NFL Single Game Yards per Punt Return Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Y/R Tm Boxscore
1Eric Metcalf83.0CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 24, 1993
2Mel Gray65.0NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, December 6, 1987
Tamarick Vanover65.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. New Orleans Saints, December 21, 1997
4Jitter Fields61.5KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, October 18, 1987
5Desmond Howard58.5GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 4, 1997
Julian Edelman58.5NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 18, 2012
7Walter Stanley56.5GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions, November 27, 1986
8Antwaan Randle El55.5WASWashington Redskins vs. Indianapolis Colts, October 22, 2006
9Dwayne Harris54.5DALDallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins, October 13, 2013
10Dennis Morgan54.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Cardinals, October 13, 1974
11Darius Reynaud53.3TENTennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 30, 2012
12DeSean Jackson53.0PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Carolina Panthers, September 13, 2009
Glyn Milburn53.0CHIChicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 20, 1998
James Pruitt53.0MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Indianapolis Colts, September 14, 1986
Charlie Rogers53.0SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 26, 1999
16Terance Mathis52.5NYJNew York Jets vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 4, 1990
17Roscoe Parrish52.0BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, November 26, 2006
Walter Stanley52.0DETDetroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, November 12, 1989
Damaris Johnson52.0PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 2, 2012
20Floyd Little+51.0DENDenver Broncos vs. New York Jets, December 3, 1967
Steve Smith51.0CARCarolina Panthers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 8, 2002
Gerald Tinker51.0ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, September 29, 1974
Charley Trippi+51.0CRDChicago Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 28, 1947
24Allen Rossum50.7ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. St. Louis Rams, January 15, 2005
25Adam Jones50.5TENTennessee Titans vs. New England Patriots, December 31, 2006
26Eric Metcalf50.0WASWashington Redskins vs. New York Giants, October 28, 2001
Carl Pickens50.0CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Green Bay Packers, September 20, 1992
Jon Staggers50.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Houston Oilers, November 19, 1972
Rick Upchurch50.0DENDenver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers, October 3, 1976
Karl Williams50.0TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears, December 22, 1996
Andre Roberts50.0DETDetroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears, October 2, 2016
32Tim Brown+49.5OAKOakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 9, 2001
Jacquez Green49.5TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers, September 13, 1998
Billy Johnson49.5HOUHouston Oilers vs. Miami Dolphins, November 16, 1975
35Patrick Peterson49.0ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers, September 11, 2011
36Billy Johnson48.5HOUHouston Oilers vs. Cleveland Browns, December 11, 1977
37Nate Burleson48.0MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 8, 2004
Claude Gibson48.0OAKOakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs, November 3, 1963
Vai Sikahema48.0STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Giants, December 13, 1987
Tamarick Vanover48.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, October 9, 1995
Dwayne Harris48.0NYGNew York Giants vs. New York Jets, December 6, 2015
42Chuck Latourette47.7STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints, September 29, 1968
43Nate Burleson47.5SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns, November 4, 2007
Eddie Dove47.5NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, September 29, 1963
Dante Hall47.5KANKansas City Chiefs vs. St. Louis Rams, December 8, 2002
Manfred Moore47.5SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 24, 1974
47Johnny Roland47.3STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 2, 1966
48Dick Christy47.0NYTNew York Titans vs. San Diego Chargers, October 28, 1962
Bob Hayes+47.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. Cleveland Browns, December 24, 1967
T.J. Rushing47.0INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Oakland Raiders, December 16, 2007
51Jeff Fisher46.5CHIChicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 20, 1981
Devin Hester46.5CHIChicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 17, 2010
Brady Keys46.5PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Giants, September 20, 1964
Brian Mitchell46.5WASWashington Redskins vs. Cincinnati Bengals, September 22, 1991
Micah Hyde46.5GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 27, 2013
Tandon Doss46.5BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans, September 22, 2013
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