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1973 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 Mack Herron NWE 25 KR/PR 14 1 27 282 0 54 10.4 41 1092 1 92 26.6 1839
2 Ike Hill CHI 26 KR/PR 14 1 36 204 1 72 5.7 27 637 1 95 23.6 946
3 Ron Smith SDG 30 KR/PR/SS 14 9 27 352 2 84 13.0 36 947 0 70 26.3 1299
4 Herb Mul-Key* WAS 24 KR 14 0 11 103 0 27 9.4 36 1011 1 97 28.1 1134
5 Larry Marshall KAN 23 KR/PR 10 0 29 180 0 31 6.2 14 391 0 38 27.9 571
6 Howard Stevens NOR 23 KR/PR 14 0 17 171 0 37 10.1 26 590 0 48 22.7 983
7 Alvin Haymond HOU 31 KR 6 0 14 101 0 44 7.2 28 703 0 47 25.1 804
8 George Atkinson OAK 26 PR/SS 14 13 41 336 1 63 8.2 336
9 Ray Brown ATL 24 PR/SS 14 14 40 360 0 57 9.0 360
10 Bruce Laird BAL 23 KR/lcb/PR 12 6 15 72 0 13 4.8 24 547 0 51 22.8 619
11 Ralph McGill SFO 23 PR 14 4 22 186 0 54 8.5 17 374 0 43 22.0 560
12 Glen Edwards PIT 26 FS/PR 14 14 34 336 0 44 9.9 1 10 0 10 10.0 346
13 Speedy Duncan WAS 31 PR 14 0 28 228 0 18 8.1 4 65 0 38 16.3 293
14 Lemar Parrish CIN 26 LCB/PR 14 14 25 200 0 47 8.0 7 143 0 29 20.4 343
15 Greg Pruitt* CLE 22 KR/PR 13 0 16 180 0 46 11.3 16 453 0 54 28.3 1112
16 Margene Adkins NYJ 26 KR 13 5 31 615 0 38 19.8 724
17 Bill Thompson DEN 27 PR/SS 14 14 30 366 0 53 12.2 1 25 0 25 25.0 391
18 Lem Barney* DET 28 LCB/PR 14 14 27 231 0 42 8.6 1 28 0 28 28.0 268
19 Jim Bertelsen* RAM 23 FB/PR 14 14 26 259 0 34 10.0 1 15 0 15 15.0 1395
20 Bob Gresham HOU 25 RB 13 10 27 723 1 103 26.8 1367
21 Willie McGee SDG 23 11 0 6 56 0 28 9.3 20 423 0 50 21.2 546
22 Bobby Bryant MIN 29 PR/RCB 14 14 25 140 0 16 5.6 140
23 Donnie Walker BUF 23 PR 11 1 25 210 0 23 8.4 210
24 Dave Elmendorf RAM 24 SS 14 14 22 187 0 30 8.5 2 23 0 23 11.5 210
25 Golden Richards DAL 23 PR 12 0 21 139 0 46 6.6 3 44 0 20 14.7 276
26 Jake Scott*+ MIA 28 PR/SS 14 14 22 266 0 33 12.1 2 20 0 20 10.0 286
27 Vic Washington SFO 27 KR/RB 13 13 24 549 0 38 22.9 1321
28 Ken Ellis* GNB 26 RCB 14 14 11 47 0 23 4.3 12 319 0 84 26.6 366
29 Wallace Francis BUF 22 KR 12 0 23 687 2 101 29.9 687
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 Gary Hammond STL 24 PR 9 0 11 80 0 51 7.3 12 314 0 47 26.2 444
31 Dick Jauron DET 23 FS/KR 14 12 6 49 0 16 8.2 17 405 0 33 23.8 454
32 Ike Thomas GNB 26 KR 13 1 23 527 0 34 22.9 527
33 Billy Lefear CLE 23 13 1 7 51 0 19 7.3 15 337 0 59 22.5 561
34 Bernard Jackson CIN 23 KR 14 6 21 520 0 41 24.8 520
35 Otis Armstrong DEN 23 KR 14 1 20 472 0 50 23.6 605
36 Pete Athas NYG 27 LCB/PR 14 14 20 153 0 28 7.7 153
37 Joe Washington ATL 22 KR 9 0 20 432 0 30 21.6 468
38 Clarence Davis OAK 24 KR 14 0 19 504 0 76 26.5 1189
39 Jon Staggers GNB 25 PR/WR 14 12 19 90 0 26 4.7 535
40 Charlie Leigh MIA 28 14 0 9 64 0 26 7.1 9 251 0 51 27.9 458
41 Walt Love NYG 23 KR 12 0 18 396 0 39 22.0 396
42 Dennis Meyer PIT 23 11 0 18 80 0 18 4.4 80
43 Jeff Severson HOU 24 PR/SS 14 14 16 126 0 74 7.9 1 17 0 17 17.0 143
44 Cotton Speyrer BAL 24 WR 14 10 17 496 1 101 29.2 808
45 Carl Garrett CHI 26 RB 13 11 16 486 0 67 30.4 1433
46 Po James PHI 24 KR 10 1 16 413 0 36 25.8 685
