NFL Single Season Leaders - Interception Return Average

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

Active players are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 4 interceptions

      Interceptions
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. S. Richard 1994 SD 4 224 56.0 99t 2
2. D. Jauron 1973 Det 4 208 52.0 95t 1
3. T. Fisher 2003 Stl 4 205 51.2 74t 2
  J. Golding 1948 BosY 4 205 51.2 89t 2
5. D. Sanders 1994 SF 6 303 50.5 93t 3
6. E. Anderson 1989 LAR 5 233 46.6 87t 2
7. A. Rolle 2007 Ari 5 231 46.2 57 3
8. D. Revis 2011 NYJ 4 184 46.0 100 1
9. B. Marion 2001 Mia 5 227 45.4 100 2
10. C. Houston 2011 Det 5 225 45.0 100 2
  T. McDaniel 1992 LAR 4 180 45.0 67 0
12. D. Brooks 2002 TB 5 218 43.6 97t 3
13. S. Lee 2013 Dal 4 174 43.5 74 1
  K. Rhodes 2010 Ari 4 174 43.5 66 0
  M. Richardson 1985 Chi 4 174 43.5 90 1
16. N. Collins 2008 GB 7 295 42.1 62t 3
17. D. Sharper 2009 NO 9 376 41.8 99t 3
18. R. Griffin 1979 Cin 4 167 41.8 96t 1
19. V. Glenn 1987 SD 4 166 41.5 104 1
20. C. McAlister 2000 Bal 4 165 41.2 98t 1
21. B. Williams 2003 Min 5 205 41.0 77 1
22. C. Scott 2001 Pit 5 204 40.8 62 2
23. T. Compagno 1947 Pit 4 163 40.8 64t 2
24. R. Barber 2012 TB 4 160 40.0 78t 1
  L. Oliver 1992 Mia 5 200 40.0 104 1
26. E. Reed 2004 Bal 9 358 39.8 106 1
27. B. Parrish 1960 Cle 6 238 39.7 92t 1
28. G. Atkins 1991 NO 5 198 39.6 79 0
  J. Warren 1966 Mia 5 198 39.6 70t 1
30. B. Suci 1963 Bos 7 277 39.6 98t 2
31. G. Byrd 1984 SD 4 157 39.2 99t 2
  E. McMillan 1977 Sea 4 157 39.2 57 0
  D. Rodgers-Cromartie 2008 Ari 4 157 39.2 99t 1
  G. Small 1978 Mia 4 157 39.2 46t 1
35. R. Hood 2007 Ari 5 196 39.2 71t 2
36. C. Finnegan 2009 Ten 5 194 38.8 80 1
37. C. McNeil 1961 SD 9 349 38.8 76t 2
38. J. Norton 1957 Phi 4 155 38.8 99t 1
39. L. Burruss 1986 KC 5 193 38.6 72t 3
40. J. Kearney 1972 KC 5 192 38.4 65t 4
41. S. Brown 2012 NYG 8 307 38.4 70 0
42. J. Dale 1986 SD 4 153 38.2 50 0
  J. Porter 2002 Pit 4 153 38.2 84 0
  N. Wilson 1967 Den 4 153 38.2 70t 2
45. W. Cuff 1941 NYG 4 152 38.0 43 0
  B. Hunt 1963 KC 6 228 38.0 66 0
  F. Wright 1987 Cle 4 152 38.0 68 1
48. A. Harris 1999 Phi 4 151 37.8 84 1
  K. Houston 1967 Hou 4 151 37.8 78 2
  R. Mathis 2008 Jax 4 151 37.8 72t 2