Kickoff Return Yards Career Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1976
Leaders Table
Rk Player Yds From To School
1Troy Stoudermire*361520082012Minnesota
2Tyron Carrier*351720082011Houston
3Damaris Johnson*341720082010Tulsa
4Kerwynn Williams*340820092012Utah State
5Darius Phillips*319320142017Western Michigan
6T.J. Graham*315320082011North Carolina State
7Brandon West*311820062009Western Michigan
8Brelan Chancellor*303120102013North Texas
9David Gilreath*302520072010Wisconsin
10Autrey Golden*299420122015UTEP
11Torrey Smith*298320082010Maryland
12Jessie Henderson294520052008SMU
13Jeff Liggon292219931996Tulane
14Janarion Grant*285720132017Rutgers
15T.Y. Hilton*285520082011Florida International
16Isaiah Burse*283520102013Fresno State
17Perrish Cox*280420062009Oklahoma State
18Will Blackmon*280320022005Boston College
19Dennis Johnson*278420082012Arkansas
20Phillip Livas*275820072010Louisiana Tech
21Cedric Johnson275719931996UTEP
22Kylen Towner*273220142017Western Kentucky
23Taveon Rogers272820102011New Mexico State
24Kevin Robinson272520042007Utah State
Darryl Surgent*272520102013Louisiana-Lafayette
26Brandon James*271820062009Florida
27Chris Johnson*271520042007East Carolina
28Brandon Thompkins269620062009Arkansas State
29Brandon Tate*268820052008North Carolina
30Justin Gilbert*268120102013Oklahoma State
31Tyler Allen266420112014Eastern Michigan
32Brandon Boykin*266320082011Georgia
33Mardy Gilyard*265720052009Cincinnati
34Joe Redding264219851988Louisiana-Lafayette
35Jabari Marshall263020062008Duke
36Deante' Purvis262620082011UNLV
37Antonio Brown*261220072009Central Michigan
38Derrick Mason*257519931996Michigan State
39Jason Jacoby257219941997Tulsa
40Michael Pierce257019861989Tulane
41Luther Ambrose256020082011Louisiana-Monroe
42Zek Parker255819982001Louisville
Darrius Sims*255820132016Vanderbilt
44Deandre Reaves*254820122015Marshall
45Marcus Sullivan*254720102014UNLV
46Aregeros Turner*252520132016Northern Illinois
47Travis Shelton250720042008Temple
48Quincy McDuffie*250120092012UCF
49Derek Pegues*249820052008Mississippi State
50Ty Montgomery*249320112014Stanford
51Carlos Wiggins*248120122015New Mexico
52Chris Culliver*247620072010South Carolina
53Trumaine Riley244720032006Eastern Michigan
54A.J. Jefferson*244020062009Fresno State
55Victor Bolden*242020132016Oregon State
56Tavon Austin*240720092012West Virginia
57Michael Grandberry*240120052008Memphis
58Rashaad Penny*238720142017San Diego State
59Charles Nelson*237820142017Oregon
60Tyler Ervin*237420112015San Jose State
Dwayne Harris*237420072010East Carolina
62Michael Perry236619951998Rice
63Cyrus Gray*234920082011Texas A&M
Deon Mitchell234919951998Northern Illinois
Brandon Williams*234920022005Wisconsin
66Leodis McKelvin*234620042007Troy
67Marcus Thomas*233820102013Navy
68John Eubanks*232120022005Southern Mississippi
69Derek Abney231520002003Kentucky
70Eric Blount231319881991North Carolina
71Mike Edwards230120112012Hawaii
72Qadry Ismail229019891992Syracuse
73Raheem Mostert*228920112014Purdue
74Deltha O'Neal*228619961999California
75Josh Davis*226520002003Nebraska
76Mark Johnson226319861990Vanderbilt
77Desmond Gee*224120062009Middle Tennessee State
78William Likely*223320132016Maryland
79Keith Stephens222719861988Louisville
80Scott Wesley222120032005Army
