NFL Year-by-Year Playoffs Yards per Punt Return Leaders

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Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Player Y/R Tm
2015Micah Hyde (24)14.5GNB
2014Julian Edelman (28)15.9NWE
2013Eric Decker (26)22.0DEN
2012Trindon Holliday (26)30.0DEN
2011Ted Ginn (26)11.5SFO
2010Julian Edelman (24)21.0NWE
2009Reggie Bush (24)36.3NOR
2008DeSean Jackson (21)21.8PHI
2007T.J. Rushing (24)15.3IND
2006Cory Ross (23)15.0BAL
2005Antwaan Randle El (26)11.4PIT
2004Allen Rossum (28)34.4ATL
2003Derrick Mason (29)11.7TEN
2002Dennis Northcutt (24)35.0CLE
2001Jermaine Lewis (26)20.4BAL
2000Az-Zahir Hakim (23)19.7STL
1999Nate Jacquet (24)13.8MIA
1998Deion Sanders+ (31)20.5DAL
1997Will Blackwell (22)19.5PIT
1996Desmond Howard (26)25.9GNB
1995Ray Buchanan (23)15.5IND
1994Mark Carrier (28)13.3CLE
1993Robert Brooks (23)25.5GNB
1992Brian Mitchell (24)23.3WAS
1991Vance Johnson (28)12.0DEN
1990John Taylor (28)20.0SFO
1989Rod Woodson+ (24)10.0PIT
1988Erroll Tucker (24)14.0BUF
1987Bobby Joe Edmonds (22)33.0SEA
1986Henry Ellard (25)11.5RAM
1985Henry Ellard (24)9.3RAM
1984Dana McLemore (24)11.5SFO
1983Paul Johns (24)14.5SEA
1982Rufus Bess (25)13.0MIN
1981James Jones (22)11.0DAL
1980Mike Fuller (27)14.0SDG
1979Rick Upchurch (27)12.5DEN
1978Rick Upchurch (26)15.0DEN
1977Tony Hill (21)14.7DAL
1976Butch Johnson (22)16.0DAL
1975Neal Colzie (21)16.0OAK
1974Lynn Swann+ (22)9.5PIT
1973Jim Bertelsen (23)13.0RAM
1972Glen Edwards (25)13.0PIT
1971Leroy Kelly+ (29)23.7CLE
1970Bruce Taylor (22)10.6SFO
1969Charlie West (23)9.0MIN
1968Timmy Brown (31)8.5BAL
1967Bob Hayes+ (24)47.0DAL
1966Mike Garrett (22)10.8KAN
1965Butch Byrd (23)29.0BUF
1963Art Graham (22)17.0BOS
1962Elijah Pitts (24)18.0GNB
1961Joe Morrison (24)3.5NYG
1960Willie Wood+ (23)5.5GNB
1959Johnny Sample (23)11.5BAL
1958Don Maynard+ (23)3.8NYG
1957Joe Arenas (31)8.0SFO
1956Gene Filipski (25)7.0NYG
1955Ken Konz (26)13.5CLE
1954Billy Reynolds (23)21.0CLE
1953Billy Reynolds (22)16.0CLE
1952Vitamin Smith (28)24.0RAM
1951Vitamin Smith (27)0.0RAM
1951Tommy Kalmanir (25)0.0RAM
1950George McAfee+ (32)13.2CHI
1949Jim Cason (22)14.0SFO
1948Pat McHugh (28)10.5PHI
1947Charley Trippi+ (24)51.0CRD
1946George McAfee+ (28)6.5CHI
1945Steve Bagarus (26)13.0WAS
1944Irv Comp (25)13.8GNB
1943Sid Luckman+ (26)16.0CHI
1942Dick Todd (27)6.0WAS
1941Tony Canadeo+ (22)13.5GNB
1937Ray Buivid (22)0.0CHI
1936Bob Monnett (26)11.5GNB
1935Ed Danowski (23)10.5NYG
1934Ken Strong+ (28)22.0NYG
1933Harry Newman (24)18.0NYG
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