NFL Kick & Punt Returns Single-Season Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Rt Year Tm
1B.J. Sams (23)1142004BAL
Michael Lewis (30)1142002NOR
3Chris Carr (22)1072005OAK
Dante Hall (26)1072005KAN
5Reggie Swinton (30)1052005ARI
6Wes Welker (23)10420042TM
Wes Welker (24)1042005MIA
Chris Carr (23)1042006OAK
Steve Breaston (24)1042007ARI
10Brian Mitchell (30)1031998WAS
11Glyn Milburn (26)1021997DET
12Roell Preston (26)1011998GNB
Allen Rossum (27)1012003ATL
14Eric Metcalf (30)1001998ARI
Tyrone Hughes (26)1001996NOR
Larry Jones (24)1001975WAS
17Kevin Williams (26)991997ARI
18Glyn Milburn (25)981996DET
Glyn Milburn (29)982000CHI
20Danny Amendola (23)972009STL
Stump Mitchell (22)971981STL
22J.J. Moses (24)952004HOU
Allen Rossum (28)952004ATL
Tamarick Vanover (25)951999KAN
25Nesby Glasgow (22)941979BAL
Desmond Howard (28)941998OAK
Josh Cribbs (26)942009CLE
J.J. Moses (23)942003HOU
Tamarick Vanover (21)941995KAN
Tyrone Hughes (25)941995NOR
31Brandon Tate (23)932011CIN
Derrick Mason (26)932000TEN
33Chris Watson (22)921999DEN
Terrence Wilkins (24)921999IND
Charlie Rogers (24)922000SEA
36Dante Hall (25)912004KAN
Will Blackmon (23)912008GNB
Glyn Milburn (28)911999CHI
Mike Nelms (29)911984WAS
Eddie Brown (25)911977WAS
41Steve Smith (22)902001CAR
Charlie Rogers (26)902002BUF
Danny Amendola (24)902010STL
Brian Mitchell (26)901994WAS
Eddie Drummond (26)902006DET
Andre Coleman (22)901995SDG
Tim Brown+ (22)901988RAI
Eric Guliford (27)901997NOR
49Brian Mitchell (34)892002PHI
Greg Pruitt (32)891983RAI
Wes Welker (25)892006MIA
Josh Cribbs (24)892007CLE
53Bruce Harper (24)881979NYJ
Alvin Haymond (28)881970RAM
Troy Walters (25)882002IND
Kevin Miller (23)881978MIN
Desmond Howard (30)882000DET
Todd Kinchen (26)881995STL
Desmond Howard (27)881997OAK
60Reggie Swinton (26)872001DAL
Glyn Milburn (27)871998CHI
Gerald McNeil (24)871986CLE
Marc Mariani (23)872010TEN
Gary Allen (24)871984DAL
Brandon Banks (23)872011WAS
Bobby Joe Edmonds (30)871995TAM
Eddie Payton (29)871980MIN
Ted Ginn (22)872007MIA
69Dante Hall (23)862002KAN
Dave Meggett (30)861996NWE
Dexter Carter (26)861994SFO
Dante Hall (24)862003KAN
Dexter Carter (27)8619952TM
James Jones (21)861980DAL
Mike Nelms (25)861980WAS
Tamarick Vanover (23)861997KAN
77Michael Lewis (32)852004NOR
Stefan Logan (28)852009PIT
Stefan Logan (29)852010DET
Bruce Harper (23)851978NYJ
Nate Burleson (26)852007SEA
Devin Hester (24)852007CHI
Brian Mitchell (29)851997WAS
84Jermaine Lewis (26)842001BAL
Kevin Williams (27)841998BUF
Brandon Banks (22)842010WAS
Tyrone Hughes (24)841994NOR
Leon Washington (29)842011SEA
Brian Mitchell (35)842003NYG
Darius Reynaud (27)842012TEN
Carl Roaches (26)841980HOU
92Brian Mitchell (31)831999WAS
Allen Rossum (30)832006ATL
Fulton Walker (27)8319852TM
MarTay Jenkins (25)832000ARI
Dave Meggett (29)831995NWE
Mel Gray (34)831995HOU
98Jermaine Lewis (27)822002HOU
Allen Rossum (23)821999PHI
Kevin Williams (23)821994DAL
Mike Nelms (26)821981WAS
102Terry Fair (22)811998DET
Darren Sproles (22)812005SDG
Steve Smith (23)812002CAR
Rod Harris (24)811991PHI
Josh Cribbs (29)812012CLE
107Brian Mitchell (33)802001PHI
Johnnie Lee Higgins (25)802008OAK
Clarence Verdin (30)801993IND
Vai Sikahema (27)801989PHO
Darren Sproles (26)802009SDG
Desmond Howard (26)801996GNB
Vai Sikahema (24)801986STL
Ricky Smith (23)801983NWE
Dante Hall (27)802006KAN
Mike Martin (24)801985CIN
Butch Johnson (24)801978DAL
Deltha O'Neal (23)802000DEN
Brian Mitchell (27)801995WAS
120Desmond Howard (31)792001DET
Dino Hall (23)791979CLE
Mark Jones (27)792008CAR
Brian Mitchell (28)791996WAS
Leon Washington (28)792010SEA
Brian Mitchell (32)792000PHI
Allen Rossum (24)792000GNB
Wally Henry (26)791981PHI
Tyrone Hughes (27)791997CHI
129David Palmer (25)781998MIN
Vai Sikahema (25)781987STL
Glyn Milburn (23)781994DEN
Marc Mariani (24)782011TEN
Glyn Milburn (24)781995DEN
