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1961 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 Johnny Sample PIT 25 KR/LCB/PR 14 0 26 283 1 55 10.9 23 532 0 59 23.1 815
2 Jim Steffen 2TM 25 14 0 19 153 0 45 8.1 29 691 0 43 23.8 844
3 Abe Woodson* SFO 27 KR/lcb/PR/RCB 14 13 16 172 1 80 10.8 27 782 1 98 29.0 1051
4 Amos Marsh DAL 22 FB/KR/PR 14 7 14 71 0 19 5.1 26 667 0 79 25.7 1306
5 Ted Dean* PHI 23 PR 14 0 18 140 0 28 7.8 21 462 0 34 22.0 1258
6 Tommy Mason MIN 22 KR/PR 13 0 14 146 0 23 10.4 25 603 0 42 24.1 1097
7 Timmy Brown PHI 24 KR 13 0 8 125 1 66 15.6 29 811 1 105 28.0 1538
8 Jon Arnett* RAM 26 HB/KR/PR 14 0 10 75 0 17 7.5 25 653 1 105 26.1 1531
9 Dick James* WAS 27 KR/PR/RH 14 0 12 90 0 18 7.5 21 617 0 48 29.4 1379
10 Bobby Mitchell CLE 26 HB/KR/PR 14 0 14 164 1 64 11.7 16 428 1 91 26.8 1508
11 Jim Steffen DET 25 KR 8 0 11 95 0 45 8.6 19 435 0 43 22.9 530
12 Joel Wells NYG 26 KR 14 0 17 90 0 18 5.3 12 273 0 49 22.8 610
13 Lenny Lyles BAL 25 KR 14 0 28 672 0 64 24.0 672
14 Dick Bass RAM 24 FB 14 9 4 109 1 90 27.3 23 698 0 64 30.3 1560
15 Willie West STL 23 PR 14 0 11 98 0 28 8.9 16 340 0 40 21.3 438
16 Charlie Bivins CHI 23 KR 14 0 25 668 0 78 26.7 847
17 Howard Cassady DET 27 PR 14 0 16 159 0 21 9.9 9 127 0 23 14.1 462
18 Johnny Morris CHI 26 FL/PR 14 0 23 155 0 16 6.7 2 46 0 25 23.0 798
19 Pat Studstill DET 23 14 0 8 75 0 26 9.4 16 448 1 100 28.0 577
20 Jamie Caleb MIN 25 10 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 22 504 0 38 22.9 515
21 Don Perkins* DAL 23 HB 14 14 1 8 0 8 8.0 22 443 0 30 20.1 1564
22 Pat Fischer STL 21 KR 12 0 4 18 0 13 4.5 17 426 0 53 25.1 466
23 Bill Stits NYG 30 PR 10 0 17 132 0 20 7.8 4 87 0 30 21.8 219
24 Jim Kerr WAS 22 LS 13 12 5 23 0 14 4.6 14 385 0 42 27.5 408
25 Herb Adderley GNB 22 KR/LCB 14 0 18 478 0 61 26.6 478
26 Bobby Boyd BAL 24 LCB/PR 14 0 18 173 0 46 9.6 173
27 Jim Steffen WAS 25 RCB 6 0 8 58 0 0 7.3 10 256 0 0 25.6 314
28 Preston Powell CLE 25 12 0 16 321 0 36 20.1 326
29 Tom Moore GNB 23 13 0 15 409 0 60 27.3 752
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 Rosey Taylor CHI 24 RS 14 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 14 379 0 60 27.1 383
31 Jim Shofner CLE 26 RCB 14 0 14 119 0 21 8.5 119
32 Willie Wood GNB 25 PR/RS 14 0 14 225 2 72 16.1 225
33 Dick Haley 2TM 24 12 0 13 278 0 50 21.4 321
34 Dick Haley PIT 24 8 0 13 278 0 50 21.4 278
35 Allan Webb NYG 28 10 0 5 61 0 30 12.2 8 156 0 40 19.5 268
36 Bob Harrison BAL 23 RS 13 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 11 250 0 34 22.7 266
37 Bob Gaiters NYG 23 14 0 11 288 0 49 26.2 802
38 Brady Keys PIT 25 RCB 12 0 9 135 0 66 15.0 2 41 0 23 20.5 190
39 Hugh McElhenny* MIN 33 HB 13 13 8 155 1 81 19.4 2 59 0 35 29.5 1067
40 Tom Watkins CLE 24 10 0 9 226 0 47 25.1 501
41 Bill Butler PIT 24 LS 10 0 2 11 0 9 5.5 6 117 0 25 19.5 128
42 Irv Cross PHI 22 13 0 7 77 0 21 11.0 1 11 0 11 11.0 88
43 L.G. Dupre DAL 29 10 0 2 4 0 4 2.0 6 110 0 24 18.3 223
44 Justin Rowland MIN 24 5 0 8 175 0 30 21.9 175
45 Billy Stacy* STL 25 LCB 13 0 5 9 0 7 1.8 3 60 0 35 20.0 310
46 J.D. Smith SFO 29 LH 14 14 7 158 0 33 22.6 1324
47 Lew Carpenter GNB 29 14 0 6 130 0 48 21.7 164
48 Bobby Joe Conrad STL 26 FL 14 0 5 103 1 73 20.6 1 28 0 28 28.0 652
49 Eddie Dove* SFO 24 RS 14 14 6 49 0 20 8.2 49
50 Warren Livingston DAL 23 LCB 8 8 6 20 0 12 3.3 20
51 Don McIlhenny 2TM 27 8 0 6 189 0 49 31.5 229
52 Don McIlhenny SFO 27 5 0 6 189 0 49 31.5 219
53 Dick Pesonen MIN 23 RCB 11 11 6 136 0 60 22.7 136
54 Mike Sommer 2TM 27 6 0 2 26 0 13 13.0 4 98 0 42 24.5 156
55 Mike Sommer WAS 27 2 0 2 26 0 13 13.0 4 98 0 42 24.5 115
56 Willie Galimore CHI 26 HB 14 0 5 82 0 25 16.4 1291
57 J.W. Lockett 2TM 24 14 9 5 61 0 21 12.2 508
58 Lew Luce WAS 23 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 4 77 0 22 19.3 78
59 Dale Messer SFO 24 4 0 2 11 0 6 5.5 3 36 0 14 12.0 93
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 Joe Morrison NYG 24 RH 13 0 3 6 0 5 2.0 2 32 0 21 16.0 153
61 Carl Taseff 2TM 33 12 0 5 39 0 23 7.8 39
62 Carl Taseff BAL 33 7 0 5 39 0 23 7.8 39
