NFL Single Season Leaders - Kickoff Return Touchdowns

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

Active players are listed in bold.

      Kickoff Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. C. Turner 1970 Chi 23 752 32.7 96t 4
  T. Williams 1967 GB 18 739 41.1 104 4
3. R. Brown 1985 LA 28 918 32.8 98t 3
  R. Clayborn 1977 NE 28 869 31.0 102 3
  J. Cribbs 2009 Cle 56 1,542 27.5 104 3
  A. Davis 2007 Hou 32 968 30.2 104 3
  J. Ford 2010 Oak 53 1,280 24.2 102 3
  M. Gray 1994 Det 45 1,276 28.4 102 3
  T. McGee 2004 Buf 52 1,370 26.3 104 3
  G. Sayers 1967 Chi 16 603 37.7 104 3
  V. Smith 1950 LA 22 742 33.7 97t 3
  D. Vaughn 2000 Atl 39 1,082 27.7 100 3
  L. Washington 2007 NYJ 47 1,291 27.5 98t 3
  L. Washington 2010 Sea 57 1,461 25.6 102 3
  A. Woodson 1963 SF 29 935 32.2 104 3
16. J. Azumah 2003 Chi 41 1,191 29.0 89t 2
  M. Bates 1999 Car 52 1,287 24.8 100 2
  T. Brown 1966 Phi 20 562 28.1 93t 2
  L. Burton 1960 NYT 30 862 28.7 102 2
  L. Chandnois 1952 Pit 17 599 35.2 93t 2
  A. Coleman 1994 SD 49 1,293 26.4 90t 2
  A. Coleman 1995 SD 62 1,411 22.8 92t 2
  J. Cribbs 2007 Cle 59 1,809 30.7 100 2
  E. Drummond 2004 Det 41 1,092 26.6 99t 2
  T. Fair 1998 Det 51 1,428 28.0 106 2
  K. Faulk 2002 NE 26 725 27.9 87t 2
  W. Francis 1973 Buf 23 687 29.9 102 2
  T. Ginn 2009 Mia 52 1,296 24.9 102 2
  L. Goble 1954 ChiC 27 749 27.7 94t 2
  D. Hall 2003 KC 57 1,478 25.9 100 2
  D. Hall 2004 KC 68 1,718 25.3 97t 2
  B. Hanspard 1997 Atl 40 987 24.7 99t 2
  P. Harvin 2009 Min 42 1,156 27.5 102 2
  D. Hester 2007 Chi 43 934 21.7 97t 2
  D. Hester 2006 Chi 20 528 26.4 96t 2
  T. Horne 1999 Stl 30 892 29.7 102 2
  T. Hughes 1994 NO 63 1,556 24.7 98t 2
  R. Jenkins 2001 SD 58 1,541 26.6 93t 2
  R. Jessie 1971 Det 16 470 29.4 102 2
  J. Jones 2012 Bal 38 1,167 30.7 108 2
  R. Lamb 1925 RI 0 0 0.0 0 2
  M. Lewis 2002 NO 70 1,807 25.8 97t 2
  L. Lyles 1958 Bal 11 398 36.2 104 2
  J. Mathis 2005 Hou 54 1,542 28.6 99t 2
  O. Matson 1952 ChiC 20 624 31.2 100 2
  O. Matson 1958 ChiC 14 497 35.5 102 2
  E. Metcalf 1990 Cle 52 1,052 20.2 102 2
  G. Milburn 1998 Chi 62 1,550 25.0 94t 2
  J. Miller 2006 NYJ 46 1,304 28.3 104 2
  C. Morton 2002 NYJ 58 1,509 26.0 98t 2
  P. Palmer 1987 KC 38 923 24.3 95t 2
  C. Patterson 2013 Min 43 1,393 32.4 110 2
  C. Patterson 2015 Min 32 1,019 31.8 102 2
  P. Pearson 1968 Bal 15 527 35.1 102 2
  R. Preston 1998 GB 57 1,497 26.3 102 2
  E. Saenz 1947 Was 29 797 27.5 94t 2
  D. Sanders 1992 Atl 40 1,067 26.7 99t 2
  G. Sayers 1966 Chi 23 718 31.2 93t 2
  G. Sellers 1966 Den 19 541 28.5 100 2
  B. Smith 2010 NYJ 50 1,432 28.6 97t 2
  S. Smith 2001 Car 56 1,431 25.6 99t 2
  L. Stephens-Howling 2010 Ari 57 1,548 27.2 102 2
  B. Tate 2010 NE 41 1,057 25.8 104 2
  I. Thomas 1971 Dal 7 295 42.1 102 2
  T. Vanover 1995 KC 43 1,095 25.5 99t 2
  C. Warner 1965 Buf 32 825 25.8 102 2
  D. Witherspoon 1996 Phi 53 1,271 24.0 97t 2