Eddie Brown (24)781976WAS
Dave Meggett (31)781997NWE
136Jimmy Edwards (26)771979MIN
B.J. Sams (24)772005BAL
Leon Washington (26)772008NYJ
Allen Rossum (26)772002ATL
Jermaine Lewis (21)771996BAL
Dexter Carter (28)771996SFO
Chris Watson (23)772000BUF
Leon Bright (26)771981NYG
Robbie Martin (22)771981DET
Eddie Payton (30)771981MIN
Bruce Harper (25)771980NYJ
Ira Matthews (23)771980OAK
148Eric Metcalf (28)761996ATL
Tony Green (21)761978WAS
Bruce Harper (22)761977NYJ
151Dante Hall (22)752001KAN
Nate Jacquet (26)752001MIN
Charlie Rogers (25)752001SEA
Mel Gray (29)751990DET
Eddie Drummond (25)752005DET
Darren Sproles (25)752008SDG
Kevin Williams (28)751999BUF
Eric Weems (24)752009ATL
Darren Sproles (27)752010SDG
Michael Lewis (31)752003NOR
Jacoby Jones (28)752012BAL
Cleo Montgomery (24)751980CIN
Bobby Joe Edmonds (23)751988SEA
Keshawn Martin (23)752013HOU
Rolland Lawrence (25)751976ATL
166Domenik Hixon (24)742009NYG
Phil McConkey (27)741984NYG
Brian Mitchell (23)741991WAS
Stump Mitchell (24)741983STL
Lamont Brightful (24)742003BAL
Leon Johnson (29)742003SDG
Chad Morton (23)742000NOR
Allen Rossum (31)742007PIT
Chuck Latourette (23)741968STL
175Rod Woodson+ (25)731990PIT
Tony Nathan (22)731979MIA
Reggie Barlow (25)731998JAX
Patrick Robinson (23)731993CIN
Dave Meggett (23)731989NYG
Stump Mitchell (25)731984STL
Lionel James (22)731984SDG
Mike Nelms (28)731983WAS
Josh Cribbs (28)732011CLE
Antonio Brown (25)732003BUF
Josh Scobey (23)732003ARI
Terrence Wilkins (31)732006IND
Dexter Wynn (25)7320062TM
Jerry LeVias (23)731969HOU
Billy Johnson (23)731975HOU
Tyler Lockett (22)732015SEA
Marcus Thigpen (27)732013MIA
Butch Johnson (22)731976DAL
193Adam Jones (21)722005TEN
Josh Cribbs (25)722008CLE
Terrence Wilkins (27)722002STL
Mel Renfro+ (22)721964DAL
Mel Gray (35)721996HOU
Fulton Walker (28)721986RAI
Micheal Spurlock (27)722010TAM
Rod Woodson+ (26)721991PIT
Robbie Martin (26)721985IND
Butch Johnson (23)721977DAL
203Vinny Sutherland (23)712001SFO
Danny Reece (24)711979TAM
Chad Morton (28)712005NYG
Ted Ginn (25)712010SFO
Brandon Tate (25)712013CIN
Manfred Moore (26)711977MIN
Rick Upchurch (25)711977DEN
210Tony Smith (23)701993ATL
Robb Riddick (26)701983BUF
Stefan Logan (30)702011DET
Rod Woodson+ (23)701988PIT
Devin Hester (30)702013CHI
Howard Stevens (24)701974NOR
216Josh Wilson (23)692008SEA
Brian Witherspoon (23)692008JAX
Antwaan Randle El (23)692002PIT
Darren Sproles (28)692011NOR
Antonio Chatman (24)692003GNB
Antwaan Randle El (24)692003PIT
Rufus Crawford (23)691978SEA
Randall Cobb (22)692012GNB
Trindon Holliday (26)6920122TM
Dino Hall (25)691981CLE
Eddie Drummond (27)692007KAN
Howard Stevens (26)691976BAL
Jermaine Lewis (22)691997BAL
229Deion Sanders+ (23)681990ATL
Steve Odom (27)6819792TM
Mack Herron (25)681973NWE
Tamarick Vanover (24)681998KAN
Bobby Joe Edmonds (21)681986SEA
O.J. McDuffie (24)681994MIA
George Atkinson (21)681968OAK
David Allen (25)682003JAX
Mercury Morris (22)681969MIA
Leon Washington (30)682012SEA
Virgil Livers (23)681975CHI
240Ira Matthews (22)671979OAK
Tim Dwight (23)671998ATL
Chris Carr (25)672008TEN
Kevin Williams (22)671993DAL
Tyrone Hughes (23)671993NOR
Jo-Jo Townsell (28)671989NYJ
Derrick Mason (25)671999TEN
Clarence Verdin (31)671994ATL
Don Wilson (23)671984BUF
Chris Warren (23)671991SEA
Woodley Lewis (28)671953RAM
Noland Smith (23)671967KAN
Ted Ginn (26)672011SFO
Reggie Swinton (28)6720032TM
J.J. Arrington (23)672006ARI
Josh Cribbs (23)672006CLE
Devin Hester (23)672006CHI
Ken Jenkins (26)671985WAS
Keith Wright (22)671978CLE
Ronney Jenkins (23)672000SDG
Rick Upchurch (23)671975DEN
Mike Fuller (22)671975SDG
Kermit Alexander (24)671965SFO
Wade Manning (26)671981DEN
Carl Roaches (27)671981HOU
Kevin Williams (24)671995DAL
Chris Carr (24)672007OAK
Leon Washington (25)672007NYJ
Kermit Alexander (25)671966SFO
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