NFL Kick & Punt Return Yards Single Game Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player RtY Tm Boxscore
1Tyrone Hughes347NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 23, 1994
2Devin Hester314CHIChicago 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 Ginn299MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New York Jets, November 1, 2009
7Eddie Payton289DETDetroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 17, 1977
8Michael Lewis286NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Washington Redskins, October 13, 2002
9Speedy Duncan282SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. New York Jets, November 24, 1968
10Domenik Hixon281NYGNew York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints, October 18, 2009
11Josh Cribbs278CLECleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens, November 2, 2008
Chad Morton278NYJNew York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, September 8, 2002
13Jermaine Lewis275BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Seattle Seahawks, December 7, 1997
14Mel Renfro+273DALDallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers, November 29, 1964
15Brandon Banks271WASWashington Redskins vs. Detroit Lions, October 31, 2010
16Ted Ginn268SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks, September 11, 2011
17Tony Horne267STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs, October 22, 2000
Steve Smith267CARCarolina Panthers vs. St. Louis Rams, November 11, 2001
Terry Fair267DETDetroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, September 6, 1998
20Jerome Mathis266HOUHouston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts, October 23, 2005
Jerome Mathis266HOUHouston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs, November 20, 2005
22Mel Gray263HOUHouston Oilers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 6, 1996
Billy Johnson263HOUHouston Oilers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 5, 1975
24Dante Hall262STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys, September 30, 2007
25Tony Smith261ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 27, 1993
26Adam Jones259TENTennessee Titans vs. New England Patriots, December 31, 2006
Willie Ponder259NYGNew York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 18, 2004
Clifton Smith259TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, November 2, 2008
29Eddie Drummond257DETDetroit Lions vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, November 14, 2004
30Roell Preston256GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 5, 1998
31Leon Washington253SEASeattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers, September 26, 2010
Derrick Witherspoon253PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals, November 24, 1996
33Josh Scobey252ARIArizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams, September 28, 2003
Terrence Wilkins252STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 8, 2002
35Jon Vaughn251KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins, December 12, 1994
Eric Metcalf251ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Oakland Raiders, October 4, 1998
37B.J. Sams250BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs, October 4, 2004
Ronney Jenkins250SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 18, 2001
39Devin Hester249CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 15, 2013
40Dexter Carter248SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 18, 1995
Noland Smith248KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, October 15, 1967
Trindon Holliday248DENDenver Broncos vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 12, 2013
43Felix 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
47Devin Hester246CHIChicago Bears vs. St. Louis Rams, December 11, 2006
Glyn Milburn246DETDetroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears, November 27, 1997
49Chris Carr245OAKOakland Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens, September 17, 2006
50Desmond Howard244OAKOakland Raiders vs. Buffalo Bills, December 13, 1998
Desmond Howard244GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots, January 26, 1997
Andre Coleman244SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 29, 1995
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