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1956 NFL Kick & Punt Returns

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Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Player Tm Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1 Al Carmichael GNB 28 KR/PR/RH 12 0 21 165 0 22 7.9 33 927 1 106 28.1 1471
2 Joe Arenas SFO 31 KR/PR/RH 12 0 19 117 1 67 6.2 27 801 1 96 29.7 1144
3 Carl Taseff BAL 28 PR/RDH 12 0 27 233 1 90 8.6 9 206 0 34 22.9 441
4 Lee Riley PHI 24 KR/LS/PR 9 0 17 73 0 35 4.3 15 381 0 59 25.4 464
5 Henry Ford PIT 25 LS/PR 12 0 25 145 0 59 5.8 6 135 0 34 22.5 313
6 Don Bingham CHI 27 KR/PR 12 0 13 7 0 7 0.5 17 444 1 100 26.1 494
7 Ken Keller PHI 22 LH 11 0 15 146 0 40 9.7 15 353 0 32 23.5 968
8 Howard Cassady DET 22 KR 12 0 13 83 0 34 6.4 16 382 0 42 23.9 961
9 Hugh McElhenny* SFO 28 LH 12 0 15 38 0 12 2.5 13 300 0 36 23.1 1447
10 Yale Lary*+ DET 26 P/PR/RS 12 0 22 70 0 38 3.2 4 76 0 29 19.0 156
11 Skeets Quinlan 2TM 28 8 0 14 50 0 19 3.6 12 256 0 50 21.3 418
12 Jimmy Patton NYG 23 RS 12 0 12 17 0 6 1.4 13 283 0 31 21.8 299
13 Tommy Runnels WAS 22 KR/LH 11 0 8 91 0 59 11.4 17 375 0 37 22.1 856
14 Ron Waller RAM 23 LH/PR 9 0 14 65 0 15 4.6 11 276 0 40 25.1 960
15 Jack Losch GNB 22 12 0 8 74 0 58 9.3 15 390 0 51 26.0 592
16 Frank Bernardi CRD 23 PR 12 0 18 217 1 95 12.1 4 101 0 30 25.3 378
17 Emlen Tunnell*+ NYG 32 LS/PR 12 0 22 120 0 14 5.5 120
18 Gene Filipski NYG 25 KR 12 0 1 25 0 25 25.0 19 390 0 30 20.5 537
19 Lowell Perry PIT 25 LE 6 0 11 127 0 46 11.5 9 219 0 38 24.3 717
20 Skeets Quinlan CLE 28 6 0 10 9 0 5 0.9 9 219 0 50 24.3 295
21 Joe Scudero WAS 26 PR/RS 11 0 10 50 0 12 5.0 9 157 0 33 17.4 210
22 Ollie Matson*+ CRD 26 KR/LH 12 0 5 39 0 16 7.8 13 362 1 105 27.8 1524
23 Lenny Moore* BAL 23 RH 12 0 8 38 0 15 4.8 10 129 0 21 12.9 918
24 Don Paul* CLE 30 PR/RDH 12 0 17 103 0 17 6.1 103
25 Tommy Wilson RAM 24 KR 12 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 15 477 1 103 31.8 1033
26 Preston Carpenter CLE 22 KR/RH 12 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 15 381 0 42 25.4 1279
27 Billy Vessels BAL 25 KR/LH 12 0 16 379 0 42 23.7 771
28 Dick James WAS 22 10 0 6 84 0 24 14.0 9 181 0 27 20.1 672
29 Fred Bruney 2TM 25 10 0 5 20 0 13 4.0 9 235 0 51 26.1 255
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Player Tm Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
30 Fred Bruney PIT 25 KR 5 0 5 20 0 13 4.0 9 235 0 51 26.1 255
31 Jesse Whittenton RAM 22 RDH 12 12 10 21 0 10 2.1 4 85 0 27 21.3 106
32 Ken Konz CLE 28 LS 12 0 13 187 1 65 14.4 187
33 Jack Christiansen*+ DET 28 LS 12 0 6 73 1 66 12.2 6 116 0 22 19.3 189
34 Hal Giancanelli PHI 27 7 0 4 22 0 18 5.5 8 187 0 31 23.4 461
35 Will Sherman RAM 29 RS 12 0 12 100 1 76 8.3 100
36 Perry Jeter CHI 25 7 0 6 66 1 51 11.0 5 105 0 26 21.0 539
37 Lynn Chandnois PIT 31 5 0 8 291 0 91 36.4 480
38 L.G. Dupre BAL 24 11 0 7 148 0 35 21.1 546
39 Billy Kinard CLE 23 7 0 7 196 0 56 28.0 223
40 Dave Mann CRD 24 P/RH 12 0 7 131 0 27 18.7 417
41 Skeets Quinlan RAM 28 2 0 4 41 0 19 10.3 3 37 0 0 12.3 123
42 Ray Gene Smith CHI 28 RDH 12 0 6 65 0 22 10.8 1 16 0 16 16.0 81
43 Woodley Lewis CRD 31 LS 12 0 5 22 0 7 4.4 1 22 0 22 22.0 44
44 Howie Ferguson GNB 26 FB 11 0 5 83 0 34 16.6 664
45 Dick Nyers BAL 22 5 0 2 16 0 16 8.0 3 69 0 35 23.0 85
46 Bert Rechichar* BAL 26 K/P/RS 10 0 5 10 0 7 2.0 9
47 Sid Watson PIT 24 RH 12 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 4 110 0 35 27.5 548
48 Bob Boyd RAM 28 12 0 4 62 0 23 15.5 641
49 Harland Carl CHI 25 9 0 4 102 0 45 25.5 199
50 J.C. Caroline* CHI 23 LDH 12 0 2 29 0 16 14.5 2 32 0 18 16.0 202
51 Leo Elter* WAS 27 FB 12 0 4 87 0 29 21.8 730
52 Bill Forester GNB 24 MG 12 0 4 36 0 17 9.0 36
53 McNeil Moore CHI 23 11 0 3 28 0 25 9.3 1 19 0 19 19.0 47
54 Brad Myers RAM 27 5 0 1 26 0 26 26.0 3 57 0 21 19.0 116
55 Alex Burl CRD 25 8 0 3 59 0 26 19.7 85
56 Rick Casares*+ CHI 25 FB 12 0 3 95 0 49 31.7 1424
57 Art Davis PIT 22 9 0 3 5 0 5 1.7 20
58 Dicky Moegle SFO 22 RS 12 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 2 39 0 22 19.5 141
59 Johnny Olszewski CRD 26 FB 11 0 3 25 0 20 8.3 805
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Player Tm Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
60 Bill Stits DET 25 12 0 3 48 0 19 16.0 100
61 Billy Wells WAS 25 RH 7 0 2 36 0 22 18.0 1 12 0 12 12.0 319
62 Dick Young BAL 26 12 0 3 40 0 18 13.3 47
63 Alan Ameche* BAL 23 FB 12 0 2 38 0 25 19.0 1085
