Punt Returns Career Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1976
Leaders Table
Rk Player Ret From To School
1Vai Sikahema15319801985Brigham Young
2Wes Welker*15220002003Texas Tech
3John Ludlow13619791982Virginia Tech
4Steve Breaston*12720032006Michigan
Sammie Stroughter*12720042008Oregon State
6Deion Sanders12619851988Florida State
Tyrone Thurman12619851988Texas Tech
8Javier Arenas*12520062009Alabama
Thomas Bailey12519911994Auburn
Ledel George12519901993North Carolina State
Greg Richardson12519831986Alabama
12Jarrail Jackson12419961999Oklahoma
Terry Obee*12419861989Oregon
14Tom Flynn*12219801983Pitt
15Tony James12119891992Mississippi State
Peter Marciano*12119861989Iowa
Ryne Robinson*12120032006Miami (OH)
Steve Suter*12120012004Maryland
19Tim Gilligan*11720002003Boise State
Ted Hollern11719811984Central Michigan
Brandon James*11720062009Florida
Andrew Mott11719831986Southern Mississippi
23Danny Amendola*11620042007Texas Tech
Rod Harris11619851988Texas A&M
25Gary Anderson11519791982Arkansas
Damien Gary*11519992003Georgia
Greg Stroman*11520142017Virginia Tech
28Johnnie Johnson11419761979Texas
29Antonio Perkins*11320012004Oklahoma
Kelley Rhino*11319992002Georgia Tech
31LaVon Edwards11219881991Utah
Leodis McKelvin*11220042007Troy
33Eddie Royal*11120042007Virginia Tech
34Deltha O'Neal*11019961999California
35Bruce Branch10919982001Penn State
Ricky Floyd10919781981Southern Mississippi
37Ryan Broyles*10820082011Oklahoma
Eric Metcalf10819851988Texas
39Eric Parker*10719982015Houston
40Beno Bryant10619891993Washington
41Michael Fletcher*10519961999Oregon
Trey Gainous10519831986Auburn
Jim Leonhard*10520022004Wisconsin
Robert Redd10519982002Bowling Green State
45Willie Drewery10419811984West Virginia
Keenan Howry*10419992002Oregon
Hoost Marsh*10420042007Wyoming
48David Allen10319972000Kansas State
Dave Duerson10319791982Notre Dame
50Willie Clay10219881991Georgia Tech
51Gerald McNeil*10119801983Baylor
Greg Myers10119921995Colorado State
J.R. Redmond*10119961999Arizona State
Mark Slawson10119771980Citadel
55Pat Chester10019781982Virginia
Arnold Jackson10019972000Louisville
Glyn Milburn*10019881992Stanford
58Ryan Switzer*9920132016North Carolina
59Bernard Berrian*9819992003Fresno State
David Boston*9819961998Ohio State
Adam Jennings*9820022005Fresno State
Larry Taylor*9820042007Connecticut
63Willie Andrews9720022005Baylor
64Teryl Austin*9619841987Pitt
Joe Burnett*9620052008UCF
Howard Fields9619771979Baylor
Ta'Boris Fisher9619931996Ole Miss
Charles Gordon*9620032005Kansas
Dana McLemore9619781981Hawaii
Brian Musso*9619941997Northwestern
Ray Peterson9619921995San Diego State
72Mike Adams9519921996Texas
Terrence Austin*9520062009UCLA
Darnell Clash9519801982Wyoming
Mike Espy*9520022005Ole Miss
Alan Grant*9519861989Stanford
Joe Jarzynka9519961999Washington
Mike O'Brien9519861988Brigham Young
79Domanick Davis*9419992002LSU
Jeremy Kerley*9420072010Texas Christian
Nathan Vasher*9420002003Texas
82Bobby Joe Edmonds9319821985Arkansas
Marshay Green*9320062009Ole Miss
Jo Jo Heath*9319761979Pitt
Willie Idlette*9320032006Wake Forest
86Brian Brown*9219901993Oregon
Blaise Taylor*9220142017Arkansas State
Eugene Wilson*9219992002Illinois
89Randall Felton9119891993North Carolina
Marshall Roberts9119891992Rutgers
Brian Treggs9119881991California
Darryl Usher9119831987Illinois
Dexter Wynn*9120002003Colorado State
94Frank Cassano9019871990Tulsa
Jay Dumas*9019931995Washington State
Willie Gittens*9019781982Arizona State
Paul Guidry*9019931996UCLA
Billy Myers9019841987Virginia Tech
Greg Poole9019801982North Carolina
Kitrick Taylor9019821986Washington State
Eddie Tillitz9020002002Miami (OH)
Tim Wilbur*9019781982Indiana
103J.D. Falslev*8920102013Brigham Young
Pat Johnson*8919941997Oregon
Garcia Lane*8919811983Ohio State
Greg Reid*8920092011Florida State
107Derek Abney8820002003Kentucky
Chuck Carswell8819881991Georgia
Scott Harding8820112014Hawaii
Eddie Harris*8819821985Toledo
Derek Hill8819851988Arizona
Todd Miller*8820022004Iowa State
Scott Woerner8819771980Georgia
114Craig Bragg*8720012004UCLA
Corey Brazil8720012004Louisiana Tech
Billy Davis*8719801983Clemson
P.J. Fleck8719992003Northern Illinois
Monty Gilbreath8719861989San Diego State
Jimmie Hawkins8719821985Texas A&M
120Billy Cannon8619801983Texas A&M
Jim Coates8619841987Penn State
Jahmal Fenner*8620012004UTEP
Calvin Lowry*8620022005Penn State
Vaughn Lusby8619741978Arkansas
