NFL Single Season Leaders - Kickoff Return Yards

The following is a list of the NFL single season kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff return yards. 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. J. Cribbs 2007 Cle 59 1,809 30.7 100 2
3. M. Lewis 2002 NO 70 1,807 25.8 97t 2
4. T. Hughes 1996 NO 70 1,791 25.6 58 0
5. C. Carr 2006 Oak 69 1,762 25.5 50 0
6. J. Wilson 2008 Sea 69 1,753 25.4 61 0
7. C. Carr 2005 Oak 73 1,752 24.0 62 0
8. D. Hall 2004 KC 68 1,718 25.3 97t 2
9. J. Scobey 2003 Ari 73 1,684 23.1 100 1
10. C. Rogers 2000 Sea 66 1,629 24.7 81t 1
11. G. Milburn 1996 Det 64 1,627 25.4 65 0
12. D. Amendola 2009 Stl 66 1,618 24.5 58 0
13. T. Hughes 1995 NO 66 1,617 24.5 83 0
14. J. Miller 2005 NYJ 60 1,577 26.3 95t 1
15. T. Perry 2005 Cin 64 1,562 24.4 94 0
16. D. Hall 2005 KC 65 1,560 24.0 96t 1
17. T. Hughes 1994 NO 63 1,556 24.7 98t 2
18. G. Milburn 1998 Chi 62 1,550 25.0 94t 2
19. L. Stephens-Howling 2010 Ari 57 1,548 27.2 102 2
20. J. Cribbs 2009 Cle 56 1,542 27.5 104 3
  J. Mathis 2005 Hou 54 1,542 28.6 99t 2
22. R. Cartwright 2006 Was 64 1,541 24.1 100 1
  R. Jenkins 2001 SD 58 1,541 26.6 93t 2
24. D. Wilson 2012 NYG 57 1,533 26.9 97t 1
25. R. Jenkins 2000 SD 67 1,531 22.9 93t 1
26. M. Mariani 2010 Ten 60 1,530 25.5 98t 1
27. D. Sproles 2005 SD 63 1,528 24.3 58 0
28. B. Marion 1999 Mia 62 1,524 24.6 93 0
29. J. Arrington 2006 Ari 67 1,520 22.7 99t 1
30. C. Morton 2002 NYJ 58 1,509 26.0 98t 2
31. M. Hicks 2007 SF 63 1,502 23.8 55 0
32. R. Preston 1998 GB 57 1,497 26.3 102 2
33. J. Cribbs 2006 Cle 61 1,494 24.5 92t 1
34. D. Vaughn 2001 Atl 61 1,491 24.4 96t 1
35. M. Bates 1998 Car 59 1,480 25.1 99t 1
36. D. Hall 2003 KC 57 1,478 25.9 100 2
  B. Mitchell 1994 Was 58 1,478 25.5 86 0
38. L. McKelvin 2008 Buf 52 1,468 28.2 98t 1
  G. Milburn 2000 Chi 63 1,468 23.3 38 0
40. S. Logan 2009 Pit 55 1,466 26.7 83 0
41. L. Washington 2010 Sea 57 1,461 25.6 102 3
42. K. Williams 1997 Ari 59 1,458 24.7 63 0
43. R. Swinton 2005 Ari 63 1,456 23.1 90 0
44. S. Logan 2010 Det 55 1,448 26.3 106 1
45. D. Howard 2001 Det 57 1,446 25.4 91 0
46. D. Hester 2013 Chi 52 1,436 27.6 80 0
47. T. Ginn 2007 Mia 63 1,433 22.7 52 0
48. G. Holt 2007 Cin 59 1,432 24.3 100 1
  B. Smith 2010 NYJ 50 1,432 28.6 97t 2
50. S. Smith 2001 Car 56 1,431 25.6 99t 2