NFL Year-by-Year Safeties Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Player Sfty Tm
2016Dont'a Hightower (26)1NWE
2016Calais Campbell (30)1ARI
2016Danielle Hunter (21)1MIN
2016Corey Peters (28)1ARI
2016Devin Taylor (26)1DET
2015D.J. Alexander (23)1KAN
2015Kevin Minter (24)1ARI
2015T.Y. McGill (22)1IND
2015Benson Mayowa (24)1OAK
2015Demarcus Lawrence (23)1DAL
2015James Laurinaitis (28)1STL
2015Rashad Jennings (30)1NYG
2015Malik Jackson (25)1DEN
2015Denico Autry (25)1OAK
2015Frostee Rucker (31)1ARI
2014Junior Galette (26)2NOR
2013Eugene Sims (27)1STL
2013Ndamukong Suh (26)1DET
2013J.T. Thomas (25)1JAX
2013Cedric Thornton (25)1PHI
2013Cameron Wake (31)1MIA
2013John Abraham (35)1ARI
2013Calais Campbell (27)1ARI
2013Trent Cole (30)1PHI
2013Nick Fairley (25)1DET
2013Jermaine Kearse (23)1SEA
2013Corey Lemonier (21)1SFO
2013Robert Mathis (32)1IND
2013Joe Mays (28)1HOU
2013Cory Redding (32)1IND
2013Lavonte David (23)1TAM
2012Chris Kelsay (32)1BUF
2012Justin Houston (23)1KAN
2012Elvis Dumervil (28)1DEN
2012Connor Barwin (25)1HOU
2012Ray McDonald (27)1SFO
2012Shaun Phillips (31)1SDG
2012Kenny Onatolu (29)1CAR
2012Kyle Vanden Bosch (33)1DET
2012Mike Adams (31)1DEN
2011Rolando McClain (22)1OAK
2011Stephen Paea (23)1CHI
2011Jason Pierre-Paul (22)1NYG
2011Sione Pouha (32)1NYJ
2011Chris Canty (28)1NYG
2011James Hall (34)1STL
2011Greg Hardy (23)1CAR
2011Anthony Hargrove (28)1SEA
2011Ronde Barber (36)1TAM
2011Antwan Applewhite (25)1CAR
2011Muhammad Wilkerson (21)1NYJ
2011Kelvin Sheppard (23)1BUF
2011Aldon Smith (21)1SFO
2011Jared Allen (29)1MIN
2011Phillip Hunt (25)1PHI
2010Nick Schommer (24)1TEN
2010Brandon Siler (24)1SDG
2010Eugene Sims (24)1STL
2010Jason Taylor (36)1NYJ
2010Rock Cartwright (30)1OAK
2010Quentin Groves (26)1OAK
2010Greg Hardy (22)1CAR
2010Trevor Pryce (35)12TM
2010Jordan Babineaux (28)1SEA
2009Louis Delmas (22)1DET
2009Darren Howard (32)1PHI
2009Jared Allen (27)1MIN
2009Danieal Manning (27)1CHI
2009Brian Cushing (22)1HOU
2009Zach Diles (24)1HOU
2009Kevin Smith (22)1DET
2009Tamba Hali (25)1KAN
2009Hollis Thomas (35)12TM
2008Jameel McClain (23)2BAL
2008Jared Allen (26)2MIN
2007Adam Carriker (23)1STL
2007Will Smith (26)1NOR
2007Bernard Pollard (22)1KAN
2007Gerard Warren (29)1OAK
2007Angelo Crowell (26)1BUF
2007Dwight Freeney (27)1IND
2007Chris Kelsay (27)1BUF
2007Andre Carter (28)1WAS
2007Lemar Marshall (30)1CIN
2007Casey Fitzsimmons (26)1DET
2007Josh Scobey (27)12TM
2007Moran Norris (29)1SFO
2007Kedric Golston (24)1WAS
2006Mike Rucker (31)1CAR
2006Ed Reed (27)1BAL
2006Lemar Marshall (29)1WAS
2006Tank Johnson (24)1CHI
2006Michael Huff (23)1OAK
2006LaVar Arrington (28)1NYG
2006Adalius Thomas (29)1BAL
2006Ty Warren (25)1NWE
2005Robert Reynolds (24)1TEN
2005Kevin Carter (31)1MIA
2005Larry Foote (25)1PIT
2005Demetrin Veal (24)1DEN
