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Single-Season Yards per Punt Return Leaders

Career Yards per Punt Return Leaders
Active Yards per Punt Return Leaders

(age) | * - HOFer | Bold - Active

RankPlayerYDS/RETYear
1.Dick Christy (26)21.281961
2.Rex Bumgardner (25)21.001948
3.Jerry Davis (24)20.881948
4.Billy Grimes (23)19.141950
5.Jack Christiansen* (23)19.061951
6.Lemar Parrish (27)18.781974
7.Chuck Fenenbock (29)18.691946
8.Woodley Lewis (27)18.471952
9.Billy Reinhard (26)17.251948
10.Jeff Ogden (25)17.002000
Sammy Cathcart (25)17.001949
12.Floyd Little (25)16.881967
13.Dick Jauron (24)16.821974
14.Jimmy Williams (23)16.802002
15.Jim Cason (22)16.711949
16.Amani Toomer (22)16.561996
17.Santana Moss (23)16.522002
18.Roscoe Parrish (25)16.302007
19.Dante Hall (25)16.282003
20.Jermaine Lewis (26)16.062000
21.Herman Wedemeyer (24)16.001948
22.Bobby Gage (22)15.881949
23.Vitamin Smith (26)15.811949
24.Pat Studstill (24)15.761962
25.Mike Martin (24)15.671984
26.Deion Sanders (31)15.631998
27.Jermaine Lewis (23)15.611997
28.Leroy Kelly* (23)15.591965
29.Walt Slater (27)15.541947
30.Devin Hester (25)15.502007
31.Speedy Duncan (23)15.471965
32.Mel Gray (30)15.401991
Billy Johnson (25)15.401977
34.Roscoe Parrish (26)15.332008
35.Billy Johnson (23)15.301975
Brian Westbrook (24)15.302003
37.Az-zahir Hakim (23)15.282000
38.Ray Mathews (23)15.271952
39.Johnny Williams (25)15.251952
40.Spec Sanders (28)15.121946
41.Dennis Morgan (22)15.111974
42.Jacquez Green (22)15.101998
43.Desmond Howard (26)15.091996
44.Dante Hall (29)15.052007
45.Noland Smith (25)15.001968
46.Darrien Gordon (26)14.921996
47.Gale Sayers* (22)14.881965
Tommy Watkins (27)14.881964
49.Mack Herron (26)14.771974
50.Desmond Howard (30)14.742000
51.Dennis Northcutt (25)14.682002
52.Mel Gray (26)14.671987
53.Eddie Kennison (23)14.591996
54.J.T. Smith (25)14.531980
55.Tom Harmon (28)14.521947
56.Jim Bertelsen (22)14.501972
George McAfee* (29)14.501947
58.Charlie Rogers (23)14.451999
59.Claude Gibson (25)14.451964
60.Emlen Tunnell* (29)14.381951
61.Bill Dudley* (25)14.261946
62.Troy Brown (30)14.242001
63.Michael Lewis (31)14.202002
64.Hugh McElhenny* (24)14.201952
65.Brian Mitchell (26)14.131994
66.Darrien Gordon (31)14.102001
67.Clifton Smith (23)14.092008
68.Lynn Swann* (22)14.071974
69.Irving Fryar (23)14.051985
70.Jim Cason (21)14.051948
71.Allen Rossum (28)13.972003
72.Charlie Rogers (24)13.962000
73.Andre Hastings (28)13.951998
74.George McAfee* (30)13.901948
75.Reggie Swinton (28)13.832003
76.Elroy Hirsch* (23)13.821946
77.Herman Wedemeyer (25)13.811949
78.Whizzer White (24)13.791941
79.Ken Casanega (25)13.781946
Walter Stanley (27)13.781989
81.Stanley Morgan (22)13.751977
82.Rick Upchurch (24)13.741976
83.Emlen Tunnell* (30)13.701952
84.Rick Upchurch (26)13.691978
85.Andy Farkas (26)13.691942
86.Phillip Buchanon (23)13.642003
87.Billy Johnson (22)13.631974
88.Tyrone Hughes (23)13.591993
89.Darrien Gordon (27)13.581997
90.Henry Ellard (22)13.561983
91.Bill Dudley* (21)13.551942
92.Henry Ellard (24)13.541985
93.Ed Podolak (23)13.521970
94.Mike Haynes* (23)13.511976
95.Reggie Bush (23)13.502008
Joshua Cribbs (24)13.502007
