Football
Kick/Punt Return Year-By-Year Leaders
 

 

 
 

Punt Return Yards

Year  Player               No   Yards   Avg   TD   LG
1939  Bobby Kellogg        23    214    9.3    0   --
1940  Lou Thomas           18    166    9.3    0   --
1941  Lou Thomas           14    119    8.5    0   --
1942  Lou Thomas           13    158   12.2    0   --
1943  Dub Jones            15    103    6.9    0   --
1944  Dub Jones            16    226   14.1    1   --
1945  Ray Arthur           11     94    8.5    0   --
1946  Don Fortier           9    113   12.6    0   --
1947  Don Fortier           6     50    8.3    0   --
1948  Jimmy Glisson         3    106   35.3    1   --
1949  Arlen Nihart         12    116    9.7    0   --
1950  George Kinek         20    277   13.9    0   --
1951  Les Kennedy          17    154    9.1    0   --
1952  Max McGee             8    132   16.5    0   --
1953  Max McGee             4     27    6.8    0   --
1954  Otis Gilmore          9     42    4.7    0   --
1955  Al Cottrell           8     68    8.5    0   --
1956  Gene Newton          17     65    3.8    0   --
1957  Tommy Warner          4    116   29.0    1   --
1958  Percy Colon           8     51    6.4    0   --
1959  Tommy Mason           9    124   13.8    1   --
1960  Ted Miller            7    100   14.3    0   --
1961  Larry McIntire        6     45    7.5    0   17
1962  Jerry Graves          9     59    6.6    0   12
1963  Jerry Graves          8     50    6.3    0   11
1964  Carl Crowder         10    137   13.7    1   75
1965  Carl Crowder          8    113   14.1    0   58
1966  Jim Jancik           18    122    6.8    0   --
1967  Jim Trahan            4     59   14.9    0   28
1968  Jim Yarter           14    135    9.7    0   --
1969  Joe Bullard          19    395   20.8    1   92
1970  Joe Bullard          31    373   12.0    1   77
1971  Joe Bullard          24    282   11.7    2   71
1972  George Ewing         16    264   16.5    3   83
1973  John Washington      22    149    6.8    0   25
1974  Martin Mitchell      17    231   13.6    2   54
1975  Martin Mitchell      28    156    5.5    0   38
1976  Martin Mitchell      12    112    9.3    0   37
1977  Ricky Dunaway        13    136   10.4    0   43
1978  Ricky Dunaway        13     80    6.1    0   36
1979  Reggie Reginelli     27    222    8.2    0   51
1980  Reggie Reginelli     17    129    7.6    0   31
1981  Reggie Reginelli     22    182    8.3    1   58
1982  Reggie Reginelli      9     35    4.0    0    7
1983  Curt Baham           19    179    9.4    1   77
1984  Curt Baham           12     47    4.0    0   10
1985  Curt Baham           22     78    3.5    0   12
1986  Maurice Nelson       17     76    4.5    0   15
1987  Doug Adams           20    119    5.9    0   12
1988  Mitchell Price       22    203    9.2    1   59
1989  Mitchell Price       16     58    3.4    0   10
1990  Terrance Strickland  17    111    6.5    0   43
1991  Wil Ursin            18    114    6.3    0   31
1992  Terrance Strickland  23     81    3.5    0    8
1993  Derrick Franklin     15     79    5.3    0   18
1994  Derrick Franklin     19    116    6.1    0   16
1995  P.J. Franklin        16     95    5.9    0   23
1996  Derrick Franklin     14    107    7.6    0   23
1997  P.J. Franklin        29    260    9.0    0   23
1998  John Wilson          14    136    9.7    0   34
1999  John Wilson          29    244    8.4    0   36
2000  John Wilson          37    318    8.6    0   26
2001  Lynaris Elpheage     19    133    7.0    1   64
2002  Lynaris Elpheage     28    463   16.5    1   60
2003  Fred Smith           10    105   10.5    0   45
2004  Fred Smith           23    267   11.6    1   75
2005  Israel Route         18    181   10.1    0   48
2006  Fred Smith           22    191    8.8    0   36
2007  Casey Robottom       13     55    4.2    0   14
2008  Casey Robottom       10     63    6.3    0   18
2009  D.J. Banks            6     17    2.8    0   14