63 Jim Welch BAL 23 14 0 5 146 0 50 29.2 206
64 Pervis Atkins RAM 26 14 0 4 77 0 20 19.3 163
65 Bill Brown CHI 23 14 0 4 54 0 19 13.5 141
66 Jim Cunningham WAS 22 14 0 4 80 0 24 20.0 330
67 Alex Hawkins BAL 24 HB 11 0 4 20 0 9 5.0 557
68 Sam Horner WAS 23 LH/P 14 11 4 75 0 23 18.8 463
69 J.W. Lockett DAL 24 fb 12 7 4 46 0 21 11.5 440
70 Andy Nelson BAL 28 LS 14 0 4 19 0 12 4.8 19
71 Johnny Olszewski DET 31 14 0 4 59 0 23 14.8 182
72 Mark Smolinski BAL 22 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 3 27 0 23 9.0 227
73 John Symank GNB 26 14 0 4 121 0 38 30.3 121
74 Larry Wilson STL 23 RS 11 11 4 83 0 23 20.8 83
75 Sam Baker CLE 32 P 14 0 3 57 0 25 19.0 57
76 Preston Carpenter PIT 27 TE 13 0 3 18 0 10 6.0 487
77 Bill Cooper SFO 22 12 0 3 44 0 20 14.7 61
78 Joe Driskill STL 24 14 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 2 8 0 8 4.0 16
79 Bill Forester*+ GNB 29 RLB 14 0 3 55 0 20 18.3 55
80 Jim Leo MIN 24 14 0 3 9 0 9 3.0 9
81 Charlie Scales PIT 23 14 0 3 41 0 15 13.7 268
82 Mel Triplett MIN 30 FB 14 8 3 41 0 18 13.7 489
83 Frank Varrichione RAM 29 RT 14 0 3 23 0 11 7.7 23
84 Gene Babb DAL 27 RLB 14 9 2 34 0 19 17.0 34
85 Jim Brown*+ CLE 25 FB 14 14 2 50 0 26 25.0 1917
86 Mike Dowdle DAL 24 llb 14 6 2 33 0 19 16.5 33
87 Billy Gault MIN 25 4 0 2 41 0 21 20.5 41
88 Tom Matte BAL 22 8 0 2 50 0 30 25.0 112
89 Frank Mestnik STL 23 FB 13 0 2 27 0 18 13.5 390
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 Clarence Peaks PHI 26 FB 13 0 2 29 0 17 14.5 972
91 Richie Petitbon CHI 23 LS 14 0 2 9 0 7 4.5 9
92 Andy Stynchula WAS 22 RDE 14 14 2 73 0 40 36.5 73
93 Maxie Baughan* PHI 23 RLB 14 14 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
94 Johnny Brewer CLE 24 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
95 Jim Doran DAL 34 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 153
96 Merrill Douglas DAL 25 6 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 34
97 Ross Fichtner CLE 23 13 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
98 Jim Gibbons* DET 25 TE 14 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 580
99 Ken Gregory BAL 24 14 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
100 Mal Hammack STL 28 7 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 157
101 Ray Hayes MIN 26 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 440
102 John Henry Johnson PIT 32 FB 14 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 1060
103 Deacon Jones RAM 23 LDE 14 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
104 Steve Junker WAS 26 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 130
105 Carl Kammerer SFO 24 14 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
106 Night Train Lane*+ DET 32 LCB 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
107 Yale Lary* DET 31 P/RS 14 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 22
108 Monte Lee STL 23 12 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
109 Joe Lewis BAL 25 11 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
110 Errol Linden CLE 24 10 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
111 J.W. Lockett SFO 24 2 2 1 15 0 15 15.0 68
112 Dee Mackey BAL 27 14 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 72
113 Bruce Maher DET 24 RCB 12 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
114 Marv Matuszak BAL 30 mlb 14 5 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
115 Larry Morris CHI 28 RLB 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
116 Ray Norton SFO 24 6 0 1 60 0 60 60.0 58
117 Elijah Pitts GNB 23 14 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 94
118 Bob Schmitz PIT 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
119 Bob Simms NYG 23 14 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
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 J.D. Smith CHI 25 3 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 24
121 Larry Stephens CLE 23 14 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
122 Sam Williams DET 30 12 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 14