NFL Punt Returns Single-Season Leaders

Build your own custom leaderboards with the Play Index.

View Current Leaderboard

See leaders through past seasons

Leaders

  • + indicates Hall of Famer
Leaders Table
Rank Player Ret Year Tm
1Danny Reece (24)701979TAM
2Fulton Walker (27)6219852TM
3J.T. Smith (23)581979KAN
Nate Burleson (26)582007SEA
Dexter McCluster (24)582013KAN
Greg Pruitt (32)581983RAI
Leo Lewis (31)581988MIN
Desmond Howard (26)581996GNB
9Jermaine Lewis (24)571999BAL
Lew Barnes (23)571986CHI
Danny Reece (25)571980TAM
Eddie Brown (25)571977WAS
Jeff Fisher (26)571984CHI
14Eddie Brown (27)561979RAM
15Steve Smith (23)552002CAR
B.J. Sams (23)552004BAL
17Rolland Lawrence (25)541976ATL
Wally Henry (26)541981PHI
James Jones (21)541980DAL
Gary Allen (24)541984DAL
21Larry Jones (24)531975WAS
Todd Kinchen (26)531995STL
Phil McConkey (28)531985NYG
Rod Harris (24)531991PHI
Alvin Haymond (28)531970RAM
Louis Lipps (22)531984PIT
Greg Pruitt (33)531984RAI
28Leon Bright (26)521981NYG
Robbie Martin (22)521981DET
Winslow Oliver (23)521996CAR
Dave Meggett (30)521996NWE
Todd Kinchen (28)521997ATL
Jackie Wallace (27)521978RAM
34Tamarick Vanover (25)511999KAN
Tamarick Vanover (21)511995KAN
Patrick Peterson (22)512012ARI
Golden Tate (25)512013SEA
Rolland Lawrence (26)511977ATL
Rick Upchurch (25)511977DEN
Derrick Mason (26)512000TEN
Leon Johnson (23)511997NYJ
Butch Johnson (24)511978DAL
Mark Jones (24)512005TAM
Brandon Tate (23)512011CIN
45J.T. Smith (25)501981KAN
Butch Johnson (23)501977DAL
DeSean Jackson (21)502008PHI
48Fulton Walker (28)491986RAI
Tim Brown+ (22)491988RAI
Mike Nelms (29)491984WAS
Alvin Pearman (23)492005JAX
Jacoby Jones (27)492011HOU
Gerald McNeil (27)491989CLE
54Neal Colzie (21)481975OAK
Andre Hastings (24)481995PIT
Jeremy Kerley (26)482015NYJ
Trindon Holliday (26)4820122TM
Eddie Brown (24)481976WAS
Mike Nelms (25)481980WAS
Ira Matthews (23)481980OAK
Kevin Miller (23)481978MIN
62Devin Hester (23)472006CHI
Carl Roaches (26)471980HOU
Manfred Moore (26)471977MIN
Eric Guliford (27)471997NOR
Glyn Milburn (26)471997DET
Amani Toomer (22)471997NYG
Neal Colzie (24)471978OAK
Chad Morton (28)472005NYG
R.W. McQuarters (21)471998SFO
71Brian Mitchell (34)462002PHI
Mike Fuller (26)461979SDG
LeRoy Irvin (23)461981RAM
Rodger Bird (24)461967OAK
Billy Johnson (31)461983ATL
Larry Marshall (27)461977PHI
Karl Williams (26)461997TAM
Phil McConkey (27)461984NYG
Marc Mariani (24)462011TEN
Dave Meggett (23)461989NYG
81Dave Meggett (29)451995NWE
Theo Bell (25)451979PIT
Mike Haynes+ (23)451976NWE
Butch Johnson (22)451976DAL
Mike Nelms (26)451981WAS
Antwaan Randle El (24)452003PIT
Lamont Brightful (24)452003BAL
