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List of the most famous (American) football kick returners in the history of the sport, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. There have been many legendary kick returners in the NFL and NCAA, and you'll find all of them on this list below. Some of these men are considered to be the best kick returners to ever play the game, and if you're looking for a specific football player you can look for them by using the "search" function on this list. These amazing kick returners may currently be active while others have been retired for quite sometime. This list of the top kick returners in American football includes all the greats from both the NFL and college football.

List ranges from Deion Sanders to Tom Landry, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the greatest kick returner of all time?" and "Who are the best kick returners of all time?"

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Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Deion Sanders Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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Desmond Howard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Desmond Howard Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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Billy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Billy Johnson Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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Mel Gray is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Mel Gray Running back, Return specialist, Punt returner

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Leon Washington is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Leon Washington Running back, Return specialist

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Troy Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Troy Brown Cornerback, Return specialist, Punt returner

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Tom Landry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Tom Landry Cornerback, Kickoff returner, Punter

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Mike Goodson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Mike Goodson Running back

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Charley Trippi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Charley Trippi Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

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George Gipp is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
George Gipp Running back, Halfback, Kickoff returner

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Brian Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Brian Mitchell Running back, Return specialist, Punt returner

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Lemar Parrish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Lemar Parrish Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner

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Eddie Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Eddie Brown Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Safety

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Cory Ross is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Cory Ross Running back, Return specialist, Punt returner

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Mercury Hayes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Mercury Hayes Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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Tyrone Hughes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Tyrone Hughes Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner

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Bruce Harper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Bruce Harper Running back, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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David Palmer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
David Palmer Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

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Butch Woolfolk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Butch Woolfolk Running back, Return specialist, Kickoff returner

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Chris Carr is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Chris Carr Cornerback, Kickoff returner

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Sam Shields is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Sam Shields Cornerback, Kickoff returner

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Del Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Del Rodgers Running back, Kickoff returner

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B. J. Sams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
B. J. Sams Running back, Cornerback, Return specialist

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Eddie Saenz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Eddie Saenz Running back, Halfback, Kickoff returner

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Mike Nelms is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Mike Nelms Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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Chuck Ortmann is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Chuck Ortmann Halfback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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Jon Arnett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Jon Arnett Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

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Rashied Davis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Rashied Davis Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner

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J. R. Reed is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
J. R. Reed Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Safety

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Justin Miller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Justin Miller Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner

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Johnny Williams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Johnny Williams Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Safety

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Bob Grim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Bob Grim Running back, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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Abe Woodson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Abe Woodson Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner

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Rickie Harris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Rickie Harris Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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Rollie Miles is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Rollie Miles Running back, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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Dan Sandifer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Dan Sandifer Halfback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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Brian Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Brian Witherspoon Cornerback, Return specialist, Punt returner

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Chad Owens is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Chad Owens Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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Dante Hall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Dante Hall Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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Glyn Milburn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Glyn Milburn Running back, Return specialist, Punt returner

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Jeremy Bloom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Jeremy Bloom Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

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Reggie Swinton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Reggie Swinton Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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Gene Mingo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Gene Mingo Running back, Return specialist, Kickoff returner

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Jules Rykovich is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Jules Rykovich Running back, Halfback, Kickoff returner

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Tully Banta-Cain is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Tully Banta-Cain Defensive end, Kickoff returner, Linebacker

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Michael Lewis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Michael Lewis Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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Don Dufek is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Don Dufek Kickoff returner, Safety, Defensive back

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T. J. Rushing is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
T. J. Rushing Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner

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Keiwan Ratliff is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Keiwan Ratliff Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner

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Dexter Wynn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Football Kick Returners
Dexter Wynn Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner