NFL Year-by-Year Punting Yards Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Player Yds Tm
2016Johnny Hekker (26)2,989LAR
2015Johnny Hekker (25)4,601STL
2014Marquette King (25)4,930OAK
2013Bryan Anger (24)4,338JAX
2012Dave Zastudil (33)5,209ARI
2011Britton Colquitt (26)4,783DEN
2010Donnie Jones (30)4,276STL
2009Shane Lechler (33)4,909OAK
2008Shane Lechler (32)4,391OAK
2007Andy Lee (25)4,968SFO
2006Jason Baker (28)4,483CAR
2005Andy Lee (23)4,447SFO
2004Brad Maynard (30)4,638CHI
2003Shane Lechler (27)4,503OAK
2002Todd Sauerbrun (29)4,735CAR
2001Todd Sauerbrun (28)4,419CAR
2000Chris Gardocki (30)4,919CLE
1999Chris Gardocki (29)4,645CLE
1998Brad Maynard (24)4,566NYG
1997Brad Maynard (23)4,531NYG
1996Mike Horan (37)4,289NYG
1995Brian Hansen (34)4,090NYJ
1994Rich Camarillo (34)4,115HOU
1993Rick Tuten (28)4,007SEA
1992Rick Tuten (27)4,760SEA
1991Tommy Barnhardt (28)3,743NOR
1990Brian Hansen (29)3,752NWE
1989Bryan Wagner (27)3,817CLE
1988Jim Arnold (27)4,110DET
1987Dale Hatcher (24)3,140RAM
1986John Teltschik (22)4,493PHI
1985Rich Camarillo (25)3,953NWE
1984Jim Arnold (23)4,397KAN
1983Rohn Stark (24)4,124BAL
1982Bob Parsons (32)2,394CHI
1981Bob Parsons (31)4,531CHI
1980Dave Jennings (28)4,211NYG
1979Dave Jennings (27)4,445NYG
1978John James (29)4,227ATL
1977John James (28)4,349ATL
1976John James (27)4,253ATL
1975Tom Blanchard (27)3,776NOR
1974John James (25)3,891ATL
1973Jerrel Wilson (31)3,642KAN
1972Don Cockroft (27)3,498CLE
1971Bob Lee (25)3,515MIN
1970Billy Van Heusen (24)3,732DEN
1969Paul Maguire (31)3,471BUF
1969Pat Studstill (31)3,259RAM
1968Paul Maguire (30)4,175BUF
1968Billy Lothridge (26)3,324ATL
1967Bob Scarpitto (28)4,713DEN
1967Billy Lothridge (25)3,801ATL
1966Bob Scarpitto (27)3,480DEN
1966Bobby Joe Green (30)3,358CHI
1965Jim Norton (26)3,711HOU
1965Frank Lambert (22)3,518PIT
1964Pat Richter (22)3,749WAS
1964Jerrel Wilson (22)3,326KAN
1963Danny Villanueva (25)3,678RAM
1963Jim Fraser (27)3,596DEN
1962Danny Villanueva (24)3,960RAM
1962Paul Maguire (24)3,289SDG
1961Jerry Norton (30)3,802STL
1961Billy Atkins (26)3,783BUF
1960Billy Atkins (25)3,468BUF
1960Bobby Joe Green (24)2,829PIT
1959Max McGee (27)2,716GNB
1958Don Chandler (24)2,859NYG
1957Jerry Norton (26)2,798PHI
1956Adrian Burk (28)2,843PHI
1955Tom Landry+ (30)3,022NYG
1954Max McGee (22)2,999GNB
1953Pat Brady (27)3,752PIT
1952Tom Landry+ (27)3,363NYG
1951Horace Gillom (30)3,321CLE
1950Adrian Burk (22)3,243BAL
1949Dick Poillon (29)2,697WAS
1949Tom Landry+ (24)2,249NYY
1948Glenn Dobbs (28)3,336LAD
1948Jack Jacobs (29)2,782GNB
1947Howard Maley (25)3,731BOS
1947Ernie Lewis (22)2,549CHR
1946Glenn Dobbs (26)3,826BDA
1946Roy McKay (26)2,735GNB
1945Sid Tinsley (25)2,308PIT
1944Len Younce (27)1,941NYG
1943Sammy Baugh+ (29)2,295WAS
1942Dean McAdams (24)2,158BKN
1941Whizzer White (24)1,997DET
1940Parker Hall (23)2,489RAM
1939Parker Hall (22)2,369RAM
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