NFL Year-by-Year Playoffs Fumbles Recovered Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Player FR Tm
2015Peyton Manning (39)2DEN
2015Kirk Cousins (27)2WAS
2015Mike Tolbert (29)2CAR
2015Danny Trevathan (25)2DEN
2014Russell Wilson (25)3SEA
2013Richard Marshall (28)2SDG
2013Michael Bennett (27)2SEA
2012Arthur Jones (26)2BAL
2011Devin Thomas (24)2NYG
2011Justin Durant (25)2DET
2011Jacoby Jones (27)2HOU
2011Ben Grubbs (27)2BAL
2010Desmond Bishop (26)2GNB
2010Tramon Williams (27)2GNB
2010Ben Roethlisberger (28)2PIT
2009Bobby Carpenter (26)2DAL
2008Jim Leonhard (25)3BAL
2007Shaun Phillips (26)1SDG
2007Tony Romo (27)1DAL
2007Marlon McCree (30)1SDG
2007Steve Smith (22)1NYG
2007Mike Vrabel (32)1NWE
2007Chris Spencer (25)1SEA
2007Lofa Tatupu (24)1SEA
2007Mark Tauscher (30)1GNB
2007LaDainian Tomlinson (28)1SDG
2007Osi Umenyiora (25)1NYG
2007Mike Goff (31)1SDG
2007Tramon Williams (24)1GNB
2007Eli Manning (26)1NYG
2007Derek Landri (23)1JAX
2007Aaron Kampman (27)1GNB
2007Maurice Jones-Drew (22)1JAX
2007Jordan Babineaux (25)1SEA
2007Ahmad Bradshaw (21)1NYG
2007Todd Collins (35)1WAS
2007Kevin Boss (23)1NYG
2007Patrick Crayton (28)1DAL
2007Corey Webster (25)1NYG
2007Jeff Garcia (37)1TAM
2007Matt Hasselbeck (31)1SEA
2007Domenik Hixon (22)1NYG
2007James Sanders (23)1NWE
2006Devin Hester (23)3CHI
2005Travelle Wharton (24)2CAR
2005Tom Brady (28)2NWE
2004Tedy Bruschi (31)2NWE
2003Muhsin Muhammad (30)2CAR
2003David Macklin (25)2IND
2002John Thierry (31)1ATL
2002Joe Walker (25)1IND
2002Alvis Whitted (28)1OAK
2002Matt Willig (33)1SFO
2002Ellis Wyms (23)1TAM
2002George Layne (23)1ATL
2002Samari Rolle (26)1TEN
2002Duce Staley (27)1PHI
2002Travian Smith (27)1OAK
2002Chris Akins (25)1CLE
2002Charlie Garner (30)1OAK
2002Jeff Garcia (32)1SFO
2002Rich Gannon (36)1OAK
2002Lee Flowers (29)1PIT
2002Anthony Dorsett (28)1OAK
2002Alge Crumpler (24)1ATL
2002Mo Collins (25)1OAK
2002Keion Carpenter (24)1ATL
2002Derrick Brooks+ (29)1TAM
2002Martin Gramatica (26)1TAM
2002Johnnie Harris (30)1NYG
2002Patrick Kerney (25)1ATL
2002Dwight Smith (24)1TAM
2002Aaron Smith (26)1PIT
2002Jon Runyan (28)1PHI
2002Bill Romanowski (36)1OAK
2002Simeon Rice (28)1TAM
2002Jerry Rice+ (39)1OAK
2002Michael Pittman (27)1TAM
2002Chike Okeafor (26)1SFO
2002Frank Middleton (27)1OAK
2002Ray Mickens (29)1NYJ
2001Larry Izzo (26)2NWE
2001Hines Ward (25)2PIT
2000Darrien Gordon (29)1OAK
2000Cornelius Griffin (23)1NYG
2000Brad Jackson (25)1BAL