97.Billy Thompson (28)13.461974
98.Eddie Brown (24)13.461976
99.Dante Hall (24)13.452002
100.Henry Ellard (23)13.431984
101.Wally Triplett (23)13.381949
102.Darrell Green* (25)13.381985
Dick James (29)13.381963
104.LeRoy Irvin (24)13.371981
105.Reggie Swinton (26)13.352001
106.Brian Mitchell (23)13.331991
107.Rodger Bird (24)13.301967
108.Willie Wood* (28)13.261964
109.Troy Brown (27)13.241998
110.Speedy Duncan (24)13.221966
111.Mike Fuller (23)13.211976
112.Darrien Gordon (24)13.191994
113.Alvin Haymond (27)13.181969
James Brooks (23)13.181981
115.Eddie Drummond (24)13.172004
116.David Palmer (23)13.151995
117.Johnny Bailey (25)13.151992
118.T.J. Rushing (24)13.112007
119.Terry Metcalf (23)13.081974
120.Deltha O'Neal (24)13.062001
121.Mel Renfro* (23)13.061964
122.David Palmer (25)13.061997
123.Derrick Mason (26)12.982000
124.Karl Williams (26)12.981997
125.Hank Poteat (23)12.972000
126.Johnnie Lee Higgins (25)12.952008
127.Joe Arenas (26)12.951951
128.Kevin Clark (23)12.941987
129.Adam Jones (23)12.942006
130.Greg Pruitt (23)12.931974
131.Troy Brown (29)12.922000
132.Reggie Barlow (25)12.911998
133.Eric Metcalf (25)12.891993
134.Clarence Verdin (26)12.871989
135.Mike Fuller (24)12.861977
136.Al Frazier (26)12.831961
Billy Hillenbrand (26)12.831948
Eddie Saenz (24)12.831947
139.Brian Westbrook (26)12.812005
140.Rick Upchurch (25)12.801977
141.Clarence Verdin (27)12.771990
142.Devin Hester (24)12.772006
143.Veryl Switzer (22)12.751954
144.Darrien Gordon (23)12.741993
145.Al Dodd (29)12.741974
146.Willie Mitchell (25)12.741965
147.Carl Pickens (22)12.721992
Ben Davis (22)12.721967
149.Frank Reagan (30)12.671949
Kelvin Martin (27)12.671992
151.Jermaine Lewis (24)12.661998
152.Dave Meggett (23)12.651989
153.J.R. Boone (25)12.651950
154.John Taylor (26)12.641988
155.Keith Moody (25)12.631978
156.Dana McLemore (27)12.621987
157.Brian Mitchell (27)12.601995
Bruce Harper (23)12.601978
159.Wendell Harris (24)12.591964
Kelvin Martin (30)12.591995
161.Vai Sikahema (30)12.581992
162.Bobby Edmonds (23)12.551987
163.Nate Jacquet (24)12.541999
164.Lionel James (25)12.501987
Bruce Harper (22)12.501977
Vai Sikahema (25)12.501987
Leo Lewis (31)12.501987
168.Eric Metcalf (33)12.482001
169.Kirk Springs (25)12.481983
170.Tommy Watkins (26)12.471963
171.Dave Meggett (28)12.421994
172.Bobby Shaw (27)12.402002
173.Terry Metcalf (24)12.391975
174.Jon Arnett (23)12.391958
175.Louis Lipps (22)12.381984
176.Jermaine Lewis (27)12.362001
177.Chuck Fenenbock (30)12.351947
178.Allen Rossum (29)12.352004
179.Deion Sanders (30)12.331997
180.Brian Mitchell (34)12.332002
181.Bobby Edmonds (22)12.321986
182.Chuck Latourette (23)12.321968
183.Bob Davis (30)12.321944
184.Freddie Solomon (22)12.311975
185.Rod Smith (26)12.301996
186.Tamarick Vanover (25)12.291999
187.Pat McHugh (29)12.221948
188.Kenny Johnson (22)12.221980
189.R.w. McQuarters (27)12.222003
190.Terrell Buckley (27)12.211998
191.Mel Gray (27)12.201988
Billy Thompson (27)12.201973
193.Gil Chapman (22)12.181975
Keiwan Ratliff (23)12.182004
195.Tim Brown (28)12.181994
196.Rickie Harris (22)12.161965
197.Tim Dwight (27)12.162002
198.Chester Taylor (26)12.152005
