Punt Return Yards Career Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1976
Leaders Table
Rk Player Yds From To School
1Wes Welker*176120002003Texas Tech
2Javier Arenas*175220062009Alabama
3Ryne Robinson*167720032006Miami (OH)
4David Allen164519972000Kansas State
5Steve Breaston*159920032006Michigan
6Leodis McKelvin*147120042007Troy
7Tyrone Thurman146619851988Texas Tech
8Antonio Perkins*144520012004Oklahoma
9Deion Sanders142919851988Florida State
10Dexter Wynn*138520002003Colorado State
11Brandon James*137120062009Florida
12Jim Leonhard*134720022004Wisconsin
13Tim Gilligan*134320002003Boise State
14Greg Myers133319921995Colorado State
15Tony James133219891992Mississippi State
16Nathan Vasher*131420002003Texas
17Vai Sikahema131219801985Brigham Young
18Joe Burnett*130420052008UCF
19Jeremy Kerley*129920072010Texas Christian
20Eddie Royal*129620042007Virginia Tech
21Danny Amendola*128320042007Texas Tech
22Andrew Mott128019831986Southern Mississippi
23Damien Gary*127319992003Georgia
24Steve Suter*127120012004Maryland
25Larry Taylor*124620042007Connecticut
26Sammie Stroughter*123520042008Oregon State
27Jarrail Jackson123019961999Oklahoma
28Keenan Howry*122119992002Oregon
29Dejuan Groce*121819992002Nebraska
30Santana Moss119619972000Miami (FL)
31Ray Peterson119519921995San Diego State
32Ryan Broyles*119420082011Oklahoma
33Ledel George119119901993North Carolina State
34Glyn Milburn*118219881992Stanford
Terry Obee*118219861989Oregon
36Bruce Branch117119982001Penn State
37Thomas Bailey117019911994Auburn
38Deltha O'Neal*116919961999California
39Bernard Berrian*114319992003Fresno State
40Kelley Rhino*113819992002Georgia Tech
41Domanick Davis*112619992002LSU
42Greg Reid*111720092011Florida State
43Kevin Robinson110420042007Utah State
44Gari Scott*108819961999Michigan State
45Michael Fletcher*108419961999Oregon
46Ryan Switzer*108220132016North Carolina
47Dante Pettis*107920142017Washington
48Eric Metcalf107619851988Texas
49Brian Musso*107419941997Northwestern
50Willie Drewery106719811984West Virginia
51Ta'Boris Fisher106519931996Ole Miss
52Skyler Green*106420022005LSU
53Willie Reid*106320022005Florida State
54O.J. McDuffie105919881992Penn State
55Scott Woerner105719771980Georgia
56Tim Dwight105119941997Iowa
57Deandrew Rubin104920002002South Florida
58Derek Abney104220002003Kentucky
59Kevin Williams103919901992Miami (FL)
60Mike Adams103819921996Texas
61Dan Sheldon*102120012004Northern Illinois
62Beno Bryant101919891993Washington
63Marshall Roberts101819891992Rutgers
64Chuck Carswell101419881991Georgia
65Kelvin Martin*101219831986Boston College
66Nick Davis*100719982001Wisconsin
67Gary Anderson100419791982Arkansas
Johnnie Johnson100419761979Texas
69George Coghill100219891992Wake Forest
70Ted Hollern100119811984Central Michigan
71Terrell Buckley100019891991Florida State
72Charles Gordon*99920032005Kansas
73Greg Richardson99719831986Alabama
74Darnell Clash98519801982Wyoming
Dustin Harris*98520092012Texas A&M
76Tom Flynn*98319801983Pitt
77Arnold Jackson97219972000Louisville
78Rod Harris97119851988Texas A&M
79Craig Bragg*96120012004UCLA
80David Boston*95919961998Ohio State
Bobby Joe Edmonds95919821985Arkansas
