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Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Tm Age G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1 Nesby Glasgow BAL 22 16 4 44 352 1 75 8.0 50 1126 0 58 22.5 1478
2 Bruce Harper NYJ 24 16 0 33 290 0 51 8.8 55 1158 0 52 21.1 1980
3 Dino Hall CLE 24 11 0 29 295 0 47 10.2 50 1014 0 33 20.3 1475
4 Jimmy Edwards MIN 27 14 0 33 186 0 42 5.6 44 1103 0 83 25.1 1291
5 Tony Nathan+ MIA 23 16 0 28 306 1 86 10.9 45 1016 0 43 22.6 1603
6 Danny Reece TAM 24 16 1 70 431 0 17 6.2 1 13 0 13 13.0 444
7 Steve Odom 2TM 27 15 0 24 106 0 19 4.4 44 949 0 75 21.6 1055
8 Ira Matthews OAK 22 16 0 32 165 0 20 5.2 35 873 1 104 24.9 1041
9 Keith Moody BUF 26 16 0 38 318 0 32 8.4 27 556 0 35 20.6 874
10 Wally Henry* PHI 25 12 0 35 320 0 34 9.1 28 668 0 53 23.9 988
11 Rich Mauti NOR 25 15 0 27 218 0 33 8.1 36 801 0 39 22.3 1083
12 Eddie Brown RAM 27 16 5 56 332 0 30 5.9 5 103 0 28 20.6 435
13 J.T. Smith KAN 24 16 13 58 612 2 88 10.6 1056
14 Rich Ellender HOU 22 13 0 31 203 0 36 6.5 24 514 0 35 21.4 732
15 Deacon Turner CIN 24 16 1 55 1149 0 36 20.9 1253
16 Willard Harrell STL 27 14 0 32 205 0 68 6.4 22 497 0 53 22.6 835
17 Steve Wilson DAL 22 16 0 35 236 0 13 6.7 19 328 0 26 17.3 640
18 Mike Fuller SDG 26 16 15 46 448 0 27 9.7 6 115 0 41 19.2 563
19 Tony Green 2TM 23 15 0 19 138 0 30 7.3 32 651 0 31 20.3 789
20 Roy Green STL 22 16 0 8 42 0 14 5.3 41 1005 1 106 24.5 1062
21 Theo Bell PIT 26 13 1 45 378 0 27 8.4 439
22 Buddy Hardeman WAS 25 10 0 24 207 0 52 8.6 19 404 0 33 21.3 932
23 John Arnold DET 24 7 0 19 164 0 27 8.6 23 539 0 69 23.4 703
24 Dennis Pearson ATL 24 16 0 12 115 0 60 9.6 30 570 0 29 19.0 804
25 Drew Hill RAM 23 16 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 40 803 0 39 20.1 897
26 Jeff Moore SEA 23 16 1 10 90 0 29 9.0 31 641 0 39 20.7 1027
27 James Owens SFO 24 16 0 41 1002 1 85 24.4 1156
28 Bobby Hammond 2TM 27 9 0 13 75 0 16 5.8 25 544 0 39 21.8 640
29 Vaughn Lusby CIN 23 16 0 32 260 0 40 8.1 6 92 0 28 15.3 352
Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Tm Age G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
30 Ron Springs DAL 23 16 3 38 780 0 70 20.5 1279
31 Allan Clark NWE 22 16 0 37 816 0 38 22.1 935
32 Artie Owens SDG 26 16 2 35 791 0 40 22.6 1118
33 Rick Upchurch* DEN 27 16 16 30 304 0 44 10.1 5 79 0 26 15.8 1337
34 Larry Anderson PIT 23 16 0 34 732 0 44 21.5 732
35 George Ragsdale TAM 27 15 0 34 675 0 30 19.9 708
36 Len Walterscheid CHI 25 15 2 14 96 0 14 6.9 19 427 0 44 22.5 523
37 Stanley Morgan* NWE 24 16 16 29 289 1 80 10.0 1 12 0 12 12.0 1342
38 Ken Callicutt DET 24 16 0 4 25 0 13 6.3 24 406 0 31 16.9 453
39 Steve Schubert CHI 28 14 1 25 238 1 77 9.5 2 45 0 27 22.5 312
40 Keith Wright CLE 23 5 0 12 50 0 13 4.2 15 402 0 45 26.8 465
41 Chris Pane DEN 26 16 0 5 20 0 10 4.0 18 354 0 30 19.7 374
42 Freddie Solomon SFO 26 15 11 23 142 0 14 6.2 1034
43 Horace Belton KAN 24 16 1 22 463 0 52 21.0 641
44 Louie Giammona PHI 26 15 0 5 42 0 14 8.4 15 294 0 31 19.6 374
45 Dave Preston DEN 24 10 3 7 78 0 22 11.1 13 336 0 37 25.8 720
46 Larry Brunson OAK 30 11 0 2 8 0 7 4.0 17 441 0 89 25.9 498
47 Kevin Miller MIN 24 3 0 18 85 0 14 4.7 85
48 Ronnie Coleman HOU 28 14 0 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 16 321 0 27 20.1 511