2000Jamal Lewis (21)1BAL
2000Ray Lewis (25)1BAL
2000Mike Mamula (27)1PHI
2000Donovan McNabb (23)1PHI
2000Brian Milne (27)1NOR
2000La'Roi Glover (26)1NOR
2000Trent Dilfer (28)1BAL
2000Terry Allen (32)1NOR
2000Trace Armstrong (34)1MIA
2000Robert Bailey (32)1BAL
2000Tiki Barber (25)1NYG
2000Mike Bartrum (30)1PHI
2000Dre' Bly (23)1STL
2000Luther Broughton (25)1PHI
2000Lomas Brown (37)1NYG
2000Damon Moore (23)1PHI
2000Chad Morton (23)1NOR
2000Cedric Jones (26)1NYG
2000Charles Woodson (23)1OAK
2000Karl Williams (29)1TAM
2000Lyle West (23)1NYG
2000Hollis Thomas (26)1PHI
2000Dave Thomas (32)1NYG
2000Marquez Pope (29)1OAK
2000Jonathan Ogden+ (26)1BAL
1999Donovin Darius (24)2JAX
1999Stephen Davis (25)2WAS
1999Denard Walker (26)2TEN
1999Tony Brackens (24)2JAX
1998Derrick Cullors (25)2NWE
1998Tyrone Braxton (33)2DEN
1997Terrell Davis (24)2DEN
1997Jason Gildon (25)2PIT
1997Duane Butler (23)2MIN
1996Eddie Robinson (26)2JAX
1995Jim Harbaugh (31)2IND
1994Rodney Holman (34)1DET
1994Dan Marino+ (32)1MIA
1994Tim McDonald (29)1SFO
1994Ernie Mills (25)1PIT
1994Kevin Miniefield (24)1CHI
1994Warren Moon+ (37)1MIN
1994Mike Pitts (33)1NWE
1994Jesse Solomon (30)1MIA
1994Alonzo Spellman (22)1CHI
1994Michael Stewart (29)1MIA
1994Dave Thomas (26)1DAL
1994Henry Thomas (29)1MIN
1994Eric Turner (25)1CLE
1994Steve Walsh (27)1CHI
1994Mark Williams (23)1GNB
1994John Mangum (27)1CHI
1994Danan Hughes (23)1KAN
1994Doug Brien (23)1SFO
1994Lewis Bush (24)1SDG
1994Darren Carrington (27)1SDG
1994Tony Carter (22)1CHI
1994Darrien Gordon (23)1SDG
1994Elvis Grbac (24)1SFO
1993Warren Moon+ (36)2HOU
1992Troy Aikman+ (25)2DAL
1992Phil Hansen (24)2BUF
1992Ken Norton (25)2DAL
1992Stanley Richard (24)2SDG
1992Jimmie Jones (26)2DAL
1991Fred Stokes (27)2WAS
1991John Elway+ (31)2DEN
1991Warren Moon+ (34)2HOU
1991Harvey Williams (24)2KAN
1990Keith McKeller (26)3BUF
1989Bernie Kosar (25)2CLE
1989Felix Wright (30)2CLE
1989Wes Hopkins (27)2PHI
1988Jim Skow (25)2CIN
1987Steve Wilson (30)2DEN
1986Alvin Walton (22)3WAS
1985Jerry Gray (22)3RAM
1985Mike Singletary+ (26)3CHI
1984Otis Wilson (26)1CHI
1984Gerald Willhite (25)1DEN
1984John Elway+ (24)1DEN
1984Joe Theismann (35)1WAS
1984Chris Brown (22)1PIT
1984John Stallworth+ (32)1PIT
1984Andre Townsend (21)1DEN
1984Dan Marino+ (22)1MIA
1984Brad Benson (28)1NYG
1984Tom Jackson (33)1DEN
1984Jim Jensen (25)1MIA
1984Louis Lipps (22)1PIT
1984Mickey Marvin (28)1RAI
1984Rich Milot (27)1WAS
1984Joe Montana+ (28)1SFO
