NFL Year-by-Year Playoffs Longest Kick Returns 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 Lng Tm
2015Knile Davis (23)106KAN
2014Ted Ginn (29)48ARI
2013Percy Harvin (25)87SEA
2012Jacoby Jones (28)108BAL
2011Danieal Manning (29)60HOU
2010Eric Weems (25)102ATL
2009Courtney Roby (26)61NOR
2008Ahmad Bradshaw (22)65NYG
2007Maurice Jones-Drew (22)96JAX
2006Miles Austin (22)93DAL
2005Charlie Adams (25)47DEN
2004J.R. Reed (22)48PHI
2003Dante Hall (24)92KAN
2002Brian Mitchell (34)70PHI
2002Chad Morton (25)70NYJ
2001Chad Morton (24)46NYJ
2000Ron Dixon (24)97NYG
1999Brian Mitchell (31)100WAS
1998Tim Dwight (23)94ATL
1997Chuck Levy (25)95SFO
1996Desmond Howard (26)99GNB
1995Antonio Freeman (23)42GNB
1994Andre Coleman (21)98SDG
1993Steve Tasker (31)67BUF
1992Marc Logan (27)50SFO
1991Mel Gray (30)55DET
1990Johnny Bailey (23)44CHI
1990Marc Logan (25)44MIA
1989Eric Metcalf (21)90CLE
1988Stanford Jennings (26)93CIN
1987Dennis Gentry (28)49CHI
1986Dennis Gentry (27)60CHI
1985Bobby Humphery (24)50NYJ
1984Kenny Hill (26)51NYG
1983Zachary Dixon (27)59SEA
1982Fulton Walker (24)98MIA
1981Amos Lawrence (23)47SFO
1980Mike Smith (22)39ATL
1979Larry Anderson (22)45PIT
1978Raymond Clayborn (23)47NWE
1977Marshall Johnson (24)87BAL
1976Theo Bell (22)60PIT
1975Terry Metcalf (23)67STL
1974Nat Moore (22)89MIA
1973Charlie Leigh (27)52MIA
1972Vic Washington (26)97SFO
1971Ed Podolak (24)78KAN
1970Jim Duncan (24)30BAL
1969George Atkinson (22)52OAK
1968Clint Jones (23)35MIN
1968Earl Christy (25)35NYJ
1967Dave Grayson (28)47OAK
1966Bert Coan (26)35KAN
1965Speedy Duncan (23)49SDG
1964Speedy Duncan (22)72SDG
1963Elbert Dubenion (30)62BUF
1962Bobby Jancik (22)48HOU
1961Joel Wells (25)38NYG
1960Ted Dean (22)58PHI
1959Phil King (23)35NYG
1958Jim Brown+ (22)41CLE
1957Jim Brown+ (21)50CLE
1956Gene Filipski (25)53NYG
1955Woodley Lewis (30)43RAM
1954Billy Reynolds (23)46CLE
1953Chick Jagade (26)29CLE
1952Woodley Lewis (27)36RAM
1951Ken Carpenter (25)35CLE
1950Jerry Williams (26)35RAM
1949Clyde Scott (25)35PHI
1948Dub Jones (23)46CLE
1947Babe Dimancheff (25)46CRD
1946Spec Sanders (28)35NYY
1945Steve Bagarus (26)29WAS
1944Howie Livingston (22)23NYG
1943Wilbur Moore (27)35WAS
1942Wilbur Moore (26)25WAS
1941George Franck (22)34NYG
1940Max Krause (31)62WAS
1939Ward Cuff (27)23NYG
1938Joe Laws (27)29GNB
1937Bronko Nagurski+ (28)31CHI
1936George Sauer (25)25GNB
1935Kink Richards (24)30NYG
1935Ed Danowski (23)30NYG
1933Kink Richards (22)36NYG
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