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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 Billy Hardee at Alabama - 1973
9 James Barber at Tulsa - 1971
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: 25.0 Demitri Knowles - 2011-2013
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
David Wilson 2009-2011 61 1,324 2 21.7
Bob Thomas 1981-1984 51 1,088 0 21.3
Demitri Knowles 2011-2013 43 1,075 1 25.0
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
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