NFL Career Leaders - Kickoff Return Yards

The following is a list of the NFL career kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff return yards. Statistics are current through the 2018 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

Active players are listed in bold.

      Kickoff Returns
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. B. Mitchell 223 607 14,014 23.1 102 4
2. A. Rossum 157 514 11,947 23.2 104 5
3. J. Cribbs 136 426 11,113 26.1 104 8
4. M. Gray 169 421 10,250 24.3 102 6
5. D. Hall 111 426 10,136 23.8 100 6
6. G. Milburn 138 407 9,788 24.0 94t 2
7. M. Bates 145 373 9,110 24.4 100 5
8. D. Sproles 172 331 8,350 25.2 104 2
9. D. Howard 156 359 7,959 22.2 91 0
10. L. Washington 126 292 7,553 25.9 102 8
11. D. Hester 156 295 7,333 24.9 98t 5
12. K. Williams 121 322 7,309 22.7 87t 1
13. T. Hughes 81 283 6,999 24.7 99t 3
14. R. Smith 139 275 6,922 25.2 99t 3
15. T. Ginn 170 306 6,899 22.5 102 3
16. C. Carr 125 256 6,276 24.5 62 0
17. M. Lewis 76 248 5,989 24.1 97t 3
18. B. Tate 127 247 5,890 23.8 104 2
19. E. Metcalf 179 280 5,813 20.8 102 2
20. E. Drummond 64 250 5,811 23.2 99t 2
21. D. Meggett 146 252 5,566 22.1 92t 1
22. A. Woodson 116 193 5,538 28.7 106 5
23. C. Harris 183 238 5,528 23.2 95t 1
24. R. Cartwright 154 231 5,450 23.6 100 1
  T. McGee 122 207 5,450 26.3 104 5
26. T. Vanover 77 226 5,422 24.0 99t 4
27. D. Carter 100 250 5,412 21.6 98t 2
28. B. Harper 99 243 5,407 22.3 60 0
29. C. Morton 93 229 5,401 23.6 98t 3
30. T. Wilkins 72 223 5,091 22.8 97t 1
31. H. Walker 187 215 5,084 23.6 94t 2
32. J. Jones 128 183 4,940 27.0 108 5
33. V. Sikahema 118 235 4,933 21.0 52 0
34. M. Hicks 66 214 4,932 23.0 64 0
35. C. Verdin 118 237 4,930 20.8 88t 1
36. R. Swinton 69 208 4,919 23.6 100 2
37. R. Woodson 237 220 4,894 22.2 92t 2
38. C. Rogers 67 217 4,877 22.5 90t 2
39. A. Davis 104 205 4,821 23.5 104 4
40. C. Patterson 86 160 4,800 30.0 110 5
41. A. Carmichael 84 191 4,798 25.1 106 2
42. T. Brown 107 184 4,781 26.0 106 5
43. T. Dwight 116 203 4,753 23.4 93t 2
44. D. James 117 189 4,676 24.7 72 0
45. J. Lewis 111 212 4,611 21.8 76 0
46. D. Dunn 87 198 4,597 23.2 90t 2
47. R. Jenkins 52 190 4,550 23.9 93t 3
48. S. Duncan 115 180 4,539 25.2 91 0
49. R. Brown 100 199 4,493 22.6 98t 4
50. A. Coleman 58 193 4,466 23.1 92t 4