NFL Year-by-Year Kick & Punt Returns Leaders

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

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Leaders

Leaders Table
Year Player Rt Tm
2015Tyler Lockett (22)73SEA
2014Devin Hester (31)63ATL
2013Keshawn Martin (23)75HOU
2012Darius Reynaud (27)84TEN
2011Brandon Tate (23)93CIN
2010Danny Amendola (24)90STL
2009Danny Amendola (23)97STL
2008Will Blackmon (23)91GNB
2007Steve Breaston (24)104ARI
2006Chris Carr (23)104OAK
2005Chris Carr (22)107OAK
2005Dante Hall (26)107KAN
2004B.J. Sams (23)114BAL
2003Allen Rossum (27)101ATL
2002Michael Lewis (30)114NOR
2001Steve Smith (22)90CAR
2000Glyn Milburn (29)98CHI
1999Tamarick Vanover (25)95KAN
1998Brian Mitchell (30)103WAS
1997Glyn Milburn (26)102DET
1996Tyrone Hughes (26)100NOR
1995Tamarick Vanover (21)94KAN
1995Tyrone Hughes (25)94NOR
1994Brian Mitchell (26)90WAS
1993Clarence Verdin (30)80IND
1992Kelvin Martin (27)66DAL
1992Vai Sikahema (30)66PHI
1991Rod Harris (24)81PHI
1990Mel Gray (29)75DET
1989Vai Sikahema (27)80PHO
1988Tim Brown (22)90RAI
1987Vai Sikahema (25)78STL
1986Gerald McNeil (24)87CLE
1985Fulton Walker (27)832TM
1984Mike Nelms (29)91WAS
1983Greg Pruitt (32)89RAI
1982Mike Nelms (27)55WAS
1981Stump Mitchell (22)97STL
1980Eddie Payton (29)87MIN
1979Nesby Glasgow (22)94BAL
1978Kevin Miller (23)88MIN
1977Eddie Brown (25)91WAS
1976Eddie Brown (24)78WAS
1975Larry Jones (24)100WAS
1974Howard Stevens (24)70NOR
1973Mack Herron (25)68NWE
1972Bruce Laird (22)63BAL
1971Willie Belton (22)58ATL
1970Alvin Haymond (28)88RAM
1969Jerry LeVias (23)73HOU
1969Bob Campbell (22)54PIT
1968Chuck Latourette (23)74STL
1968George Atkinson (21)68OAK
1967Noland Smith (23)67KAN
1967Ron Smith (24)59ATL
1966Kermit Alexander (25)67SFO
1966Rodger Bird (23)56OAK
1965Kermit Alexander (24)67SFO
1965Speedy Duncan (23)56SDG
1964Mel Renfro (22)72DAL
1964Odell Barry (22)63DEN
1963Bobby Jancik (23)58HOU
1963Bill Butler (26)54MIN
1962Abe Woodson (28)56SFO
1962Dick Christy (26)53NYT
1961Johnny Sample (25)49PIT
1961Al Frazier (26)36DEN
1960Leon Burton (25)42NYT
1960Ted Dean (22)42PHI
1960Jack Larscheid (27)42OAK
1959Tommy McDonald (25)45PHI
1958Jimmy Sears (27)46CRD
1957Al Carmichael (28)56GNB
1956Al Carmichael (27)54GNB
1955Joe Scudero (25)50WAS
1955Sid Watson (23)50PIT
1954Woodley Lewis (29)56RAM
1953Woodley Lewis (28)67RAM
1952Emlen Tunnell (27)45NYG
1951Joe Arenas (25)42SFO
1950Billy Grimes (23)55GNB
1949Herm Wedemeyer (25)46BCL
1949Dan Sandifer (22)42WAS
1948Dan Sandifer (21)46WAS
1948Monk Gafford (27)37BDA
1947Eddie Saenz (24)53WAS
1947Chuck Fenenbock (29)35LAD
1946Bill Dudley (24)41PIT
1946Chuck Fenenbock (28)33LAD
1945Steve Bagarus (26)33WAS
1944Bob Davis (30)29BOS
1943Ken Heineman (25)26BKN
1942Bill Dudley (20)31PIT
1941Whizzer White (24)30DET