1984Joe Morris (23)1NYG
1984Karl Nelson (24)1NYG
1984Kenny Hill (26)1NYG
1984Vince Heflin (25)1MIA
1984Charles Benson (23)1MIA
1984Doug Betters (28)1MIA
1984Dwaine Board (27)1SFO
1984Bill Currier (29)1NYG
1984Keith Simpson (28)1SEA
1984Gary Fencik (30)1CHI
1984Willie Gault (24)1CHI
1984Andy Headen (24)1NYG
1983Jeff Bryant (23)2SEA
1983Wendell Tyler (28)2SFO
1983Charley Hannah (28)2RAI
1982Rick Sanford (25)2NWE
1982Ted Hendricks+ (34)2RAI
1981Ron Jaworski (30)3PHI
1980Tony Dorsett+ (26)2DAL
1980Odis McKinney (23)2OAK
1979Larry Gordon (25)2MIA
1978Earl Campbell+ (23)2HOU
1978Jack Ham+ (29)2PIT
1978Fulton Kuykendall (25)2ATL
1978Gerry Mullins (29)2PIT
1978Mike Reinfeldt (25)2HOU
1978Dirt Winston (22)2PIT
1977Butch Johnson (23)2DAL
1977Tom Jackson (26)2DEN
1977Harvey Martin (26)2DAL
1977Randy Hughes (24)2DAL
1977Lyle Blackwood (26)2BAL
1976Matt Blair (25)2MIN
1976Brent McClanahan (24)2MIN
1976Willie Hall (26)2OAK
1976Dave Casper+ (24)2OAK
1975Roger Staubach+ (33)5DAL
1974Nate Wright (26)3MIN
1973Fran Tarkenton+ (33)3MIN
1972Warren Bankston (25)1PIT
1972Dick Anderson (26)1MIA
1972Jerry Smith (29)1WAS
1972Billy Truax (29)1DAL
1972Cliff Harris (23)1DAL
1972Mike Wagner (23)1PIT
1972Vic Washington (26)1SFO
1972Dave Wilcox+ (29)1SFO
1972Tommy Hart (27)1SFO
1972Mike Bass (27)1WAS
1972Ed Beard (32)1SFO
1972Don Cockroft (27)1CLE
1972Marty Huff (23)1SFO
1972Ralph McGill (22)1SFO
1972Gerry Mullins (23)1PIT
1972Mike Phipps (24)1CLE
1972Alden Roche (27)1GNB
1972Paul Seiler (26)1OAK
1972Fair Hooker (25)1CLE
1972Charlie Hall (23)1CLE
1972Glen Edwards (25)1PIT
1972Ron McDole (33)1WAS
1971Bill Nelsen (30)2CLE
1971Earl Edwards (25)2SFO
1970Bob Griese+ (25)2MIA
1970Paul Krause+ (28)2MIN
1970Charlie Waters (21)2DAL
1969Tom Keating (27)2OAK
1968Ralph Baker (26)2NYJ
1967Frank Clarke (33)2DAL
1967Chuck Lamson (28)2RAM
1966Curtis McClinton (27)1KAN
1966Len Dawson+ (31)1KAN
1966Dave Costa (24)1BUF
1966Paul Costa (24)1BUF
1966Bob Skoronski (32)1GNB
1966Jim Grabowski (21)1GNB
1966Bob Hayes+ (23)1DAL
1966Bobby Hunt (26)1KAN
1966Don Meredith (28)1DAL
1966Warren Livingston (28)1DAL
1965Don Shinnick (30)1BAL
1965Jim Taylor+ (29)1GNB
1965John Hadl (25)1SDG
1965Paul Hornung+ (29)1GNB
1965Lenny Lyles (29)1BAL
1964Dick Modzelewski (33)1CLE
1964Paul Wiggin (29)1CLE
1963Tom Addison (27)1BOS
1963Y.A. Tittle+ (36)1NYG
1963Richie Petitbon (25)1CHI
1963Dick Pesonen (25)1NYG
1963Billy Martin (25)1CHI
1963Billy Lott (28)1BOS
