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
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
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
16KaVontae Turpin*2820152018Texas Christian
17Devon Edwards*27.920132016Duke
18Carlos Wiggins*27.920122015New Mexico
19Quincy McDuffie*27.820092012UCF
20C.J. Spiller*27.720062009Clemson
21Deandre Reaves*27.720122015Marshall
22Marcus Jones*27.620172018Troy
23Demarco Murray*27.620072010Oklahoma
24Kylen Towner*27.620142017Western Kentucky
25Marlon McClure*27.620092010UTEP
26Ty Montgomery*27.420112014Stanford
27Mike Edwards27.420112012Hawaii
28Joe Reed*27.420162018Virginia
29Chris Owusu*27.320082011Stanford
30Eric Page*27.320092011Toledo
31J.D. McKissic*27.320112015Arkansas State
32T.J. Logan*27.220132016North Carolina
33T.Y. Hilton*27.220082011Florida International
34Ashlan Davis*27.120042005Tulsa
35Derrick Locke*27.120072010Kentucky
36Adoree Jackson*27.120142016USC
37T.J. Rushing27.120022005Stanford
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
48Kene Nwangwu*26.520162018Iowa State
49Marcus Sullivan*26.520102014UNLV
50Derek Keaton*26.520142015Georgia Southern
51Carlos Henderson*26.520142016Louisiana Tech
52Taveon Rogers26.520102011New Mexico State
53Tristan Davis*26.520052008Auburn
54David Mikell*26.420002003Boise State
55Juaquin Iglesias*26.420052008Oklahoma
56Christian McCaffrey*26.420142016Stanford
57Malcolm Lane*26.420062008Hawaii
58John Eubanks*26.420022005Southern Mississippi
59Darrell Blackman*26.320042007North Carolina State
60Justin Gilbert*26.320102013Oklahoma State
61Derrell Johnson-Koulianos*26.320072010Iowa
62Anthony Collins26.219781980East Carolina
63Curtis Duncan26.219831986Northwestern
64Rick Calhoun26.119831986Cal State Fullerton
65Kerrith Whyte*26.120152018Florida Atlantic
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
79Isaiah Wright*25.920162018Temple
80Titus Young*25.920072010Boise State
81Dyrell Roberts*25.920082012Virginia Tech
82Travis Shelton25.820042008Temple
83Ralph David Abernathy IV*25.820112012Cincinnati
84Stefon Diggs*25.820122014Maryland
85De'Anthony Thomas*25.820112013Oregon
86Darius Marshall*25.820072009Marshall
87Phillip Livas*25.820072010Louisiana Tech
88Travis Cobb*25.820092010Arizona
89William Likely*25.720132016Maryland
90Onterio McCalebb*25.720092012Auburn
91Adam Hine*25.620132015Brigham Young
92Warren Norman*25.620092012Vanderbilt
93Keenan Burton*25.620032007Kentucky
94Chaz Powell*25.620082011Penn State
95D.J. May*25.520122016Wyoming
96Josh Smith*25.520072008Colorado
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
111Solomon Vault*25.320142018Northwestern
112R. Jay Soward*25.319961999USC
113Kerwynn Williams*25.220092012Utah State
114Dwight Robertson25.219781982Oregon
115Marcus Jones*25.220112014Minnesota
116Broderick McGrew25.219961999North Texas
117Josh Davis*25.220002003Nebraska
118Autrey Golden*25.220122015UTEP
119Marcus Green25.220152018Louisiana-Monroe
120Ron Allen25.219881991Rutgers
121Robert Kilow25.119982000Arkansas State
122Cedric Peerman*25.120052008Virginia
123Cody Hoffman*25.120102013Brigham Young
124Troy Stoudermire*25.120082012Minnesota
125Mike Adams25.119921996Texas
126Trey Watts*25.120102013Tulsa
127Ketric Sanford25.119961999Houston
128Jamill Smith*25.120102013Ball State
129Michael Walker*25.120152018Boston College
130Adam Jennings*2520022005Fresno State
131Kenny Bell*2520112014Nebraska
132Dervon Wallace*2520082011Western Michigan
133Richard Leonard*2520112015Florida International
134Chris Lacy2519982001Idaho
135Adam Jones*2520012004West Virginia
Pac-Man Jones*2520022004West Virginia
Mike Rigell2519982001Brigham Young
138Dion Morton*2520062009Colorado State
139Charles Estes2520032004Louisiana-Monroe
140Patrick Rowe2519871991San Diego State
141Steve Clay2519921995Eastern Michigan
142Tyron Carrier*24.920082011Houston
143Keion Davis*24.920152018Marshall
144Jakeem Grant*24.920122015Texas Tech
145Derek Good*24.920082011Colorado State
146Matt Brown*24.920092012Temple
147Brandon Smith24.920122015Texas State
148Janarion Grant*24.820132017Rutgers
149Zek Parker24.819982001Louisville
