2018 National Leaders Punt Returns - All Games through 01/07/2019

Name Team Yr Pos G Ret. Yards Avg. TD Ret./G Yards/G
1 Marcus Hayes New Mexico FR DB 11 15 318 21.20 1 1.4 28.9
2 Sean Riley Syracuse JR WR 13 16 262 16.38 1 1.2 20.2
3 Rodjay Burns Louisville SO DB 10 13 197 15.15 1 1.3 19.7
4 Dazz Newsome N Carolina SO WR 11 19 286 15.05 1 1.7 26.0
5 Maurice Alexander FIU JR WR 13 15 219 14.60 1 1.2 16.8
6 Michael Walker BC SR WR 12 20 274 13.70 1 1.7 22.8
7 D.J. Matthews FSU SO WR 12 19 257 13.53 1 1.6 21.4
8 Isaiah Wright Temple JR WR 13 19 249 13.11 2 1.5 19.2
9 CeeDee Lamb Oklahoma SO WR 14 17 218 12.82 0 1.2 15.6
10 Clifton Duck App St JR DB 13 17 216 12.71 1 1.3 16.6
11 Otis Anderson UCF SO RB 12 15 178 11.87 0 1.3 14.8
12 Marquez Callaway Tennessee JR WR 12 14 166 11.86 1 1.2 13.8
13 Trenton Irwin Stanford SR WR 12 14 162 11.57 0 1.2 13.5
14 Greg Dortch Wk Forest SO WR 12 25 276 11.04 2 2.1 23.0
15 Pop Williams Memphis JR WR 14 29 313 10.79 1 2.1 22.4
16 Tyler Vaughns USC SO WR 12 19 199 10.47 1 1.6 16.6
17 Hutch White Texas St JR WR 12 16 166 10.38 0 1.3 13.8
18 K.J. Osborn Buffalo JR WR 14 25 257 10.28 0 1.8 18.4
19 Freddie Swain Florida JR WR 11 22 224 10.18 1 2.0 20.4
20 Donovan Peoples-Jones Michigan SO WR 13 25 250 10.00 1 1.9 19.2
20 Shun Brown Arizona SR WR 12 18 180 10.00 0 1.5 15.0
22 Blake Banham E Mich SR WR 13 21 209 9.95 0 1.6 16.1
23 Kyle Groeneweg Iowa SR WR 13 24 238 9.92 1 1.8 18.3
24 Ryan Davis Auburn SR WR 13 22 217 9.86 0 1.7 16.7
24 Quez Watkins USM SO WR 11 14 138 9.86 1 1.3 12.5
24 Ronnie Rivers Fresno St SO RB 11 14 138 9.86 0 1.3 12.5
27 Chris Finke Notre Dame SR WR 13 20 196 9.80 0 1.5 15.1
27 Trey Ellis Vanderbilt SR WR 13 15 147 9.80 0 1.2 11.3
29 DeAndre Thompkins Penn State SR WR 13 18 176 9.78 1 1.4 13.5
30 Thayer Thomas NC State FR WR 13 15 140 9.33 0 1.2 10.8
31 J-Shun Harris II Indiana SR WR 12 16 147 9.19 1 1.3 12.3
32 Britain Covey Utah SO WR 13 25 221 8.84 0 1.9 17.0
33 Ronnie Blackmon Colorado SO DB 12 30 262 8.73 0 2.5 21.8
34 Roshauud Paul Texas A&M SO WR 13 24 209 8.71 0 1.8 16.1
35 Marcel Williams Marshall SR WR 13 17 147 8.65 0 1.3 11.3
36 Rafael Araujo-Lopes Pittsburgh SR WR 14 19 159 8.37 1 1.4 11.4
37 Jordan Nathan Utah State SO WR 12 20 166 8.30 1 1.7 13.8
38 Warren Wand Ark St SR RB 13 28 231 8.25 0 2.2 17.8
38 James Proche SMU JR WR 12 20 165 8.25 0 1.7 13.8
40 Amari Rodgers Clemson SO WR 15 39 299 7.67 1 2.6 19.9
41 Amare Jones Tulane FR RB 13 15 113 7.53 0 1.2 8.7
42 Michael Shelton BYU SR DB 13 20 141 7.05 0 1.5 10.8
43 Avery Williams Boise St SO DB 13 18 126 7.00 0 1.4 9.7
44 Terry Juniel UTEP SR WR 12 21 129 6.14 0 1.8 10.8
45 T.J. Rahming Duke SR WR 13 25 146 5.84 0 1.9 11.2
46 Austin Conway Wyoming JR WR 12 27 156 5.78 0 2.3 13.0
47 Kwamie Lassiter II Kansas SO WR 11 14 79 5.64 0 1.3 7.2
48 Aaron Fuller Washington JR WR 14 22 122 5.55 0 1.6 8.7
49 Jack Dunn Wisconsin SO WR 13 17 94 5.53 0 1.3 7.2
50 Riley Lees N'western SO WR 14 20 108 5.40 0 1.4 7.7
51 Aulden Knight Cincinnati SO WR 13 25 124 4.96 0 1.9 9.5
52 Tyre McCants S Florida SR WR 13 16 75 4.69 0 1.2 5.8
53 Khalil Shakir Boise St FR WR 10 12 54 4.50 0 1.2 5.4
54 Cole Tucker N Illinois FR WR 14 17 69 4.06 0 1.2 4.9
55 Chuck Davis Virginia SO WR 12 19 73 3.84 0 1.6 6.1
56 Zaquon Tyson Kent State SR WR 12 17 49 2.88 0 1.4 4.1
57 Taivon Jacobs Maryland SR WR 12 16 30 1.88 0 1.3 2.5

Note: To qualify, player must have played in 75% of his team's games and have a minimum of 1.2 punt returns per game played.