NFL Kick & Punt Returns Career Leaders

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Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Rt Years Tm
1Brian Mitchell1,0701990-20033TM
2Allen Rossum8211998-20096TM
3Glyn Milburn7111993-20014TM
4Mel Gray6731986-19974TM
5Josh Cribbs6482005-20143TM
6Dante Hall6422000-20082TM
7Eric Metcalf6311989-20027TM
8Darren Sproles6212005-20173TM
9Devin Hester6102006-20164TM
10Desmond Howard6031992-20025TM
11Dave Meggett6011989-19983TM
12Ted Ginn5622007-20175TM
13Kevin Williams5531993-20004TM
14Vai Sikahema5271986-19933TM
15Ron Smith5101965-19745TM
16Jermaine Lewis5071996-20043TM
17Rod Woodson+4801987-20034TM
18Leon Washington4732006-20144TM
19Jacoby Jones4592007-20154TM
20Brandon Tate4472009-20173TM
Wes Welker4472004-20155TM
22Tyrone Hughes4451993-19983TM
23Michael Lewis4342001-20072TM
24Bruce Harper4261977-1984nyj
25Alvin Haymond4231964-19735TM
Tamarick Vanover4231995-20022TM
27Clarence Verdin4151986-19943TM
28Billy Johnson4051974-19883TM
29Chris Carr4042005-20135TM
30Eddie Drummond3902002-20072TM
Antwaan Randle El3902002-20102TM
32Dexter Carter3881990-19962TM
Tim Dwight3881998-20075TM
34Mike Nelms3871980-1984was
35Chad Morton3842000-20064TM
36Michael Bates3831993-20036TM
37Speedy Duncan3821964-19742TM
38Tim Brown+3751988-20042TM
39Deion Sanders+3671989-20055TM
Terrence Wilkins3671999-20062TM
41Rick Upchurch3431975-1983den
42Reggie Swinton3402001-20053TM
43Troy Brown3391993-2007nwe
44Derrick Mason3381997-20114TM
45Kelvin Martin3371987-19963TM
Charlie Rogers3371999-20033TM
47Stump Mitchell3331981-1989crd
48Mike Fuller3311975-19822TM
49Danny Amendola3262009-20172TM
50Darrien Gordon3191993-20025TM
51Abe Woodson3161958-19662TM
52Al Carmichael3131953-19612TM
53Eddie Payton3121977-19824TM
Fulton Walker3121981-19862TM
55Karl Williams3111996-20042TM
56Dick James3091956-19653TM
Carl Roaches3091980-19852TM
58Bobby Joe Edmonds3071986-19953TM
David Palmer3071994-2000min
60Emlen Tunnell+3041948-19612TM
61Adam Jones3032005-20173TM
62Stefan Logan3012009-20122TM
63Larry Marshall3001972-19784TM
Greg Pruitt3001973-19842TM
65Phil McConkey2971984-19894TM
66Willie Drewrey2941985-19932TM
67Leon Johnson2921997-20033TM
Marc Mariani2922010-20162TM
J.T. Smith2921978-19903TM
70R.W. McQuarters2901998-20084TM
Eric Weems2902007-20173TM
72Dwayne Harris2872011-20172TM
Robbie Martin2871981-19862TM
74Kermit Alexander2861963-19733TM
75Kevin Faulk2821999-2011nwe
Gerald McNeil2821986-19902TM
77Steve Smith2782001-20162TM
78Woodley Lewis2751950-19603TM
B.J. Sams2752004-20082TM
80Steve Odom2671974-19792TM
81Howard Stevens2661973-19772TM
82Larry Anderson2641978-19842TM
Walter Stanley2641985-19925TM
84Joe Arenas2631951-1957sfo
Johnny Bailey2631990-19953TM
86Dino Hall2621979-1983cle
87Dennis Northcutt2592000-20093TM
Marcus Sherels2592010-2017min
89Troy Walters2562000-20074TM
90Timmy Brown2551959-19683TM
91Eddie Brown2531974-19793TM
92Jon Arnett2461957-19662TM
93Danny Reece2451976-1980tam
94Corey Harris2441992-20036TM
95Charlie West2431968-19793TM
96Andre Roberts2392010-20174TM
97Reggie Barlow2381996-20032TM
98Andre Coleman2361994-19983TM
David Dunn2361995-20014TM
100Wally Henry2351977-1982phi
101Antonio Brown2332010-2017pit
Irving Fryar2331984-20004TM
103Rock Cartwright2312002-20112TM
Todd Kinchen2311992-19983TM
105Rickie Harris2301965-19722TM
Mark Jones2302004-20094TM
107Antonio Chatman2292003-20082TM
Vernon Turner2291990-19954TM
109Bobby Jancik2251962-1967oti
Butch Johnson2251976-19852TM
Jo-Jo Townsell2251985-1990nyj
112George Atkinson2241968-19792TM
113Lionel James2231984-1988sdg
114Bill Butler2201959-19644TM
Willard Harrell2201975-19842TM
116Brandon Banks2192010-2012was
O.J. McDuffie2191993-2000mia
118Leon Bright2181981-19852TM
119Steve Breaston2162007-20122TM
120Mike Martin2151983-1989cin
Herschel Walker2151986-19974TM
122Maurice Hicks2142004-20082TM
123Nate Burleson2132003-20133TM
