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