Kickoff Return Yards Per Return Single Season Leaders and Records

Minimum 50 kick returns.
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Leaders

  • Since 1976
  • Minimum 1 kick return per school game.
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg Year School
1Joshua Jacobs59.32018Alabama
2Thai Cottrell49.32018San Jose State
3Terrence Horne472018South Florida
4Darrynton Evans43.32018Appalachian State
5D.L. Knock41.72018Ohio
6Tre Brown41.32018Oklahoma
7Kylen Towner*40.32016Western Kentucky
8Savon Scarver40.22018Utah State
9Tony Pollard*402017Memphis
10Leeland McElroy39.31993Texas A&M
11J.J. Nelson38.32014UAB
12Evan Berry*38.32015Tennessee
13Ambry Thomas37.82018Michigan
14Tremain Mack*37.71996Miami (FL)
15Ray Fisher37.42009Indiana
16Henry White37.31977Colgate
17Dri Archer*36.92012Kent State
18Kevin Johnson36.71997Syracuse
19Levonte Whitfield*36.42013Florida State
20Tony Ball36.41977Chattanooga
21Raghib Ismail36.11988Notre Dame
22A.J. Jefferson*35.82007Fresno State
23Nick Williams*35.32010Connecticut
24Tyler Lockett*35.22011Kansas State
25Justin Miller*35.12002Clemson
26Eric Booth*34.81997Southern Mississippi
27Chris Massey34.82001Oklahoma State
28William Powell*34.62010Kansas State
29Robert Tate34.31995Cincinnati
30D.J Reed*34.22017Kansas State
Quincy McDuffie*34.22012UCF
32Reggie Hunt*34.11999Texas Christian
33Tyler Hall*33.92017Wyoming
34Latarence Dunbar33.72000Texas Christian
35Jonathan Stewart*33.72005Oregon
36Chad Owens33.62001Hawaii
37D.J. Monroe*33.62009Texas
38Rashaad Penny*33.52015San Diego State
39Raheem Mostert*33.52011Purdue
40Jerod Douglas33.31995Baylor
41Justin Miller33.12004Clemson
42Duke Johnson332012Miami (FL)
43Mac Cody331993Memphis
44Ottis Anderson32.91978Miami (FL)
45Patrick Dyson32.91998Utah
46James Williams32.91999Marshall
47Evan Berry*32.92016Tennessee
T.J. Logan*32.92016North Carolina
49C.J. Spiller*32.82009Clemson
50Jacoby Ford*32.82006Clemson
Tyrone Walker32.82002Western Michigan
Eric Moulds32.81994Mississippi State
53Tyler Lockett*32.82012Kansas State
54Rick Calhoun32.81985Cal State Fullerton
55Fred Montgomery32.61992New Mexico State
56Tim Kearse32.61982San Jose State
57Trevor Davis32.62014California
58Broderick McGrew32.61998North Texas
59Morgan Burns*32.52015Kansas State
60Tony Smith32.51989Southern Mississippi
61Marcus Green32.42017Louisiana-Monroe
62Lam Jones32.41978Texas
63Antione Davis32.32018California
64Carlos Henderson*32.22016Louisiana Tech
65Quincy McDuffie*32.22010UCF
66John Evans32.22011Western Kentucky
67Terrance Roulhac*32.11986Clemson
68Felix Jones31.92005Arkansas
69Blair Thomas31.91986Penn State
70Bryan Williams31.92007Akron
71Dyrell Roberts*31.92009Virginia Tech
72Dexter Wynn31.82000Colorado State
73Mike Hughes*31.82017UCF
Brandon Daniels31.81999Oklahoma
75Derrick Hamilton31.72001Clemson
76Winslow Oliver31.71995New Mexico
77J.R. Reed31.72003South Florida
Michael Waddell31.72003North Carolina
79Tom Pace31.62001Arizona State
80Barry Sanders31.61987Oklahoma State
81Charles Pauley31.52002San Jose State
82Chris Owusu*31.52009Stanford
83KJ Hamler31.52018Penn State
Travell Harris31.52018Washington State
Dee Moronkola31.51998Washington State
Chris Hewitt31.51993Cincinnati
87Robert Quiroga31.42003Baylor
R. Jay Soward31.41996USC
89Stevie Nelson31.41979Ball State
90Robbie Frey*31.42010Connecticut
91Xavier Johnson31.42015South Alabama
92Larry Taylor*31.32004Connecticut
93Travis Shelton31.32008Temple
94Kevin Marion*31.32007Wake Forest
95Alex Ross*31.22014Oklahoma
96Rashaad Penny*31.22016San Diego State
97Luther Ambrose31.22011Louisiana-Monroe
98Jeremy Deering*31.22011Rutgers
99Fredd Young31.21983New Mexico State
100Eric Page*31.12010Toledo

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