2005Dan Wilkinson (32)1DET
2005Reggie Howard (28)1MIA
2005Antwan Lake (26)1ATL
2005Shelton Quarles (33)1TAM
2005Jason Taylor (31)1MIA
2005London Fletcher (30)1BUF
2004Greg Favors (29)1JAX
2004Cory Redding (23)1DET
2004Adewale Ogunleye (27)1CHI
2004Sammy Knight (28)1MIA
2004Tony Bryant (28)1NOR
2004Pat Williams (31)1BUF
2004Daryl Smith (22)1JAX
2003Jessie Armstead (32)1WAS
2003Rocky Boiman (23)1TEN
2003Kenyon Coleman (24)1DAL
2003La'Roi Glover (29)1DAL
2003Orlando Huff (25)1SEA
2003Pierson Prioleau (26)1BUF
2003Jason Taylor (29)1MIA
2003James Allen (23)1NOR
2003Grant Wistrom (27)1STL
2003Jeff Ulbrich (26)1SFO
2002Jimmy McClain (22)1HOU
2002Rob Meier (25)1JAX
2002Seth Payne (27)1HOU
2002Mike Rucker (27)1CAR
2002Simeon Rice (28)1TAM
2002Fred Robbins (25)1MIN
2001Mikhael Ricks (26)1KAN
2001Orpheus Roye (28)1CLE
2001John Thierry (30)1GNB
2001Tony Brackens (26)1JAX
2001Jason Fisk (29)1TEN
2000Izell Reese (26)1DAL
2000James Williams (22)1SEA
2000Chad Bratzke (28)1IND
2000Albert Fontenot (29)1SDG
2000Joey Porter (23)1PIT
2000Jermaine Haley (27)1MIA
2000Russell Maryland (31)1GNB
2000Michael McCrary (30)1BAL
2000Darrell Russell (24)1OAK
2000Josh Williams (24)1IND
2000Bruce Smith+ (37)1WAS
1999Brad Culpepper (30)1TAM
1999Bryant Young (27)1SFO
1999Joel Smeenge (31)1JAX
1999London Fletcher (24)1STL
1999Darren Hambrick (24)1DAL
1999Charles Johnson (27)1PHI
1999John Thornton (22)1TEN
1999Ray Lewis (24)1BAL
1999Sam Madison (25)1MIA
1999Trevor Pryce (24)1DEN
1998Bryan Cox (30)1NYJ
1998Wayne Martin (32)1NOR
1998Rob Burnett (31)1BAL
1998Ronnie Bradford (27)1ATL
1998Ted Washington (30)1BUF
1998William Thomas (30)1PHI
1998John Thierry (27)1CHI
1998Derrick Thomas+ (31)1KAN
1998Marc Boutte (29)1WAS
1998Kenny Wheaton (23)1DAL
1997Phil Hansen (29)1BUF
1997Derrick Thomas+ (30)1KAN
1997Dan Saleaumua (32)1SEA
1997Dwight Stone (33)1CAR
1997Anthony Smith (30)1OAK
1997Tracy Scroggins (27)1DET
1997Joe Phillips (34)1KAN
1996Bryant Young (24)2SFO
1995Darrick Brownlow (26)1WAS
1995Sam Adams (22)1SEA
1995Erik Howard (30)1NYJ
1995Bennie Blades (29)1DET
1995Kevin Carter (21)1STL
1995Albert Fontenot (24)1CHI
1995Reuben Davis (30)1SDG
1995Anthony Cook (23)1HOU
1995Tony Bennett (28)1IND
1995Darryl Williams (25)1CIN
1995Michael Strahan+ (23)1NYG
1994Sean Gilbert (24)1RAM
1994Eric Swann (24)1ARI
1994Alfred Williams (25)1CIN
1994Lamar Lathon (26)1HOU
1994William Fuller (32)1PHI
1994Derrick Thomas+ (27)1KAN
1993Rod Stephens (27)2SEA
1992Burt Grossman (25)2SDG
1991Brian Jordan (24)2ATL
1990Burt Grossman (23)1SDG
1990Mark Dusbabek (26)1MIN
1990James Francis (22)1CIN
1990David Fulcher (25)1CIN
1990Tim Green (26)1ATL
1990Simon Fletcher (28)1DEN
1990Bill Maas (28)1KAN
1990Ray Childress (27)1HOU
1990Dennis Byrd (23)1NYJ
1990Chris Doleman+ (28)1MIN
1990Keena Turner (31)1SFO