1963Jack Kemp (28)1BUF
1963Larry Eisenhauer (23)1BOS
1963Erich Barnes (28)1NYG
1963Tony Romeo (25)1BOS
1962Ray Nitschke+ (25)2GNB
1961Alex Webster (30)1NYG
1961Joe Walton (25)1NYG
1961Mickey Walker (21)1NYG
1961Forrest Gregg+ (27)1GNB
1961Paul Hornung+ (25)1GNB
1961Bob Gaiters (23)1NYG
1960Norm Van Brocklin+ (34)1PHI
1960Howie Ferguson (30)1LAC
1960Bill Quinlan (28)1GNB
1960Bill Forester (28)1GNB
1960Bob Laraba (27)1LAC
1959Sherman Plunkett (26)1BAL
1958Jim Shofner (22)2CLE
1958Ray Krouse (31)2BAL
1957Gil Mains (27)2DET
1957Joe Perry+ (30)2SFO
1956Andy Robustelli+ (30)1NYG
1956John Mellekas (23)1CHI
1955Carlton Massey (25)1CLE
1954John Kissell (31)1CLE
1954Mike McCormack+ (24)1CLE
1954Walt Michaels (24)1CLE
1953Charlie Ane (22)1DET
1953Sonny Gandee (24)1DET
1953Len Ford+ (27)1CLE
1953Les Bingaman (27)1DET
1952Yale Lary+ (21)2DET
1951Dub Jones (26)2CLE
1950Mike Lazetich (29)1RAM
1950Ralph Pasquariello (24)1RAM
1950Fred Naumetz (28)1RAM
1950Larry Brink (26)1RAM
1950Chuck Hunsinger (25)1CHI
1950Wayne Hansen (21)1CHI
1950Dave Stephenson (24)1RAM
1949Bucko Kilroy (28)2PHI
1948Lou Rymkus (28)1CLE
1948George Young (24)1CLE
1948Bucko Kilroy (27)1PHI
1948Marshall Goldberg (30)1CRD
1948Cliff Patton (25)1PHI
1948Ray Mallouf (30)1CRD
1947Lloyd Cheatham (28)1NYY
1946John Yonakor (25)1CLE
1946Jim Lee Howell (31)1NYG
1946Hugh Gallarneau (29)1CHI
1946Stu Clarkson (27)1CHI
1945Ki Aldrich (29)1WAS
1945Sammy Baugh+ (31)1WAS
1944Arnie Herber+ (34)1NYG
1944Don Perkins (26)1GNB
1944Joe Laws (33)1GNB
1943Len Younce (26)1NYG
1942Lee Artoe (25)1CHI
1942Ki Aldrich (26)1WAS
1941Clarke Hinkle+ (32)1GNB
1941Larry Craig (25)1GNB
1941Ray Riddick (23)1GNB
1941Sid Luckman+ (24)1CHI
1941Joe Maniaci (27)1CHI
1941Ray McLean (25)1CHI
1941George McAfee+ (23)1CHI
1941Bob Nowaskey (23)1CHI
1941George Svendsen (28)1GNB
1941Ken Kavanaugh (24)1CHI
1940Joe Stydahar+ (28)1CHI
1940Bo Russell (24)1WAS
1940Jack Torrance (28)1CHI
1940Bob McChesney (28)1WAS
1939Clarke Hinkle+ (30)1GNB
1939Tuffy Leemans+ (26)1NYG
1939Carl Mulleneaux (24)1GNB
1938Ward Cuff (26)1NYG
1938Mel Hein+ (29)1NYG
1938Kayo Lunday (26)1NYG
1937Jack Manders (28)2CHI
1936Hank Bruder (28)1GNB
1936Charley Malone (26)1BOS
1936Lou Gordon (28)1GNB
1936Milt Gantenbein (26)1GNB
1936Eddie Britt (24)1BOS
1936Riley Smith (25)1BOS
1936Ade Schwammel (27)1GNB
1935Bill Morgan (25)1NYG
1934Bill Hewitt+ (24)1CHI
1934Bill Karr (23)1CHI
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