242BooBoo Gates*23.820102012Bowling Green State
Jerry Booboo Gates*23.820102012Bowling Green State
244Ross Dickerson*23.820032006Hawaii
245Carlos Snow*23.819871991Ohio State
246Willie Gault23.819791982Tennessee
247Cedric Johnson23.819931996UTEP
248Anthony Allen23.819791982Washington
249Jeff Liggon23.819931996Tulane
250Tijan Redmon23.819911995Duke
Stephen Simmons*23.820072010Northwestern
Max Suter*23.820072010Syracuse

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