Kickoff Return Yards Per Return Single Season Leaders and Records

Minimum 50 kick returns.
An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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Leaders

  • Since 1976
  • Minimum 1 kick return per school game.
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg Year School
1Kylen Towner*40.312016Western Kentucky
2Tony Pollard*40.052017Memphis
3Leeland McElroy39.331993Texas A&M
4Jamarcus Nelson38.322014UAB
5Evan Berry*38.292015Tennessee
6Tremain Mack*37.711996Miami (FL)
7Ray Fisher37.352009Indiana
8Henry White37.331977Colgate
9Dri Archer*36.942012Kent State
10Kevin Johnson36.711997Syracuse
11Levonte Whitfield*36.412013Florida State
12Tony Ball36.381977Chattanooga
13Raghib Ismail36.081988Notre Dame
14A.J. Jefferson*35.772007Fresno State
15Nick Williams*35.292010Connecticut
16Tyler Lockett*35.192011Kansas State
17Justin Miller*35.082002Clemson
18Eric Booth*34.821997Southern Mississippi
19Chris Massey34.802001Oklahoma State
20William Powell*34.572010Kansas State
21Robert Tate34.331995Cincinnati
22D.J Reed*34.242017Kansas State
Quincy McDuffie*34.242012UCF
24Reggie Hunt*34.081999Texas Christian
25Tyler Hall*33.872017Wyoming
26Latarence Dunbar33.732000Texas Christian
27Jonathan Stewart*33.672005Oregon
28Chad Owens33.622001Hawaii
29D.J. Monroe*33.562009Texas
30Rashaad Penny*33.502015San Diego State
31Raheem Mostert*33.482011Purdue
32Jerod Douglas33.251995Baylor
33Justin Miller33.052004Clemson
34Duke Johnson33.042012Miami (FL)
35Mac Cody33.001993Memphis
36Ottis Anderson32.921978Miami (FL)
37Patrick Dyson32.911998Utah
38James Williams32.871999Marshall
39Evan Berry*32.862016Tennessee
T.J. Logan*32.862016North Carolina
41C.J. Spiller*32.832009Clemson
42Jacoby Ford*32.772006Clemson
Tyrone Walker32.772002Western Michigan
Eric Moulds32.771994Mississippi State
45Tyler Lockett*32.762012Kansas State
46Rick Calhoun32.751985Cal State Fullerton
47Fred Montgomery32.641992New Mexico State
48Tim Kearse32.641982San Jose State
49Trevor Davis32.622014California
50Broderick McGrew32.611998North Texas
51Morgan Burns*32.512015Kansas State
52Tony Smith32.501989Southern Mississippi
53Marcus Green32.442017Louisiana-Monroe
54Lam Jones32.361978Texas
55Carlos Henderson*32.202016Louisiana Tech
56Quincy McDuffie*32.192010UCF
57John Evans32.172011Western Kentucky
58Terrance Roulhac*32.111986Clemson
59Felix Jones31.942005Arkansas
60Blair Thomas31.921986Penn State
61Bryan Williams31.902007Akron
62Dyrell Roberts*31.892009Virginia Tech
63Dexter Wynn31.832000Colorado State
64Mike Hughes*31.752017UCF
Brandon Daniels31.751999Oklahoma
66Derrick Hamilton31.732001Clemson
67Winslow Oliver31.711995New Mexico
68J.R. Reed31.672003South Florida
Michael Waddell31.672003North Carolina
70Tom Pace31.592001Arizona State
71Barry Sanders31.571987Oklahoma State
72Charles Pauley31.552002San Jose State
73Chris Owusu*31.542009Stanford
74Dee Moronkola31.501998Washington State
Chris Hewitt31.501993Cincinnati
76Robert Quiroga31.432003Baylor
R. Jay Soward31.431996USC
78Stevie Nelson31.391979Ball State
79Robbie Frey*31.382010Connecticut
80Xavier Johnson31.362015South Alabama
81Larry Taylor*31.332004Connecticut
82Travis Shelton31.302008Temple
83Kevin Marion*31.292007Wake Forest
84Alex Ross*31.222014Oklahoma
85Rashaad Penny*31.202016San Diego State
86Luther Ambrose31.192011Louisiana-Monroe
87Jeremy Deering*31.182011Rutgers
88Fredd Young31.171983New Mexico State
89Eric Page*31.112010Toledo
90Henry Williams31.111983East Carolina
91Ben Kelly31.081997Colorado
92Ricardo Rhodes31.081998Missouri
93Larry Anderson31.071977Louisiana Tech
94Demond Washington*31.062009Auburn
Derek Hughes31.061979Michigan State
96Terry Battle31.061996Arizona State
97Rannell Hall31.042011UCF
98William Likely*31.002014Maryland
Marlon McClure*31.002010UTEP
Corey Parchman31.002001Ball State

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