47 Brent McClanahan MIN 22 KR 13 0 16 410 0 45 25.6 479
48 Preston Pearson PIT 28 FB/KR 14 13 16 308 0 28 19.3 1035
49 Don Shy STL 28 KR 11 3 16 445 1 97 27.8 526
50 Tommy Casanova CIN 23 FS 10 8 15 119 0 27 7.9 119
51 Steve Davis PIT 25 14 0 15 404 0 48 26.9 701
52 Rich Houston NYG 28 14 0 15 375 0 51 25.0 465
53 Bruce Taylor SFO 25 RCB 14 12 15 207 0 61 13.8 207
54 Kermit Alexander PHI 32 14 0 5 10 0 5 2.0 9 189 0 25 21.0 199
55 Chris Farasopoulos NYJ 24 FS/PR 9 8 14 111 0 23 7.9 111
56 Bob Hudson OAK 25 14 0 14 350 0 36 25.0 362
57 Rob Scribner RAM 22 10 0 3 32 0 17 10.7 11 314 0 57 28.5 474
58 Cullen Bryant RAM 22 KR 13 0 13 369 1 93 28.4 369
59 Stan Davis PHI 23 8 0 2 0 0 4 0.0 10 236 0 28 23.6 242
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 Tom Sullivan PHI 23 RB 13 13 12 280 0 32 23.3 1570
61 Altie Taylor DET 26 RB 13 13 12 295 0 60 24.6 1266
62 Dave Hampton ATL 26 FB 14 14 11 258 0 42 23.5 1528
63 Larry Krause GNB 25 14 0 11 244 0 30 22.2 252
64 Mercury Morris* MIA 26 KR/RB 13 10 11 242 0 29 22.0 1247
65 Al Nelson PHI 30 8 8 11 264 0 53 24.0 264
66 Ed Podolak KAN 26 RB 14 13 11 90 0 48 8.2 1256
67 Eldridge Small NYG 24 8 0 11 207 0 37 18.8 207
68 Rocky Turner NYJ 23 14 0 11 54 0 10 4.9 54
69 Roger Wehrli STL 26 RCB 11 11 9 92 0 33 10.2 2 0 0 0 0.0 92
70 Joe Dawkins DEN 25 FB 14 14 10 222 0 31 22.2 1257
71 John Gilliam* MIN 28 WR 14 14 10 174 0 29 17.4 1152
72 Steve Holden CLE 22 11 0 2 19 0 19 9.5 8 172 0 29 21.5 218
73 Clint Jones SDG 28 rb 12 3 10 217 0 40 21.7 512
74 Hank Bjorklund NYJ 23 10 1 9 175 0 24 19.4 262
75 Thom Darden CLE 23 FS 11 11 9 51 0 11 5.7 51
76 Tom Geredine ATL 23 WR 12 5 9 211 0 51 23.4 439
77 Hubert Ginn 2TM 26 12 0 9 198 0 29 22.0 247
78 Hubert Ginn BAL 26 9 0 9 198 0 29 22.0 247
79 Cliff Harris DAL 25 FS 14 14 3 20 0 12 6.7 6 148 0 33 24.7 168
80 Drew Pearson DAL 22 KR/wr 14 6 2 13 0 13 6.5 7 155 0 26 22.1 556
81 Darryl Stingley NWE 22 WR 14 10 3 21 0 16 7.0 6 143 0 29 23.8 567
82 Rick Volk BAL 28 FS 14 14 7 45 0 13 6.4 2 16 0 16 8.0 61
83 Bill Bradley* PHI 26 FS/PR 14 14 8 106 0 43 13.3 106
84 Doug Cunningham SFO 28 14 1 8 173 0 35 21.6 456
85 Al Dodd ATL 28 WR 13 10 8 69 0 28 8.6 360
86 Eddie Hinton HOU 26 11 1 8 141 0 30 17.6 341
87 Warren McVea KAN 27 7 0 8 146 0 29 18.3 151
88 Mike Montgomery DAL 24 9 2 2 2 0 3 1.0 6 175 0 63 29.2 331
89 Joe Profit 2TM 24 11 4 8 144 0 26 18.0 581
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 Cecil Turner CHI 29 11 0 8 127 0 28 15.9 127
91 Joe Wilson CIN 23 13 0 8 173 0 27 21.6 212
92 Odell Lawson NOR 25 12 0 7 118 0 27 16.9 136
93 Joe Profit NOR 24 FB 8 4 7 144 0 26 20.6 526
94 Dick Anderson*+ MIA 27 FS 14 14 6 52 0 27 8.7 52
95 Bill Cahill BUF 22 5 0 4 73 1 51 18.3 2 42 0 24 21.0 115
96 Ron Jessie DET 25 WR 14 12 6 154 0 36 25.7 549
97 Steve Jones BUF 22 11 0 6 116 0 22 19.3 125
98 Mel Long CLE 27 14 0 6 87 0 38 14.5 87
99 Joe Orduna NYG 25 14 3 6 104 0 21 17.3 252
100 Norm Thompson STL 28 11 10 6 18 0 8 3.0 18
101 Mike Adamle NYJ 24 14 4 5 79 0 26 15.8 406
102 Mike Fink NOR 23 13 2 5 81 0 24 16.2 81