1990Tyronne Stowe (25)1PIT
1990Karl Mecklenburg (30)1DEN
1989Mike Merriweather (28)1MIN
1989Rob McGovern (22)1KAN
1989Sean Smith (24)13TM
1989Brian Forde (25)1NOR
1989Sherman Cocroft (28)1TAM
1989Gary Reasons (27)1NYG
1989Karl Wilson (24)1PHO
1989Frank Warren (29)1NOR
1989Al Harris (32)1PHI
1989Dexter Manley (31)1WAS
1989Stefon Adams (26)1RAI
1989Leonard Marshall (27)1NYG
1989Ray Berry (25)1MIN
1989Michael Brooks (25)1DEN
1989Fred Stokes (25)1WAS
1989Bubba McDowell (22)1HOU
1988Tim Harris (23)2GNB
1987Michael Stewart (22)1RAM
1987Jesse Baker (30)1HOU
1987Lee Williams (24)1SDG
1987Steve Tasker (25)1BUF
1987Joe Stepanek (23)1MIN
1987Scott Schutt (24)1CIN
1987Jim Ryan (30)1DEN
1987Brett Maxie (25)1NOR
1987George Jamison (24)1DET
1987Marty Lyons (30)1NYJ
1987Jeff Leiding (25)1IND
1987Robb Riddick (30)1BUF
1987Jeff Fuller (25)1SFO
1987Gregg Carr (25)1PIT
1987Bruce Clark (29)1NOR
1986Steve McMichael (28)1CHI
1986Gary Jeter (31)1RAM
1986Rulon Jones (28)1DEN
1986Jeff Leiding (24)1IND
1986Bobby Humphery (25)1NYJ
1986Greg Brown (29)1PHI
1986Greg Townsend (24)1RAI
1986Dave Edwards (24)1PIT
1986Dan Hampton+ (28)1CHI
1986Leon White (22)1CIN
1986Mike Gann (22)1ATL
1985Don Blackmon (27)2NWE
1984Rick Bryan (22)1ATL
1984Gary Johnson (32)12TM
1984Roland James (26)1NWE
1984Rod Martin (30)1RAI
1984Mike Humiston (25)1IND
1984Jeff Bryant (24)1SEA
1984Norwood Vann (22)1RAM
1984John Dutton (33)1DAL
1984Ivory Sully (27)1RAM
1984Scott Case (22)1ATL
1983Doug English (30)2DET
1982Gary Johnson (30)1SDG
1982Reggie Williams (27)1CIN
1982Greg Boyd (29)1DEN
1982Barney Chavous (31)1DEN
1982George Crump (23)1NWE
1982Jim Osborne (33)1CHI
1981Tom Hannon (26)1MIN
1981Larry Gordon (27)1MIA
1981John Dutton (30)1DAL
1981Ken Clarke (25)1PHI
1981Walt Williams (27)1MIN
1981Ben Williams (27)1BUF
1981Doug Plank (28)1CHI
1981Johnny Robinson (22)1OAK
1981Greg Buttle (27)1NYJ
1981Hosea Taylor (22)1BAL
1981Harvey Martin (30)1DAL
1980Eddie Cole (23)1DET
1980Bill Simpson (28)1BUF
1980Jim Stuckey (22)1SFO
1980Loren Toews (28)1PIT
1980Rulon Jones (22)1DEN
1980Joel Williams (23)1ATL
1980Reggie Williams (25)1CIN
1980Ted Hendricks+ (32)1OAK
1980Randy Holloway (25)1MIN
1980Alan Page+ (35)1CHI
1980Ken Johnson (25)1BUF
1979Tim Moresco (24)1NYJ
1979John Skorupan (28)1NYG
1979Greg McCrary (27)1SDG
1979Doug English (26)1DET
1979Elois Grooms (26)1NOR
1979Mike Lewis (30)1ATL
1979Harvey Martin (28)1DAL
1979Wilbur Young (30)1SDG
1978Lyle Alzado (29)1DEN
1978A.J. Duhe (22)1MIA
1978Gary Burley (25)1CIN
1978Dewey McClain (24)1ATL
1978Randy Burke (23)1BAL
1978Kim Bokamper (23)1MIA
1978Charlie Waters (29)1DAL
1978Phil Villapiano (29)1OAK
1978Richard Bishop (28)1NWE
1978Tim Fox (24)1NWE
1978Ed Beckman (23)1KAN
1978Lou Piccone (29)1BUF
1978Steve Raible (24)1SEA
1978Frank Reed (24)1ATL
1978Jim Thaxton (29)1STL