64 Dale Atkeson WAS 26 5 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 1 25 0 25 25.0 228
65 Jug Girard DET 29 10 0 2 7 0 5 3.5 107
66 Johnny Hermann 2TM 23 10 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
67 Johnny Hermann NYG 23 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
68 Night Train Lane*+ CRD 27 LDH 12 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 75
69 George Maderos SFO 23 LDH 12 0 2 21 0 12 10.5 21
70 Bill McColl CHI 26 RE 12 0 2 4 0 4 2.0 326
71 Bob Pellegrini PHI 22 RG 12 0 2 47 0 26 23.5 47
72 Chuck Weber 2TM 26 9 0 2 3 0 3 1.5 3
73 Norm Willey PHI 29 RDE 9 0 2 32 0 20 16.0 32
74 Charlie Ane* DET 25 C 12 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
75 Doug Atkins CHI 26 6 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
76 Sam Baker* WAS 27 K/P 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 152
77 Bibbles Bawel PHI 26 RS 12 0 1 25 0 25 25.0 25
78 Chuck Bednarik* PHI 31 LLB 12 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
79 Nate Borden GNB 24 RDE 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
80 Bill Bowman DET 25 6 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 142
81 Paul Carr SFO 25 RDH 12 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
82 Joe Childress CRD 23 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 285
83 Lindon Crow* CRD 23 RDH 12 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
84 Paul Goad SFO 22 4 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
85 John Gonzaga SFO 23 MG 9 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
86 Hank Gremminger GNB 23 LDH 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
87 Bill Herchman SFO 23 RDT 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
88 Ed Hughes NYG 29 LDH 12 0 1 27 0 27 27.0 27
89 John Henry Johnson SFO 27 12 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 414
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Player Tm Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
90 J.D. Kimmel WAS 27 RDT 12 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
91 Gary Lowe WAS 22 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
92 Ray Mathews PIT 27 RE 12 0 1 26 0 26 26.0 555
93 Marv Matuszak PIT 25 9 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
94 Tom McCormick SFO 26 6 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 22
95 Fred Morrison CLE 30 P 12 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 386
96 Jerry Norton PHI 25 6 0 1 31 0 31 31.0 31
97 Ken Panfil RAM 26 6 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
98 Bill Pellington BAL 29 LLB 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
99 Duane Putnam* RAM 28 LG 12 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
100 John Reger PIT 25 RLB 12 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
101 Jerry Reichow DET 22 8 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 73
102 Breezy Reid GNB 29 LH 7 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 55
103 Les Richter*+ RAM 26 K/MG 12 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
104 Jim Salsbury DET 24 RG 11 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
105 Alex Sandusky BAL 24 RG 11 11 1 24 0 24 24.0 24
106 Leo Sanford* CRD 27 LLB 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
107 Tony Sardisco 2TM 24 10 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
108 Tony Sardisco WAS 24 7 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
109 Don Shula BAL 26 LDH 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
110 Bob Smith 2TM 23 6 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 32
111 Bob Smith CLE 23 2 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 24
112 Charlie Smith SFO 23 12 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 27
113 Art Spinney BAL 29 LG 11 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
114 Ralph Thomas WAS 29 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
115 Charlie Toogood RAM 29 RT 7 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
116 Mel Triplett NYG 25 FB 12 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 565
117 Frank Varrichione PIT 24 RT 12 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 6
118 Stan Wallace CHI 25 6 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
119 Chuck Weber CLE 26 4 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Player Tm Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
120 Chuck Weber CRD 26 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0