NFL Kick Returns Single Game Leaders

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