103 Leo Hayden STL 25 2 0 5 98 0 28 19.6 98
104 Ray Jarvis BUF 24 12 0 5 84 0 25 16.8 96
105 Jeff Kinney KAN 24 14 1 5 130 0 40 26.0 384
106 Cliff McClain NYJ 26 12 1 5 89 0 21 17.8 173
107 Tony Plummer ATL 26 14 0 5 115 0 37 23.0 115
108 Reggie Rucker NWE 26 WR/wr 14 14 5 103 0 42 20.6 845
109 Jimmy Thomas SFO 26 11 0 5 81 0 23 16.2 497
110 Maurice Tyler DEN 23 db 14 2 4 20 0 6 5.0 1 23 0 23 23.0 43
111 Doug Winslow NOR 22 12 0 5 47 0 17 9.4 92
112 Willie Belton STL 25 3 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 3 83 0 31 27.7 85
113 Lyle Blackwood CIN 22 7 0 4 12 0 4 3.0 12
114 Mel Gray STL 25 WR 12 9 4 73 0 21 18.3 586
115 Tommy Maxwell OAK 26 8 0 4 8 0 9 2.0 8
116 Terry Metcalf STL 22 12 10 4 124 0 48 31.0 1068
117 Eddie Moss STL 25 5 0 4 78 0 21 19.5 119
118 Kerry Reardon KAN 24 12 0 2 9 0 6 4.5 2 45 0 23 22.5 54
119 Jack Rizzo NYG 24 6 0 4 86 0 29 21.5 100
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 Larry Robinson DAL 22 4 0 4 86 0 28 21.5 103
121 Charlie West MIN 27 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 3 104 0 42 34.7 104
122 Dave Atkins SFO 24 5 0 3 93 0 54 31.0 109
123 Pete Banaszak OAK 29 14 0 3 48 0 26 16.0 277
124 Duane Benson ATL 28 14 0 3 20 0 9 6.7 20
125 Rocky Bleier PIT 27 12 0 3 47 0 20 15.7 47
126 Aaron Brown GNB 30 8 1 3 26 0 12 8.7 26
127 Bill Brown MIN 35 14 2 3 35 0 18 11.7 263
128 Chuck Detwiler STL 26 10 6 3 55 0 20 18.3 55
129 Sandy Durko NWE 25 SS 14 14 3 21 0 15 7.0 21
130 Larry Eaglin HOU 25 11 2 3 76 0 39 25.3 76
131 Mike Fanucci HOU 24 13 0 3 40 0 14 13.3 40
132 Dick Gordon 2TM 29 7 0 3 68 0 25 22.7 83
133 Dick Gordon RAM 29 5 0 3 68 0 25 22.7 87
134 Charlie Greer DEN 27 FS 10 10 3 11 0 11 3.7 11
135 Levi Johnson DET 23 RCB 14 14 3 51 0 21 17.0 51
136 Rolland Lawrence ATL 22 14 0 3 71 0 28 23.7 71
137 Dave Lewis CIN 28 P 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2 40 0 27 20.0 35
138 Jim McFarland STL 26 14 0 3 57 0 19 19.0 67
139 Robert Newhouse DAL 23 rb 14 6 3 62 0 26 20.7 585
140 Bill Olds BAL 22 13 1 3 14 0 10 4.7 110
141 Jim Thrower DET 26 10 2 3 54 0 23 18.0 54
142 Rusty Tillman WAS 27 14 0 3 42 0 18 14.0 42
143 Jeff Wright MIN 24 SS 14 14 2 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
144 Tom Bailey PHI 24 12 0 2 18 0 18 9.0 189
145 Joe Blahak HOU 23 12 4 2 41 0 23 20.5 41
146 Bob Chandler BUF 24 WR 14 14 2 5 0 3 2.5 418
147 Al Clark RAM 25 14 0 2 80 0 58 40.0 80
148 Al Coleman PHI 29 14 0 2 24 0 19 12.0 24
149 Craig Cotton CHI 26 TE 13 13 2 15 0 13 7.5 201
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 Doug Dieken CLE 24 LT 14 14 2 14 0 9 7.0 14
151 Jim Hooks DET 23 11 0 2 52 0 26 26.0 168
152 Lewis Jolley HOU 24 10 0 2 41 0 21 20.5 103
153 Brian Kelley NYG 22 14 6 2 30 0 16 15.0 30
154 Rex Kern BAL 24 LCB 14 8 2 12 0 9 6.0 12
155 MacArthur Lane GNB 31 RB 13 13 2 31 0 29 15.5 814
156 Bob McCall NWE 23 rb 8 1 2 17 0 17 8.5 50
157 Dave Olerich SFO 29 14 0 2 17 0 12 8.5 17
158 Burgess Owens NYJ 22 SS 14 14 2 103 1 82 51.5 103
159 Bob Parsons CHI 23 14 1 2 15 0 15 7.5 40
