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1961 NFL Kick & Punt Returns

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Kick & Punt Returns

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