Minnesota Vikings Career Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Returns

The following are the Minnesota Vikings career kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff returns. Included are player stats for the Minnesota Vikings (NFL) from 1961-2020. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Darrin Nelson is the Minnesota Vikings career leader in kickoff returns with 159.

Players active with the Minnesota Vikings during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Kickoff Returns
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. D. Nelson 129 159 3,623 22.8 53 0
2. Q. Ismail 63 147 3,273 22.3 71 0
3. D. Palmer 84 145 3,274 22.6 88t 1
4. C. Patterson 64 134 4,075 30.4 110 5
5. P. Harvin 54 114 3,183 27.9 106 5
6. E. Payton 41 104 2,353 22.6 99t 1
7. C. Jones 75 89 2,209 24.8 96t 1
8. B. Butler 42 85 1,898 22.3 45 0
9. C. West 75 78 1,991 25.5 82 0
10. B. McClanahan 95 66 1,500 22.7 52 0
11. M. Williams 117 63 1,393 22.1 85t 1
12. B. Rhymes 20 62 1,558 25.1 88 0
  H. Walker 42 62 1,423 23.0 93t 1
14. M. Sherels 123 54 1,359 25.2 78 0
15. J. Redwine 26 50 1,124 22.5 76 0
16. R. Bess 68 48 998 20.8 43 0
  T. Walters 18 48 1,117 23.3 40 0
18. K. Robinson 14 47 1,221 26.0 86t 1
19. N. Jacquet 11 46 1,012 22.0 53 0
20. B. Johnson 11 45 1,054 23.4 65 0
  T. Mason 70 45 1,067 23.7 42 0
22. J. Edwards 14 44 1,103 25.1 83 0
23. T. Williamson 39 43 903 21.0 56 0
24. A. Anderson 108 42 803 19.1 41 0
25. K. Campbell 37 40 861 21.5 55 0
  K. Miller 23 40 854 21.4 38 0
27. D. Harris 14 39 833 21.4 30 0
28. L. Booker 19 37 879 23.8 68 0
  R. Tate 67 37 866 23.4 76t 1
30. N. Guggemos 16 36 808 22.4 42 0
  O. Smith 26 36 743 20.6 46 0
32. T. Carter 46 34 739 21.7 38 0
33. L. Rentzel 20 32 783 24.5 102 1
34. M. Hicks 11 29 690 23.8 38 0
35. A. Rice 89 28 410 14.6 27 0
36. J. Gilliam 56 27 629 23.3 47 0
37. A. Allison 26 26 674 25.9 104 1
  B. Grim 79 26 549 21.1 46 0
  M. Moore 54 26 503 19.3 33 0
  B. Reed 16 26 704 27.1 51 0
41. M. Moore 12 24 524 21.8 48 0
  L. Willis 14 24 552 23.0 57 0
43. A. Abdullah 23 23 583 25.3 38 0
44. B. Bryant 161 22 437 19.9 35 0
  J. Caleb 10 22 504 22.9 38 0
46. S. McCullum 38 21 521 24.8 63 0
  R. Miller 89 21 320 15.2 27 0
  D. Osborn 137 21 493 23.5 55 0
49. D. Dozier 37 19 386 20.3 63 0
  H. Morrow 99 19 362 19.1 42 0