NFL Kick & Punt Return Yards Single Game Leaders (since 1941)

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Single game leaders only reflect years for which we have mostly complete boxscore data (1933 onward).
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Leaders Table
Rank Player RtY Tm Boxscore
1Tyrone Hughes347NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 23, 1994
2Devin Hester+314CHIChicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions, September 30, 2007
3Josh Cribbs306CLECleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens, November 18, 2007
4Josh Cribbs305CLECleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 20, 2009
5Chris Williams301CHIChicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers, November 9, 2014
6Ted Ginn Jr.299MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New York Jets, November 1, 2009
7Woodley Lewis294RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions, October 18, 1953
Wally Triplett294DETDetroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 29, 1950
9Eddie Payton289DETDetroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 17, 1977
10Michael Lewis286NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Washington Redskins, October 13, 2002
11Speedy Duncan282SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. New York Jets, November 24, 1968
12Domenik Hixon281NYGNew York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints, October 18, 2009
13Josh Cribbs278CLECleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens, November 2, 2008
Chad Morton278NYJNew York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, September 8, 2002
15Jermaine Lewis275BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Seattle Seahawks, December 7, 1997
16Mel Renfro+273DALDallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers, November 29, 1964
17Brandon Banks271WASWashington Redskins vs. Detroit Lions, October 31, 2010
18Ted Ginn Jr.268SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks, September 11, 2011
19Steve Smith Sr.267CARCarolina Panthers vs. St. Louis Rams, November 11, 2001
Tony Horne267STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs, October 22, 2000
Terry Fair267DETDetroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, September 6, 1998
22Jerome Mathis266HOUHouston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs, November 20, 2005
Jerome Mathis266HOUHouston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts, October 23, 2005
24Mel Gray263HOUHouston Oilers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 6, 1996
Billy Johnson263HOUHouston Oilers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 5, 1975
26Dante Hall262STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys, September 30, 2007
27Tony Smith261ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 27, 1993
28Clifton Smith259TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, November 2, 2008
Adam Jones259TENTennessee Titans vs. New England Patriots, December 31, 2006
Willie Ponder259NYGNew York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 18, 2004
31Eddie Drummond257DETDetroit Lions vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, November 14, 2004
32Roell Preston256GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 5, 1998
33Leon Washington253SEASeattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers, September 26, 2010
Derrick Witherspoon253PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals, November 24, 1996
35Josh Scobey252ARIArizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams, September 28, 2003
Terrence Wilkins252STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 8, 2002
37Eric Metcalf251ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Oakland Raiders, October 4, 1998
Jon Vaughn251KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins, December 12, 1994
39B.J. Sams250BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs, October 4, 2004
Ronney Jenkins250SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 18, 2001
41Devin Hester+249CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 15, 2013
42Dexter Carter248SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 18, 1995
Noland Smith248KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, October 15, 1967
44Felix Jones247DALDallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, September 15, 2008
Desmond Howard247DETDetroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 28, 2001
Travis Williams247GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 2, 1969
Timmy Brown247PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 6, 1966
48Devin Hester+246CHIChicago Bears vs. St. Louis Rams, December 11, 2006
Glyn Milburn246DETDetroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears, November 27, 1997
50Chris Carr245OAKOakland Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens, September 17, 2006
51Desmond Howard244OAKOakland Raiders vs. Buffalo Bills, December 13, 1998