49 Wade Manning DAL 24 9 0 10 55 0 17 5.5 7 145 0 47 20.7 200
50 John Sciarra PHI 25 16 2 16 182 0 38 11.4 182
51 Jim Smith PIT 24 15 4 16 146 0 38 9.1 401
52 Dwight Hicks SFO 23 8 4 13 120 0 33 9.2 2 36 0 19 18.0 156
53 Eddie Hill RAM 22 16 0 15 305 0 43 20.3 455
54 Al Hunter SEA 24 15 0 15 299 0 30 19.9 550
55 Ray Strong ATL 23 6 0 15 343 0 33 22.9 356
56 Aundra Thompson GNB 26 15 15 15 346 1 100 23.1 723
57 Leonard Thompson DET 27 15 1 9 117 0 31 13.0 6 151 0 26 25.2 743
58 Rickey Watts CHI 22 16 6 14 289 1 83 20.6 704
59 Anthony Anderson PIT 23 16 0 13 200 0 26 15.4 318
Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Tm Age G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
60 Johnnie Gray GNB 26 16 16 13 61 0 18 4.7 61
61 Carter Hartwig HOU 23 16 0 13 238 0 37 18.3 238
62 Rick Kane DET 25 16 6 13 281 0 37 21.6 717
63 Jim Robinson NYG 26 11 7 6 29 0 13 4.8 7 140 0 30 20.0 315
64 Don Westbrook NWE 26 16 0 2 5 0 5 2.5 11 151 0 30 13.7 337
65 Brian Baschnagel CHI 25 16 11 12 260 0 32 21.7 712
66 Steve Gaunty KAN 22 9 0 12 271 0 50 22.6 358
67 Billy Ryckman ATL 24 14 0 12 72 0 15 6.0 131
68 Mike McCoy GNB 26 16 16 11 248 0 41 22.5 248
69 Rick Sanford NWE 22 16 4 1 1 0 1 1.0 10 179 0 23 17.9 180
70 Wayne Wilson NOR 22 14 0 11 230 0 31 20.9 256
71 Wes Chandler* NOR 23 16 16 3 13 0 8 4.3 7 136 0 37 19.4 1218
72 Lenvil Elliott SFO 28 16 0 9 170 0 33 18.9 502
73 Isaac Hagins TAM 25 16 14 9 196 0 31 21.8 888
74 John Harris SEA 23 14 7 8 70 0 19 8.8 1 21 0 21 21.0 91
75 Tom Pridemore ATL 23 16 5 9 111 0 21 12.3 111
76 Ted Brown MIN 22 14 9 8 186 0 43 23.3 934
77 Tony Dungy SFO 24 15 7 8 52 0 11 6.5 52
78 Ken Ellis 2TM 32 10 1 8 43 0 15 5.4 43
79 Ike Forte WAS 25 11 0 8 211 0 38 26.4 441
80 Ben Garry BAL 23 11 0 8 135 0 24 16.9 185
81 Paul Hofer SFO 27 15 7 8 124 0 23 15.5 1401
82 Jack Holmes NOR 26 16 1 8 120 0 20 15.0 207
83 Billy Johnson HOU 27 2 2 4 17 0 16 4.3 4 37 0 12 9.3 162
84 Mike Levenseller CIN 23 12 0 8 46 0 21 5.8 46
85 Terry Miller BUF 23 16 16 8 160 0 24 20.0 755
86 Ken Schroy NYJ 27 16 1 2 24 0 19 12.0 6 179 0 51 29.8 203
87 Lyle Blackwood BAL 28 16 12 4 -1 0 2 -0.3 3 41 0 19 13.7 40
88 Lynn Cain ATL 24 10 2 7 149 0 32 21.3 625
89 Billy Campfield PHI 23 16 0 7 251 1 92 35.9 531
Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Tm Age G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
90 Mike Collier BUF 26 16 1 7 129 0 27 18.4 302
91 Johnnie Dirden KAN 27 4 0 7 154 0 32 22.0 154
92 Phil Francis SFO 22 16 0 7 103 0 23 14.7 419
93 Tony Hill* DAL 23 16 15 6 43 0 12 7.2 1 32 0 32 32.0 1155
94 Bobby Jones NYJ 24 10 7 7 140 0 36 20.0 523
95 Mike Kozlowski MIA 23 16 1 3 21 0 11 7.0 4 85 0 28 21.3 106
96 Nathan Poole CIN 23 16 0 7 128 0 24 18.3 115
97 Beasley Reece NYG 25 16 16 1 8 0 8 8.0 6 81 0 21 13.5 89
98 Jim Browner CIN 24 16 6 6 87 0 26 14.5 87
99 Bob Ferrell SFO 27 16 0 6 78 0 18 13.0 115
100 Clarence Harmon WAS 24 16 1 1 10 0 10 10.0 5 63 0 19 12.6 774
101 Don Harris WAS 25 16 0 6 80 0 23 13.3 80
102 Steve Powell BUF 23 15 0 6 97 0 36 16.2 126
103 Haskel Stanback ATL 27 13 3 6 109 0 24 18.2 400
104 Billy Taylor NYG 23 16 9 6 131 0 31 21.8 1084
105 Tony Davis TAM 26 16 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 4 33 0 16 8.3 40
106 Mike Haynes* NWE 26 16 15 5 16 0 5 3.2 16
107 Thomas Lott STL 22 10 0 4 33 0 13 8.3 1 19 0 19 19.0 110
