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1972 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 Bruce Laird* BAL 22 KR/PR 14 1 34 303 0 42 8.9 29 843 0 73 29.1 1146
2 Ron Smith* CHI 29 KR/PR/SS 14 14 26 163 0 29 6.3 30 924 1 94 30.8 1087
3 Margene Adkins NOR 25 KR 14 4 7 0 0 4 0.0 43 1020 0 61 23.7 1116
4 Cliff Harris DAL 24 FS/KR/PR 14 14 19 78 0 21 4.1 26 615 0 44 23.7 693
5 Chris Farasopoulos NYJ 23 FS/KR/PR 13 11 17 179 1 65 10.5 26 627 0 51 24.1 806
6 Larry Marshall KAN 22 KR/PR 11 0 18 103 0 29 5.7 23 651 0 48 28.3 754
7 Willie Belton ATL 24 PR 14 0 17 110 0 34 6.5 21 441 0 41 21.0 570
8 Ralph McGill SFO 22 PR 11 0 22 219 0 33 10.0 10 192 0 30 19.2 411
9 Jesse Taylor SDG 24 KR 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 31 676 0 41 21.8 734
10 Tommy Casanova CIN 22 FS/PR 14 14 30 289 1 66 9.6 1 34 0 34 34.0 323
11 Lenny Dunlap SDG 23 PR/RCB 14 13 19 179 0 21 9.4 12 271 0 35 22.6 450
12 Lemar Parrish CIN 25 LCB 14 14 15 141 1 51 9.4 15 348 0 45 23.2 489
13 Randy Montgomery DEN 25 KR/RCB 14 8 29 756 1 94 26.1 756
14 Rocky Thompson NYG 25 KR 14 0 29 821 1 92 28.3 856
15 Charlie Leigh MIA 27 PR 14 0 22 210 0 27 9.5 6 153 0 45 25.5 442
16 Alvin Wyatt BUF 25 KR/PR 14 6 11 85 0 27 7.7 17 432 0 43 25.4 517
17 Vic Washington SFO 26 KR/RB 13 13 27 771 1 98 28.6 1632
18 Speedy Duncan WAS 30 KR 8 0 11 70 0 18 6.4 15 364 0 41 24.3 434
19 Bobby Majors CLE 23 PR 9 0 16 96 0 41 6.0 10 222 0 40 22.2 318
20 Mickey Zofko DET 23 KR 14 0 26 616 0 49 23.7 658
21 Linzy Cole 2TM 24 10 0 7 35 0 13 5.0 18 456 0 51 25.3 491
22 Dave Hampton ATL 25 FB/KR 13 11 25 535 0 52 21.4 1774
23 Ken Houston* HOU 28 PR/SS 14 14 25 148 0 33 5.9 148
24 Al Nelson PHI 29 KR/LCB 14 14 25 728 0 78 29.1 728
25 Charlie West MIN 26 LCB/PR 14 13 16 111 0 23 6.9 9 196 0 31 21.8 307
26 Bill Bradley*+ PHI 25 FS/P/PR 14 14 22 155 0 60 7.0 2 22 0 20 11.0 177
27 Billy Walik PHI 25 10 0 3 4 0 10 1.3 21 466 0 35 22.2 485
28 Linzy Cole BUF 24 8 0 7 35 0 13 5.0 16 415 0 51 25.9 450
29 Glen Edwards PIT 25 PR 12 0 22 202 0 54 9.2 1 18 0 18 18.0 220
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 Ron Jessie DET 24 WR 14 14 23 558 0 62 24.3 982
31 Carl Garrett NWE 25 KR/PR/RB 10 6 6 36 0 27 6.0 16 410 0 49 25.6 1344
32 Cliff Branch OAK 24 PR 14 1 12 21 0 14 1.8 9 191 0 31 21.2 258
33 Bernard Jackson CIN 22 KR 14 2 21 509 0 62 24.2 509
34 Bruce Taylor SFO 24 RCB 14 14 21 145 0 41 6.9 145
35 Ike Thomas GNB 25 KR 12 0 21 572 0 89 27.2 572
36 Jim Bertelsen RAM 22 PR/RB 14 7 16 232 0 60 14.5 4 88 0 25 22.0 1232
37 Ken Brown CLE 27 KR 14 2 20 473 0 47 23.7 651
38 Ahmad Rashad STL 23 KR/WR 14 13 20 437 0 37 21.9 981
39 Jon Staggers GNB 24 11 0 9 148 1 85 16.4 11 260 0 39 23.6 523
40 Mel Gray STL 24 7 1 2 -4 0 0 -2.0 17 378 0 29 22.2 436
41 Clarence Davis OAK 23 KR 11 0 18 464 0 49 25.8 909
42 John Love RAM 28 5 0 10 39 0 10 3.9 8 167 0 27 20.9 225
