NFL Year-by-Year Punt Returns for Touchdown Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Player TD Tm
2016Eddie Royal (30)1CHI
2016Marcus Sherels (28)1MIN
2015Darren Sproles (32)2PHI
2014Micah Hyde (23)2GNB
2014Darren Sproles (31)2PHI
2013Dexter McCluster (25)2KAN
2012Darius Reynaud (27)2TEN
2012Leodis McKelvin (27)2BUF
2011Patrick Peterson (21)4ARI
2010Devin Hester (27)3CHI
2009DeSean Jackson (22)2PHI
2009Patrick Crayton (30)2DAL
2008Reggie Bush (23)3NOR
2008Johnnie Lee Higgins (25)3OAK
2007Devin Hester (24)4CHI
2006Adam Jones (22)3TEN
2006Devin Hester (23)3CHI
2005Antwaan Randle El (26)2PIT
2004Eddie Drummond (24)2DET
2004B.J. Sams (23)2BAL
2003Dante Hall (24)2KAN
2003Phillip Buchanon (22)2OAK
2003Antwaan Randle El (24)2PIT
2003Brian Westbrook (24)2PHI
2002Steve Smith (23)2CAR
2002Santana Moss (23)2NYJ
2002Dennis Northcutt (24)2CLE
2002Dante Hall (23)2KAN
2001Troy Brown (30)2NWE
2000Jermaine Lewis (25)2BAL
2000Wane McGarity (23)2DAL
1999Craig Yeast (22)2CIN
1999Tamarick Vanover (25)2KAN
1998Deion Sanders+ (31)2DAL
1998Jermaine Lewis (23)2BAL
1998Joey Galloway (26)2SEA
1998Desmond Howard (28)2OAK
1997Darrien Gordon (26)3DEN
1997Eric Metcalf (29)3SDG
1996Desmond Howard (26)3GNB
1995Andre Coleman (22)1SDG
1995Tamarick Vanover (21)1KAN
1995Derrick Alexander (23)1CLE
1995Andre Hastings (24)1PIT
1995Eric Metcalf (27)1ATL
1995Brian Mitchell (27)1WAS
1995David Palmer (22)1MIN
1995Eric Guliford (25)1CAR
1995Joey Galloway (23)1SEA
1995Dexter Carter (27)12TM
1994Brian Mitchell (26)2WAS
1994Eric Metcalf (26)2CLE
1994Darrien Gordon (23)2SDG
1994Dave Meggett (28)2NYG
1993O.J. McDuffie (23)2MIA
1993Tyrone Hughes (23)2NOR
1993Eric Metcalf (25)2CLE
1993Kevin Williams (22)2DAL
1992Dale Carter (22)2KAN
1992Todd Kinchen (23)2RAM
1992Kelvin Martin (27)2DAL
1992Clarence Verdin (29)2IND
1991Brian Mitchell (23)2WAS
1990Mitchell Price (23)1CIN
1990Rod Woodson+ (25)1PIT
1990Deion Sanders+ (23)1ATL
1990Johnny Bailey (23)1CHI
1990Dave Meggett (24)1NYG
1990Terance Mathis (23)1NYJ
1990Nate Lewis (23)1SDG
1990Kitrick Taylor (26)1SDG
1989Deion Sanders+ (22)1ATL
1989Scott Schwedes (24)1MIA
1989Dave Meggett (23)1NYG
1989Clarence Verdin (26)1IND
1989Derrick Shepard (25)12TM
1988John Taylor (26)2SFO
1987Dennis McKinnon (26)2CHI
1986Vai Sikahema (24)2STL
1985Louis Lipps (23)2PIT
1985Irving Fryar (22)2NWE
1984Henry Ellard (23)2RAM
1983Billy Johnson (31)1ATL
1983Dana McLemore (23)1SFO
1983Mark Clayton (22)1MIA
1983Phil Epps (24)1GNB
1983Henry Ellard (22)1RAM
1983Greg Pruitt (32)1RAI
1983Kirk Springs (25)1NYJ
1983Zach Thomas (22)1DEN
1983Robbie Martin (24)1DET
1983Paul Johns (24)1SEA
1983Gary Allen (23)12TM
1983Dennis McKinnon (22)1CHI
1982Rick Upchurch (30)2DEN
1981LeRoy Irvin (23)3RAM
1980Freddie Solomon (27)2SFO
1980J.T. Smith (24)2KAN
1979J.T. Smith (23)2KAN
1978Rick Upchurch (26)1DEN
1978Tony Green (21)1WAS
1978Bruce Harper (23)1NYJ
1978Willard Harrell (25)1STL
1978Wally Henry (23)1PHI
1978Steve Schubert (27)1CHI
1978Keith Moody (25)1BUF
1977Billy Johnson (25)2HOU
1976Rick Upchurch (24)4DEN
1975Billy Johnson (23)3HOU
1974Lemar Parrish (26)2CIN
1973Ron Smith (30)2SDG
1972Charlie Greer (26)1DEN
1972Ken Ellis (24)1GNB
1972Lemar Parrish (24)1CIN
1972Tommy Casanova (22)1CIN
1972Jon Staggers (23)1GNB
1972Chris Farasopoulos (23)1NYJ
1971Jon Staggers (22)1PIT
1971Alvin Wyatt (23)1BUF
1971Ike Hill (24)1BUF
1970Lem Barney+ (24)1DET
1970Bobby Duhon (23)1NYG
