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Eagles Kickoff Return Turnover

Brandon Boykin will be the Eagles' 11th different kickoff return leader in 11 seasons.

Eagles Kickoff Return Turnover

Brandon Boykin will be the Eagles´ 11th different kickoff return leader in 11 seasons. (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)
Brandon Boykin will be the Eagles' 11th different kickoff return leader in 11 seasons. (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)

Brandon Boykin will be the Eagles' 11th different kickoff return leader in 11 seasons. Only Brian Mitchell 2000-02 has led the team more than once in the Andy Reid era:

 Season 
 KO Return Leader 
 Ret. 
 Yards  
 Avg. 
 Long 
 TD 
 2012  Brandon Boykin
 36    823  22.9    44
 0
 2011  Dion Lewis
 31    669
 21.6    33
 0
 2010  Jorrick Calvin
 32    692
 21.6    41
 0
 2009  Ellis Hobbs
 20    481
 24.1    64
 0
 2008  Quintin Demps
 52  1314  25.3  100t  1
 2007  Correll Buckhalter
 37    798
 21.6    35  0
 2006  Reno Mahe
 30    667
 22.2    64
 0
 2005  Roderick Hood
 38    900
 23.7    53
 0
 2004  J.R. Reed
 33    761
 23.1    66
 0
 2003  James Thrash
 34    815
 24.0    54
 0
 2002  Brian Mitchell
 43  1162  27.0    57
 0
 2001  Brian Mitchell
 41  1025  25.0    94t
 1
 2000  Brian Mitchell
 47  1124  23.9    89t
 1
 1999  Allen Rossum
 54  1345  24.9    89t
 1
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