Kickoff Return Yards

Year  Player               No   Yards  Avg    TD   LG
1939  Bobby Kellogg         6    229   38.2    1   --
1940  James Thibaut         9    192   21.3    0   --
1941  Bobby Glass           8    192   24.0    0   --
1942  Lou Thomas            6    134   22.3    0   --
1943  Dub Jones             8    174   21.8    0   --
1944  Dub Jones            11    176   16.0    0   --
1945  Ray Arthur            7    188   26.9    0   --
1946  Don Fortier           7    191   27.3    0   --
1947  Eddie Price           6    148   24.7    1   --
1948  Eddie Price           7    133   19.0    0   --
1949  Eddie Price          11    219   19.9    0   --
1950  Harry Hahn            8    149   18.6    0   --
1951  Max McGee            10    175   17.5    0   --
1952  Max McGee             9    220   24.4    0   --
1953  Max McGee            17    371   21.8    0   --
1954  Bobby Saia           13    278   21.4    0   --
1955  Otis Gilmore          8    155   19.4    0   --
1956  Gene Newton           6    118   19.7    0   --
1957  Claude Mason         11    180   16.3    0   --
1958  Richie Petitbon      10    276   27.6    0   --
1959  Terry Terrebonne     13    335   25.8    0   --
1960  Tommy Mason          15    314   20.9    0   --
1961  Larry McIntyre       15    352   23.5    0   51
1962  Jerry Graves         21    513   24.4    0   76
1963  Jerry Graves         10    239   23.9    0   41
1964  Jerry Graves          9    242   26.9    0   40
1965  Carl Crowder         12    266   22.2    0   30
1966  Jim Trahan           21    424   20.2    0   --
1967  Jim Trahan           17    363   21.3    0   36
1968  Jack Laborde         19    366   19.2    0   --
1969  Joe Bullard           8    133   16.6    0   23
1970  Mike Farnell          9    178   19.9    0   31
1971  Coleman Dupre        19    438   23.1    1  100
1972  Coleman Dupre        11    181   16.5    0   24
1973  Martin Mitchell      14    339   24.2    0   91
1974  Martin Mitchell      27    594   21.6    0   58
1975  Martin Mitchell      23    443   19.3    0   42
1976  Martin Mitchell      27    540   20.0    0   41
1977  Marvin Christian     23    444   19.3    0   39
1978  Tony Delaughter      10    161   16.1    0   36
1979  Reggie Reginelli     12    233   19.4    0   37
1980  Reggie Butts         11    230   20.9    0   43
1981  Reggie Butts         11    247   22.5    0   50
1982  Reggie Butts         15    288   19.2    0   35
1983  Mike Jones            9    136   15.1    0   25
1984  Melvin Adams          8    155   19.4    0   26
1985  Maurice Nelson       17    411   24.2    1  100
1986  Michael Pierce       22    506   23.0    0   41
1987  Michael Pierce       37    825   22.3    1   89
1988  Michael Pierce       32    765   23.9    1   93
1989  Terrance Strickland  25    498   19.9    0   33
1990  Terrance Strickland  26    554   21.3    0   45
1991  Joey Perry           12    289   24.1    0   89
      Harold Dennis        14    289   20.6    0   48
1992  Terrance Strickland  33    775   23.5    0   54
1993  Jeff Liggon          23    552   24.0    0   83
1994  Jeff Liggon          44   1038   23.6    0   62
1995  Jeff Liggon          29    625   21.6    0   40
1996  Jeff Liggon          27    707   26.2    1   98
1997  P.J. Franklin        19    443   23.3    0   61
1998  John Wilson          18    388   21.6    0   58
1999  Toney Converse       17    360   21.2    0   40
2000  John Wilson          33    687   20.8    0   42
2001  Lynaris Elpheage     17    374   22.0    0   59
2002  Lynaris Elpheage     18    453   25.2    1   52
2003  Fred Smith           38    830   21.8    1  100
2004  Fred Smith           17    357   21.0    0   54
2005  Israel Route         23    512   22.3    1   97
2006  Fred Smith           25    487   19.5    0   35
2007  Ade Tuyo             30    697   23.2    0   54
2008  Travis Burks         20    412   20.6    0   33
2009  Jeremy Williams      20    483   24.1    1   88

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