NFL Year-by-Year Fumble Return Yards Leaders

For some seasons (1960-1969 & 1947-1950) leaders for both leagues are shown.

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Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Player Yds Tm
2016Ethan Westbrooks (25)77LAR
2015Nathan Stupar (27)84ATL
2014Osi Umenyiora (32)86ATL
2013Jason McCourty (26)77TEN
2012James Sanders (28)93ARI
2011Juqua Parker (33)103PHI
2010Tyvon Branch (23)76OAK
2009Robert Geathers (26)113CIN
2008Joselio Hanson (27)96PHI
2007Daryl Smith (25)77JAX
2006Adrian Wilson (26)99ARI
2005DeAngelo Hall (21)86ATL
2004Mike Brown (26)95CHI
2003Dre' Bly (26)113DET
2002Mike Brown (24)106CHI
2001Brian Urlacher (23)101CHI
2000Aeneas Williams+ (32)104ARI
1999Travis Davis (26)102PIT
1998Dwayne Rudd (22)157MIN
1997Paul Bradford (23)78SDG
1996Carnell Lake (29)85PIT
1995Lee Woodall (25)98SFO
1994Tyrone Hughes (24)128NOR
1993Marcus Robertson (23)107HOU
1992Stevon Moore (25)115CLE
1991Chris Martin (30)100KAN
1990Terry Kinard (30)72HOU
1989Erik McMillan (24)119NYJ
1988Mel Jenkins (26)50SEA
1988Sam Seale (25)50SDG
1987Mark Jackson (25)77STL
1986Robert Lyles (25)93HOU
1985Jacob Green (28)79SEA
1984Andy Headen (24)81NYG
1983Greg Best (23)94PIT
1982Bob Glazebrook (26)91ATL
1981Gary Spani (25)91KAN
1980Cedric Brown (26)80TAM
1979Bob Swenson (26)93DEN
1978Charlie Phillips (25)127OAK
1977Zeke Moore (33)68HOU
1976C.L. Whittington (24)96HOU
1975Lem Barney+ (30)74DET
1974Joe Lavender (25)96PHI
1973Phil Wise (24)80NYJ
1973Bill Thompson (26)80DEN
1972Jack Tatum (23)104OAK
1971Ken Houston+ (26)71HOU
1970Alan Page+ (25)77MIN
1969Larry Wilson+ (31)88STL
1969Booker Edgerson (30)39BUF
1968Jim Smith (21)61WAS
1968Jim Lee Hunt (29)51BOS
1967Dan Conners (26)73OAK
1967Earsell Mackbee (26)59MIN
1966Chuck Howley (30)97DAL
1965Dick Lynch (29)84NYG
1964Jim Bradshaw (25)80PIT
1963Larry Wilson+ (25)42STL
1963Bob Lilly+ (24)42DAL
1962Ed Sharockman (22)88MIN
1961Jim Katcavage (26)38NYG
1960Lindon Crow (27)65NYG
1959George Tarasovic (29)57PIT
1958Charlie Sumner (27)101CHI
1957Don Paul (31)89CLE
1956John Paluck (21)76WAS
1955Richie McCabe (22)76PIT
1954Larry Brink (30)84CHI
1953Jerry Helluin (24)42CLE
1952Lou Ferry (24)71PIT
1951Art Tait (22)70NYY
1950Dub Garrett (25)62CHI
1949Tommy Mont (27)45WAS
1948Dick Poillon (28)93WAS
1947Vince Banonis (26)83CRD
1946Don Wells (24)47GNB
1945Charley Brock (29)52GNB
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