81Colin Lockett*221620102013San Diego State
82Dennis Norfleet*220320122014Michigan
83Broderick Clark*220020022005Louisville
84Tyler Lockett*219620112014Kansas State
85Keelan Ewaliko*219220142017Hawaii
86Chris Garrett*218520062009Ohio
87Eric Page*218420092011Toledo
88Nyheim Hines*217120152017North Carolina State
89Jakeem Grant*216920122015Texas Tech
90Domanick Davis*216819992002LSU
91Javier Arenas*216620062009Alabama
92Kevin Marion*216020042007Wake Forest
93Jonas Rutledge215420012003SMU
94Terrence Austin*214520062009UCLA
95Adoree Jackson*214120142016USC
96Roger Williams*213920062009Bowling Green State
97Myles Willis*213820132016Boston College
98George Atkinson III*213620112013Notre Dame
99Chris Owusu*213220082011Stanford
100Dante Love*212920052008Ball State
101Dorien Bryant*212520042007Purdue
102James Rodgers*212420072011Oregon State
103D.J. Beshears212320092012Kansas
104Mark Seay212119871991Long Beach State
105Marcus Wall212019921995North Carolina
106Andre Debose*211120102014Florida
107Richard Leonard*210320112015Florida International
108T.J. Logan*209820132016North Carolina
109Carlos Henderson*209420142016Louisiana Tech
110Jason Southall*209220012004UAB
111Derin Graham208819982000Indiana
112Rannell Hall*208320112014UCF
113Frantrell Forrest207620072010UAB
114Marcus Herford*207520052008Kansas
115John Ross*206920132016Washington
116Matt Brown*206820092012Temple
117Devon Edwards*206620132016Duke
118Terrell Willis206319931995Rutgers
119Jamill Smith*205620102013Ball State
120C.J. Spiller*205220062009Clemson
121Jeremy Maclin*204920072008Missouri
122William White204520012003Army
Nick Williams*204520092012Connecticut
124Marcus Murphy*203620102014Missouri
Jaylen Walton*203620122015Ole Miss
126Terrance Strickland203319881992Tulane
127Jovon Bouknight*201620022005Wyoming
128Ryan Wells201019992002Stanford
129Marcus Thigpen*200920052008Indiana
130Tony Jackson200419891993Vanderbilt
131C.J Sanders*199820152017Notre Dame
132Stephen Simmons*199520072010Northwestern
133Steve Breaston*199320032006Michigan
Terance Mathis199319851989New Mexico
135Trent Guy*198020062009Louisville
136Eric Stephens*197920092012Texas Tech
137Tim Frager197519871990Boston College
138Matthew Harding196919921995Hawaii
139Dexter Wynn*196720002003Colorado State
140Melvin Anderson196519831986Minnesota
141Mikail Baker*196320052010Baylor
142Jeff Smith*195920062009Boston College
143Damon Dunn195019941997Stanford
Jamal Rogers*195020072010Miami (OH)
145Howard Jackson*194720012004UTEP
146Quadree Henderson*194220152017Pitt
147Tony Collins193919771980East Carolina
Reggie Whatley*193920112014Middle Tennessee State
149Jamarcus Nelson193220112014UAB
150Khalfani Muhammad*193120132016California
151Alvis Whitted192919941997North Carolina State
152Venric Mark*191920102013Northwestern
Chandler Worthy191920112014Troy
154Hank Poteat191719961999Pitt
155Diivory Edgecomb191620052008Florida Atlantic
156Chris Montgomery191020152017Charlotte
157Willie Floyd190720062011Florida Atlantic
158John Stone190619982001Wake Forest
159Reggie Campbell*190520042007Navy
160Nathan Jones190220012003Rutgers
161Darrin Greer190019861989California
Max Suter*190020072010Syracuse
163Ashlan Davis*189820042005Tulsa
164Randy Jones189019871990Duke
165Niles Paul*188720072010Nebraska
166Greg Heaggans*188520022005Kansas
De'Anthony Thomas*188520112013Oregon