Dave Meggett (31)451997NWE
Eric Metcalf (29)451997SDG
Brian Mitchell (23)451991WAS
Dana McLemore (24)451984SFO
Antonio Chatman (26)452005GNB
Desmond Howard (28)451998OAK
94Michael Lewis (30)442002NOR
Chris Watson (22)441999DEN
Az-Zahir Hakim (22)441999STL
Tiki Barber (24)441999NYG
Nesby Glasgow (22)441979BAL
Michael Lewis (35)442007SFO
Tavon Austin (25)442016LAR
Vai Sikahema (25)441987STL
Johnnie Lee Higgins (25)442008OAK
Steve Smith (24)442003CAR
John Taylor (26)441988SFO
Kelvin Martin (23)441988DAL
Danny Reece (23)441978TAM
Antwaan Randle El (26)442005PIT
Brian Mitchell (30)441998WAS
Winslow Oliver (25)441998CAR
Roell Preston (26)441998GNB
R.W. McQuarters (27)442004CHI
Eric Metcalf (24)441992CLE
Patrick Peterson (21)442011ARI
Leo Lewis (32)441989MIN
115Donnie Walker (23)431974BUF
Karl Williams (31)432002TAM
Dave Meggett (24)431990NYG
Patrick Robinson (23)431993CIN
Pete Mandley (25)431986DET
Vai Sikahema (24)431986STL
Eric Guliford (25)431995CAR
Jeff Fisher (23)431981CHI
Evan Cooper (23)431985PHI
Garcia Lane (23)431985KAN
Paul Skansi (22)431983PIT
Bruce Taylor (22)431970SFO
Wes Welker (24)432005MIA
Reggie Barlow (25)431998JAX
Eric Metcalf (30)431998ARI
Wes Welker (23)4320042TM
131Rod Woodson+ (28)421993PIT
Darrien Gordon (28)421999OAK
Gerald Willhite (27)421986DEN
Virgil Livers (23)421975CHI
R.W. McQuarters (30)422007NYG
Devin Hester (24)422007CHI
Steve Breaston (24)422007ARI
Stump Mitchell (22)421981STL
Phil McConkey (30)421987NYG
LeRoy Irvin (22)421980RAM
Robb Riddick (26)421983BUF
Dewell Brewer (24)421994IND
Tony Green (21)421978WAS
Dante Hall (26)422005KAN
Reggie Swinton (30)422005ARI
Antwaan Randle El (25)422004PIT
Karl Williams (33)422004ARI
Kelvin Martin (27)421992DAL
Jermaine Lewis (26)422001BAL
150George Atkinson (26)411973OAK
Ron Smith (31)411974OAK
Lynn Swann+ (22)411974PIT
Alvin Haymond (23)411965BAL
Willie Drewrey (30)411993HOU
Wes Welker (25)412006MIA
Charles Woodson (29)412006GNB
Terrence Wilkins (24)411999IND
Leon Washington (30)412012SEA
Neal Colzie (22)411976OAK
Wade Manning (26)411981DEN
Will Lewis (22)411980SEA
Mark Clayton (22)411983MIA
Glyn Milburn (23)411994DEN
Patrick Robinson (24)411994ARI
Kelvin Martin (31)411996DAL
Tramon Williams (27)412010GNB
Leon Washington (29)412011SEA
168Ray Brown (24)401973ATL
Tim Brown+ (27)401993RAI
Glyn Milburn (22)401993DEN
Brian Mitchell (31)401999WAS
Gerald McNeil (24)401986CLE
Billy Johnson (23)401975HOU
Tyler Lockett (22)402015SEA
Devin Hester (29)402012CHI
Dennis McKinnon (26)401987CHI
J.T. Smith (24)401980KAN
Robbie Martin (26)401985IND
Robert Brooks (24)401994GNB
Tim Brown+ (28)401994RAI
Jeff Sydner (24)401994PHI
Quan Cosby (26)402009CIN