150Stevie Nelson24.819791982Ball State
151Deonce Whitaker24.819982001San Jose State
152Jim Turner24.819941997Syracuse
153Tavon Austin*24.820092012West Virginia
154Latarence Dunbar*24.819992002Texas Christian
155Marcus Thigpen*24.820052008Indiana
156Robert Woods*24.820102012USC
157Demarrio Jones24.819972000Miami (OH)
158Kevin Robinson24.820042007Utah State
159Aregeros Turner*24.820132016Northern Illinois
160Trindon Holliday*24.720062009LSU
161Roy Lewis24.719811984Cal State Fullerton
162James Rodgers*24.720072011Oregon State
163Leroy Gallman24.719901993Duke
164Tony Lane*24.720012003Navy
165Nyheim Hines*24.720152017North Carolina State
166Brandon Tate*24.720052008North Carolina
167Dez White24.719971999Georgia Tech
168Greg Reid*24.720092011Florida State
169Eric Williams24.620092010Ball State
170Leonard Johnson*24.620082011Iowa State
171Isaiah Harper*24.620152018Old Dominion
172Cory Rodgers*24.620032005Texas Christian
173Steve Breaston*24.620032006Michigan
174Nate Terry*24.619971999West Virginia
175Will Blackmon*24.620022005Boston College
176Willie Andrews24.620022005Baylor
177Deltha O'Neal*24.619961999California
178Jabari Marshall24.620062008Duke
179Myles Willis*24.620132016Boston College
180Willie Drewery24.619811984West Virginia
Mike Mason*24.620032005North Carolina
182Darius Phillips*24.620142017Western Michigan
183Kelvin Means*24.619891991Fresno State
184Brandon West*24.620062009Western Michigan
185Kevin Marion*24.520042007Wake Forest
186Tony Collins24.519771980East Carolina
187Patrick Jackson*24.520052008Louisiana Tech
188Niles Paul*24.520072010Nebraska
189Kevonn Mabon*24.520122016Ball State
190D.J. Monroe*24.520082012Texas
191Jonas Rutledge24.520012003SMU
192Jamal Golden*24.520112015Georgia Tech
193Lance Bennett24.520032006Indiana
194Chuck Levy24.419911993Arizona
195Raymond Calais*24.420162018Louisiana
196Elijah Mitchell*24.420132016Nevada
197Derek Abney24.420002003Kentucky
198Marcus Wall24.419921995North Carolina
199Tim White*24.420152016Arizona State
200Alex Ross*24.320132016Missouri
201Andre Coleman24.319901993Kansas State
202Derrick Mason*24.319931996Michigan State
203George Atkinson III*24.320112013Notre Dame
204Brandon James*24.320062009Florida
205T.J. Thorpe*24.320112015Virginia
206Torrey Smith*24.320082010Maryland
207Brelan Chancellor*24.220102013North Texas
208Charles Nelson*24.220142017Oregon
209Lamarcus Joyner*24.220102013Florida State
210Mike Ball*24.220092011Nevada
211Steve Suter*24.220012004Maryland
212Brandon Boykin*24.220082011Georgia
213Ishmael Adams*24.220122016UCLA
214Courtney Hawkins*24.219881991Michigan State
215Milt Stegall24.219881991Miami (OH)
216Darryl Stonum*24.220082012Baylor
217Torrie Cox*24.219992002Pitt
218Lionell Singleton24.220052007Florida International
219Dontre Wilson*24.220132016Ohio State
220Dorien Bryant*24.120042007Purdue
221Jessie Henderson24.120052008SMU
222Eric Stephens*24.120092012Texas Tech
223Ronald Johnson*24.120072010USC
224Jeremy Maclin*24.120072008Missouri
225Terrence Austin*24.120062009UCLA
226Colin Lockett*24.120102013San Diego State
227Cameron Scarlett*24.120152018Stanford
228Javier Arenas*24.120062009Alabama
229John Ross*24.120132016Washington
230Trey Williams*24.120122014Texas A&M
231Scottie Montgomery2419961999Duke
232Howard Jackson*2420012004UTEP
233Larry Khan-Smith2419871990Hawaii
234Dion Johnson2419901991East Carolina
Mike Wallace*2420062008Ole Miss
236Kelly Campbell2419982001Georgia Tech
237Perrish Cox*2420062009Oklahoma State
238Freddie Parham*2420082009Southern Mississippi
239Steve Brown23.919791982Oregon
240Kenzel Doe*23.920112014Wisconsin
241Luther Ambrose23.920082011Louisiana-Monroe
242Xavier Johnson*23.920142017South Alabama
243Jamie Hickenbotham23.919992002Arkansas State
244Terrence Wheatley*23.920032007Colorado
245Velus Jones Jr.*23.920162018USC
246Tyrell Johnson*23.920142018Arizona
247Tony James23.919891992Mississippi State
248T.J. Glover*23.820122014South Alabama
249Eric Blount23.819881991North Carolina
250BooBoo Gates*23.820102012Bowling Green State
Jerry Booboo Gates*23.820102012Bowling Green State

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