Minnesota Vikings Single Season Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Return Yards

The following are the Minnesota Vikings single season kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff return yards. Included are player stats for the Minnesota Vikings (NFL) from 1961-2020. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Cordarrelle Patterson is the Minnesota Vikings single season leader in kickoff return yards with 1,393.

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

      Kickoff Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  C. Patterson 2013 Min 43 1,393 32.4 110 2
  B. Rhymes 1985 Min 53 1,345 25.4 88 0
  K. Robinson 2005 Min 47 1,221 26.0 86t 1
  E. Payton 1980 Min 53 1,184 22.3 59 0
  D. Palmer 1998 Min 50 1,176 23.5 88t 1
  P. Harvin 2009 Min 42 1,156 27.5 102 2
  J. Edwards 1979 Min 44 1,103 25.1 83 0
  B. Johnson 2006 Min 45 1,054 23.4 65 0
  Q. Ismail 1995 Min 42 1,037 24.7 71 0
  C. Patterson 2015 Min 32 1,019 31.8 102 2
  N. Jacquet 2001 Min 46 1,012 22.0 53 0
  H. Walker 1990 Min 44 966 22.0 64 0
  P. Harvin 2010 Min 40 933 23.3 95t 1
  Q. Ismail 1993 Min 42 902 21.5 47 0
  E. Payton 1981 Min 39 898 23.0 99t 1
  D. Nelson 1984 Min 39 891 22.8 47 0
  C. Patterson 2014 Min 34 871 25.6 51 0
  K. Miller 1978 Min 40 854 21.4 38 0
  J. Redwine 1983 Min 38 838 22.1 41 0
  D. Harris 1988 Min 39 833 21.4 30 0
  N. Guggemos 1987 Min 36 808 22.4 42 0
  Q. Ismail 1994 Min 35 807 23.1 61 0
  C. Patterson 2016 Min 25 792 31.7 104 1
  K. Campbell 2004 Min 35 760 21.7 55 0
  B. Butler 1963 Min 33 713 21.6 35 0
  D. Palmer 1997 Min 32 711 22.2 62 0
  R. Bess 1986 Min 31 705 22.7 43 0
  T. Walters 2000 Min 30 692 23.1 38 0
  M. Hicks 2008 Min 29 690 23.8 38 0
  D. Nelson 1991 Min 31 682 22.0 50 0
  A. Anderson 1984 Min 30 639 21.3 41 0
  R. Tate 1999 Min 25 627 25.1 76t 1
  D. Nelson 1992 Min 29 626 21.6 53 0
  D. Palmer 1999 Min 27 621 23.0 51 0
  T. Mason 1961 Min 25 603 24.1 42 0
  L. Rentzel 1965 Min 23 602 26.2 102 1
  B. Butler 1964 Min 26 597 23.0 34 0
  C. Jones 1967 Min 25 597 23.9 96t 1
  B. Butler 1962 Min 26 588 22.6 45 0
  O. Smith 2003 Min 27 588 21.8 46 0
  C. West 1968 Min 22 576 26.2 82 0
  A. Allison 2007 Min 20 574 28.7 104 1
  P. Harvin 2012 Min 16 574 35.9 106 1
  C. West 1971 Min 24 556 23.2 36 0
  L. Willis 1976 Min 24 552 23.0 57 0
  B. McClanahan 1974 Min 23 549 23.9 52 0
  Q. Ismail 1996 Min 28 527 18.8 32 0
  M. Moore 1977 Min 24 524 21.8 48 0
  P. Harvin 2011 Min 16 520 32.5 104 1
  M. Williams 2002 Min 24 516 21.5 51 0