Longest Plays ▪ Opponents

These lists are based on the official records from the 1994 and 2003 media guides, and the 2010 and 2020 stats supplements. I am working my way backwards through older media guides and box scores and have added plays from 2017 to present that fall between the 'official' minimum yards (shortest listed play) and my own minimums (below the category subtitle). The rows for those additional plays will be shaded gray and have no ranking since the data is incomplete. I am also working to confirm plays that resulted in touchdowns (they were not specified in the official lists), even if some seem obvious.

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Minimum 70 yards

  Yards Play TD Player (Pass From) Season   Opponent Result
1. 100 FG Return Y Brandon Wilson 2016 N #15 Houston L 33-23
  100 Kick Return Y Fozzy Whittaker 2011 N #11 Texas W 55-17
  100 Kick Return Y Coryell Judie 2010 A Texas A&M L 33-19
  100 Kick Return Y Mack Heron 1968 H Kansas State W 35-20
5. 99 Kick Return Y Kelvin Turpin 2018 A TCU W 52-27
  99 Run Y Eric Vann 1997 A Kansas L 20-17
  99 Pass Y Wes Caswell (Troy DeGar) 1996 H Tulsa L 31-24
8. 98 Int Return Y Vernon Scott 2019 H TCU W 28-24
  98 Kick Return Brandon Banks 2009 H Kansas State W 42-30
  98 Kick Return Cyrus Gray 2008 A Texas A&M W 66-28
  98 Kick Return Shaun Rochon 2005 H Baylor W 37-30 (2OT)
12. 97 Kick Return Mardy Gilyard 2008 H Cincinnati W 52-26
  97 Pass Y Wayne McGarity (Major Applewhite) 1998 N Texas L 34-3
14. 96 Kick Return Jordan Shipley 2008 N #5 Texas L 45-35
15. 95 Kick Return Willie Jones 1971 H Iowa State W 43-12
16. 94 Punt John Hadl 1959 H Kansas W 7-6
17. 93 Kick Return Gale Sayers 1964 A Kansas L 15-14
18. 92 Punt Return Y Tyreek Hill 2014 H Oklahoma State L 38-35 (1OT)
  92 Pass Y Charles Johnson (Koy Detmer) 1992 A #7 Colorado T 24-24
20. 90 Pass Y Tyler Lockett (Jake Waters) 2013 A Kansas State W 41-31
  90 Kick Return Perrish Cox 2008 A #11 Oklahoma State W 61-41
  90 Pass Y Eric Williams (Todd Doxson) 1995 A Iowa State W 39-26
23. 89 Kick Return Y Justin Gilbert 2010 A #10 Oklahoma State W 47-41
  89 Pass Greg Washington (Carl Straw) 1988 H Kansas State W 70-24
  89 Run Jarvis Redwine 1980 A #4 Nebraska W 21-17
26. 87 Pass Y Kendall Wright (Robert Griffin) 2011 A #25 Baylor L 45-38
  87 Int Return Ricky Parker 1995 H San Diego State W 38-22
28. 86 Kick Return Y Gahn McGaffie 2010 A #18 Missouri L 36-27
29. 85 Kick Return Kene Nwangwu 2020 A Iowa State L 37-30
  85 Pass Y Sam Smith (Darian Hagan) 1990 A #10 Colorado L 32-23
31. 84 Punt Return Y Quinton Spotwood 1997 H Syracuse W 36-34
  84 XP Return Ben Kirkpatrick 1992 A Texas Tech W 34-9
33. 83 Kick Return Ricardo Rhodes 1998 A #20 Missouri L 20-6
34. 82 Punt Return Y Mike Clark 1989 H Oklahoma State W 37-15
  82 Pass Tom Busch (Tim Van Galder) 1965 H Iowa State W 24-20
36. 81 Pass Y Trestan Ebner (Jacob Zeno) 2019 N #8 Baylor W 30-23 (1OT)
  81 Kick Return Victor Ike 2000 N #11 Texas W 63-14
38. 80 Run Jamaal Charles 2005 N #2 Texas L 45-12
  80 Pass Willie Vaughn (Kelly Donohoe) 1988 H Kansas W 63-14
40. 79 Pass Tito Gonzales (Pat White) 2007 N #11 West Virginia L 48-28
  79 Run Ryan Mitchell 1973 H #17 Miami (FL) W 24-20
42. 78 Pass Keyon Mozee (Skyler Thompson) 2020 H Kansas State L 38-35
  78 Pass Chris Platt (Jacob Zeno) 2019 N #8 Baylor W 30-23 (1OT)
  78 Pass Y Marvin Harrison (Kevin Mason) 1994 A Syracuse W 30-29
  78 Int Return Kelly Culpepper 1960 N #15 Texas L 24-0
46. 77 Pass Deuce Vaughn (Skyler Thompson) 2020 H Kansas State L 38-35
  77 Pass Y Roger Ross (Mario Kinsey) 2001 A Kansas W 38-10
  77 Pass Y Roger Ross (Dylan Smith) 2000 H Kansas W 34-16
  77 Pass Malcom McAlister (Rusty Hilger) 1984 H #3 Oklahoma State W 24-14
50. 76 Fumble Return Chris Spachman 1985 H #2 Nebraska W 27-7
51. 75 Pass Y Gary Jennings (Will Grier) 2018 A #12 West Virginia W 59-56
  75 Run Y Sony Michel 2017 N #3 Georgia L 54-48 (2OT)
  75 Run Y Alex Barnes 2017 A Kansas State W 42-35
  75 Pass George McGown (Bobby Douglas) 1968 A #3 Kansas W 27-23
55. 74 XP Return Keith Burns 1992 A Oklahoma State T 15-15
56. 72 Pass Y Chris Platt (Zach Smith) 2017 A Baylor W 49-41
  72 Run Terry Miller 1972 H Oklahoma State L 31-24
  72 FG Return Bill Matan 1962 H Kansas State W 47-0
59. 71 Pass Y Denzel Mims (Zach Smith) 2017 A Baylor W 49-41
  71 Pass Y Steve Lester (Bret Oberg) 1989 A Iowa State W 43-40
61. 70 Run Y Rodney Guggenheim 1993 A Iowa State W 24-7
  70 XP Return Keith Wilkerson 1991 H North Texas W 40-2
  70 Run Ken Cooper 1979 A Rice W 63-21
  70 Pass Tom Waddy (Jeff Knapple) 1960 A Colorado L 7-0