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*40.32016Western Kentucky
2Tony Pollard*402017Memphis
3Leeland McElroy39.31993Texas A&M
4Jamarcus Nelson38.32014UAB
5Evan Berry*38.32015Tennessee
6Tremain Mack*37.71996Miami (FL)
7Ray Fisher37.42009Indiana
8Henry White37.31977Colgate
9Dri Archer*36.92012Kent State
10Kevin Johnson36.71997Syracuse
11Levonte Whitfield*36.42013Florida State
12Tony Ball36.41977Chattanooga
13Raghib Ismail36.11988Notre Dame
14A.J. Jefferson*35.82007Fresno State
15Nick Williams*35.32010Connecticut
16Tyler Lockett*35.22011Kansas State
17Justin Miller*35.12002Clemson
18Eric Booth*34.81997Southern Mississippi
19Chris Massey34.82001Oklahoma State
20William Powell*34.62010Kansas State
21Robert Tate34.31995Cincinnati
22D.J Reed*34.22017Kansas State
Quincy McDuffie*34.22012UCF
24Reggie Hunt*34.11999Texas Christian
25Tyler Hall*33.92017Wyoming
26Latarence Dunbar33.72000Texas Christian
27Jonathan Stewart*33.72005Oregon
28Chad Owens33.62001Hawaii
29D.J. Monroe*33.62009Texas
30Rashaad Penny*33.52015San Diego State
31Raheem Mostert*33.52011Purdue
32Jerod Douglas33.31995Baylor
33Justin Miller33.12004Clemson
34Duke Johnson332012Miami (FL)
35Mac Cody331993Memphis
36Ottis Anderson32.91978Miami (FL)
37Patrick Dyson32.91998Utah
38James Williams32.91999Marshall
39Evan Berry*32.92016Tennessee
T.J. Logan*32.92016North Carolina
41C.J. Spiller*32.82009Clemson
42Jacoby Ford*32.82006Clemson
Tyrone Walker32.82002Western Michigan
Eric Moulds32.81994Mississippi State
45Tyler Lockett*32.82012Kansas State
46Rick Calhoun32.81985Cal State Fullerton
47Fred Montgomery32.61992New Mexico State
48Tim Kearse32.61982San Jose State
49Trevor Davis32.62014California
50Broderick McGrew32.61998North Texas
51Morgan Burns*32.52015Kansas State
52Tony Smith32.51989Southern Mississippi
53Marcus Green32.42017Louisiana-Monroe
54Lam Jones32.41978Texas
55Carlos Henderson*32.22016Louisiana Tech
56Quincy McDuffie*32.22010UCF
57John Evans32.22011Western Kentucky
58Terrance Roulhac*32.11986Clemson
59Felix Jones31.92005Arkansas
60Blair Thomas31.91986Penn State
61Bryan Williams31.92007Akron
62Dyrell Roberts*31.92009Virginia Tech
63Dexter Wynn31.82000Colorado State
64Mike Hughes*31.82017UCF
Brandon Daniels31.81999Oklahoma
66Derrick Hamilton31.72001Clemson
67Winslow Oliver31.71995New Mexico
68J.R. Reed31.72003South Florida
Michael Waddell31.72003North Carolina
70Tom Pace31.62001Arizona State
71Barry Sanders31.61987Oklahoma State
72Charles Pauley31.52002San Jose State
73Chris Owusu*31.52009Stanford
74Dee Moronkola31.51998Washington State
Chris Hewitt31.51993Cincinnati
76Robert Quiroga31.42003Baylor
R. Jay Soward31.41996USC
78Stevie Nelson31.41979Ball State
79Robbie Frey*31.42010Connecticut
80Xavier Johnson31.42015South Alabama
81Larry Taylor*31.32004Connecticut
82Travis Shelton31.32008Temple
83Kevin Marion*31.32007Wake Forest
84Alex Ross*31.22014Oklahoma
85Rashaad Penny*31.22016San Diego State
86Luther Ambrose31.22011Louisiana-Monroe
87Jeremy Deering*31.22011Rutgers
88Fredd Young31.21983New Mexico State
89Eric Page*31.12010Toledo
90Henry Williams31.11983East Carolina
91Ben Kelly31.11997Colorado
92Ricardo Rhodes31.11998Missouri
93Larry Anderson31.11977Louisiana Tech
94Demond Washington*31.12009Auburn
Derek Hughes31.11979Michigan State
96Terry Battle31.11996Arizona State
97Rannell Hall312011UCF
98William Likely*312014Maryland
Marlon McClure*312010UTEP
Corey Parchman312001Ball State

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