NFL Year-by-Year 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 Rt Tm
2016Ted Ginn (31)9CAR
2016Jalin Marshall (21)9NYJ
2015Ameer Abdullah (22)37DET
2014Devin Hester (31)45ATL
2013Devin Hester (30)52CHI
2012David Wilson (21)57NYG
2011Brandon Banks (23)51WAS
2010Marc Mariani (23)60TEN
2009Danny Amendola (23)66STL
2008Josh Wilson (23)69SEA
2007Maurice Hicks (29)63SFO
2007Ted Ginn (22)63MIA
2006Chris Carr (23)69OAK
2005Chris Carr (22)73OAK
2004Dante Hall (25)68KAN
2003Josh Scobey (23)73ARI
2002Michael Lewis (30)70NOR
2001Darrick Vaughn (22)61ATL
2000MarTay Jenkins (25)82ARI
1999Brock Marion (29)62MIA
1998Glyn Milburn (27)62CHI
1997Desmond Howard (27)61OAK
1996Tyrone Hughes (26)70NOR
1995Tyrone Hughes (25)66NOR
1994Tyrone Hughes (24)63NOR
1993Clarence Verdin (30)50IND
1992Mel Gray (31)42DET
1991Rod Woodson+ (26)44PIT
1990Eric Metcalf (22)52CLE
1989Ron Brown (28)47RAM
1989James Dixon (22)47DAL
1988Joe Cribbs (30)412TM
1988Tim Brown+ (22)41RAI
1987Paul Palmer (22)38KAN
1986Herman Hunter (25)49DET
1985Buster Rhymes (23)53MIN
1984Lionel James (22)43SDG
1983Zachary Dixon (27)512TM
1982James Brooks (23)33SDG
1981Drew Hill (24)60RAM
1980Eddie Payton (29)53MIN
1979Bruce Harper (24)55NYJ
1979Deacon Turner (24)55CIN
1978Bruce Harper (23)55NYJ
1977Bruce Harper (22)42NYJ
1976Lou Piccone (27)31NYJ
1975Larry Jones (24)47WAS
1974Lou Piccone (25)39NYJ
1973Mack Herron (25)41NWE
1972Margene Adkins (25)43NOR
1971Dave Hampton (24)46GNB
1970Mike Battle (24)40NYJ
1969Mercury Morris (22)43MIA
1969Preston Pearson (24)31BAL
1968Chuck Latourette (23)46STL
1968Max Anderson (23)39BUF
1967Noland Smith (23)41KAN
1967Ron Smith (24)39ATL
1966Ron Smith (23)43ATL
1966Bobby Jancik (26)34HOU
1965Abner Haynes (27)34DEN
1965Kermit Alexander (24)32SFO
1964Odell Barry (22)47DEN
1964Mel Renfro+ (22)40DAL
1963Bobby Jancik (23)45HOU
1963Bill Butler (26)33MIN
1963Timmy Brown (26)33PHI
1962Dick Christy (26)38NYT
1962Abe Woodson (28)37SFO
1961George Fleming (23)29OAK
1961Jim Steffen (25)292TM
1961Timmy Brown (24)29PHI
1960Leon Burton (25)30NYT
1960Jack Larscheid (27)30OAK
1960Tom Franckhauser (23)26DAL
1960Ted Dean (22)26PHI
1959Lenny Lyles (23)25SFO
1958Jimmy Sears (27)32CRD
1957Al Carmichael (28)31GNB
1956Al Carmichael (27)33GNB
1955Sid Watson (23)27PIT
1954Woodley Lewis (29)34RAM
1953Woodley Lewis (28)32RAM
1952Buddy Young (26)23DTX
1952Billy Baggett (23)23DTX
1951George Taliaferro (24)27NYY
1950Don Paul (24)28CRD
1949Herm Wedemeyer (25)30BCL
1949Dan Sandifer (22)24WAS
1949Eddie Saenz (26)24WAS
1948Dan Sandifer (21)26WAS
1948Monk Gafford (27)23BDA
1947Eddie Saenz (24)29WAS
1947Spec Sanders (29)22NYY
1946Steve Juzwik (28)21BUF
1946Abe Karnofsky (23)21BOS
1945Frank Seno (24)19CRD
1944John Grigas (24)23CRD
1943Ken Heineman (25)16BKN
1942Marshall Goldberg (24)15CRD
1941Marshall Goldberg (23)12CRD
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