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*34.3420142017Tennessee
2Tony Pollard*32.4820152017Memphis
3Justin Miller*30.6820012004Clemson
4Rashaad Penny*30.2320142017San Diego State
5Morgan Burns*30.2320122015Kansas State
6A.J. Jefferson*29.4020062009Fresno State
7Mardy Gilyard*28.8820052009Cincinnati
8Charles Pauley28.8220012002San Jose State
9Kevin Johnson28.7419951998Syracuse
10Jonathan Stewart*28.6920052007Oregon
11Tyler Lockett*28.5220112014Kansas State
12Brandon Banks28.5120082009Kansas State
13KaVontae Turpin*28.3620152017Texas Christian
14Felix Jones*28.2120052007Arkansas
15Dri Archer*28.1620092013Kent State
16Ben Kelly28.0919971999Colorado
17Devon Edwards*27.9220132016Duke
18Carlos Wiggins*27.8820122015New Mexico
19Quincy McDuffie*27.7920092012UCF
20C.J. Spiller*27.7320062009Clemson
21Deandre Reaves*27.7020122015Marshall
22Kylen Towner*27.6020142017Western Kentucky
23Demarco Murray*27.5820072010Oklahoma
24Marlon McClure*27.5620092010UTEP
25Joe Reed27.4820162017Virginia
26Ty Montgomery*27.4020112014Stanford
27Mike Edwards27.3920112012Hawaii
28Chris Owusu*27.3320082011Stanford
29Eric Page*27.3020092011Toledo
30J.D. McKissic*27.2820112015Arkansas State
31T.J. Logan*27.2520132016North Carolina
32T.Y. Hilton*27.1920082011Florida International
33Ashlan Davis*27.1120042005Tulsa
34Derrick Locke*27.1120072010Kentucky
35Adoree Jackson*27.1020142016USC
36T.J. Rushing27.1020022005Stanford
37Marcus Green26.9820152017Louisiana-Monroe
38Dexter Wynn*26.9520002003Colorado State
39Reggie Whatley*26.9320112014Middle Tennessee State
40David Dunn*26.8719931994Fresno State
41Derrick Hamilton*26.7620012003Clemson
42Leon Berry*26.7320092010Mississippi State
43Andre Debose*26.7220102014Florida
44Damon Dunn26.7119941997Stanford
45Shawn Terry*26.7119982001West Virginia
46Chris Garrett*26.6520062009Ohio
47Quadree Henderson*26.6020152017Pitt
48Marcus Sullivan*26.5320102014UNLV
49Derek Keaton*26.5220142015Georgia Southern
50Carlos Henderson*26.5120142016Louisiana Tech
51Taveon Rogers26.4920102011New Mexico State
52Tristan Davis*26.4520052008Auburn
53David Mikell*26.4220002003Boise State
54Juaquin Iglesias*26.4120052008Oklahoma
55Christian McCaffrey*26.4120142016Stanford
56Malcolm Lane*26.4020062008Hawaii
57John Eubanks*26.3820022005Southern Mississippi
58Darrell Blackman*26.3120042007North Carolina State
59Justin Gilbert*26.2820102013Oklahoma State
60Derrell Johnson-Koulianos*26.2520072010Iowa
61Anthony Collins26.1919781980East Carolina
62Curtis Duncan26.1619831986Northwestern
63Rick Calhoun26.1419831986Cal State Fullerton
64Marqise Lee*26.1020112013USC
65Ameer Abdullah*26.1020112014Nebraska
66Tony Ball26.0819771980Chattanooga
67Dishan Romine*26.0820142016Navy
68Desmond King*26.0420132016Iowa
69Demond Washington*26.0320092010Auburn
70Kahlil Hill*26.0219982001Iowa
71Lowell Robinson26.0220062007Pitt
72Raheem Mostert*26.0120112014Purdue
73Drew Hill25.9619751978Georgia Tech
74Jordan Poyer*25.9220092012Oregon State
75Bobby Rainey25.8920082011Western Kentucky
76Nick Williams*25.8920092012Connecticut
77Titus Young*25.8820072010Boise State
78Dyrell Roberts*25.8520082012Virginia Tech
79Travis Shelton25.8520042008Temple
80Ralph David Abernathy IV*25.8520112012Cincinnati
81Stefon Diggs*25.8220122014Maryland
82De'Anthony Thomas*25.8220112013Oregon
83Darius Marshall*25.8020072009Marshall
84Phillip Livas*25.7820072010Louisiana Tech
85Travis Cobb*25.7720092010Arizona
