NFL Kick & Punt Returns Single-Season Leaders

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