1970Ron Gardin (25)1BAL
1970John Mallory (24)1ATL
1970Tom McCauley (23)1ATL
1970Lemar Parrish (22)1CIN
1970Jake Scott (25)1MIA
1970Alvin Wyatt (22)1OAK
1970Johnny Roland (27)1STL
1969Travis Williams (23)1GNB
1969Lem Barney+ (23)1DET
1969Rickie Harris (26)1WAS
1968George Atkinson (21)2OAK
1968Bob Hayes+ (25)2DAL
1967Floyd Little+ (25)1DEN
1967Jerry Logan (26)1BAL
1967Bob Hayes+ (24)1DAL
1967Gale Sayers+ (24)1CHI
1967Ben Davis (21)1CLE
1966Ed Rutkowski (25)1BUF
1966Speedy Duncan (24)1SDG
1966Rickie Harris (23)1WAS
1966Kermit Alexander (25)1SFO
1966Johnnie Robinson (21)1DET
1966Aaron Martin (24)1PHI
1966Johnny Roland (23)1STL
1966Donny Anderson (23)1GNB
1966Mike Garrett (22)1KAN
1966Butch Byrd (24)1BUF
1965Leroy Kelly+ (23)2CLE
1965Speedy Duncan (23)2SDG
1964Tom Watkins (26)2DET
1964Odell Barry (22)1DEN
1964Hagood Clarke (22)1BUF
1964Bobby Jancik (24)1HOU
1963Claude Gibson (24)2OAK
1963Tom Watkins (25)1DET
1963Bill Butler (26)1MIN
1962Dick Christy (26)2NYT
1962Rosey Taylor (25)1CHI
1962Abe Woodson (28)1SFO
1961Dick Christy (25)2NYT
1961Willie Wood+ (24)2GNB
1960John LoVetere (24)1RAM
1960Johnny Robinson (21)1DTX
1960Gene Mingo (21)1DEN
1959Billy Stacy (23)2CRD
1958Bobby Mitchell+ (23)1CLE
1958Yale Lary+ (27)1DET
1957Bert Zagers (24)2WAS
1956Joe Arenas (30)1SFO
1956Carl Taseff (27)1BAL
1956Will Sherman (28)1RAM
1956Frank Bernardi (23)1CRD
1956Jack Christiansen+ (27)1DET
1956Perry Jeter (25)1CHI
1956Ken Konz (27)1CLE
1955Ollie Matson+ (25)2CRD
1954Ollie Matson+ (24)1CRD
1954Doak Walker+ (27)1DET
1954Herb Johnson (26)1NYG
1954Jack Christiansen+ (25)1DET
1954Veryl Switzer (22)1GNB
1953Yale Lary+ (22)1DET
1953Woodley Lewis (28)1RAM
1953Carl Taseff (24)1BAL
1953Gib Dawson (23)1GNB
1952Jack Christiansen+ (23)2DET
1952Woodley Lewis (27)2RAM
1952Ray Mathews (23)2PIT
1952Johnny Williams (25)2WAS
1951Jack Christiansen+ (22)4DET
1950Billy Grimes (23)2GNB
1949Red Cochran (27)2CRD
1949Bob Livingstone (27)12TM
1949George Taliaferro (22)1LAD
1948Charley Trippi+ (25)2CRD
1948Jerry Davis (24)2CRD
1948Rex Bumgardner (25)2BUF
1947Pete Pihos+ (23)1PHI
1947Bruce Alford (25)1NYY
1947Ed Balatti (23)1SFO
1947Frank Seno (26)1BOS
1947Buddy Young (21)1NYY
1947Tom Colella (29)1CLE
1947Pat McHugh (27)1PHI
1947Tom Harmon (27)1RAM
1947Fred Gehrke (29)1RAM
1947Bill Dudley+ (25)1DET
1946Pete Lamana (25)1CHR
1946Glenn Dobbs (26)1BDA
1946Billy Hillenbrand (24)1CHR
1946Steve Van Buren+ (25)1PHI
1946Elroy Hirsch+ (23)1CHR
1946Eddie Prokop (24)1NYY
1946Spec Sanders (28)1NYY
1946Lowell Wagner (23)1NYY
1945Chuck DeShane (26)1DET
1944Rocky Uguccioni (26)1BKN
1944Steve Van Buren+ (23)1PHI
1944Victor Carroll (31)1NYG
1943Elmer Hackney (27)1DET
1942Ray McLean (26)1CHI
1942Curt Sandig (24)1PIT
1941Andy Uram (26)1GNB
1941Dick Todd (26)1WAS
1941Steve Belichick (22)1DET
1941Elwyn Dunstan (26)1RAM
1941Andy Farkas (25)1WAS
1941Frank Filchock (24)1WAS
1941George McAfee+ (23)1CHI
1941Ray McLean (25)1CHI
1940Ray McLean (24)1CHI
1940Dick Todd (25)1WAS
1939Joe Laws (28)1GNB
1939Dick Todd (24)1WAS
1937Doug Russell (26)1CRD
1937Ace Parker+ (25)1BKN
1936George Grosvenor (26)12TM
1936Cliff Battles+ (26)1BOS
1935Glenn Presnell (30)1DET
1935Phil Sarboe (24)1CRD
1934Jack Grossman (23)1BKN
1933Bob Monnett (23)1GNB
1933Joe Lillard (28)1CRD
1933Shipwreck Kelly (23)1BKN
1933Cliff Battles+ (23)1BOS
1933Gil LeFebvre (23)1CIN
1932Chris Cagle (28)1NYG
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