NFL Active Leaders - Kickoff Return Yards

The following is a list of the NFL active kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff return yards. Statistics are current through the 2020 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

      Kickoff Returns
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. C. Patterson 127 239 7,118 29.8 110 8
3. A. Roberts 163 221 5,706 25.8 99t 2
6. T. Lockett 95 127 3,188 25.1 106 2
7. B. Banks 41 119 2,856 24.0 96t 1
8. A. Erickson 80 108 2,672 24.7 84 0
9. M. Thigpen 50 107 2,525 23.6 96t 1
11. A. Abdullah 74 87 2,298 26.4 104 0
12. J. Grant 66 87 2,160 24.8 102 2
13. R. Cobb 130 76 1,926 25.3 108 1
14. T. Jones 103 82 1,890 23.0 70 0
16. J. Agnew 46 64 1,649 25.8 100 1
18. R. Switzer 41 63 1,373 21.8 61 0
19. T. Smith 31 54 1,369 25.4 97 0
20. T. Davis 43 58 1,297 22.4 52 0
21. J. Landry 111 50 1,292 25.8 74 0
23. B. Wilson 51 45 1,251 27.8 104 2
24. J. Huff 37 48 1,237 25.8 108 2
25. T. Montgomery 64 55 1,215 22.1 46 0
26. D. King 62 55 1,206 21.9 44 0
28. C. Rainey 18 45 1,166 25.9 68 0
30. K. Raymond 35 53 1,086 20.5 45 0
31. E. Sanders 158 45 1,083 24.1 48 0
32. R. James 40 47 1,081 23.0 97t 1
33. D. Harris 23 40 1,080 27.0 75 0
  C. Moore 61 46 1,080 23.5 87 0
37. T. Pollard 31 46 1,011 22.0 67 0
38. D. Carter 43 45 983 21.8 31 0
40. B. Scott 29 42 915 21.8 46 0
41. M. Hardman 32 36 888 24.7 104 1
42. M. Hyde 125 37 864 23.4 70 1
43. D. McCourty 171 42 861 20.5 104 1
  S. Sims 28 35 861 24.6 91t 1
45. D. Johnson 30 38 856 22.5 46 0
46. L. Whitehead 30 33 846 25.6 79 0
47. R. McCloud 32 37 838 22.6 49 0
48. A. Hunt 30 35 824 23.5 42 0
49. R. Ross 20 34 812 23.9 102 1
50. D. Hilliard 32 35 810 23.1 74 0