Detroit Lions Career Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Return Yards

The following are the Detroit Lions career kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff return yards. Included are player stats for the Detroit Lions (NFL) from 1934-2020 and the Portsmouth Spartans (NFL) from 1930-1933. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Mel Gray is the Detroit Lions career leader in kickoff return yards with 5,478.

Players active with the Detroit Lions during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Kickoff Returns
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. M. Gray 84 216 5,478 25.4 102 5
2. E. Drummond 52 213 5,026 23.6 99t 2
3. D. Howard 41 155 3,732 24.1 91 0
4. G. Milburn 32 119 2,942 24.7 69 0
5. S. Logan 48 116 2,877 24.8 106 1
6. A. Hall 76 128 2,819 22.0 96t 1
7. T. Fair 51 101 2,516 24.9 106 2
8. T. Watkins 64 91 2,262 24.9 94 0
9. A. Cason 40 80 1,945 24.3 74 0
10. P. Studstill 77 75 1,924 25.7 100 1
11. T. Vaughn 88 62 1,595 25.7 63 0
12. R. Swinton 24 58 1,374 23.7 96t 1
13. A. Abdullah 35 49 1,363 27.8 104 0
14. J. Christiansen 89 59 1,329 22.5 46 0
15. R. Kane 113 61 1,327 21.8 62 0
16. L. Barney 140 50 1,274 25.5 98t 1
17. R. Jessie 54 47 1,237 26.3 102 2
18. B. Williams 41 46 1,219 26.5 96t 2
19. H. Cassady 74 53 1,112 21.0 42 0
20. G. Lee 26 50 1,074 21.5 50 0
21. R. Martin 49 59 1,061 18.0 51 0
22. J. Ross 26 38 1,023 26.9 98t 1
23. H. Hunter 16 49 1,007 20.6 54 0
24. B. Thompson 28 44 996 22.6 59 0
25. D. Walker 67 38 968 25.5 63 0
26. A. Brown 22 42 951 22.6 87 0
27. B. Middleton 13 43 947 22.0 42 0
28. D. Williams 18 42 931 22.2 34 0
29. J. Jones 14 38 927 24.4 59 0
30. J. Agnew 32 36 866 24.1 100 1
31. K. Jenkins 26 40 855 21.4 32 0
32. B. Dudley 28 38 809 21.3 78 0
33. D. Doll 47 32 808 25.2 56 0
34. L. Thompson 175 36 799 22.2 33 0
35. A. Roberts 16 33 747 22.6 42 0
36. K. Callicutt 66 44 742 16.9 31 0
37. J. Arnold 17 32 684 21.4 69 0
38. J. Steffen 28 27 660 24.4 55 0
39. T. Barr 102 26 655 25.2 86t 1
40. V. Turner 13 32 653 20.4 46 0
41. E. Girard 56 30 648 21.6 85 0
42. M. Zofko 37 29 642 22.1 49 0
43. B. Felts 31 28 621 22.2 32 0
44. P. Mandley 74 30 579 19.3 37 0
45. N. Mathews 28 21 576 27.4 98t 1
46. J. Morton 126 24 559 23.3 93t 1
47. K. Webb 61 26 549 21.1 45 0
48. B. Thompson 65 22 521 23.7 50 0
49. Y. Lary 133 22 495 22.5 41 0
50. J. Hunter 86 19 491 25.8 84 0