2. George Atkinson -- Notre Dame. As just a freshman in 2011, Atkinson made a major mark on special teams for the Irish. He had close to 1,000 kick return yards and scored two times, once from 96 yards out. There isn't a better kick return guy in all of college football right now.
3. T.J. Thorpe -- North Carolina. Also a talented wide receiver for the Tar Heels, Thorpe is a threat every time as a kick returner. He had 960 yards and one touchdown on 36 returns last season, averaging just under 27 per return. He had a 100-yarder, so he's capable of doing big things every time he touches it.
4. Lindsey Lamar -- South Florida. One of the most productive kick return specialists in college football over the last two seasons, Lamar has over 1,700 return yards during that span. He scored two times in 2010 and had a long of 62 last season. He's small in size but extremely quick and fast and can make a lot of things happen in a hurry.
5. Lamarcus Joyner -- Florida State. A standout safety for the Noles, Joyner is also a major threat in the return game on kickoffs. He averaged over 30 yards per return in 2011, with a long of 77. He doesn't get the same number of chances as some of the others listed here but he's just about as dangerous.