Andre' Davis2132002-20094TM
Bruce Laird2131972-19832TM
126J.J. Moses2122002-20053TM
127Dennis Gentry2091982-1992chi
Leo Lewis2091981-19912TM
Hugh McElhenny+2091952-19644TM
Freddie Solomon2091975-19852TM
131Ollie Matson+2081952-19664TM
Dana McLemore2081982-19872TM
133Dexter McCluster2072010-20163TM
Terrence McGee2072003-2012buf
135Abner Haynes2061960-19674TM
Darius Reynaud2062008-20134TM
137Terry Metcalf2051973-19812TM
Darrin Nelson2051982-19922TM
139Nate Lewis2041990-19952TM
Roell Preston2041995-19995TM
141Bill Thompson2031969-1981den
142Bill Dudley+2021942-19533TM
Cleo Montgomery2021980-19853TM
Marcus Thigpen2022012-20154TM
145Rich Mauti2011977-19842TM
146Eric Guliford2001993-19983TM
147Ron Brown1991984-19912TM
148Tyler Lockett1982015-2017sea
Roscoe Parrish1982005-20122TM
150Carl Garrett1971969-19774TM
Pete Mandley1971984-19902TM
Keith Moody1971976-19802TM
Tom Watkins1971961-19683TM
154Deltha O'Neal1952000-20083TM
155Leodis McKelvin1942008-20162TM
Mel Renfro+1941964-1977dal
157Lem Barney+1931967-1977det
158Theo Bell1921976-19852TM
Lemar Parrish1921970-19823TM
Buddy Young1921947-19554TM
161Gary Anderson1911985-19933TM
162Ronney Jenkins1902000-20032TM
Patrick Peterson1902011-2017crd
Willie Wood+1901960-1971gnb
165Qadry Ismail1891993-20025TM
166Eddie Royal1882008-20163TM
Micheal Spurlock1882006-20148TM
168Chris Warren1871990-20003TM
169Julian Edelman1862009-2016nwe
Ken Jenkins1861983-19862TM
Josh Scobey1862003-20073TM
Dwight Stone1861987-20003TM
173Floyd Little+1851967-1975den
174James Brooks1841981-19924TM
Dick Christy1841958-19633TM
Lou Piccone1841974-19822TM
177Tavon Austin1832013-2017ram
178Jerry LeVias1821969-19742TM
179Javier Arenas1802010-20143TM
180Walter Roberts1791964-19703TM
181Eddie Kennison1781996-20085TM
182Neal Colzie1771975-19833TM
Az-Zahir Hakim1771998-20063TM
184Jeremy Kerley1762011-20172TM
185Steve Broussard1751990-19983TM
Drew Hill1751979-19933TM
187Keshawn Martin1742012-20163TM
Chris Watson1741999-20022TM
189Aaron Bailey1731994-1998clt
190Bobby Mitchell+1711958-19682TM
191Kenny Johnson1701980-19892TM
Leroy Kelly+1701964-1973cle
Don Paul1701950-19582TM
Aaron Stecker1702000-20093TM
195Mack Herron1661973-19752TM
Ira Matthews1661979-1981rai
James Thrash1661997-20082TM
198Nesby Glasgow1651979-19922TM
199Manfred Moore1641974-19774TM
LaRod Stephens-Howling1642009-20132TM
201John Taylor1631987-1995sfo
202Larry Brunson1621974-19803TM
Carl Taseff1621951-19624TM
204Terry Fair1611998-20053TM
Terance Mathis1611990-20023TM
Winslow Oliver1611996-20002TM
207Nate Jacquet1591997-20014TM
208Will Blackmon1582006-20164TM
Lynn Chandnois1581950-1956pit
Vaughn Hebron1581993-19982TM
Justin Miller1582005-20123TM
Johnny Morris1581958-1967chi
213Rod Harris1571989-19913TM
James Jones1571980-1985dal
215Randall Cobb1562011-2017gnb
216Jeremy Ross1552012-20166TM
217Henry Ellard1541983-19983TM
Cordarrelle Patterson1542013-20172TM
Bruce Taylor1541970-1977sfo
Dexter Wynn1542004-20083TM
221Bethel Johnson1532003-20062TM
222Percy Harvin1522009-20164TM
MarTay Jenkins1521999-2002crd
Eddie Saenz1521946-1951was
225Donnie Elder1511985-19915TM
Billy Grimes1511949-19522TM
Johnnie Lee Higgins1512007-2010rai
LeRoy Irvin1511980-19902TM
229Ike Hill1501970-19763TM
Tony Horne1501998-2000ram
231Tiki Barber1491997-2006nyg
Albert Bentley1491985-19922TM
Bill Bradley1491969-19772TM
234Stanford Jennings1481984-19923TM
Yale Lary+1481952-1964det
Keith Wright1481978-1980cle
237Dominic Rhodes1472001-20102TM
238Tremain Mack1461997-2000cin
239Joey Galloway1451995-20105TM
Cliff Hicks1451987-19954TM
Larry Jones1451974-19782TM
Maurice Morris1452002-20112TM
Jerious Norwood1452006-20112TM
Noland Smith1451967-19692TM
245Jack Christiansen+1441951-1958det
Evan Cooper1441984-19892TM
Frank Seno1441943-19493TM
248Alvin Hall1431981-1987det
249Jimmy Williams1422001-20062TM
250Ellis Hobbs1412005-20102TM
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