NFL Fumble Return Yards Year-by-Year Playoffs Leaders

For some seasons (1960-1969 & 1947-1950) leaders for both leagues are shown.

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Leaders Table
Year Player Yds Tm
2016Eddie Pleasant (27)12HOU
2015Cam Thomas (28)11PIT
2014Rashad Johnson (28)30ARI
2013Michael Bennett (27)17SEA
2012Marshawn Lynch (26)19SEA
2011Chase Blackburn (28)40NYG
2010William Gay (25)19PIT
2009Clay Matthews (23)29GNB
2008Antrel Rolle (25)27ARI
2007Lofa Tatupu (24)12SEA
2006Vince Wilfork (24)31NWE
2005Sean Taylor (22)51WAS
2004Travis Hall (32)3ATL
2002Simeon Rice (28)6TAM
2001Terrell Buckley (30)15NWE
1999Warrick Dunn (24)21TAM
1998Neil Smith (32)79DEN
1997Leroy Hoard (29)6MIN
1996Otis Smith (30)47NWE
1995Craig Newsome (24)31GNB
1994Kevin Miniefield (24)48CHI
1993James Washington (28)46DAL
1992Leon Lett (23)64DAL
1991Tim McKyer (28)4ATL
1990Lawrence Taylor+ (31)2NYG
1990Alvin Walton (26)2WAS
1990Andre Collins (22)2WAS
1990Brian Forde (26)2NOR
1989Felix Wright (30)27CLE
1987Keith Bostic (26)14HOU
1986Alvin Walton (22)21WAS
1985Wilber Marshall (23)65CHI
1984Otis Wilson (26)6CHI
1983Charley Hannah (28)2RAI
1983Danny White (31)2DAL
1982Hugh Green (23)60TAM
1981Charles Romes (26)26BUF
1980Jerry Robinson (23)22PHI
1979Mel Blount+ (31)5PIT
1978Mike Hegman (25)37DAL
1977Tom Jackson (26)25DEN
1976Jack Youngblood+ (26)10RAM
1975Andy Russell (33)93PIT
1974Nate Wright (26)23MIN
1973Jeff Siemon (23)16MIN
1972Mike Bass (27)49WAS
1971Walt Sumner (24)11CLE
1970Paul Krause+ (28)34MIN
1969Jim Purnell (27)5RAM
1968Mike Curtis (25)60BAL
1967George Andrie (27)7DAL
1966Bobby Hunt (26)21KAN
1965Don Shinnick (30)25BAL
1958Alex Webster (27)24NYG
1953Bobby Layne+ (26)3DET
1951Andy Robustelli+ (25)22RAM
1950Larry Brink (26)6RAM
1946Jim Lee Howell (31)7NYG
1942Lee Artoe (25)50CHI
1941Ken Kavanaugh (24)42CHI
1936Charley Malone (26)4BOS
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