NFL Yearly Leaders - Interception Return Average

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

Leaders based on 4 interceptions

      Interceptions
Year Player Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
2018 S. Williams Cin 4 73 18.2 29 0
2017 M. Peters KC 5 137 27.4 62 0
2016 S. Gilmore Buf 5 135 27.0 49 0
2015 M. Peters KC 8 280 35.0 90t 2
2014 R. Johnson Ari 4 146 36.5 88t 2
2013 S. Lee Dal 4 174 43.5 74 1
2012 R. Barber TB 4 160 40.0 78t 1
2011 D. Revis NYJ 4 184 46.0 100 1
2010 K. Rhodes Ari 4 174 43.5 66 0
2009 D. Sharper NO 9 376 41.8 99t 3
2008 N. Collins GB 7 295 42.1 62t 3
2007 A. Rolle Ari 5 231 46.2 57 3
2006 A. Wilson Ari 4 146 36.5 99t 1
2005 M. Furrey Stl 4 143 35.8 67t 1
2004 E. Reed Bal 9 358 39.8 106 1
2003 T. Fisher Stl 4 205 51.2 74t 2
2002 D. Brooks TB 5 218 43.6 97t 3
2001 B. Marion Mia 5 227 45.4 100 2
2000 C. McAlister Bal 4 165 41.2 98t 1
1999 A. Harris Phi 4 151 37.8 84 1
1998 D. Washington Pit 5 178 35.6 78t 2
1997 M. McMillian KC 8 274 34.2 87t 3
1996 A. Parker Stl 4 128 32.0 92t 2
1995 T. McDonald SF 4 135 33.8 52t 2
1994 S. Richard SD 4 224 56.0 99t 2
1993 E. Allen Phi 6 201 33.5 94t 4
1992 T. McDaniel LAR 4 180 45.0 67 0
1991 G. Atkins NO 5 198 39.6 79 0
1990 W. Haddix TB 7 231 33.0 65t 3
1989 E. Anderson LAR 5 233 46.6 87t 2
1988 D. Woodruff Pit 4 109 27.2 78t 1
1987 V. Glenn SD 4 166 41.5 104 1
1986 L. Burruss KC 5 193 38.6 72t 3
1985 M. Richardson Chi 4 174 43.5 90 1
1984 G. Byrd SD 4 157 39.2 99t 2
1983 M. Harden Den 4 127 31.8 48 0
1982 T. Fox SD 4 103 25.8 35 0
1981 L. Breeden Cin 4 145 36.2 102 1
1980 S. Foley Den 4 115 28.8 36 0
1979 R. Griffin Cin 4 167 41.8 96t 1
1978 G. Small Mia 4 157 39.2 46t 1
1977 E. McMillan Sea 4 157 39.2 57 0
1976 P. McCray NE 5 182 36.4 63t 2
1975 B. Atkins Hou 4 133 33.2 70 0
  F. LeMaster Phi 4 133 33.2 89t 1
1974 N. Thompson Stl 6 190 31.7 56t 1
1973 D. Jauron Det 4 208 52.0 95t 1
1972 J. Kearney KC 5 192 38.4 65t 4
1971 J. Tatum Oak 4 136 34.0 66 0
1970 L. Barney Det 7 168 24.0 49t 2
1969 J. Kearney (AFL) KC 5 143 28.6 60t 1
  H. Adderley (NFL) GB 5 169 33.8 80t 1
1968 K. Houston (AFL) Hou 5 160 32.0 66t 2
  R. Volk (NFL) Bal 6 154 25.7 90 0
1967 N. Wilson (AFL) Den 4 153 38.2 70t 2
  R. Fichtner (NFL) Cle 4 113 28.2 88 0
1966 J. Warren (AFL) Mia 5 198 39.6 70t 1
  E. Barnes (NFL) Cle 4 128 32.0 54 0
1965 J. Griffin (AFL) Den 4 109 27.2 44 1
  L. Sanders (NFL) Was 4 121 30.2 42 0
1964 B. Edgerson (AFL) Buf 4 130 32.5 91 0
  J. Ridlon (NFL) Dal 4 121 30.2 74t 1
1963 B. Suci (AFL) Bos 7 277 39.6 98t 2
  D. LeBeau (NFL) Det 5 158 31.6 70t 1
1962 W. Fontes (AFL) NYT 4 145 36.2 83t 1
  R. Petitbon (NFL) Chi 6 212 35.3 102 1
1961 C. McNeil (AFL) SD 9 349 38.8 76t 2
  E. Barnes (NFL) NYG 7 195 27.9 102 2
1960 D. Webster (AFL) DalT 6 156 26.0 80t 2
  B. Parrish (NFL) Cle 6 238 39.7 92t 1
1959 G. Lowe Det 5 130 26.0 42 0
1958 W. Sherman LA 5 171 34.2 70t 2
1957 J. Norton Phi 4 155 38.8 99t 1
1956 B. Dillon GB 7 244 34.9 45 1
1955 C. Sumner Chi 7 162 23.1 63 0
1954 S. Whitman Chi 5 117 23.4 38 1
1953 D. Kindt Chi 6 172 28.7 67t 1
1952 A. Loomis GB 4 115 28.8 45t 1
1951 J. Butler Pit 5 142 28.4 52t 1
1950 F. Reagan Phi 4 132 33.0 47 1