1978Tommy Hart (33)1CHI
1977Jim Young (27)2HOU
1976Ron Fernandes (24)1BAL
1976Aaron Kyle (22)1DAL
1976Claude Humphrey+ (32)1ATL
1976Thomas Henderson (23)1DAL
1976Ted Hendricks+ (28)1OAK
1976Tommy Hart (31)1SFO
1976Loren Toews (24)1PIT
1976Dave Brown (23)1SEA
1976Coy Bacon (34)1CIN
1976Mike Adamle (26)1CHI
1976Ron McDole (37)1WAS
1976Mack Mitchell (24)1CLE
1976John Lohmeyer (25)1KAN
1976Johnny Musso (26)1CHI
1975Dave Pureifory (26)1GNB
1975Ernie Price (24)1DET
1975Dwight White (26)1PIT
1975Elvin Bethea+ (29)1HOU
1975Autry Beamon (21)1MIN
1975Tom Toner (25)1GNB
1975Willie Rodgers (26)1HOU
1975Mike Dennery (25)1OAK
1975Don Reese (24)1MIA
1975Ron East (32)1CLE
1975Bruce Laird (25)1BAL
1975Ted Hendricks+ (27)1OAK
1975Jack Youngblood+ (25)1RAM
1975Mike Hartenstine (22)1CHI
1975Joe Blahak (25)1MIN
1974Willie Lanier+ (29)1KAN
1974Otis Sistrunk (27)1OAK
1974Jim Mitchell (25)1DET
1974Mike Kadish (24)1BUF
1974Wally Hilgenberg (31)1MIN
1974Ted Hendricks+ (26)1GNB
1974Ron Carpenter (26)1CIN
1974L.C. Greenwood (28)1PIT
1974Tim Foley (26)1MIA
1973Benny Barnes (22)2DAL
1973Fred Dryer (27)2RAM
1972Al Coleman (27)1PHI
1972Robert Brown (33)1GNB
1972Joe Sweet (24)1RAM
1972Dave Costa (30)1SDG
1972Mark Washington (24)1DAL
1972Mike Lewis (23)1ATL
1972Claude Humphrey+ (28)1ATL
1972Joe Owens (25)1NOR
1972Bill Malinchak (28)1WAS
1972Sherman White (23)1CIN
1972Ralph Anderson (23)1PIT
1971Alan Page+ (26)2MIN
1970Ron Snidow (28)1CLE
1970Joe Owens (23)1SDG
1970Dave Washington (21)1DEN
1970Al Randolph (26)1SFO
1970Ron Pritchard (23)1HOU
1970Walter Johnson (27)1CLE
1970Jimmy Johnson+ (32)1SFO
1970Chuck Reynolds (23)1CLE
1970John Elliott (25)1NYJ
1970Jim Files (22)1NYG
1969Daryl Johnson (23)1BOS
1969Elvin Bethea+ (23)1HOU
1969Ezell Jones (22)1BOS
1969Al Dotson (26)1OAK
1969George Andrie (29)1DAL
1969Ed O'Bradovich (29)1CHI
1969Mel Tom (28)1PHI
1969Dick Butkus+ (26)1CHI
1968Larry Conjar (22)1PHI
1968Jim Marshall (30)1MIN
1968Dave Pivec (24)1RAM
1968Buck Buchanan+ (28)1KAN
1968Paul Crane (24)1NYJ
1968Chip Myrtle (23)1DEN
1968Harry Gunner (23)1CIN
1968Doug Satcher (23)1BOS
1968Olen Underwood (26)1HOU
1968Jethro Pugh (24)1DAL
1967Dick Anderson (23)1NOR
1967Jim Lee Hunt (28)1BOS
1967Willie Davis+ (33)1GNB
1967Deacon Jones+ (28)1RAM
1967Lee Roy Jordan (26)1DAL
1967Jethro Pugh (23)1DAL
1967Ed Breding (22)1WAS
1967Dan Birdwell (26)1OAK
1967Bruce Maher (30)1DET
1967Rich Jackson (26)1DEN
1967Andre White (22)1DEN
1967Nick Buoniconti+ (26)1BOS
1966Rosey Grier (34)1RAM
1966Willie Townes (23)1DAL
1966Verlon Biggs (23)1NYJ
1965Jim Katcavage (30)1NYG
1965Jim Prestel (28)1MIN
1965Jay Cunningham (21)1BOS
1965Lou Michaels (29)1BAL
1965Carl Eller+ (23)1MIN
1965Roger Brown (28)1DET
1965Deacon Jones+ (26)1RAM
1964Ron McDole (24)2BUF
1964Marion Rushing (28)1STL
1964Dennis Gaubatz (24)1DET
