NFL Punt Return Yards Year-by-Year Playoffs Leaders

For some seasons (1960-1969 & 1947-1950) leaders for both leagues are shown.

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Leaders Table
Year Player Yds Tm
2016Jalen Richard (22)68OAK
2015Jordan Norwood (28)82DEN
2014Julian Edelman (28)143NWE
2013Eric Decker (26)75DEN
2012Jacoby Jones (28)110BAL
2011Kyle Williams (23)76SFO
2010Devin Hester (27)46CHI
2009Reggie Bush (24)113NOR
2008DeSean Jackson (21)122PHI
2007R.W. McQuarters (30)89NYG
2006Terrence Wilkins (31)143IND
2005Antwaan Randle El (26)116PIT
2004Allen Rossum (28)172ATL
2003Derrick Mason (29)70TEN
2002Antwaan Randle El (23)91PIT
2001Troy Brown (30)133NWE
2000Jermaine Lewis (25)122BAL
1999Nate Jacquet (24)110MIA
1998Darrien Gordon (27)93DEN
1997Will Blackwell (22)97PIT
1996Desmond Howard (26)210GNB
1995Antonio Freeman (23)143GNB
1994Mark Carrier (28)40CLE
1993Robert Brooks (23)102GNB
1992Brian Mitchell (24)70WAS
1991Cliff Hicks (27)41BUF
1991Brian Mitchell (23)41WAS
1990Dave Meggett (24)92NYG
1989Vance Johnson (26)53DEN
1988John Taylor (26)107SFO
1987Anthony Carter (26)221MIN
1986Phil McConkey (29)109NYG
1985Keith Ortego (22)63CHI
1984Dana McLemore (24)127SFO
1983Nick Giaquinto (28)88WAS
1982Mike Nelms (27)135WAS
1981James Jones (22)66DAL
1980John Sciarra (26)87PHI
1979Wally Henry (24)99PHI
1978Theo Bell (24)125PIT
1977Tony Hill (21)56DAL
1976Neal Colzie (22)115OAK
1975Neal Colzie (21)64OAK
1974Lynn Swann+ (22)76PIT
1973Golden Richards (22)66DAL
1972Glen Edwards (25)44PIT
1971Leroy Kelly+ (29)71CLE
1970Bruce Taylor (22)74SFO
1969Charlie West (23)25MIN
1968Rodger Bird (25)35OAK
1967Bob Hayes+ (24)141DAL
1966Mike Garrett (22)54KAN
1965Butch Byrd (23)87BUF
1964Jerry Robinson (25)30SDG
1963Art Graham (22)34BOS
1962Elijah Pitts (24)36GNB
1961Keith Lincoln (22)16SDG
1960Dick Harris (23)27LAC
1959Johnny Sample (23)23BAL
1958Don Maynard+ (23)19NYG
1957Joe Arenas (31)16SFO
1956Jimmy Patton (22)22NYG
1955Ken Konz (26)27CLE
1954Billy Reynolds (23)42CLE
1953Billy Reynolds (22)32CLE
1952Vitamin Smith (28)72RAM
1951Cliff Lewis (28)13CLE
1950George McAfee+ (32)79CHI
1949Jim Cason (22)108SFO
1948Pat McHugh (28)21PHI
1947Charley Trippi+ (24)102CRD
1946Otto Graham+ (24)20CLE
1945Steve Bagarus (26)52WAS
1944Irv Comp (25)55GNB
1943Andy Farkas (27)44WAS
1942Hugh Gallarneau (25)13CHI
1941Hugh Gallarneau (24)81CHI
1940George McAfee+ (22)16CHI
1939Joe Laws (28)30GNB
1938Tuffy Leemans+ (25)22NYG
1937Riley Smith (26)11WAS
1936Pug Rentner (25)32BOS
1935Ed Danowski (23)21NYG
1934Keith Molesworth (28)67CHI
1933Harry Newman (24)36NYG
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