NFL Single Game Kick Returns Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Rt Tm Boxscore
1Chris Williams10CHIChicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers, November 9, 2014
Desmond Howard10OAKOakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 26, 1997
Richard Alston10CLECleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals, November 28, 2004
4Josh Scobey9ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns, November 16, 2003
Eric Metcalf9ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. San Francisco 49ers, September 29, 1996
Michael Bates9CARCarolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 4, 1998
Dino Hall9CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 7, 1979
Ahmad Merritt9CHIChicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers, September 7, 2003
Aveion Cason9DETDetroit Lions vs. San Diego Chargers, December 16, 2007
Steve Breaston9ARIArizona Cardinals vs. New England Patriots, December 21, 2008
Noland Smith9KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, November 23, 1967
Paul Palmer9KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle Seahawks, September 20, 1987
Nate Jacquet9MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 11, 2001
Brandon James9INDIndianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers, November 28, 2010
Eric Metcalf9ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. St. Louis Rams, November 10, 1996
Danny Amendola9STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee Titans, December 13, 2009
Allen Rossum9SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 12, 2008
Maurice Hicks9SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers, October 15, 2006
19Woodrow Dantzler8DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, December 15, 2002
Aaron Bailey8INDIndianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers, October 26, 1997
Keith Moody8BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 30, 1977
Domenik Hixon8NYGNew York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 3, 2010
Bobby Humphery8NYJNew York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 21, 1986
Charlie Rogers8BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 15, 2002
Maurice Hicks8SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins, October 23, 2005
Justin Miller8NYJNew York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, October 8, 2006
B.J. Sams8BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals, November 27, 2005
Kevin Kasper8DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, October 20, 2002
Tyrone Hughes8NORNew Orleans Saints vs. San Diego Chargers, October 16, 1994
Terrence McGee8BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, November 18, 2007
DeAndra Cobb8ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, January 1, 2006
Brian Baschnagel8CHIChicago Bears vs. Houston Oilers, November 6, 1977
Desmond Howard8DETDetroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 23, 2001
Erric Pegram8ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Washington Redskins, November 10, 1991
Joe Cribbs8MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 18, 1988
Terrence Wilkins8INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens, December 2, 2001
Josh Wilson8SEASeattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants, October 5, 2008
Dexter Wynn8HOUHouston Texans vs. New England Patriots, December 17, 2006
Bethel Johnson8MINMinnesota Vikings vs. St. Louis Rams, December 31, 2006
Ronney Jenkins8SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. St. Louis Rams, October 1, 2000
Terry Metcalf8WASWashington Redskins vs. St. Louis Cardinals, September 20, 1981
Ronney Jenkins8SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers, December 3, 2000
Brian Mitchell8NYGNew York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys, September 15, 2003
Dominic Rhodes8INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs, October 31, 2004
Allen Rossum8ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers, November 13, 2005
Derrick Williams8DETDetroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 8, 2009
Troy Walters8MINMinnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints, October 7, 2001
Triandos Luke8DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 19, 2004
Dante Hall8KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 2, 2005
Ahmad Bradshaw8NYGNew York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 25, 2007
Lorenzo Booker8MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears, December 20, 2010
Qadry Ismail8MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions, November 23, 1995
Marc Logan8MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, January 12, 1991
Jason McAddley8TENTennessee Titans vs. Denver Broncos, December 25, 2004
Will Blackmon8GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints, November 24, 2008
Andre Coleman8SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 27, 1996
Jon Vaughn8KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins, December 12, 1994
Willie Porter8BOSBoston Patriots vs. New York Jets, September 22, 1968
Tyrone Hughes8NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 19, 1995
Mel Renfro+8DALDallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers, November 29, 1964
Troy Walters8MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers, December 17, 2000
Antonio Chatman8GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Tennessee Titans, October 11, 2004
Bobby Jancik8HOUHouston Oilers vs. Boston Patriots, December 8, 1963
Bobby Jancik8HOUHouston Oilers vs. Oakland Raiders, December 22, 1963
Andre Coleman8SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 29, 1995
Willie Ponder8NYGNew York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 18, 2004
Ted Ginn8MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New York Jets, December 2, 2007
Tab Perry8CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 20, 2005
Roell Preston8GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 5, 1998
Niles Paul8WASWashington Redskins vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 8, 2013
Harlan Huckleby8GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins, October 17, 1983
Nate Jacquet8MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 23, 2001
Dino Hall8CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 25, 1979
Allen Rossum8PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 21, 1999
Steve Breaston8ARIArizona Cardinals vs. New York Jets, September 28, 2008
Aaron Stecker8NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers, December 5, 2004
Corey Harris8BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 13, 1998
Quintin Demps8KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, November 24, 2013
Darren Sproles8SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. New Orleans Saints, October 26, 2008
Pierre Thomas8NORNew Orleans Saints vs. St. Louis Rams, November 11, 2007
Ted Ginn8MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, November 23, 2008
Eric Bieniemy8CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 30, 1997
Rocket Ismail8OAKOakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks, December 17, 1995
Gary Ellerson8GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Cardinals, September 29, 1985
Domenik Hixon8NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 13, 2009
MarTay Jenkins8ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 10, 2000
J.J. Arrington8ARIArizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants, November 23, 2008
Chris Johnson8STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Indianapolis Colts, October 17, 2005
Mel Gray8DETDetroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 8, 1992
Bruce Harper8NYJNew York Jets vs. New England Patriots, October 29, 1978
Jamal Anderson8ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Arizona Cardinals, November 26, 1995
Marcus Knight8OAKOakland Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, January 26, 2003
Derek Stanley8STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 20, 2007
Tony Horne8STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs, October 22, 2000
Leon Johnson8SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 21, 2003
Chad Jackson8DENDenver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers, December 28, 2008
J.J. Arrington8ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 27, 2008
Bruce Harper8NYJNew York Jets vs. New England Patriots, September 9, 1979
Bobby Joe Edmonds8SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Raiders, November 30, 1987
Domenik Hixon8NYGNew York Giants vs. New England Patriots, December 29, 2007
Tony Horne8STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Denver Broncos, September 4, 2000
Quintin Demps8PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants, November 9, 2008
Danny Amendola8STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Green Bay Packers, September 27, 2009
J.J. Arrington8ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 1, 2006
Derrick Witherspoon8PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals, November 24, 1996
Eric Moulds8BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, October 12, 1997
Vernon Turner8TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 30, 1994
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