43 Robert Newhouse DAL 22 14 0 18 382 0 30 21.2 506
44 Ted Vactor WAS 28 PR 14 0 17 88 0 28 5.2 1 21 0 21 21.0 109
45 Larry Willingham STL 24 PR 11 4 9 41 0 13 4.6 9 194 0 28 21.6 235
46 Tony Greene BUF 23 RCB 14 14 2 18 0 9 9.0 15 378 0 66 25.2 396
47 Willie Rodgers HOU 23 KR 14 3 17 335 0 32 19.7 600
48 Lem Barney* DET 27 LCB/PR 14 14 15 108 0 26 7.2 1 17 0 17 17.0 125
49 Alvin Haymond WAS 30 4 0 6 1 0 6 0.2 10 291 0 41 29.1 292
50 Cecil Turner CHI 28 14 0 16 409 0 57 25.6 480
51 Josh Ashton NWE 23 FB 14 12 15 309 0 31 20.6 1062
52 Thom Darden CLE 22 SS 14 14 15 61 0 37 4.1 61
53 Joe Dawkins DEN 24 fb 14 5 15 357 0 31 23.8 842
54 Ken Ellis+ GNB 25 PR/RCB 14 14 14 215 1 80 15.4 1 10 0 10 10.0 225
55 Ed Podolak KAN 25 RB 13 10 8 11 0 12 1.4 7 119 0 23 17.0 1090
56 Willie Ellison RAM 27 FB/KR 13 12 14 345 0 32 24.6 1250
57 John Gilliam* MIN 27 KR/WR 14 14 14 369 0 47 26.4 1418
58 Mercury Morris* MIA 25 KR/RB 14 11 14 334 0 33 23.9 1502
59 Preston Pearson PIT 27 KR 11 5 1 3 0 3 3.0 13 292 0 42 22.5 638
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 George Atkinson OAK 25 SS 14 14 10 33 0 8 3.3 3 75 0 34 25.0 108
61 Benny Johnson HOU 24 RCB 14 10 13 230 0 29 17.7 230
62 Don McCauley BAL 23 RB 14 10 13 377 1 93 29.0 1308
63 Jake Scott* MIA 27 SS 14 14 13 100 0 15 7.7 100
64 Bobby Bryant MIN 28 RCB 14 14 10 48 0 10 4.8 2 41 0 22 20.5 89
65 Bob Hudson GNB 24 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 11 247 0 55 22.5 309
66 Clint Jones MIN 27 7 3 12 327 0 49 27.3 533
67 Joe Orduna NYG 24 11 4 12 244 0 39 20.3 379
68 Lewis Jolley HOU 23 7 0 11 267 0 43 24.3 267
69 Floyd Little DEN 30 RB 14 14 8 64 0 29 8.0 3 48 0 22 16.0 1338
70 Charlie Waters DAL 24 14 7 9 56 0 17 6.2 2 18 0 18 9.0 74
71 Rod Sherman DEN 28 PR/WR 14 13 10 89 0 18 8.9 752
72 George Hoey NWE 26 rcb 12 6 9 210 0 30 23.3 210
73 Al Johnson HOU 22 14 3 2 0 0 0 0.0 7 154 0 28 22.0 191
74 Tom Myers NOR 22 fs/PR 13 5 9 43 0 10 4.8 43
75 Phil Wise NYJ 23 9 3 9 211 0 33 23.4 211
76 Mike Adamle KAN 23 14 4 8 185 0 37 23.1 564
77 Pete Athas NYG 26 LCB/PR 14 14 8 95 0 48 11.9 95
78 Ray Brown ATL 23 SS 14 13 8 71 0 29 8.9 71
79 Bob Brunet WAS 26 rb 14 1 8 190 0 45 23.8 280
80 Dick Gordon RAM 28 4 0 4 20 0 12 5.0 4 141 0 53 35.3 190
81 Arthur Green NOR 25 7 3 8 187 0 58 23.4 287
82 Franco Harris* PIT 22 RB 14 10 8 183 0 32 22.9 1418
83 Zeke Moore HOU 29 8 4 7 15 0 19 2.1 1 22 0 22 22.0 37
84 Herb Mul-Key WAS 23 rb 2 1 8 209 0 44 26.1 430
85 Reggie Rucker NWE 25 WR 14 14 8 227 0 43 28.4 913
86 Bob Thomas RAM 24 rb 14 5 8 212 0 43 26.5 740
87 Rocky Turner NYJ 22 8 0 5 38 0 16 7.6 3 57 0 22 19.0 95
88 Reggie Berry SDG 22 9 0 7 138 0 26 19.7 138
89 Hank Bjorklund NYJ 22 7 0 7 150 0 27 21.4 246
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 Steve Davis PIT 24 11 0 7 207 0 82 29.6 297
91 Bob Grim NYG 27 13 0 7 10 0 10 1.4 77
92 W.K. Hicks NYJ 30 14 3 3 25 0 20 8.3 4 73 0 23 18.3 98