86William Likely*25.6720132016Maryland
87Onterio McCalebb*25.6620092012Auburn
88Adam Hine*25.6420132015Brigham Young
89Warren Norman*25.6220092012Vanderbilt
90Keenan Burton*25.6020032007Kentucky
91Chaz Powell*25.5620082011Penn State
92D.J. May*25.5420122016Wyoming
93Josh Smith*25.5220072008Colorado
94Solomon Vault*25.5120142017Northwestern
95Deandra Cobb*25.5020032004Michigan State
Damaris Johnson*25.5020082010Tulsa
97Anthony Carter*25.4919791982Michigan
98Antonio Andrews*25.4320102013Western Kentucky
99Jamarcus Nelson25.4220112014UAB
100John Stone25.4119982001Wake Forest
101Rannell Hall*25.4020112014UCF
102Christion Jones*25.4020112014Alabama
103James Brooks25.3819771980Auburn
104Tommylee Lewis*25.3520112015Northern Illinois
105Pierre Thomas25.3420032006Illinois
Johnathan Warzeka*25.3420082011Air Force
107Shaun Wilson*25.3320142017Duke
108Kerrith Whyte25.3220152017Florida Atlantic
109James Dixon25.3119871988Houston
110R. Jay Soward*25.2519961999USC
111Kerwynn Williams*25.2420092012Utah State
112Dwight Robertson25.2419781982Oregon
113Marcus Jones*25.2120112014Minnesota
114Broderick McGrew25.1819961999North Texas
115Josh Davis*25.1720002003Nebraska
116Autrey Golden*25.1620122015UTEP
117Ron Allen25.1619881991Rutgers
118Robert Kilow25.1419982000Arkansas State
119Cedric Peerman*25.1220052008Virginia
120Cody Hoffman*25.1120102013Brigham Young
121Troy Stoudermire*25.1020082012Minnesota
122Mike Adams25.1019921996Texas
123Trey Watts*25.0820102013Tulsa
124Ketric Sanford25.0719961999Houston
125Jamill Smith*25.0720102013Ball State
126Adam Jennings*25.0420022005Fresno State
127Kenny Bell*25.0420112014Nebraska
128Dervon Wallace*25.0420082011Western Michigan
129Richard Leonard*25.0420112015Florida International
130Chris Lacy25.0319982001Idaho
131Adam Jones*25.0020012004West Virginia
Pac-Man Jones*25.0020022004West Virginia
Mike Rigell25.0019982001Brigham Young
134Dion Morton*24.9820062009Colorado State
135Charles Estes24.9620032004Louisiana-Monroe
136Patrick Rowe24.9619871991San Diego State
137Steve Clay24.9619921995Eastern Michigan
138Tyron Carrier*24.9420082011Houston
139Jakeem Grant*24.9320122015Texas Tech
140Derek Good*24.9320082011Colorado State
141Matt Brown*24.9220092012Temple
142Brandon Smith24.8620122015Texas State
143Janarion Grant*24.8420132017Rutgers
144Zek Parker24.8419982001Louisville
145Stevie Nelson24.8319791982Ball State
146Deonce Whitaker24.8219982001San Jose State
147Jim Turner24.8219941997Syracuse
148Tavon Austin*24.8120092012West Virginia
149Latarence Dunbar*24.8019992002Texas Christian
150Marcus Thigpen*24.8020052008Indiana
151Robert Woods*24.8020102012USC
152Michael Walker*24.7920152017Boston College
153Demarrio Jones24.7819972000Miami (OH)
154Kevin Robinson24.7720042007Utah State
155Aregeros Turner*24.7520132016Northern Illinois
156Trindon Holliday*24.7420062009LSU
157Roy Lewis24.7419811984Cal State Fullerton
158James Rodgers*24.7020072011Oregon State
159Leroy Gallman24.6919901993Duke
160Tony Lane*24.6820012003Navy
161Nyheim Hines*24.6720152017North Carolina State
162Brandon Tate*24.6620052008North Carolina
163Dez White24.6519971999Georgia Tech
164Greg Reid*24.6520092011Florida State
165Eric Williams24.6320092010Ball State
166Leonard Johnson*24.6220082011Iowa State
167Cory Rodgers*24.6120032005Texas Christian
168Steve Breaston*24.6020032006Michigan
169Nate Terry*24.5919971999West Virginia