108 Arthur Whittington OAK 24 9 7 5 46 0 19 9.2 683
109 Hank Bauer SDG 25 16 0 4 92 0 31 23.0 120
110 Earl Gant KAN 22 16 3 4 75 0 20 18.8 372
111 Bernard Jackson DEN 29 12 9 4 53 0 21 13.3 53
112 Howard Kurnick CIN 22 15 0 4 60 0 20 15.0 60
113 Tony Leonard DET 26 1 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 3 70 0 28 23.3 77
114 James Mayberry ATL 22 16 1 4 49 0 16 12.3 290
115 Guido Merkens HOU 24 16 0 2 6 0 6 3.0 2 22 0 13 11.0 72
116 Lee Nelson STL 25 16 0 4 88 0 77 22.0 88
117 Lonnie Perrin 2TM 27 14 0 4 86 0 29 21.5 131
118 Leonard Willis BUF 26 7 0 4 92 0 33 23.0 92
119 Robert Woods DET 24 1 0 2 12 0 9 6.0 2 34 0 17 17.0 46
Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Tm Age G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
120 John Barefield STL 24 15 8 3 62 0 23 20.7 62
121 Curtis Brown BUF 25 15 15 3 42 0 22 14.0 1017
122 Larry Canada DEN 25 16 0 3 31 0 18 10.3 210
123 Zachary Dixon 2TM 23 8 0 3 53 0 24 17.7 62
124 Eddie Hicks NYG 24 14 0 3 51 0 21 17.0 51
125 Bruce Laird BAL 29 15 15 3 34 0 16 11.3 34
126 Brent McClanahan MIN 28 16 0 3 53 0 20 17.7 139
127 Robert Miller MIN 26 16 0 3 38 0 19 12.7 207
128 Keith Nord MIN 22 16 0 3 11 0 7 3.7 11
129 Elvis Peacock RAM 23 11 0 3 46 0 18 15.3 531
130 Lou Piccone BUF 30 16 4 3 41 0 17 13.7 597
131 Booker Russell OAK 23 16 0 3 21 0 9 7.0 290
132 Howard Sampson GNB 23 16 0 3 45 0 21 15.0 45
133 Mosi Tatupu NWE 24 16 0 3 15 0 12 5.0 95
134 Mike Williams SDG 26 16 16 3 19 0 10 6.3 19
135 Kurt Allerman STL 24 16 10 2 16 0 10 8.0 16
136 Tony Benjamin SEA 24 16 0 2 33 0 17 16.5 52
137 Larry Brinson DAL 25 14 0 2 23 0 17 11.5 71
138 Ross Browner CIN 25 16 16 2 29 0 15 14.5 29
139 Rob Carpenter HOU 24 16 0 2 34 0 17 17.0 505
140 Jimmy Cefalo MIA 23 16 3 2 10 0 10 5.0 233
141 Raymond Clayborn NWE 24 16 16 2 33 0 20 16.5 33
142 Gary Davis MIA 25 16 3 2 27 0 16 13.5 625
143 Ken Fantetti DET 22 16 8 2 18 0 17 9.0 18
144 Ricky Feacher CLE 25 16 0 2 51 0 27 25.5 153
145 Clark Gaines NYJ 25 16 9 2 29 0 20 14.5 1153
146 Greg Hawthorne PIT 23 15 0 2 46 0 23 23.0 216
147 John Hennessy NYJ 24 16 0 2 15 0 12 7.5 15
148 Jim Jodat RAM 25 7 0 2 19 0 19 9.5 25
149 Horace King DET 26 16 4 2 36 0 20 18.0 346
Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Tm Age G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
150 Doug Kotar NYG 28 16 14 2 39 0 23 19.5 885
151 Don McCauley BAL 30 15 1 2 29 0 17 14.5 772
152 Ted McKnight KAN 25 15 14 2 34 0 17 17.0 1015
153 Dana Nafziger TAM 26 16 2 2 36 0 19 18.0 36
154 Randy Rich CLE 26 16 0 2 10 0 6 5.0 10
155 Dwight Scales NYG 26 15 5 2 3 0 3 1.5 225
156 Pete Shaw SDG 25 16 3 2 21 0 11 10.5 21
157 Joe Stewart OAK 24 3 0 2 63 0 53 31.5 66
158 Brooks Williams NOR 25 16 0 2 12 0 12 6.0 34
159 Brenard Wilson PHI 24 14 14 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
160 Tim Wilson HOU 25 16 16 2 30 0 15 15.0 557
161 Nate Allen 2TM 31 8 2 1 -1 0 0 -1.0 -1
162 Otis Armstrong DEN 29 15 1 1 21 0 21 21.0 612
163 Charlie Babb MIA 29 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
164 Larry Barnes PHI 25 16 3 1 23 0 23 23.0 103
165 Jean Barrett SFO 28 13 1 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
166 Woody Bennett NYJ 24 15 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 20