93 J.D. Hill* BUF 24 WR 14 14 4 24 0 12 6.0 2 32 0 26 16.0 821
94 Billy Lefear CLE 22 9 0 6 138 0 29 23.0 144
95 Roger Wehrli STL 25 SS 14 13 5 24 0 22 4.8 1 10 0 10 10.0 34
96 Roger Williams RAM 27 14 2 6 141 0 29 23.5 141
97 Dick Anderson*+ MIA 26 FS 14 14 5 19 0 17 3.8 19
98 Larry Carwell NWE 28 LCB 14 14 5 2 0 4 0.4 2
99 Charlie Joiner 2TM 25 12 10 5 88 0 25 17.6 541
100 Charlie Joiner CIN 25 6 4 5 88 0 25 17.6 223
101 Leroy Kelly CLE 30 RB 14 14 5 40 0 14 8.0 1055
102 Ted Koy BUF 25 14 0 5 63 0 25 12.6 81
103 Frank Lewis PIT 25 WR 13 8 5 56 0 26 11.2 515
104 Rick Volk BAL 27 FS 14 14 5 25 0 8 5.0 25
105 Rocky Bleier PIT 26 14 0 2 1 0 1 0.5 2 40 0 20 20.0 58
106 Cannonball Butler STL 29 5 0 4 85 0 27 21.3 96
107 Craig Clemons CHI 23 14 0 2 15 0 10 7.5 2 53 0 27 26.5 68
108 Pat Curran RAM 27 te 10 0 4 37 0 19 9.3 37
109 Chuck Detwiler SDG 25 FS 13 6 4 94 0 26 23.5 94
110 John Douglas NYG 27 14 1 4 43 0 22 10.8 43
111 Bobby Duhon NYG 26 4 0 2 20 0 10 10.0 2 47 0 26 23.5 110
112 Pat Gibbs PHI 22 2 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 3 61 0 23 20.3 69
113 Charlie Greer DEN 26 SS 14 14 4 67 1 65 16.8 67
114 Rickie Harris NWE 29 FS 14 11 4 5 0 5 1.3 5
115 Jeff Kinney KAN 23 9 2 4 63 0 25 15.8 230
116 Jerry Logan BAL 31 SS 14 13 4 20 0 7 5.0 20
117 Jim Strong NOR 26 14 3 4 53 0 22 13.3 296
118 Bill Thompson DEN 26 rcb 8 8 4 82 0 59 20.5 82
119 Jimmy Warren OAK 33 7 0 4 57 0 27 14.3 57
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 Vernon Winfield PHI 23 9 2 1 12 0 12 12.0 3 9 0 9 3.0 21
121 Bill Brown MIN 34 14 0 3 37 0 27 12.3 598
122 Al Clark RAM 24 LCB 14 7 3 59 0 28 19.7 59
123 Dave Elmendorf RAM 23 SS 14 14 3 56 0 41 18.7 56
124 Essex Johnson CIN 26 RB 14 11 2 7 0 7 3.5 1 13 0 13 13.0 1265
125 Ray Jones SDG 25 14 4 3 41 0 17 13.7 41
126 Fran Lynch DEN 27 14 0 3 45 0 17 15.0 284
127 Jack Maitland NWE 24 13 0 3 48 0 19 16.0 114
128 Henry Matthews NWE 23 rb 3 0 3 74 0 29 24.7 74
129 Tommy Maxwell OAK 25 7 0 2 12 0 9 6.0 1 26 0 26 26.0 38
130 Reece Morrison 2TM 27 10 0 3 67 0 32 22.3 69
131 Reece Morrison CLE 27 4 0 3 67 0 32 22.3 67
132 John Pergine RAM 26 12 0 3 46 0 19 15.3 46
133 Kerry Reardon KAN 23 7 1 1 3 0 3 3.0 2 35 0 18 17.5 38
134 Andy Selfridge BUF 23 13 0 3 36 0 16 12.0 36
135 Tom Sullivan PHI 22 12 0 3 72 0 34 24.0 102
136 Larry Walton DET 25 WR 14 9 3 -8 0 -1 -2.7 0 96 0 50 573
137 Mike Bass WAS 27 RCB 14 14 2 22 0 21 11.0 22
138 Ed Beard SFO 33 14 5 2 -1 0 1 -0.5 -1
139 Linzy Cole HOU 24 2 0 2 41 0 21 20.5 41
140 Mike Garrett SDG 28 RB 14 14 2 10 0 10 5.0 1286
141 Willie Germany ATL 24 12 0 2 5 0 5 2.5 5
142 Bob Gladieux NWE 25 fb 11 6 2 -6 0 0 -3.0 242
143 Hugo Hollas NOR 27 SS 14 9 2 9 0 9 4.5 9
144 Robert Holmes HOU 27 6 2 2 39 0 21 19.5 243
145 Dennis Homan KAN 26 WR 7 5 2 9 0 8 4.5 144
146 Bob Hoskins SFO 27 14 2 2 17 0 17 8.5 17
147 Gene Howard RAM 26 RCB 13 13 2 51 0 28 25.5 51
148 Walter Johnson CLE 30 LDT 14 14 2 33 0 24 16.5 33
