Detroit Lions Single Season Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Return Yards

The following are the Detroit Lions single season 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. Glyn Milburn is the Detroit Lions single season leader in kickoff return yards with 1,627.

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

      Kickoff Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  G. Milburn 1996 Det 64 1,627 25.4 65 0
  S. Logan 2010 Det 55 1,448 26.3 106 1
  D. Howard 2001 Det 57 1,446 25.4 91 0
  T. Fair 1998 Det 51 1,428 28.0 106 2
  D. Howard 2000 Det 57 1,401 24.6 70 0
  E. Drummond 2006 Det 62 1,349 21.8 65 0
  G. Milburn 1997 Det 55 1,315 23.9 69 0
  M. Gray 1994 Det 45 1,276 28.4 102 3
  E. Drummond 2004 Det 41 1,092 26.6 99t 2
  A. Abdullah 2015 Det 37 1,077 29.1 104 0
  E. Drummond 2005 Det 49 1,077 22.0 48 0
  A. Cason 2007 Det 42 1,041 24.8 74 0
  E. Drummond 2002 Det 40 1,039 26.0 91 0
  H. Hunter 1986 Det 49 1,007 20.6 54 0
  M. Gray 1992 Det 42 1,006 24.0 89t 1
  A. Brown 2009 Det 42 951 22.6 87 0
  M. Gray 1990 Det 41 939 22.9 65 0
  D. Williams 2009 Det 42 931 22.2 34 0
  M. Gray 1991 Det 36 929 25.8 71 0
  J. Jones 1974 Det 38 927 24.4 59 0
  A. Hall 1985 Det 39 886 22.7 54 0
  B. Middleton 2008 Det 39 864 22.2 42 0
  S. Logan 2011 Det 33 832 25.2 42 0
  T. Fair 1999 Det 34 752 22.1 91 0
  A. Roberts 2016 Det 33 747 22.6 42 0
  A. Cason 2008 Det 32 746 23.3 46 0
  G. Lee 1987 Det 32 719 22.5 50 0
  P. Studstill 1964 Det 29 708 24.4 53 0
  M. Gray 1993 Det 28 688 24.6 95t 1
  L. Barney 1968 Det 25 670 26.8 98t 1
  M. Gray 1989 Det 24 640 26.7 57 0
  M. Zofko 1972 Det 26 616 23.7 49 0
  S. Logan 2012 Det 28 597 21.3 40 0
  T. Vaughn 1966 Det 23 595 25.9 63 0
  D. Howard 2002 Det 26 587 22.6 70 0
  J. Ross 2014 Det 23 584 25.4 41 0
  T. Watkins 1965 Det 17 584 34.4 94 0
  B. Thompson 1975 Det 22 565 25.7 42 0
  B. Williams 1969 Det 17 563 33.1 96t 1
  R. Jessie 1972 Det 23 558 24.3 62 0
  B. Williams 1970 Det 25 544 21.8 85t 1
  J. Arnold 1979 Det 23 539 23.4 69 0
  D. Doll 1949 Det 21 536 25.5 56 0
  A. Hall 1981 Det 25 525 21.0 36 0
  P. Studstill 1962 Det 20 511 25.6 59 0
  R. Martin 1981 Det 25 509 20.4 34 0
  R. Kane 1980 Det 23 495 21.5 62 0
  A. Hall 1983 Det 23 492 21.4 32 0
  R. Jessie 1971 Det 16 470 29.4 102 2
  E. Drummond 2003 Det 21 469 22.3 38 0