167 Rick Berns TAM 23 16 1 1 6 0 6 6.0 148
168 Richard Blackmore PHI 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
169 Luther Blue DET 25 9 3 1 26 0 26 26.0 120
170 Bob Bruer SFO 26 16 4 1 20 0 20 20.0 270
171 Bobby Bryant MIN 35 14 14 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
172 Scott Burk CIN 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
173 Rick Byas ATL 29 16 16 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
174 Rich Caster HOU 31 16 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 264
175 Randy Coffield NYG 26 9 1 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
176 Robin Cole PIT 24 13 8 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
177 Tim Collier KAN 25 15 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
178 Paul Darby NYJ 23 15 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
179 Mike Davis OAK 23 16 13 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Tm Age G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
180 Dan Doornink SEA 23 16 12 1 13 0 13 13.0 945
181 Thom Dornbrook PIT 23 16 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
182 Ron Egloff DEN 24 15 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 70
183 Calvin Favron STL 22 16 7 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
184 Chris Garlich STL 22 9 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
185 William Gay DET 24 15 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
186 Bob Glazebrook ATL 23 13 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 19
187 Don Goode SDG 28 12 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
188 John Grant DEN 29 16 0 1 25 0 25 25.0 25
189 Earnest Gray NYG 22 16 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 539
190 Ray Griffin CIN 23 12 5 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
191 Wade Griffin BAL 25 16 16 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
192 Jeff Groth 2TM 22 10 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 27
193 Jeff Hart BAL 26 16 14 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
194 Wilbert Haslip KAN 23 5 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 8
195 Clarence Hawkins OAK 23 7 0 1 25 0 25 25.0 121
196 Bruce Herron CHI 25 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
197 Bruce Huther DAL 25 16 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
198 Horace Ivory NWE 25 11 9 1 15 0 15 15.0 753
199 Alfred Jackson ATL 24 12 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 176
200 Robert Jackson CLE 26 16 16 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
201 Terry Jackson NYG 24 16 16 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
202 Dick Jauron CIN 29 16 13 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
203 Derrick Jensen OAK 23 16 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 274
204 Sammy Johnson GNB 27 3 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
205 Sid Justin RAM 25 13 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -2
206 Chris Keating BUF 22 16 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
207 Kenny King HOU 22 12 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 26
208 Vince Kinney DEN 23 15 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
