NFL Single Season Leaders - Kickoff Returns

The following is a list of the NFL single season kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff returns. Statistics are current through the 2017 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

Active players are listed in bold.

      Kickoff Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. M. Jenkins 2000 Ari 82 2,186 26.7 98t 1
2. C. Carr 2005 Oak 73 1,752 24.0 62 0
  J. Scobey 2003 Ari 73 1,684 23.1 100 1
4. T. Hughes 1996 NO 70 1,791 25.6 58 0
  M. Lewis 2002 NO 70 1,807 25.8 97t 2
6. C. Carr 2006 Oak 69 1,762 25.5 50 0
  J. Wilson 2008 Sea 69 1,753 25.4 61 0
8. D. Hall 2004 KC 68 1,718 25.3 97t 2
9. J. Arrington 2006 Ari 67 1,520 22.7 99t 1
  R. Jenkins 2000 SD 67 1,531 22.9 93t 1
11. D. Amendola 2009 Stl 66 1,618 24.5 58 0
  T. Hughes 1995 NO 66 1,617 24.5 83 0
  C. Rogers 2000 Sea 66 1,629 24.7 81t 1
14. D. Hall 2005 KC 65 1,560 24.0 96t 1
15. R. Cartwright 2006 Was 64 1,541 24.1 100 1
  G. Milburn 1996 Det 64 1,627 25.4 65 0
  T. Perry 2005 Cin 64 1,562 24.4 94 0
  C. Rogers 2002 Buf 64 1,280 20.0 90t 1
19. T. Ginn 2007 Mia 63 1,433 22.7 52 0
  M. Hicks 2007 SF 63 1,502 23.8 55 0
  T. Hughes 1994 NO 63 1,556 24.7 98t 2
  G. Milburn 2000 Chi 63 1,468 23.3 38 0
  D. Sproles 2005 SD 63 1,528 24.3 58 0
  R. Swinton 2005 Ari 63 1,456 23.1 90 0
25. S. Breaston 2007 Ari 62 1,391 22.4 59 0
  A. Coleman 1995 SD 62 1,411 22.8 92t 2
  E. Drummond 2006 Det 62 1,349 21.8 65 0
  B. Marion 1999 Mia 62 1,524 24.6 93 0
  G. Milburn 1998 Chi 62 1,550 25.0 94t 2
  A. Rossum 2003 Atl 62 1,291 20.8 52 0
31. J. Cribbs 2006 Cle 61 1,494 24.5 92t 1
  D. Howard 1997 Oak 61 1,318 21.6 45 0
  G. Milburn 1999 Chi 61 1,426 23.4 93 0
  D. Vaughn 2001 Atl 61 1,491 24.4 96t 1
  W. Welker 2005 Mia 61 1,379 22.6 46 0
36. D. Hill 1981 LA 60 1,170 19.5 50 0
  M. Mariani 2010 Ten 60 1,530 25.5 98t 1
  J. Miller 2005 NYJ 60 1,577 26.3 95t 1
39. M. Bates 1998 Car 59 1,480 25.1 99t 1
  C. Carr 2007 Oak 59 1,327 22.5 43 0
  J. Cribbs 2007 Cle 59 1,809 30.7 100 2
  G. Holt 2007 Cin 59 1,432 24.3 100 1
  B. Mitchell 1998 Was 59 1,337 22.7 102 1
  J. Moses 2004 Hou 59 1,303 22.1 49 0
  B. Sams 2004 Bal 59 1,251 21.2 64 0
  J. Scobey 2005 Sea 59 1,326 22.5 53 0
  K. Williams 1997 Ari 59 1,458 24.7 63 0
48. B. Edmonds 1995 TB 58 1,147 19.8 44 0
  R. Jenkins 2001 SD 58 1,541 26.6 93t 2
  B. Mitchell 1994 Was 58 1,478 25.5 86 0
  C. Morton 2002 NYJ 58 1,509 26.0 98t 2
  J. Moses 2003 Hou 58 1,355 23.4 70 0
  A. Rossum 2004 Atl 58 1,250 21.6 49 0