149 Roy Kirksey NYJ 25 10 0 2 33 0 17 16.5 33
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
150 Jim Krieg DEN 23 6 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 1 18 0 18 18.0 183
151 Art Malone ATL 24 RB 14 14 2 37 0 20 18.5 1420
152 Bob Matheson MIA 28 lb 14 1 2 34 0 17 17.0 34
153 Cliff McClain NYJ 25 13 4 2 45 0 26 22.5 438
154 Don Nottingham BAL 23 FB 14 11 2 38 0 19 19.0 695
155 Larry Schreiber SFO 25 14 3 2 41 0 25 20.5 744
156 Mike Simone DEN 22 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -1
157 John Sykes SDG 23 2 0 2 44 0 24 22.0 44
158 Bill Thomas DAL 23 7 0 2 50 0 30 25.0 50
159 Rusty Tillman WAS 26 14 0 2 6 0 6 3.0 6
160 Joe Williams NOR 25 14 3 2 23 0 15 11.5 211
161 Bobby Anderson DEN 25 FB 9 9 1 13 0 13 13.0 547
162 Warren Bankston PIT 25 7 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 45
163 Jerome Barkum NYJ 22 te 14 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 304
164 Joe Beauchamp SDG 28 LCB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
165 Tom Beer NWE 28 14 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 55
166 Jim Braxton BUF 23 FB 14 13 1 12 0 12 12.0 697
167 Marlin Briscoe MIA 27 10 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 279
168 Norm Bulaich BAL 26 6 2 1 62 0 62 62.0 226
169 Leon Burns STL 30 FB 14 5 1 7 0 7 7.0 100
170 Dick Butkus*+ CHI 30 MLB 14 14 1 15 0 15 15.0 43
171 Bill Butler NOR 22 FB 14 9 1 14 0 14 14.0 473
172 Wes Chesson ATL 23 WR 13 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 338
173 Chuck Crist NYG 21 14 1 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
174 Guy Dennis CIN 25 13 2 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
175 Clarence Ellis ATL 22 FS 13 13 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
176 Dick Enderle NYG 25 LG 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
177 Mike Fanucci WAS 23 14 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
178 Jean Fugett DAL 21 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 96
179 Johnny Fuller SFO 26 fs 14 5 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
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
180 Len Garrett GNB 25 TE 14 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 66
181 Hubert Ginn MIA 25 14 0 1 25 0 25 25.0 190
182 Leland Glass GNB 22 WR 14 14 1 1 0 1 1.0 275
183 Hoyle Granger HOU 28 13 5 1 5 0 5 5.0 254
184 Dwight Harrison 2TM 24 9 1 1 2 0 2 2.0 27
185 Dwight Harrison BUF 24 7 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 18
186 Ted Hendricks* BAL 25 LLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
187 Glen Holloway CHI 24 LG 14 14 1 28 0 28 28.0 28
188 Larry Horton CHI 23 10 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
189 Fred Hyatt STL 26 12 2 1 41 0 41 41.0 73
190 Jim Kearney KAN 29 SS 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
