NFL Yearly Leaders - Interception Return Yards

The following is a list of the NFL yearly 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.

      Interceptions
Year Player Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
2018 J. Reid Hou 3 128 42.7 102 1
2017 M. Peters KC 5 137 27.4 62 0
2016 D. Jones Atl 3 165 55.0 90t 2
2015 M. Peters KC 8 280 35.0 90t 2
2014 T. Gipson Cle 6 158 26.3 62t 1
2013 S. Lee Dal 4 174 43.5 74 1
2012 S. Brown NYG 8 307 38.4 70 0
2011 C. Houston Det 5 225 45.0 100 2
2010 E. Reed Bal 8 183 22.9 44 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 C. Bailey Den 10 162 16.2 70t 1
2005 D. Sharper Min 9 276 30.7 92t 2
2004 E. Reed Bal 9 358 39.8 106 1
2003 T. Fisher Stl 4 205 51.2 74t 2
  B. Williams Min 5 205 41.0 77 1
2002 D. Sharper GB 7 233 33.3 89t 1
2001 B. Marion Mia 5 227 45.4 100 2
2000 C. McAlister Bal 4 165 41.2 98t 1
1999 A. Beasley Jax 6 200 33.3 93t 2
1998 J. Hitchcock Min 7 242 34.6 79t 3
1997 M. McMillian KC 8 274 34.2 87t 3
1996 T. Buckley Mia 6 164 27.3 91t 1
1995 W. Clay Det 8 173 21.6 39 0
1994 D. Sanders SF 6 303 50.5 93t 3
1993 E. Allen Phi 6 201 33.5 94t 4
1992 H. Jones Buf 8 263 32.9 82t 2
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 M. Kelso Buf 7 180 25.7 78t 1
1987 V. Glenn SD 4 166 41.5 104 1
1986 L. Burruss KC 5 193 38.6 72t 3
1985 F. Marion NE 7 189 27.0 83 0
1984 M. Haynes LAR 6 220 36.7 97t 1
1983 E. Wright SF 7 164 23.4 60t 2
1982 J. Davis LAR 2 107 53.5 55 1
1981 D. Hicks SF 9 239 26.6 72 1
1980 L. Hayes Oak 13 273 21.0 62 1
1979 M. Reinfeldt Hou 12 205 17.1 39 0
1978 T. Darden Cle 10 200 20.0 46 0
1977 G. Barbaro KC 8 165 20.6 102 1
1976 L. Johnson Det 6 206 34.3 76 1
1975 P. Krause Min 10 201 20.1 81 0
1974 E. Thomas KC 12 214 17.8 73t 2
1973 D. Jauron Det 4 208 52.0 95t 1
1972 J. Kearney KC 5 192 38.4 65t 4
1971 B. Bradley Phi 11 248 22.5 51 0
1970 D. Anderson Mia 8 191 23.9 86 0
1969 J. Robinson (AFL) KC 8 158 19.8 33 0
  H. Adderley (NFL) GB 5 169 33.8 80t 1
1968 D. Anderson (AFL) Mia 8 230 28.8 96t 1
  B. Davis (NFL) Cle 8 162 20.2 44 0
1967 M. Farr (AFL) Hou 10 264 26.4 67 3
  L. Barney (NFL) Det 10 232 23.2 71t 3
1966 J. Warren (AFL) Mia 5 198 39.6 70t 1
  J. Scarpati (NFL) Phi 8 182 22.8 32 0
1965 W. Hicks (AFL) Hou 9 156 17.3 31 0
  H. Adderley (NFL) GB 6 175 29.2 44t 3
1964 D. Grayson (AFL) KC 7 187 26.7 56 0
  B. Boyd (NFL) Bal 9 185 20.6 47 0
1963 B. Suci (AFL) Bos 7 277 39.6 98t 2
  D. Lynch (NFL) NYG 9 251 27.9 82t 3
1962 F. Williamson (AFL) Oak 8 151 18.9 91 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 A. Nelson Bal 8 199 24.9 69 1
1957 M. Davis Bal 10 219 21.9 75t 2
1956 B. Dillon GB 7 244 34.9 45 1
1955 B. Bawel Phi 9 168 18.7 42t 2
1954 D. Lane ChiC 10 181 18.1 64 0
1953 J. Christiansen Det 12 238 19.8 92t 1
1952 D. Lane LA 14 298 21.3 80t 2
1951 O. Schnellbacher NYG 11 194 17.6 46t 2
1950 W. Lewis LA 12 275 22.9 36 0