NFL Career Leaders - Interception Return Yards

The following is a list of the NFL career defensive leaders ranked by interception return yards. Statistics are current through the 2018 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

Active players are listed in bold.

      Interceptions
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. E. Reed 174 64 1,590 24.8 108 7
2. R. Woodson 237 71 1,483 20.9 98t 12
3. D. Sharper 189 63 1,412 22.4 99t 11
4. D. Sanders 188 53 1,331 25.1 93t 9
5. E. Tunnell 154 79 1,282 16.2 55t 4
6. D. Lane 157 68 1,207 17.8 80t 5
7. P. Krause 210 81 1,185 14.6 81 3
8. L. Barney 140 56 1,077 19.2 71t 7
9. H. Adderley 164 48 1,046 21.8 80t 7
10. B. Boyd 121 57 994 17.4 74 4
11. B. Dillon 94 52 976 18.8 61 5
12. C. Woodson 253 65 966 14.9 62t 11
13. G. Edwards 142 39 961 24.6 86t 3
14. P. Fischer 210 56 941 16.8 69t 4
15. E. Thomas 181 58 937 16.2 73t 5
16. D. Grayson 139 48 933 19.4 99t 5
17. R. Barber 240 47 923 19.6 78t 8
18. K. Houston 183 49 898 18.3 78 9
19. E. Barnes 162 45 853 19.0 102 7
20. D. Hall 171 43 838 19.5 92t 5
21. T. Law 203 53 828 15.6 74t 7
22. R. Buchanan 183 47 827 17.6 90t 4
  J. Butler 103 52 827 15.9 52t 4
24. E. Allen 216 54 826 15.3 94t 8
25. T. Darden 128 45 820 18.2 49 2
26. A. Williams 210 55 807 14.7 65t 9
27. E. Sharockman 134 40 804 20.1 47t 3
28. R. Petitbon 179 48 801 16.7 102 3
29. L. Wilson 169 52 800 15.4 96t 5
30. T. Buckley 204 50 793 15.9 91t 6
31. D. Anderson 121 34 792 23.3 96t 3
32. Y. Lary 133 50 787 15.7 73t 2
33. B. Thompson 179 40 784 19.6 59t 3
34. G. Barbaro 101 39 771 19.8 102 3
35. D. LeBeau 185 62 762 12.3 70t 3
  E. Robinson 250 57 762 13.4 49 1
37. B. Hunt 112 42 755 18.0 66 1
38. B. Bryant 160 51 749 14.7 56 3
39. J. Robinson 164 57 741 13.0 57 1
40. M. Blount 200 57 736 12.9 52t 2
  J. Tatum 136 37 736 19.9 66 0
42. R. Lott 192 63 730 11.6 83t 5
43. A. Samuel 157 51 728 14.3 79t 6
44. A. Talib 138 34 722 21.2 104 10
45. B. Smith 60 29 719 24.8 102 3
46. J. Christiansen 89 46 717 15.6 92t 3
47. F. Reagan 68 35 714 20.4 71 1
48. J. Patton 153 52 712 13.7 51t 2
49. T. Vincent 207 47 711 15.1 90t 3
50. W. Wood 166 48 699 14.6 42t 2