Top 20 - Kick Return Average

02/28/2011
1 Gale Sayers* 30.56   Career Notes:
Cleveland Browns running back/return man Clifton Smith reached the required 75 returns to enter the Top 20 following the 2010 season. Smith's career average of 27.17 yards puts him in seventh place on the all-time list. In 2009, Smith led the league in Kick Return Average by earning 29.1 yards/return.


Season at a glance:
2010 LEADER: David Reed, Baltimore Ravens (29.3 average - 21 returns for 616 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 2010 season
Top 20 lists courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau

Return to Top 20 at the Start of 2011>>>

2 Lynn Chandnois 29.57
3 Abe Woodson 28.69
4 Buddy Young 27.93
5 Travis Williams 27.46
6 Joe Arenas 27.32
7 Clifton Smith 27.17
8 Clarence Davis 27.09
9 Danieal Manning 26.84
10 Steve Van Buren* 26.71
11 Lenny Lyles 26.68
12 Mercury Morris 26.55
13 Ellis Hobbs 26.52
14T Stefan Logan 26.49
14T Bobby Jancik 26.49
16 Mel Renfro* 26.42
17 Bobby Mitchell* 26.37
18 Terrence McGee 26.33
19 Eric Weems 26.21
20 Ollie Matson* 26.20

 

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