191 Mike Kelly CIN 24 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
192 Bob Kroll GNB 22 5 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 23
193 Jerry LeVias SDG 26 1 1 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 4
194 Dave Lewis CIN 27 P 14 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 30
195 Jim Lindsey MIN 28 13 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 53
196 Harold McLinton WAS 25 MLB 13 8 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
197 John McMakin PIT 22 TE 14 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 277
198 John Mendenhall NYG 24 RDT 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
199 Jack Mildren BAL 23 14 1 1 1 0 1 1.0 9
200 Mike Montgomery DAL 23 12 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 227
201 Bob Newland NOR 24 WR 14 10 1 6 0 6 6.0 585
202 Frank Nunley SFO 27 MLB 13 9 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
203 Herb Orvis DET 26 dt 14 2 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
204 Bill Overmyer PHI 23 6 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
205 Gary Pettigrew PHI 28 13 2 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
206 Cyril Pinder CHI 26 RB 13 7 1 14 0 14 14.0 327
207 Tony Plummer ATL 25 14 1 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
208 Steve Preece 2TM 25 14 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
209 Steve Preece DEN 25 FS 13 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
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
210 Remi Prudhomme 2TM 30 13 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
211 Remi Prudhomme NOR 30 5 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
212 Dave Robinson GNB 31 LLB 14 14 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
213 Paul Seiler OAK 27 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
214 O.J. Simpson*+ BUF 25 RB 14 14 1 21 0 21 21.0 1470
215 Greg Slough OAK 24 9 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
216 Eldridge Small NYG 23 14 0 1 100 0 77 100.0 100
217 John Small ATL 26 9 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
218 Charlie Smith OAK 26 RB 14 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 1039
219 Matt Snell NYJ 31 4 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
220 Walt Sumner CLE 25 FS 13 10 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
221 Bill Triplett DET 32 14 1 1 12 0 12 12.0 60
222 Clem Turner DEN 27 12 0 1 25 0 25 25.0 51
223 Marvin Upshaw KAN 26 LDE 14 14 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
224 Stu Voigt MIN 24 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 53
225 Perry Williams GNB 26 14 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 148
226 Keith Wortman GNB 22 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
227 Willie Zapalac NYJ 24 6 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 8