NFL Single Season Leaders - Interception Return Yards

The following is a list of the NFL single season 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 Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. D. Sharper 2009 NO 9 376 41.8 99t 3
2. E. Reed 2004 Bal 9 358 39.8 106 1
3. C. McNeil 1961 SD 9 349 38.8 76t 2
4. S. Brown 2012 NYG 8 307 38.4 70 0
5. D. Sanders 1994 SF 6 303 50.5 93t 3
6. D. Doll 1949 Det 11 301 27.4 95t 1
7. D. Lane 1952 LA 14 298 21.3 80t 2
8. N. Collins 2008 GB 7 295 42.1 62t 3
9. M. Peters 2015 KC 8 280 35.0 90t 2
10. B. Suci 1963 Bos 7 277 39.6 98t 2
11. D. Sharper 2005 Min 9 276 30.7 92t 2
12. W. Lewis 1950 LA 12 275 22.9 36 0
13. M. McMillian 1997 KC 8 274 34.2 87t 3
14. L. Hayes 1980 Oak 13 273 21.0 62 1
15. M. Farr 1967 Hou 10 264 26.4 67 3
  E. Reed 2008 Bal 9 264 29.3 108 2
17. H. Jones 1992 Buf 8 263 32.9 82t 2
18. D. Sandifer 1948 Was 13 258 19.8 54 2
19. D. Lynch 1963 NYG 9 251 27.9 82t 3
  E. Tunnell 1949 NYG 10 251 25.1 55t 2
21. B. Bradley 1971 Phi 11 248 22.5 51 0
22. B. Dillon 1956 GB 7 244 34.9 45 1
23. B. Dudley 1946 Pit 10 242 24.2 80t 1
  J. Hitchcock 1998 Min 7 242 34.6 79t 3
25. D. Hicks 1981 SF 9 239 26.6 72 1
26. J. Christiansen 1953 Det 12 238 19.8 92t 1
  B. Parrish 1960 Cle 6 238 39.7 92t 1
28. R. Ramsey 1953 ChiC 10 237 23.7 46 1
29. C. West 1971 Min 7 236 33.7 89 0
30. E. Anderson 1989 LAR 5 233 46.6 87t 2
  D. Sharper 2002 GB 7 233 33.3 89t 1
32. L. Barney 1967 Det 10 232 23.2 71t 3
33. W. Haddix 1990 TB 7 231 33.0 65t 3
  A. Rolle 2007 Ari 5 231 46.2 57 3
35. D. Anderson 1968 Mia 8 230 28.8 96t 1
36. B. Hunt 1963 KC 6 228 38.0 66 0
37. B. Marion 2001 Mia 5 227 45.4 100 2
  D. Ray 1981 NYJ 7 227 32.4 64t 2
39. C. Houston 2011 Det 5 225 45.0 100 2
  K. Taylor 1989 Ind 7 225 32.1 80t 1
  R. Woodson 2002 Oak 8 225 28.1 98t 2
42. S. Richard 1994 SD 4 224 56.0 99t 2
43. T. Janik 1967 Buf 10 222 22.2 46 2
44. R. Buchanan 1994 Ind 8 221 27.6 90t 3
  T. Pridemore 1981 Atl 7 221 31.6 102 1
46. B. Browner 2011 Sea 6 220 36.7 94t 2
  M. Haynes 1984 LAR 6 220 36.7 97t 1
  K. Houston 1971 Hou 9 220 24.4 48t 4
49. M. Davis 1957 Bal 10 219 21.9 75t 2
50. D. Brooks 2002 TB 5 218 43.6 97t 3
  B. Smith 1949 Det 9 218 24.2 102 1