Alvin Haymond (24)401966BAL
Phil McConkey (31)401988NYG
Darrien Gordon (26)401997DEN
Kevin Williams (26)401997ARI
Evan Cooper (22)401984PHI
Danny Amendola (24)402010STL
Eddie Kennison (25)401998STL
Vai Sikahema (30)401992PHI
Arnold Jackson (24)402001ARI
192Antwaan Randle El (27)392006WAS
Eric Metcalf (27)391995ATL
Theo Bell (22)391976PIT
Howard Stevens (26)391976BAL
Rick Upchurch (24)391976DEN
Keshawn Martin (23)392013HOU
Carl Roaches (27)391981HOU
Tyreek Hill (22)392016KAN
Jeff Groth (26)391983NOR
Dino Hall (27)391983CLE
Antwaan Randle El (29)392008WAS
Mark Jones (27)392008CAR
Allen Rossum (27)392003ATL
Kevin Williams (23)391994DAL
Rod Woodson+ (29)391994PIT
Jacoby Jones (25)392009HOU
Tiki Barber (25)392000NYG
Troy Brown (29)392000NWE
Darren Sproles (31)392014PHI
Charlie West (23)391969MIN
Mike Fuller (25)391978SDG
J.T. Smith (28)391984KAN
Javier Arenas (22)392010KAN
Greg Camarillo (28)392010MIN
Brian Mitchell (33)392001PHI
217Roscoe Word (22)381974NYJ
Rod Woodson+ (25)381990PIT
Dedric Ward (24)381999NYJ
Troy Brown (28)381999NWE
Reggie Barlow (26)381999JAX
Don Griffin (22)381986SFO
Keith Moody (26)381979BUF
Darren Sproles (32)382015PHI
Josh Cribbs (29)382012CLE
Billy Johnson (24)381976HOU
Eddie Payton (30)381981MIN
Pete Mandley (24)381985DET
Dana McLemore (25)381985SFO
Stump Mitchell (24)381983STL
Mike Nelms (28)381983WAS
Ricky Smith (23)381983NWE
Dexter Carter (26)381994SFO
Cliff Hicks (30)381994NYJ
Emlen Tunnell+ (28)381953NYG
Steve Breaston (26)382009ARI
Josh Cribbs (26)382009CLE
Gerald McNeil (26)381988CLE
Irving Fryar (25)381988NWE
Brian Mitchell (29)381997WAS
Willie Drewrey (28)381991TAM
Stump Mitchell (25)381984STL
Brandon Banks (22)382010WAS
Dale Carter (22)381992KAN
Tiki Barber (26)382001NYG
Damon Gibson (26)382001JAX
Ted Ginn (26)382011SFO
248Howard Stevens (24)371974NOR
Antwaan Randle El (23)372002PIT
Vince Buck (22)371990NOR
Tyrone Hughes (23)371993NOR
Eric Parker (27)372006SDG
Allen Rossum (30)372006ATL
Antonio Freeman (23)371995GNB
Jacoby Jones (28)372012BAL
Johnnie Gray (22)371976GNB
Rodger Bird (23)371966OAK
Jeff Groth (24)371981NOR
Eric Yarber (23)371987WAS
Rick Upchurch (28)371980DEN
Henry Ellard (24)371985RAM
Irving Fryar (22)371985NWE
Rich Mauti (23)371977NOR
R.W. McQuarters (26)372003CHI
Ernest Givins (30)371994HOU
Pete Mandley (27)371988DET
Andre Hastings (25)371996PIT
Hubie Bryant (24)371970PIT
John Sciarra (24)371978PHI
Keith Wright (22)371978CLE
Kevin Williams (27)371998BUF
Allen Rossum (28)372004ATL
Tim Brown+ (26)371992RAI
Leon Bright (27)371982NYG
Davone Bess (25)372011MIA
Stefan Logan (30)372011DET
Vai Sikahema (27)371989PHO
Support us without the ads? Go Ad-Free.