82Roscoe Parrish*95620022004Miami (FL)
83Trey Gainous95119831986Auburn
84Willie Andrews94920022005Baylor
85Eddie Kennison94719931995LSU
Hoost Marsh*94720042007Wyoming
87Marcus James94420002003Missouri
88Dante Hall94319961999Texas A&M
89Terrence Austin*94220062009UCLA
Shawn Summers94219921995Tennessee
91Alan Grant*94019861989Stanford
92Dee Feaster93719951998Florida State
J.R. Redmond*93719961999Arizona State
Peter Warrick93719951999Florida State
95Eric Parker*93019982015Houston
96Eddie Tillitz92520002002Miami (OH)
97Jeff Sydner92019891991Hawaii
98Jahmal Fenner*91720012004UTEP
Marshay Green*91720062009Ole Miss
100Greg Poole91619801982North Carolina
101Paul Guidry*91119931996UCLA
102Troy Walters91019961999Stanford
103Ricky Floyd90819781981Southern Mississippi
104Anthony Carter*90719791982Michigan
105Dennis Northcutt90519961999Arizona
106Jeff Campbell90419861989Colorado
Bruce Natson*90420122016Akron
108Terance Richardson90319951999Oklahoma State
109Tracy Saul90219891992Texas Tech
110Ted Ginn Jr.*90020042006Ohio State
111Tony Smith89719891991Southern Mississippi
112Blaise Taylor*89620142017Arkansas State
113Garcia Lane*89519811983Ohio State
114Aaron Ross*89320032006Texas
115LaVon Edwards89219881991Utah
116Eugene Wilson*88719992002Illinois
117Gerald McNeil*88619801983Baylor
118Demornay Pierson-El*88120142017Nebraska
119Luke Powell87820002003Stanford
120Dane Johnson87619941997Texas Tech
Scott Schwedes87619831986Syracuse
122William Likely*87520132016Maryland
123Marvin Young*87420012004Southern Mississippi
124Andre Davis*87219982001Virginia Tech
125Jamison Crowder*86920112014Duke
Dave Duerson86919791982Notre Dame
Kendrick Mosley86919992003Western Michigan
128David Palmer86619911993Alabama
129James Henry86519861988Southern Mississippi
130Darrell Blackman*86420042007North Carolina State
131Keiwan Ratliff*86020002003Florida
Steve Smith86019992000Utah
133Napoleon McCallum85819811985Navy
134J.D. Falslev*85620102013Brigham Young
135Gabe Lindsay*85419992003Oklahoma State
Rafael Little*85420042007Kentucky
137Chris Potter*85320092012Boise State
138Charles Sharon*84820022005Bowling Green State
139Tracy Lampley*84720092012Southern Mississippi
Dana McLemore84719781981Hawaii
141Aaron Lockett84519982001Kansas State
142James McMillion84319911993Iowa State
143Brian Bonner*84020042007Texas Christian
144Deangelo Hall*83920012003Virginia Tech
145John Ludlow83719791982Virginia Tech
146Brandon Tate*83520052008North Carolina
147Kevin Faulk83219951998LSU
148Scott Harding83120112014Hawaii
149Bobby Newcombe82919972000Nebraska
Anthony Parker*82919841987Arizona State
151Joe Jarzynka82719961999Washington
Louis Lipps82719801983Southern Mississippi
153Cory Rodgers*82520032005Texas Christian
154Robert Redd82319982002Bowling Green State
155Antonio Brown*82220072009Central Michigan
156Thomas Flowers*82120042007Georgia
157Frank Cassano82019871990Tulsa
Keith Stokes82019992000East Carolina
159Fred Fernandes81819791983Utah State
160Tyrone Hughes81719891992Nebraska
161Kenyatta Watson81619931996Boston College
162Jayron Hosley*81520092011Virginia Tech
Greg Stroman*81520142017Virginia Tech
164Calvin Lowry*81220022005Penn State
165Bosley Allen81019982001North Carolina