199.Vai Sikahema (24)12.141986
200.Louis Lipps (23)12.141985
201.Leon Johnson (23)12.141997
202.Kenny Easley (25)12.131984
203.Emlen Tunnell* (27)12.121949
204.Latario Rachal (24)12.091998
205.Jake Scott (28)12.091973
206.Dexter Carter (26)12.091993
207.Jacoby Jones (24)12.062008
208.Speedy Duncan (25)12.061967
Frank Bernardi (23)12.061956
210.Antwaan Randle El (24)12.042003
211.Desmond Howard (28)12.021998
212.David Allen (25)12.002003
Dennis Northcutt (27)12.002004
Allen Rossum (27)12.002002
Bruce Taylor (22)12.001970
Steve Tasker (33)12.001995
217.Brian Mitchell (33)11.972001
218.Steve Bagarus (26)11.951945
219.John Mallory (24)11.941970
220.Jojo Townsell (27)11.911987
221.Harry Douglas (24)11.892008
222.Jackie Wallace (27)11.881978
223.Willie Wood* (26)11.871962
224.Jeff Fisher (23)11.841981
225.Herm Rohrig (29)11.831947
226.Corey Sawyer (23)11.811994
Claude Gibson (24)11.811963
228.Dan Sandifer (21)11.801948
229.Ron Gardin (26)11.791970
230.Jeff Groth (24)11.781981
231.Jeff Ogden (26)11.782001
232.Wane McGarity (24)11.772000
233.Bosh Pritchard (29)11.751948
234.Bob Seymour (30)11.721946
235.Vai Sikahema (27)11.701989
236.Jojo Townsell (28)11.691988
237.Scott Schwedes (24)11.671989
Richard Owens (25)11.672005
239.Mac Cody (27)11.661999
240.Eddie Dove (26)11.651963
241.Andre Coleman (24)11.641995
242.Glyn Milburn (27)11.641998
243.Brian Mitchell (29)11.631997
244.George McAfee* (31)11.631949
Tim Brown (27)11.631993
246.Kelvin Martin (26)11.621991
247.Ed Rutkowski (25)11.611966
248.Jim Leonhard (26)11.602008
249.John Taylor (27)11.581989
250.Tony Davis (24)11.581977
251.Dana McLemore (24)11.581984
252.Sammy Cathcart (26)11.561950
253.Fred Provo (26)11.561948
Rick Upchurch (23)11.561975
255.Kevin Williams (26)11.551997
256.Todd Kinchen (27)11.541996
257.Glyn Milburn (28)11.531999
258.Arnold Jackson (24)11.532001
259.Billy Thompson (23)11.521969
260.Claude Gibson (26)11.521965
261.Bob Hayes (25)11.501967
Tiki Barber (24)11.501999
Brian Mitchell (30)11.501998
John Kimbrough (23)11.501977
Winslow Oliver (23)11.501996
266.Greg Pruitt (32)11.481983
267.Deion Sanders (32)11.471999
268.Jeff Burris (23)11.451995
269.Speedy Duncan (26)11.441968
Reggie Barlow (24)11.441997
271.Rod Woodson (26)11.431991
272.Fred Gehrke (30)11.421948
273.Glyn Milburn (24)11.421995
274.Mike Prior (30)11.411993
275.Mike Fuller (22)11.391975
276.Charley Trippi* (31)11.381953
277.Tim Brown (25)11.381991
Justin McCareins (25)11.382003
279.Billy Johnson (30)11.381982
Yale Lary* (22)11.381952
Roscoe Parrish (24)11.382006
Eddie Payton (27)11.381978
John Sciarra (25)11.381979
Rod Woodson (27)11.381992
285.Mark Jones (28)11.362008
286.Gerald McNeil (25)11.351987
287.Nate Burleson (26)11.342007
288.O.J. McDuffie (24)11.321993
289.Darren Sproles (25)11.322008
290.Glenn Dobbs (27)11.321947
291.Dave Meggett (30)11.311996
292.Brian Witherspoon (23)11.292008
293.Bosh Pritchard (28)11.291947
Tim Dwight (26)11.292001
295.Paul Johns (25)11.291983
296.Bill Bradley (27)11.271974
297.Greg Pruitt (22)11.251973
298.Michael Lewis (33)11.242004
299.Brian Mitchell (28)11.221996
300.Mike Fuller (25)11.181978

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