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

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Leaders

Leaders Table
Year Player Y/R Tm
2015Omar Bolden (26)42.0DEN
2014Brandon Tate (26)19.0CIN
2013DeSean Jackson (26)29.0PHI
2012Trindon Holliday (26)30.0DEN
2011Randall Cobb (21)16.0GNB
2010Earl Bennett (23)22.0CHI
2009Julian Edelman (23)28.0NWE
2008DeSean Jackson (21)17.4PHI
2007T.J. Rushing (24)15.3IND
2006Terence Newman (28)17.0DAL
2005Steve Smith (26)19.3CAR
2004Allen Rossum (28)34.4ATL
2003Bobby Engram (30)16.0SEA
2002Dennis Northcutt (24)35.0CLE
2001Allen Rossum (25)20.5GNB
2000Az-Zahir Hakim (23)19.7STL
1999O.J. McDuffie (29)23.0MIA
1998Deion Sanders (31)20.5DAL
1997Reidel Anthony (20)21.0TAM
1996Desmond Howard (26)23.3GNB
1995Antonio Freeman (23)14.3GNB
1994Mel Gray (33)17.0DET
1993Robert Brooks (23)25.5GNB
1992Brian Mitchell (24)23.3WAS
1991Kelvin Martin (26)18.0DAL
1990Gerald McNeil (28)19.0HOU
1989Rod Woodson (24)10.0PIT
1988Mickey Sutton (28)14.0RAM
1987Bobby Joe Edmonds (22)33.0SEA
1986Henry Ellard (25)11.5RAM
1985Fulton Walker (27)9.0RAI
1984Dana McLemore (24)11.5SFO
1983Darrell Green (23)34.0WAS
1982Rufus Bess (25)13.0MIN
1981Wes Chandler (25)31.5SDG
1980Mike Fuller (27)14.0SDG
1979Rick Upchurch (27)12.5DEN
1978Nat Moore (26)24.0MIA
1977Cullen Bryant (26)19.0RAM
1976Butch Johnson (22)16.0DAL
1975Neal Colzie (21)16.0OAK
1974Lynn Swann (22)9.5PIT
1973Golden Richards (22)22.0DAL
1972Thom Darden (22)38.0CLE
1971Ted Vactor (27)47.0WAS
1970Bruce Taylor (22)10.6SFO
1969Rod Sherman (24)8.0OAK
1968Rodger Bird (25)7.0OAK
1967Bob Hayes (24)47.0DAL
1966Mike Garrett (22)10.8KAN
1965Butch Byrd (23)29.0BUF
1964Jerry Robinson (25)30.0SDG
1963Art Graham (22)17.0BOS
1962Elijah Pitts (24)18.0GNB
1961Keith Lincoln (22)16.0SDG
1960Dick Harris (23)27.0LAC
1959Johnny Sample (23)11.5BAL
1958Jimmy Patton (24)14.0NYG
1957Joe Arenas (31)8.0SFO
1956Jimmy Patton (22)22.0NYG
1955Ken Konz (26)13.5CLE
1954Billy Reynolds (23)21.0CLE
1953Billy Reynolds (22)16.0CLE
1952Vitamin Smith (28)24.0RAM
1951Cliff Lewis (28)13.0CLE
1950George McAfee (32)13.2CHI
1949Jim Cason (22)13.5SFO
1948Tom Colella (30)18.0CLE
1947Charley Trippi (24)51.0CRD
1946George McAfee (28)6.5CHI
1945Dick Todd (30)15.0WAS
1944Irv Comp (25)13.8GNB
1943Ray McLean (27)18.0CHI
1942Hugh Gallarneau (25)13.0CHI
1941Hugh Gallarneau (24)81.0CHI
1940George McAfee (22)16.0CHI
1939Joe Laws (28)30.0GNB
1938Tuffy Leemans (25)22.0NYG
1937Riley Smith (26)11.0WAS
1936Cliff Battles (26)15.0BOS
1935Ed Danowski (23)10.5NYG
1934Ken Strong (28)22.0NYG
1933Harry Newman (24)18.0NYG