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NFL Kickoff Returns

Category: Football

  • Most yards gained, rookie, season: 1,752, Chris Carr, 2005
  • Most yards gained, game: 304, Tyrone Hughes on October 23, 1994
  Game(s)
1 Most kickoff returns: 10, Desmond Howard on October 26, 1997 and Richard Alston on November 28, 2004
2 Most yards gained: 304, Tyrone Hughes on October 23, 1994
3 Longest kickoff return: 109 yards, Cordarrelle Patterson on October 27, 2013
4 Highest average (minimum 3 returns): 73.50 (4 returns for 294 yards), Wally Triplett on October 29, 1950
5 Kickoff returns, most touchdowns: 2; by 10 players, most recently Leon Washington on September 26, 2010.
 
  Season(s)
1 Most seasons leading league, attempts: 3, Abe Woodson, 1959, 1962–63
2 Most kickoff return: 82, MarTay Jenkins, 2000
3 Most kickoff returns, rookie: 73; Josh Scobey 2003; Chris Carr, 2005
4 Most seasons leading league, yards: 3; Bruce Harper, 1977–1979; Tyrone Hughes, 1994–1996
5 Most yards gained: 2,186, MarTay Jenkins, 2000
6 Most yards gained, rookie: 1,752, Chris Carr, 2005
7 Highest average (among qualified players): 41.06 (18 returns for 739 yards), Travis Williams, 1967
8 Highest average, rookie (among qualified players): 41.06 (18 returns for 739 yards), Travis Williams, 1967
9 Most touchdowns : 4; Travis Williams, 1967; Cecil Turner, 1970
10 Most touchdowns, rookie: 4, Travis Williams, 1967
 
  Career
1 Most kickoff returns, attempts: 607, Brian Mitchell, 1990–2003
2 Most yards gained: 14,014, Brian Mitchell, 1990–2003
3 Highest average (minimum 75 returns): 30.56 (91 returns for 2,781 yards), Gale Sayers, 1965–1971
4 Most touchdowns: 8, Josh Cribbs, 2005–2014, Leon Washington, 2006–2014, Cordarrelle Patterson, 2013-2020
  • Last Update: Jan 24, 2021
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