170Will Blackmon*24.5920022005Boston College
171Willie Andrews24.5820022005Baylor
172Deltha O'Neal*24.5819961999California
173Jabari Marshall24.5820062008Duke
174Myles Willis*24.5720132016Boston College
175Willie Drewery24.5719811984West Virginia
Mike Mason*24.5720032005North Carolina
177Darius Phillips*24.5620142017Western Michigan
178Kelvin Means*24.5619891991Fresno State
179Brandon West*24.5520062009Western Michigan
180Kevin Marion*24.5520042007Wake Forest
181Tony Collins24.5419771980East Carolina
182Patrick Jackson*24.5420052008Louisiana Tech
183Niles Paul*24.5120072010Nebraska
184Kevonn Mabon*24.5020122016Ball State
185D.J. Monroe*24.4920082012Texas
186Jonas Rutledge24.4820012003SMU
187Jamal Golden*24.4720112015Georgia Tech
188Lance Bennett24.4720032006Indiana
189Chuck Levy24.4419911993Arizona
190Elijah Mitchell*24.3920132016Nevada
191Derek Abney24.3720002003Kentucky
192Marcus Wall24.3719921995North Carolina
193Tim White*24.3620152016Arizona State
194Alex Ross*24.3120132016Missouri
195Andre Coleman24.3019901993Kansas State
196Derrick Mason*24.2919931996Michigan State
197George Atkinson III*24.2720112013Notre Dame
198Brandon James*24.2720062009Florida
199T.J. Thorpe*24.2620112015Virginia
200Torrey Smith*24.2520082010Maryland
201Brelan Chancellor*24.2520102013North Texas
202Charles Nelson*24.2420142017Oregon
203Lamarcus Joyner*24.2320102013Florida State
204Mike Ball*24.2120092011Nevada
205Steve Suter*24.2120012004Maryland
206Brandon Boykin*24.2120082011Georgia
207Ishmael Adams*24.2020122016UCLA
208Courtney Hawkins*24.1719881991Michigan State
209Milt Stegall24.1619881991Miami (OH)
210Darryl Stonum*24.1620082012Baylor
211Torrie Cox*24.1519992002Pitt
212Lionell Singleton24.1520052007Florida International
213Dontre Wilson*24.1520132016Ohio State
214Dorien Bryant*24.1520042007Purdue
215Jessie Henderson24.1420052008SMU
216Eric Stephens*24.1320092012Texas Tech
217Ronald Johnson*24.1220072010USC
218Jeremy Maclin*24.1120072008Missouri
219Terrence Austin*24.1020062009UCLA
220Colin Lockett*24.0920102013San Diego State
221Javier Arenas*24.0720062009Alabama
222John Ross*24.0620132016Washington
223Trey Williams*24.0620122014Texas A&M
224Scottie Montgomery24.0519961999Duke
225Howard Jackson*24.0420012004UTEP
226Larry Khan-Smith24.0319871990Hawaii
227Dion Johnson24.0019901991East Carolina
Mike Wallace*24.0020062008Ole Miss
229Kelly Campbell23.9819982001Georgia Tech
230Perrish Cox*23.9720062009Oklahoma State
231Freddie Parham*23.9520082009Southern Mississippi
232Steve Brown23.9519791982Oregon
233Kenzel Doe*23.9320112014Wisconsin
234Luther Ambrose23.9320082011Louisiana-Monroe
235Xavier Johnson*23.9220142017South Alabama
236Jamie Hickenbotham23.9219992002Arkansas State
237Terrence Wheatley*23.9220032007Colorado
238Tyrell Johnson*23.8920142017Arizona
239Tony James23.8719891992Mississippi State
240T.J. Glover*23.8520122014South Alabama
241Eric Blount23.8519881991North Carolina
242BooBoo Gates*23.8220102012Bowling Green State
Jerry Booboo Gates*23.8220102012Bowling Green State
244Ross Dickerson*23.8120032006Hawaii
245Carlos Snow*23.7919871991Ohio State
246Willie Gault23.7719791982Tennessee
247Cedric Johnson23.7719931996UTEP
248Anthony Allen23.7619791982Washington
249Jeff Liggon23.7619931996Tulane
250Tijan Redmon23.7519911995Duke
Stephen Simmons*23.7520072010Northwestern
Max Suter*23.7520072010Syracuse

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