CHATHAM, NJ - Senior Chatham football player Peter Schelling is the No. 1 high school kick returner in the nation, according to national statistics compiled by MaxPreps.

Schelling owns a 48.5 kickoff return average in his 11 returns, which places him ahead of C.J. Ratliff of New Lexington, Ohio, who owns a 45.9 average in 14 returns. The top six players in the national statistics compiled at are listed below.

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Schelling has returned four kickoffs for touchdowns this season; an 80-yard return for a TD in the season opener vs. Morris Hills; a 95-yard return at home vs. Millburn; an 82-yard return at Hackettstown and a 90-yard return at Hanover Park.

Schelling's last kickoff return was a 90-yard sprint at Hanover Park on Nov. 1