160 Oscar Reed MIN 29 RB 12 8 2 29 0 15 14.5 552
161 Floyd Rice 2TM 24 12 9 2 17 0 9 8.5 17
162 Floyd Rice HOU 24 LLB 7 6 2 17 0 9 8.5 17
163 Jim Romaniszyn CLE 22 14 0 2 21 0 16 10.5 21
164 Reggie Sanderson CHI 23 2 0 2 44 0 25 22.0 75
165 Charlie Smith OAK 27 RB 14 14 2 23 0 23 11.5 965
166 Les Strayhorn DAL 22 11 0 2 44 0 25 22.0 106
167 Steve Tannen NYJ 25 9 2 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
168 John Andrews BAL 25 8 1 1 13 0 13 13.0 14
169 Warren Bankston OAK 26 11 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
170 Bruce Bannon MIA 22 14 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
171 Al Barnes DET 24 11 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 43
172 Jim Braxton BUF 24 6 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 595
173 Dave Butz STL 23 LDE 12 10 1 23 0 23 23.0 23
174 Bo Cornell BUF 24 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 15
175 Bruce Coslet CIN 27 13 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 123
176 Chuck Crist NYG 22 14 8 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
177 Ken Criter DEN 26 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
178 Pat Curran RAM 28 14 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 80
179 Guy Dennis DET 26 LG 10 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
180 Jay Douglas SDG 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
181 Ron East SDG 30 LDT 13 10 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
182 Fred Forsberg 2TM 29 13 2 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
183 Fred Forsberg DEN 29 3 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
184 John Fuqua PIT 27 11 7 1 22 0 22 22.0 629
185 Willie Germany DET 25 6 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
186 Tony Greene BUF 24 FS 14 12 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
187 Charlie Hall CLE 25 LLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
188 Windlan Hall SFO 23 14 6 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
189 John Hannah NWE 22 LG 13 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
190 Craig Hanneman PIT 24 14 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
191 Franco Harris* PIT 23 RB 12 8 1 23 0 23 23.0 790
192 Don Highsmith GNB 25 7 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 25
193 J.D. Hill BUF 25 WR 14 14 1 -9 0 -9 -9.0 413
194 Glen Holloway CHI 25 LG 14 14 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
195 Ernie Jackson NOR 23 LCB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
196 Gordon Jolley DET 24 14 5 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
197 Leroy Kelly CLE 31 RB 13 13 1 7 0 7 7.0 576
198 Bob Klein RAM 26 TE 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 277
199 Floyd Little* DEN 31 RB 14 13 1 7 0 7 7.0 1409
200 Fran Lynch DEN 28 9 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
201 Ray Mansfield PIT 32 C 14 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
202 Don McCauley BAL 24 FB 13 12 1 12 0 12 12.0 712