1964John Paluck (29)1WAS
1963Bruce Maher (26)1DET
1963Willie Davis+ (29)1GNB
1963Lindon Crow (30)1RAM
1963Jim Colvin (25)1BAL
1963Bob Schmitz (24)1PIT
1963Doug Atkins+ (33)1CHI
1962Roger Brown (25)2DET
1961Jim Katcavage (26)1NYG
1961Dick Modzelewski (30)1NYG
1961Gary Lowe (27)1DET
1961Charlie Krueger (24)1SFO
1961Doug Cline (23)1HOU
1961Gino Marchetti+ (34)1BAL
1961Larry Wilson+ (23)1STL
1960Rosey Grier (28)1NYG
1960Charlie Krueger (23)1SFO
1960Gene Lipscomb (29)1BAL
1960Luke Owens (26)1STL
1960Frank Fuller (31)1STL
1960Lebron Shields (23)1BAL
1960Bruce Maher (23)1DET
1960Wayne Walker (23)1DET
1960John Tracey (27)1STL
1960Leo Nomellini+ (36)1SFO
1959Dave Hanner (29)1GNB
1959Art Gob (22)1WAS
1959Bill Forester (27)1GNB
1959Earl Leggett (26)1CHI
1959Sam Williams (28)1RAM
1959Charlie Krueger (22)1SFO
1958Ernie Stautner+ (33)1PIT
1958Glenn Holtzman (27)1RAM
1958Jim Katcavage (23)1NYG
1957Leo Nomellini+ (33)1SFO
1957Bill McPeak (31)1PIT
1957Darris McCord (24)1DET
1957Dick Daugherty (28)1RAM
1956Bill McPeak (30)1PIT
1956Andy Robustelli+ (30)1NYG
1956Johnny Miller (22)1WAS
1956Junior Wren (26)1CLE
1955Bob Griffin (26)1RAM
1955John Hoffman (29)1CHI
1955Bob Long (21)12TM
1955Chuck Noll+ (23)1CLE
1954Tom Finnin (26)1BAL
1954Jim Ricca (26)1WAS
1954Dick Nolan (22)1NYG
1954Dick Modzelewski (23)1WAS
1954Bill McPeak (28)1PIT
1954Len Ford+ (28)1CLE
1953George Schmidt (25)1CRD
1953Buford Long (21)1NYG
1953Dick Hensley (26)1CHI
1953Lou Ferry (25)1PIT
1953Art Donovan+ (28)1BAL
1953Ray Mathews (24)1PIT
1952Ebert Van Buren (27)1PHI
1952Arnie Weinmeister+ (29)1NYG
1952George Young (28)1CLE
1952Night Train Lane+ (24)1RAM
1952Don Kindt (27)1CHI
1952Jerry Hennessy (26)1WAS
1952Sonny Gandee (23)12TM
1952Charley Powell (20)1SFO
1952Bob Momsen (23)1SFO
1951Walt Stickel (29)1PHI
1951John Prchlik (26)1DET
1951Harmon Rowe (28)1NYG
1951Charley Mehelich (29)1PIT
1951Hamp Tanner (23)1SFO
1950Larry Brink (26)1RAM
1950Duke Iverson (30)1NYY
1950John Kissell (27)1CLE
1950Gene Roberts (27)1NYG
1950Jim Champion (24)1NYY
1950Martin Ruby (30)1NYY
1950Wash Serini (28)1CHI
1950Ernie Stautner+ (25)1PIT
1949Mario Giannelli (28)1PHI
1949Buster Ramsey (29)1CRD
1949Carl Samuelson (26)1PIT
1949Ed Sprinkle (26)1CHI
1948Walt Barnes (30)1PHI
1948John Koniszewski (27)1WAS
1948Ray Poole (27)1NYG
1947Dick Wildung (26)1GNB
1947Val Jansante (26)1PIT
1947Ralph Calcagni (25)1PIT
1947Bruce Smith (27)1GNB
1947Tony Bova (30)1PIT
1946Bill Blackburn (23)1CRD
1946Urban Odson (27)1GNB
1946Nolan Luhn (25)1GNB
1946Jay MacDowell (26)1PHI
1946John Greene (26)1DET
1945Jack Matheson (25)1DET
1944Victor Carroll (31)1NYG
1942Willie Wilkin (26)2WAS
1933Jim Mooney (25)1CIN
1933George Musso+ (23)1CHI
1933Cap Oehler (23)1PIT
1933Dick Nesbitt (25)12TM
1932Tom Nash (26)2GNB
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