FAYETTEVILLE, AR (ESPN.com) - There are some out there looking to put an end to the kickoff, but we at the blog don't agree. It's one of the most exciting plays in football and the SEC is full of game-changers in the kicking game.
We've put our final list together and we've lumped kickoff returners and punt returners together.
Here are our top 10 kick returners in the SEC:
1. Joe Adams, Arkansas, Sr.: Adams is already one of the most exciting wide receivers to watch, especially in the open field. Now, put that into the Razorbacks' punt return game and you have a highlight waiting to happen. He only returned 16 punts last year, but one went for a touchdown and he ranked second in the SEC with a 15.6 average per return.
5. Dennis Johnson, Arkansas, Jr.: In 2009, he became Arkansas' all-time career and single-season leader in kickoff return yardage and broke the SEC kickoff return record in 2008. He missed most of last season due to injury, but he's healthy and will be a tremendous weapon in the Hogs' return game. For his career, he has 1,936 kick-return yards.