NFL Kick Return Yards Single Game Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Tm Boxscore
1Tyrone Hughes304NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 23, 1994
2Ted Ginn299MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New York Jets, November 1, 2009
3Chris Williams288CHIChicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers, November 9, 2014
4Chad Morton278NYJNew York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, September 8, 2002
5Josh Cribbs269CLECleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 20, 2009
6Tony Horne267STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs, October 22, 2000
7Jerome Mathis266HOUHouston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs, November 20, 2005
Jerome Mathis266HOUHouston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts, October 23, 2005
9Willie Ponder259NYGNew York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 18, 2004
10Roell Preston256GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 5, 1998
11Leon Washington253SEASeattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers, September 26, 2010
Derrick Witherspoon253PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals, November 24, 1996
13Josh Scobey252ARIArizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams, September 28, 2003
Steve Smith252CARCarolina Panthers vs. St. Louis Rams, November 11, 2001
15Jon Vaughn251KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins, December 12, 1994
16Ronney Jenkins250SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 18, 2001
17Tony Smith249ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 27, 1993
Devin Hester249CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 15, 2013
19Felix Jones247DALDallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, September 15, 2008
Timmy Brown247PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 6, 1966
21Josh Cribbs245CLECleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens, November 18, 2007
22Terry Fair244DETDetroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, September 6, 1998
Noland Smith244KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, October 15, 1967
Andre Coleman244SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 29, 1995
25Corey Harris243BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 13, 1998
26Jonathan Carter242NYJNew York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 16, 2003
Vernon Turner242TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 30, 1994
28Bobby Jancik240HOUHouston Oilers vs. Oakland Raiders, December 22, 1963
29Josh Cribbs237CLECleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens, November 2, 2008
Ellis Hobbs237NWENew England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins, September 21, 2008
Nate Jacquet237MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 11, 2001
32Dominic Rhodes236INDIndianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers, December 26, 2004
33Dante Hall234KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 2, 2005
Andre' Davis234HOUHouston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 30, 2007
Bobby Humphery234NYJNew York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 21, 1986
36David Reed233BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans, December 13, 2010
Pierre Thomas233NORNew Orleans Saints vs. St. Louis Rams, November 11, 2007
Jerome Mathis233HOUHouston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts, September 23, 2007
Dante Hall233KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, November 28, 2004
40J.J. Arrington232ARIArizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants, November 23, 2008
Clifton Smith232TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, November 2, 2008
42Maurice Morris231SEASeattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams, October 20, 2002
43Domenik Hixon230NYGNew York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints, October 18, 2009
44Desmond Howard229DETDetroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 28, 2001
Derek Stanley229STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 20, 2007
46Brandon Bennett228CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens, November 10, 2002
Cordarrelle Patterson228MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers, October 27, 2013
48David Wilson227NYGNew York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints, December 9, 2012
49Devin Hester225CHIChicago Bears vs. St. Louis Rams, December 11, 2006
Herb Mul-Key225WASWashington Redskins vs. St. Louis Cardinals, September 23, 1973
Bethel Johnson225MINMinnesota Vikings vs. St. Louis Rams, December 31, 2006
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