Virginia Tech Football Records
    Kick Returns

    Team Records
    Most Returns
    Game: 12 at Alabama - 1973
    Season: 67 - 1950
    Most Yardage on Returns
    Game: 245 vs. South Carolina - 1973
    Season: 1431 - 1973
    Most Touchdowns On Returns
    Season: 2 - 2010
    Season: 2 - 1965
    Best Return Average
    Season: 27 - 1965
    Individual Records
    Most Returns
    Game: 9 James Barber at Tulsa - 1971
    9 Billy Hardee at Alabama - 1973
    Season: 33 Billy Hardee - 1973
    Career: 67 Jon Jeffries - 1987-1991
    Most Yardage On Returns
    Game: 214 Marcus Mickel vs. Clemson - 1989
    Season: 758 Billy Hardee - 1973
    Career: 1577 Dyrell Roberts - 2008-2012
    Most Touchdowns On Returns
    Season: 2 David Wilson - 2010
    Career: 2 David Wilson - 2009-2011
    Career: 2 Terry Strock - 1959-1961
    Best Return Average
    Season: 34.3 Tommy Francisco - 1965
    (10 or more returns)
    Career: 23.5 Eddie Royal - 2004-2007
    Career Kickoff Return Leaders
    NameYears PlayedNo.Yds.TDsAvg
    Dyrell Roberts 2008-2012 61 1,577 1 25.9
    Jon Jeffries 1987-1991 67 1,447 1 21.6
    Eddie Royal 2004-2007 59 1,386 0 23.5
    Demitri Knowles 2011-2014 58 1,345 1 23.2
    David Wilson 2009-2011 61 1,324 2 21.7
    Bob Thomas 1981-1984 51 1,088 0 21.3
    Marcus Mickel 1988-1991 52 1,035 1 19.9
    Eddie Hunter 1983-1986 38 889 1 23.4
    Mike Imoh 2002-2005 34 864 1 25.4
    Dickie Longerbeam 1965-1968 34 842 1 24.8
    Billy Hardee 1973-1975 37 833 1 22.5
    Tommy Francisco 1964-1966 34 789 1 23.2
    Rich Matijevich 1969-1971 36 780 1 21.7
    Richard Johnson 2001-2004 35 752 0 21.5
    Sonny Utz 1962-1964 33 741 0 22.5

    Year-By-Year Kickoff Return Leaders
    YearNameNo.YardsTouchdowns
    1952 Don Booth 18 413 0
    1953 Howie Wright 6 125 0
    1954 Billy Anderson 5 96 0
    1955 Dickie Beard 5 115 0
    1956 Bobby Wolfenden 5 173 0
    1957 Frank Eastman 5 60 0
    1958 Jay Whitesell 5 192 1
    1959 Alger Pugh 12 305 0
    1960 Terry Strock 6 208 1
    1961 Warren Price 13 273 0
    1962 Sunny Utz 11 242 0
    1963 Tommy Walker 7 259 1
    1964 Tommy Francisco 15 301 0
    1965 Dickie Longerbeam 12 404 1
    1966 Tommy Francisco 9 145 0
    1967 Dickie Longerbeam 14 317 0
    1968 Ron Davidson 6 105 0
    1969 Rich Matijevich 7 192 1
    1970 Rich Matijevich 25 501 0
    1971 Jimmy Quinn 14 324 0
    1972 Don Testerman 11 294 0
    1973 Billy Hardee 33 758 1
    1974 Morris Blueford 15 305 0
    1975 Roscoe Coles 14 312 0
    1976 Ellis Savage 17 311 0
    1977 Kenny Lewis 24 540 0
    1978 Larry Fallen 23 526 1
    1979 Billy Hite 8 156 0
    1980 Sidney Snell 11 264 0
    1981 Bob Thomas 9 172 0
    1982 Bob Thomas 22 487 0
    1983 Eddie Hunter 7 162 0
    1984 Bob Thomas 14 278 0
    1985 Eddie Hunter 12 265 0
    1986 Eddie Hunter 19 462 1
    1987 Jon Jeffries 22 561 1
    1988 Jon Jeffries 15 311 0
    1989 Marcus Mickel 25 546 1
    1990 Marcus Mickel 15 285 0
    1991 Jon Jeffries 16 273 0
    1992 Tony Kennedy 16 386 1
    1993 Dwayne Thomas 14 305 0
    1994 Bryan Still 19 493 0
    1995 Dwayne Thomas 14 244 0
    1996 Shawn Scales 13 320 0
    1997 Ike Charlton 17 352 0
    1998 Shyrone Stith 14 282 0
    1999 Shyrone Stith 15 387 0
    2000 Andre Kendrick 22 447 0
    2001 Richard Johnson 12 267 0
    2002 Richard Johnson 23 485 0
    2003 Mike Imoh 18 549 1
    2004 Eddie Royal 12 346 0
    2005 Eddie Royal 14 293 0
    2006 Eddie Royal 19 431 0
    2007 Eddie Royal 14 316 0
    2008 Dyrell Roberts 22 545 0
    2009 Dyrell Roberts 18 574 1
    2010 David Wilson 22 584 2
    2011 David Wilson 22 415 0
    2012 Demitri Knowles 21 595 1
    2013 Demitri Knowles 22 480 0
    2014 Demitri Knowles 15 270 0
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