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
1John Leday50.672017Houston
2Parris Campbell45.602017Ohio State
3D.J Reed45.332017Kansas State
4Tony Pollard44.882017Memphis
5Keion Davis44.332017Marshall
6Darius Phillips43.622017Western Michigan
7Kylen Towner*40.312016Western Kentucky
8Leeland McElroy39.331993Texas A&M
9JD Spielman38.832017Nebraska
10Jamarcus Nelson38.322014UAB
11Evan Berry*38.292015Tennessee
12Tremain Mack*37.711996Miami (FL)
13Ray Fisher37.352009Indiana
14Henry White37.331977Colgate
15Dri Archer*36.942012Kent State
16Kevin Johnson36.711997Syracuse
17Levonte Whitfield*36.412013Florida State
18Tony Ball36.381977Chattanooga
19Raghib Ismail36.081988Notre Dame
20A.J. Jefferson*35.772007Fresno State
21Nick Williams*35.292010Connecticut
22Tyler Lockett*35.192011Kansas State
23Justin Miller*35.082002Clemson
24Jaylon Jones34.862017Ole Miss
25Eric Booth*34.821997Southern Mississippi
26Chris Massey34.802001Oklahoma State
27William Powell*34.572010Kansas State
28Robert Tate34.331995Cincinnati
29Quincy McDuffie*34.242012UCF
30Reggie Hunt*34.081999Texas Christian
31Marcus Simms33.832017West Virginia
32Tyler Hall33.802017Wyoming
33Latarence Dunbar33.732000Texas Christian
34Jonathan Stewart*33.672005Oregon
35Chad Owens33.622001Hawaii
36D.J. Monroe*33.562009Texas
37Rashaad Penny*33.502015San Diego State
38Raheem Mostert*33.482011Purdue
39Jerod Douglas33.251995Baylor
40Justin Miller33.052004Clemson
41Duke Johnson33.042012Miami (FL)
42Mac Cody33.001993Memphis
43Ottis Anderson32.921978Miami (FL)
44Patrick Dyson32.911998Utah
45James Williams32.871999Marshall
46Evan Berry*32.862016Tennessee
T.J. Logan*32.862016North Carolina
48Tony Brooks-James32.832017Oregon
49C.J. Spiller*32.832009Clemson
50Jacoby Ford*32.772006Clemson
Tyrone Walker32.772002Western Michigan
Eric Moulds32.771994Mississippi State
53Tyler Lockett*32.762012Kansas State
54Rick Calhoun32.751985Cal State Fullerton
55Fred Montgomery32.641992New Mexico State
56Tim Kearse32.641982San Jose State
57Trevor Davis32.622014California
58Broderick McGrew32.611998North Texas
59Morgan Burns*32.512015Kansas State
60Tony Smith32.501989Southern Mississippi
61Christian Kirk32.442017Texas A&M
62Lam Jones32.361978Texas
63Isaiah Harper32.332017Old Dominion
64Carlos Henderson*32.202016Louisiana Tech
65Quincy McDuffie*32.192010UCF
66John Evans32.172011Western Kentucky
67Terrance Roulhac*32.111986Clemson
68Malik Dunner32.002017Ball State
69Felix Jones31.942005Arkansas
70Blair Thomas31.921986Penn State
71Bryan Williams31.902007Akron
72Dyrell Roberts*31.892009Virginia Tech
73Dexter Wynn31.832000Colorado State
74Brandon Daniels31.751999Oklahoma
75Derrick Hamilton31.732001Clemson
76Winslow Oliver31.711995New Mexico
77J.R. Reed31.672003South Florida
Michael Waddell31.672003North Carolina
79Tom Pace31.592001Arizona State
80Barry Sanders31.571987Oklahoma State
81Charles Pauley31.552002San Jose State
82Chris Owusu*31.542009Stanford
83Dee Moronkola31.501998Washington State
Chris Hewitt31.501993Cincinnati
85Robert Quiroga31.432003Baylor
R. Jay Soward31.431996USC
87Stevie Nelson31.391979Ball State
88Robbie Frey*31.382010Connecticut
89Xavier Johnson31.362015South Alabama
90Larry Taylor*31.332004Connecticut
91Travis Shelton31.302008Temple
92Kevin Marion*31.292007Wake Forest
93Raymond Calais31.252017Louisiana-Lafayette
94Alex Ross*31.222014Oklahoma
95Rashaad Penny*31.202016San Diego State
96Luther Ambrose31.192011Louisiana-Monroe
97Jeremy Deering*31.182011Rutgers
98Fredd Young31.171983New Mexico State
99Eric Page*31.112010Toledo
100Henry Williams31.111983East Carolina

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