168Roy Lewis188019811984Cal State Fullerton
169David Mikell*187620002003Boise State
170Tony Pollard*187420152017Memphis
171Alex Ross*187220132016Missouri
172Steve Brown186819791982Oregon
173Jamal Miles*186620092012Arizona State
Chaz Powell*186620082011Penn State
175Tony James186219891992Mississippi State
176V'Angelo Bentley*186020122015Illinois
T.J. Glover*186020122014South Alabama
Jamal Golden*186020112015Georgia Tech
179R.J. Shelton*185520132016Michigan State
Josh Smith*185520102011UCLA
181Willie Gault185419791982Tennessee
Shane Wynn185420112014Indiana
183Keith Crawford184319851987Ohio
184Darrell Blackman*184220042007North Carolina State
185Darius Jennings*183920112014Virginia
186Deonce Whitaker183719982001San Jose State
187Ralph David Abernathy IV*183520112012Cincinnati
188Tyrell Johnson*183320142017Arizona
189Darius Marshall*183220072009Marshall
190Omari Thompson182719992001Army
191Milt Bowen182619982002Miami (OH)
192Evan Berry*182020142017Tennessee
193Lindsey Lamar*181620092012South Florida
194Ishmael Adams*181520122016UCLA
195Brandon Rutley181220082011San Jose State
196Trindon Holliday*180620062009LSU
197Sean Riley180520162017Syracuse
198Adam Jennings*180320022005Fresno State
199Sheldon Canley180019881990San Jose State
Bernard Reedy*180020102013Toledo
201Ben Kelly179819971999Colorado
202Erick Franklin179420012004Louisiana Tech
Nick Hill*179420102014Michigan State
204Leonard Scott*178819992002Tennessee
205Antonio Andrews*178020102013Western Kentucky
206Nick Davis*177819982001Wisconsin
207Lyle Fitte*177520092013Louisiana Tech
208Henry Bailey177419911994UNLV
209Jesse Williams177319771980Richmond
210Steve Clay177219921995Eastern Michigan
211Herb Haygood*177019982001Michigan State
212Kermit Whitfield*176720142016Florida State
213Anthony Williams176219881991Wake Forest
214Kwane Doster175920022004Vanderbilt
Chris Douglas175920002003Duke
216Syndric Steptoe175720032006Arizona
217Eddie Harris*175619821985Toledo
218Robert Brooks*175419881991South Carolina
Dwayne Owens175419901992Oregon State
220Felix Jones*174920052007Arkansas
221Akeem Hunt*174720112014Purdue
Cory Rodgers*174720032005Texas Christian
223Jamie Hickenbotham174619992002Arkansas State
224Justin Veltung*174320092012Idaho
225Cliff Reed173719811984Western Michigan
226Eric Russell*173420102011Middle Tennessee State
227Quan Cosby*173120052008Texas
228Christion Jones*172720112014Alabama
Fred Smith172720032007Tulane
230James Brooks172619771980Auburn
231Kama Bailey*172520082011Idaho
232Curtis Conway*172319901992USC
233Michael Ray Garvin*172120062008Florida State
234Keenan Burton*171520032007Kentucky
235Broderick McGrew171219961999North Texas
236Jordan Poyer*171120092012Oregon State
237Reggie McKinney170919851988East Carolina
238Ketric Sanford170519961999Houston
239Corey Welch170420082011Eastern Michigan
240Keith Ross170319851988Florida State
241Dez White170119971999Georgia Tech
242Devin Campbell*169920122015Buffalo
243Mike Ball*169520092011Nevada
244BooBoo Gates*169120102012Bowling Green State
Jerry Booboo Gates*169120102012Bowling Green State
Darryl Stonum*169120082012Baylor
247D.J. Monroe*169020082012Texas
248Jim Turner168819941997Syracuse
249Trey Williams*168420122014Texas A&M
250Quentis Roper168319851988Rice

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