Dyrell Roberts, Virginia Tech
A wide receiver for the Hokies, Roberts finished last season ranked third in the nation with an average of 31.9 yards per kick return. In two seasons he has returned 40 kickoffs for 1,119 yards and one touchdown.
Kenjon Barner, Oregon
As a freshman, the California native was a momentum changer during many key games of the 2009 Oregon season. Barner totaled 1,020 yards on 41 kickoff returns, with one touchdown that went for 100 yards.
Robbie Frey, Connecticut
In 2009, Frey recorded an impressive 29.5-yard average on 21 kick returns. The junior running back ran a kick back 100 yards and finished the season with 620 yards in kick returns and one touchdown.
Tracy Lampley, Southern Mississippi
As a freshman, the Golden Eagle running back was a potent return specialist. Lampley returned 30 punts for 334 yards and one touchdown. He also totaled 469 yards on 17 kick returns with one touchdown.
Leon Barry, Mississippi State
While Barry is more than productive returning kicks, his punt return average of 2.7 yards is atrocious. The little-used Bulldog receiver racked up 38 kickoff returns for 1,015 yards and one touchdown in 2009.
James Nixon, Temple
If only Nixon could receive a few more opportunities to return kicks. The Owl wide receiver finished last season ranked seventh nationally with an average of 29.2 yards per kick return. Nixon totaled 497 yards on 17 kick returns with two touchdowns in 2009.