209 Jim Kovach NOR 23 16 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Tm Age G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
210 Al Latimer PHI 22 13 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
211 Greg Latta CHI 27 15 1 1 8 0 8 8.0 139
212 Eddie Lewis 2TM 26 15 2 1 -1 0 0 -1.0 -1
213 Dan Lloyd NYG 26 13 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
214 Frank Marion NYG 28 16 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
215 Bo Matthews SDG 28 16 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 156
216 Dewey McClain ATL 25 15 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
217 Willie McClendon CHI 22 16 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 199
218 Cleo Miller CLE 27 16 3 1 14 0 14 14.0 478
219 Matt Miller CLE 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
220 Lydell Mitchell SDG 30 12 5 1 15 0 15 15.0 385
221 Wilbert Montgomery* PHI 25 16 16 1 6 0 6 6.0 2012
222 Emery Moorehead NYG 25 13 3 1 16 0 16 16.0 173
223 Arnold Morgado KAN 27 11 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 286
224 Pat Moriarty CLE 24 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 28
225 Rick Moser PIT 23 16 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 45
226 Tom Newton NYJ 25 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 178
227 Tinker Owens NOR 25 13 2 1 10 0 10 10.0 82
228 Ralph Perretta SDG 26 16 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
229 Wally Pesuit DET 25 16 5 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
230 Tony Peters WAS 26 16 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
231 Cal Peterson KAN 27 16 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
232 Greg Pruitt CLE 28 6 6 1 22 0 22 22.0 410
233 Bob Raba NYJ 24 8 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 27
234 Bo Robinson DET 23 14 12 1 8 0 8 8.0 428
235 Terry Robiskie OAK 25 3 1 1 6 0 6 6.0 56
236 Mickey Shuler NYJ 23 16 6 1 15 0 15 15.0 240
237 Charlie Smith PHI 29 16 12 1 1 0 1 1.0 400
238 Robert Steele MIN 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 10
239 Greg Stemrick HOU 28 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Tm Age G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
240 Scott Studwell MIN 25 14 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
241 Lynn Swann PIT 27 13 11 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 816
242 Norm Thompson BAL 34 12 4 1 40 0 40 40.0 40
243 Cliff Thrift SDG 23 16 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
244 John Turner MIN 23 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
245 Wendell Tyler RAM 24 16 12 1 16 0 16 16.0 1433
246 Bob Van Duyne BAL 27 16 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
247 Stu Voigt MIN 31 16 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 139
248 Steve Wagner GNB 25 16 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 24
249 Joe Washington* BAL 26 15 15 1 1 0 1 1.0 1635
250 Mark Washington NWE 32 12 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
251 Curtis Weathers CLE 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 14
252 Mike Wellman GNB 23 16 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
253 Charlie West DEN 33 16 7 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -1
254 Clarence Williams SDG 24 16 16 1 19 0 19 19.0 1123