Tracy Saul8619891992Texas Tech
Troy Walters8619961999Stanford
127K.C. Clark*8519831986San Jose State
George Coghill8519891992Wake Forest
Fred Fernandes8519791983Utah State
130Jeff Campbell8419861989Colorado
O.J. McDuffie8419881992Penn State
L.J. Muddy8419871991Central Michigan
Brett Perriman8419841987Miami (FL)
Gari Scott*8419961999Michigan State
Shawn Summers8419921995Tennessee
Kenyatta Watson8419931996Boston College
137Darrell Blackman*8320042007North Carolina State
Jo Jo Collins8319841988Colorado
Mike E. Davis*8319761979Colorado
Nick Davis*8319982001Wisconsin
Keiwone Malone*8320112014Memphis
David Palmer8319911993Alabama
Luke Powell8320002003Stanford
Stephone Robinson*8320042007Colorado
Mike Siganos8319761977Kentucky
Jameel Turner8319971999Toledo
Scott Wells*8319871988San Jose State
John Wilson*8319972000Tulane
149Terrell Buckley8219891991Florida State
B.J. Hill*8220052008Ball State
Scott Schwedes8219831986Syracuse
Charles Sharon*8220022005Bowling Green State
Chad Smith8219951998New Mexico
Shayne Wasden*8219881990Auburn
Eugene Young8219801982Oregon
156Tony Buford*8119851988Indiana
Chris McCranie8119931996Georgia
Dante Pettis*8120142017Washington
Anthony Sargent*8119861987Wyoming
Kendal Smith8119851988Utah State
161Eric Blount8019881991North Carolina
Michael Bumpus8020042007Washington State
Thomas Everett8019831986Baylor
Gerald Hall8019761978East Carolina
Ziehl Kavanaght*8020002003Michigan State
166Anthony Carter*7919791982Michigan
Alvin Duke7919961998Vanderbilt
Kelvin Martin*7919831986Boston College
Don Morgan7919951998Nevada
Derek Pegues*7920052008Mississippi State
David Scott7919791980Texas A&M
Brandon Tate*7920052008North Carolina
173Willie Gault7819791982Tennessee
Dejuan Groce*7819992002Nebraska
Dante Hall7819961999Texas A&M
Tim Horton7819861989Arkansas
Norman Jefferson7819831986LSU
Tracy Lampley*7820092012Southern Mississippi
Louis Lipps7819801983Southern Mississippi
Kevin Robinson7820042007Utah State
Ray Small*7820062009Ohio State
Joe Walker7819972000Nebraska
Kevin Williams7819901992Miami (FL)
Donnell Woolford*7819851988Clemson
Manuel Young7819801984Vanderbilt
186Dana Brinson7719851988Nebraska
Skyler Green*7720022005LSU
Marcus James7720002003Missouri
Hodges Mitchell*7719972000Texas
Santana Moss7719972000Miami (FL)
Tre Smith*7720022006Auburn
Jeff Sydner7719891991Hawaii
Jack Westbrook7719801983Georgia Tech
Holmon Wiggins7719982001New Mexico
195Dee Feaster7619951998Florida State
Dustin Harris*7620092012Texas A&M
Ronald Hatcher7620002003Vanderbilt
Harold Jasper*7619911994Iowa
Dane Johnson7619941997Texas Tech
Ryan Johnson7619992002Memphis
Keiwan Ratliff*7620002003Florida
Aaron Ross*7620032006Texas
Chris Taylor7619972000Texas A&M
Rodney Taylor7619851988Northern Illinois
205Ernest Calloway7519901992Purdue
Anthony Chambers*7520022003Purdue
Ivory Curry7519801982Florida
Fabian Davis*7519992002Wake Forest
Brent Dennis7519801983Tulsa
Tim Finkelston7519861989Virginia
Guilian Gary7519982001Maryland
James Jett*7519891992West Virginia
Marco Johnson7519831987Hawaii
Eddie Kennison7519931995LSU
Jermaine Landrum*7520012004Tulsa
Marcus Murphy*7520102014Missouri
Reggie Reginelli7519791982Tulane
Bill Rush7519791983Eastern Michigan
Robert Smith*7519831986Iowa
Blake Warren7520032006SMU
Rodney Williams7519951997Arizona
222Robert Dunn*7420052008Auburn
E.B. Halsey7420032006Illinois
Ibrahim Halsey7420032006Illinois
Angelo Harrison7419951998Virginia Tech
Buster Johnson7419771979Eastern Michigan
Tony Smith7419891991Southern Mississippi
Kyle Williams*7420062009Arizona State
Anthony Young7419811984Temple
230Spencer Braggs7319961999Tulsa
Vontez Duff*7320002003Notre Dame
Jerry Dunlap*7319831985South Carolina
David Gilreath*7320072010Wisconsin
Mike Guess*7319761979Ohio State
Napoleon McCallum7319811985Navy
Robert Tate7319941996Cincinnati
237Mike Baker*7219901993West Virginia
Sharay Fields7219771980New Mexico
Thad McFadden*7219801984Wisconsin
Bruce Natson*7220122016Akron
Demornay Pierson-El*7220142017Nebraska
Javier Sanchez7219972000UTEP
Steve Smith7219992000Utah
Peter Warrick7219951999Florida State
J.J. Worton*7220112014UCF
246Justin Brown*7120092012Oklahoma
Heshimu Colar7119881991San Jose State
Chris Cunningham7119992003SMU
Bobby Engram7119911995Penn State
Eric Guliford7119891992Arizona State
Darrius Johnson7119921995Oklahoma
James Lott*7119861989Clemson
Drew Terrell*7120092012Stanford

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