NFL Career Leaders - Punt Return Yards

The following is a list of the NFL career punt return leaders ranked by punt return yards. Statistics are current through the 2017 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

Active players are listed in bold.

      Punt Returns
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. B. Mitchell 223 463 4,999 10.8 84t 9
2. D. Meggett 146 349 3,708 10.6 76t 7
3. D. Hester 156 315 3,695 11.7 89t 14
4. D. Gordon 138 314 3,601 11.5 94t 6
5. E. Metcalf 179 351 3,453 9.8 92t 10
6. T. Brown 255 326 3,320 10.2 88t 3
7. B. Johnson 143 282 3,317 11.8 87t 6
8. J. Lewis 111 295 3,282 11.1 89t 6
9. V. Sikahema 118 292 3,169 10.9 87t 4
10. A. Rossum 157 307 3,056 10.0 75t 3
11. R. Upchurch 119 248 3,008 12.1 92t 8
12. G. Milburn 138 304 2,984 9.8 93t 1
13. D. Howard 156 244 2,895 11.9 95t 8
14. D. Sproles 171 290 2,792 9.6 89t 7
15. J. Smith 163 267 2,764 10.4 88t 4
16. M. Gray 169 252 2,753 10.9 80 3
17. J. Jones 128 276 2,688 9.7 79t 4
18. M. Fuller 114 252 2,660 10.6 88t 2
19. T. Brown 192 252 2,625 10.4 85t 3
20. T. Ginn 166 257 2,600 10.1 87t 4
21. D. Northcutt 145 255 2,592 10.2 87t 3
22. W. Welker 175 264 2,584 9.8 71 0
23. K. Martin 139 261 2,567 9.8 85t 3
24. K. Williams 129 255 2,565 10.1 88t 5
25. A. Randle El 143 311 2,557 8.2 87t 5
26. J. Cribbs 136 222 2,375 10.7 84t 3
27. R. Woodson 237 260 2,362 9.1 80t 2
28. K. Williams 121 231 2,295 9.9 83t 3
29. D. Hall 111 216 2,261 10.5 93t 6
30. E. Tunnell 154 262 2,217 8.5 81t 5
31. S. Duncan 115 202 2,201 10.9 95t 4
32. D. Sanders 188 212 2,199 10.4 83t 6
33. M. Sherels 107 208 2,171 10.4 86t 5
34. A. Haymond 104 253 2,148 8.5 64 1
35. I. Fryar 255 206 2,055 10.0 85t 3
36. R. McQuarters 156 227 2,020 8.9 75t 3
37. T. Vanover 77 197 2,016 10.2 86t 4
38. G. Pruitt 158 194 2,007 10.3 97t 1
39. M. Nelms 68 212 1,948 9.2 75t 2
40. A. Jones 139 182 1,922 10.6 90t 5
41. R. Parrish 90 165 1,920 11.6 82t 3
42. B. Tate 126 200 1,909 9.5 56t 1
43. L. Lewis 143 201 1,868 9.3 78t 1
44. J. Edelman 103 157 1,832 11.7 94t 4
  P. McConkey 80 228 1,832 8.0 37 0
46. M. Lewis 76 186 1,818 9.8 83t 1
47. B. Thompson 179 157 1,814 11.6 60 0
48. L. Washington 126 181 1,793 9.9 84 0
49. R. Smith 139 235 1,788 7.6 84t 2
50. B. Harper 99 183 1,784 9.7 82t 1