NFL Year-by-Year Yards per Punt Return Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Player Y/R Tm
2016Eric Weems (31)23.8ATL
2015Danny Amendola (29)12.0NWE
2014Darren Sproles (31)13.0PHI
2013Tandon Doss (23)15.6BAL
2012Leodis McKelvin (27)18.7BUF
2011Devin Hester (28)16.2CHI
2010Devin Hester (27)17.1CHI
2009DeSean Jackson (22)15.2PHI
2008Roscoe Parrish (26)15.3BUF
2007Roscoe Parrish (25)16.3BUF
2006Adam Jones (22)12.9TEN
2005Reno Mahe (25)12.8PHI
2004Eddie Drummond (24)13.2DET
2003Dante Hall (24)16.3KAN
2002Jimmy Williams (23)16.8SFO
2001Troy Brown (30)14.2NWE
2000Jermaine Lewis (25)16.1BAL
1999Charlie Rogers (23)14.5SEA
1998Deion Sanders+ (31)15.6DAL
1997Jermaine Lewis (22)15.6BAL
1996Desmond Howard (26)15.1GNB
1995David Palmer (22)13.2MIN
1994Brian Mitchell (26)14.1WAS
1993Tyrone Hughes (23)13.6NOR
1992Johnny Bailey (25)13.2PHO
1991Mel Gray (30)15.4DET
1990Clarence Verdin (27)12.8IND
1989Walter Stanley (26)13.8DET
1988John Taylor (26)12.6SFO
1987Mel Gray (26)14.7NOR
1986Bobby Joe Edmonds (21)12.3SEA
1985Irving Fryar (22)14.1NWE
1984Mike Martin (23)15.7CIN
1983Kirk Springs (25)12.5NYJ
1982Rick Upchurch (30)16.1DEN
1981LeRoy Irvin (23)13.4RAM
1980J.T. Smith (24)14.5KAN
1979Tony Nathan (22)10.9MIA
1978Rick Upchurch (26)13.7DEN
1977Billy Johnson (25)15.4HOU
1976Rick Upchurch (24)13.7DEN
1975Billy Johnson (23)15.3HOU
1974Lemar Parrish (26)18.8CIN
1973Ron Smith (30)13.0SDG
1972Ralph McGill (22)10.0SFO
1971Speedy Duncan (29)10.6WAS
1970Ed Podolak (23)13.5KAN
1969Alvin Haymond (27)13.2RAM
1969Bill Thompson (22)11.5DEN
1968Noland Smith (24)15.0KAN
1968Chuck Latourette (23)12.3STL
1967Rodger Bird (24)13.3OAK
1967Ben Davis (21)12.7CLE
1966Speedy Duncan (24)13.2SDG
1966Johnny Roland (23)11.1STL
1965Speedy Duncan (23)15.5SDG
1965Rickie Harris (22)12.2WAS
1964Claude Gibson (25)14.4OAK
1964Willie Wood+ (27)13.3GNB
1963Tom Watkins (25)12.5DET
1963Claude Gibson (24)11.8OAK
1962Pat Studstill (24)15.8DET
1962Bob Garner (92)8.1OAK
1961Dick Christy (25)21.3NYT
1961Johnny Sample (25)10.9PIT
1960Bill Stits (29)9.2NYG
1959Jon Arnett (24)10.8RAM
1958Jon Arnett (23)12.4RAM
1957Al Carmichael (28)7.6GNB
1956Frank Bernardi (23)12.1CRD
1955Joe Scudero (25)9.6WAS
1954Veryl Switzer (22)12.8GNB
1953Charley Trippi+ (30)11.4CRD
1952Jack Christiansen+ (23)21.5DET
1951Jack Christiansen+ (22)19.1DET
1950Billy Grimes (23)19.1GNB
1949Red Cochran (27)20.9CRD
1949Sam Cathcart (25)17.0SFO
1948Jerry Davis (24)20.9CRD
1948Herm Wedemeyer (24)16.0LAD
1947Walt Slater (27)15.5PIT
1947Glenn Dobbs (27)11.3LAD
1946Bill Dudley+ (24)14.3PIT
1946Ken Casanega (25)13.8SFO
1945Dave Ryan (22)14.7DET
1944Steve Van Buren+ (23)15.3PHI
1943Frankie Sinkwich (22)20.7DET
1942Andy Farkas (26)13.7WAS
1941Dick Todd (26)17.0WAS
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