166Pat Chester80819781982Virginia
167Tony Logan*80520082011Maryland
168Tinker Keck*80419971999Cincinnati
169Eugene Young80219801982Oregon
170Michael Bumpus80120042007Washington State
Marcus Murphy*80120102014Missouri
172Pat Johnson*79819941997Oregon
Chad Owens*79820012004Hawaii
174Drew Terrell*79720092012Stanford
175Dallas Davis79619972001Colorado State
176Monty Gilbreath79519861989San Diego State
177Howard Fields79419771979Baylor
178Kyle Wilson*79320062009Boise State
179Derek Pegues*79220052008Mississippi State
180James Dye79019951996Brigham Young
Ray Small*79020062009Ohio State
182Randall Felton78919891993North Carolina
183Adam Jennings*78820022005Fresno State
184Joshua Bush78619982001Western Michigan
Bobby Engram78619911995Penn State
B.J. Hill*78620052008Ball State
187Ryan Johnson78419992002Memphis
188Troy Mason78319992002UNLV
Mark Slawson78319771980Citadel
190Clifton Smith*78220042007Fresno State
191Kitrick Taylor78119821986Washington State
192Anthony Chambers*78020022003Purdue
J.T. Thatcher*78019972000Oklahoma
194Troy Vincent77319881991Wisconsin
Tripp Welborne*77319871990Michigan
196Vaughn Rivers*77220042007West Virginia
197Don Morgan77119951998Nevada
198Kyle Williams*76820062009Arizona State
199Dana Brinson76719851988Nebraska
200Thomas Everett76619831986Baylor
Jacquez Green76619951997Florida
202Darryl Usher76219831987Illinois
203Leonard Harris75919811983Texas Tech
204Quinton Spotwood75719961999Syracuse
Tom Zbikowski*75720042007Notre Dame
206Donnell Woolford*75419851988Clemson
207Terry Richardson*75320032006Arizona State
208Jo Jo Collins75219841988Colorado
Willie Gittens*75219781982Arizona State
Roman Hollowell75219982001Colorado
211Mike Guess*75119761979Ohio State
212Brent Dennis75019801983Tulsa
Jimmie Hawkins75019821985Texas A&M
Billy Myers75019841987Virginia Tech
215Peter Marciano*74619861989Iowa
216Terry Fair74519951997Tennessee
217J.J. Worton*74020112014UCF
218Corey Brazil73920012004Louisiana Tech
Brisly Estime*73920132016Syracuse
Blake Warren73920032006SMU
221Deon Murphy73720072008Kansas State
222Andy Brodell*73520052008Iowa
223Willie Clay73219881991Georgia Tech
224Thad McFadden*73119801984Wisconsin
225Montrell Jones*72920012005Louisville
Todd Miller*72920022004Iowa State
227Hodges Mitchell*72719972000Texas
228Alvin Duke72619961998Vanderbilt
229Vontez Duff*72520002003Notre Dame
Bobby Wade72519992002Arizona
231Jemeel Powell72419992002California
Derrick Williams*72420052008Penn State
233Fabian Davis*72219992002Wake Forest
234David Gilreath*72120072010Wisconsin
Tim Wilbur*72119781982Indiana
236Eric Blount72019881991North Carolina
Ryan Roskelly72019941995Memphis
238Christion Jones*71920112014Alabama
239Chris McCranie71819931996Georgia
Tramaine Thompson*71820102013Kansas State
241Shayne Wasden*71719881990Auburn
242Mike Espy*71620022005Ole Miss
P.J. Fleck71619992003Northern Illinois
Keiwone Malone*71620112014Memphis
Kendal Smith71619851988Utah State
246Anthony Young71519811984Temple
247Stafford Owens71320012004Ohio
248Angelo Harrison71219951998Virginia Tech
John Wilson*71219972000Tulane
250Marquis Maze*71120082011Alabama

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