New York Jets Single Season Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Return Average

The following are the New York Jets single season kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff return average. Included are player stats for the New York Jets (NFL) from 1970-2019, the New York Jets (AFL) from 1963-1969 and the New York Titans (AFL) from 1960-1962. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Joe McKnight is the New York Jets single season leader in kickoff return average with 31.56.

Players active with the New York Jets during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 20 kickoff returns

      Kickoff Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  J. McKnight 2011 NYJ 34 1,073 31.6 108 1
  B. Humphery 1984 NYJ 22 675 30.7 97t 1
  A. Roberts 2018 NYJ 40 1,174 29.4 99t 1
  L. Burton 1960 NYT 30 862 28.7 102 2
  B. Smith 2010 NYJ 50 1,432 28.6 97t 2
  J. Miller 2006 NYJ 46 1,304 28.3 104 2
  R. Carpenter 1995 NYJ 20 553 27.6 58 0
  J. McKnight 2012 NYJ 39 1,072 27.5 100 1
  L. Washington 2007 NYJ 47 1,291 27.5 98t 3
  A. Glenn 1997 NYJ 28 741 26.5 96t 1
  J. Miller 2005 NYJ 60 1,577 26.3 95t 1
  C. Morton 2002 NYJ 58 1,509 26.0 98t 2
  L. Washington 2008 NYJ 48 1,231 25.6 94 1
  E. Boozer 1966 NYJ 26 659 25.3 96t 1
  B. Harper 1977 NYJ 42 1,035 24.6 60 0
  L. Piccone 1974 NYJ 39 961 24.6 46 0
  D. Stone 1999 NYJ 28 689 24.6 50 0
  J. Cribbs 2013 NYJ 20 490 24.5 42 0
  L. Piccone 1975 NYJ 26 637 24.5 53 0
  D. Christy 1963 NYJ 24 585 24.4 71 0
  A. Glenn 1998 NYJ 24 585 24.4 62 0
  B. Humphery 1988 NYJ 21 510 24.3 48 0
  M. Battle 1969 NYJ 31 750 24.2 45 0
  S. Davis 1975 NYJ 20 483 24.1 46 0
  C. Farasopoulos 1972 NYJ 26 627 24.1 51 0
  E. Christy 1968 NYJ 25 599 24.0 87 0
  B. Humphery 1986 NYJ 28 655 23.4 96t 1
  B. Harper 1978 NYJ 55 1,280 23.3 40 0
  L. Giammona 1976 NYJ 23 527 22.9 34 0
  C. Yeast 2001 NYJ 29 663 22.9 50 0
  E. Christy 1967 NYJ 23 521 22.7 33 0
  K. Springs 1984 NYJ 23 521 22.7 73 0
  L. Piccone 1976 NYJ 31 699 22.5 58 0
  M. Battle 1970 NYJ 40 891 22.3 41 0
  A. Glenn 1999 NYJ 27 601 22.3 46 0
  P. Brown 1983 NYJ 29 645 22.2 46 0
  D. Stone 2000 NYJ 25 555 22.2 43 0
  B. Harper 1980 NYJ 49 1,070 21.8 35 0
  C. Farasopoulos 1971 NYJ 25 545 21.8 30 0
  D. Christy 1962 NYT 38 824 21.7 43 0
  A. Glenn 1994 NYJ 27 582 21.6 45 0
  R. Cobb 1996 NYJ 23 488 21.2 34 0
  B. Harper 1979 NYJ 55 1,158 21.1 52 0
  J. Tiller 1962 NYT 22 462 21.0 40 0
  B. Harper 1981 NYJ 23 480 20.9 42 0
  T. Mathis 1991 NYJ 29 599 20.7 50 0
  K. Sohn 1981 NYJ 26 528 20.3 31 0
  M. Adkins 1973 NYJ 31 615 19.8 38 0
  H. Bailey 1996 NYJ 24 470 19.6 34 0
  J. Townsell 1988 NYJ 31 601 19.4 40 0