Top 20 - Kick Return Average

03/02/2010
1 Gale Sayers* 30.60   Career Notes:
Josh Cribbs of the Cleveland Browns led the AFC, third overall in the NFL, with a 27.5 yard kickoff return average. He returned 56 kickoffs for 1,542 yards and 3 TDs in 2009. He jumped up the career leaderboard from 16th to 11th by the end of 2009.


Season at a glance:
2009 LEADER: Clifton Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (29.1 average - 31 returns for 902 yards)

SINGLE-SEASON NFL RECORD: Travis Williams, Green Bay Packers (41.06 average - 18 returns for 739 yards in 1967)

75  CAREER RETURNS REQUIRED TO QUALIFY

* Pro Football Hall of Fame member
Italics - players active during 2009 season
Top 20 lists courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau

Return to Top 20 at the Start of 2010>>>

2 Lynn Chandnois 29.60
3 Abe Woodson 28.70
4 Buddy Young 27.90
5 Travis Williams 27.50
6 Joe Arenas 27.30
7 Ellis Hobbs 27.20
8 Clarence Davis 27.10
9 Steve Van Buren* 26.71
10 Lenny Lyles 26.68
11 Josh Cribbs 26.60
12 Mercury Morris 26.55
13 Bobby Jancik 26.49
14 Mel Renfro* 26.42
15 Bobby Mitchell* 26.37
16 Terrence McGee 26.30
17 Ollie Matson* 26.20
18 Alvin Haymond 26.11
19 Justin Miller 26.09
20 Noland Smith 26.06

 

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