MANY HAPPY RETURNS

Gophers defensive back Troy Stoudermire has a chance to break the NCAA career record for kickoff return yards. Here is where he ranks:

Player, school Yards

1. Tyron Carrier, Houston 3,517

2. Damaris Johnson, Tulsa 3,417

3. Kerwyn Williams, Utah State 3,392

4. T.J. Graham, North Carolina St. 3,153

5. Brandon West, W. Michigan 3,118

6. Troy Stoudermire, Gophers 3,102

Stoudermire's kickoff returns, by year

2008: 1,083 (42 returns)

2009: 1,057 (43)

2010: 789 (29)

2011: 173 (8)*

*injured