NFL Kick & Punt Returns Single Game Leaders

Single game leaders only reflect years for which we have complete boxscore data (1960 onward), all playoff games, and all 100 yard rushing/receiving or 300 yard passing games from 1940-1959.

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Rt Tm Boxscore
1Stump Mitchell13STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 18, 1981
Ronnie Harris13NWENew England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 5, 1993
3Mel Renfro+12DALDallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers, November 29, 1964
Wes Welker12MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, December 5, 2004
Eddie Brown12WASWashington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, October 9, 1977
Nesby Glasgow12BALBaltimore Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs, September 2, 1979
Devin Hester12CHIChicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions, September 30, 2007
Brandon James12INDIndianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers, November 28, 2010
Larry Jones12WASWashington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 13, 1975
Eddie Brown12WASWashington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 18, 1976
Tim Dwight12ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions, November 12, 2000
Reggie Swinton12ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 24, 2005
13David Palmer11MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers, December 1, 1997
Derrick Mason11TENTennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills, September 3, 2000
Dave Meggett11NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, December 10, 1995
Desmond Howard11OAKOakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 26, 1997
Johnny Bailey11PHOPhoenix Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks, December 19, 1993
Allen Rossum11ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers, November 13, 2005
Tyrone Hughes11NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers, October 22, 1995
Leon Johnson11SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 21, 2003
Dino Hall11CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 7, 1979
Bobby Joe Edmonds11SEASeattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots, September 21, 1986
Antonio Freeman11GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 14, 1996
Johnnie Lee Higgins11OAKOakland Raiders vs. Carolina Panthers, November 9, 2008
Cleo Montgomery11RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Detroit Lions, December 10, 1984
Butch Johnson11DALDallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills, November 15, 1976
Rolland Lawrence11ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, October 10, 1976
Larry Marshall11PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 18, 1977
Chris Carr11OAKOakland Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens, September 17, 2006
B.J. Sams11BALBaltimore Ravens vs. New York Jets, November 14, 2004
Will Blackmon11GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints, November 24, 2008
Desmond Howard11OAKOakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers, October 11, 1998
Reggie Swinton11DALDallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos, November 22, 2001
Josh Cribbs11CLECleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens, November 18, 2007
Tamarick Vanover11KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle Seahawks, December 26, 1999
Ken Jenkins11DETDetroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, November 20, 1983
Nate Jacquet11MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears, November 25, 2001
Larry Jones11WASWashington Redskins vs. Oakland Raiders, November 23, 1975
Michael Lewis11NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers, November 10, 2002
Terry Fair11DETDetroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 8, 1998
Stump Mitchell11STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Redskins, January 2, 1983
Brian Mitchell11WASWashington Redskins vs. Carolina Panthers, October 3, 1999
Dino Hall11CLECleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals, November 29, 1981
Chris Williams11CHIChicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers, November 9, 2014
Noland Smith11KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, November 23, 1967
Devin Hester11CHIChicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, December 17, 2006
Tyrone Hughes11NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Arizona Cardinals, September 22, 1996
Vai Sikahema11PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks, December 13, 1992
Brandon Banks11WASWashington Redskins vs. Detroit Lions, October 31, 2010
Kyle Williams11SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, January 22, 2012
Steve Breaston11ARIArizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers, November 25, 2007
Fulton Walker11RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Denver Broncos, November 24, 1985
Lamont Brightful11BALBaltimore Ravens vs. St. Louis Rams, November 9, 2003
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