203 Lawrence McCutcheon* RAM 23 RB 12 12 1 6 0 6 6.0 1392
204 Leroy Mitchell DEN 29 LCB 12 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
205 Randy Montgomery DEN 26 db 9 2 1 22 0 22 22.0 22
206 Derland Moore NOR 22 13 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
207 Joe Moore CHI 24 14 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 208
208 Nelson Munsey BAL 25 RCB 14 14 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
209 Don Nottingham 2TM 24 14 3 1 17 0 17 17.0 295
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 Don Nottingham BAL 24 3 3 1 17 0 17 17.0 145
211 Greg Oliver PHI 24 11 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 32
212 Jim Osborne CHI 24 LDT 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
213 Marv Owens STL 23 8 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
214 Willie Parker BUF 25 14 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
215 Joe Profit ATL 24 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 55
216 Mel Rogers SDG 26 llb 10 4 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
217 Larry Seiple MIA 28 P 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
218 Mike Simone DEN 23 lb 14 3 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
219 Mike Simpson SFO 26 FS 13 7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
220 Jerry Smith WAS 30 TE 13 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 215
221 Larry Smith RAM 26 14 2 1 16 0 16 16.0 372
222 Jim Sniadecki SFO 26 MLB 14 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
223 John Tarver NWE 24 fb 9 7 1 17 0 17 17.0 389
224 Jim Teal DET 23 14 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
225 Pete Van Valkenberg BUF 23 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 27
226 Harmon Wages ATL 27 6 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 61
227 Bruce Walton DAL 22 7 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
228 Larry Walton DET 26 WR 13 11 1 9 0 9 9.0 418
229 Jimmy Warren OAK 34 db 10 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
230 Mark Washington DAL 26 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
231 Larry Watkins BUF 27 FB 14 10 1 18 0 18 18.0 518
232 Charlie Weaver DET 24 RLB 13 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
233 George Webster PIT 28 12 1 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
234 Ralph Wenzel SDG 30 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
235 Clyde Werner KAN 26 14 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
236 Robert West KAN 23 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 65
237 Stan White BAL 24 RLB 14 14 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
238 Ken Willard SFO 30 FB 14 10 1 0 0 0 0.0 526
239 Perry Williams GNB 27 14 1 1 24 0 24 24.0 155
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
240 Bob Windsor NWE 31 TE 13 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 342
241 Mickey Zofko DET 24 8 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 56