NFL Yearly Leaders - Punting Gross Average

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

Leaders based on 40 punts

      Punting
Year Player Team Num Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net
2018 B. Colquitt Cle 45 1,957 43.5 64 2 22 0 36.8
2017 B. Kern Ten 75 3,728 49.7 74 5 28 0 44.6
2016 P. McAfee Ind 55 2,711 49.3 74 9 19 1 42.7
2015 J. Hekker Stl 96 4,601 47.9 68 6 41 0 43.7
2014 T. Way Was 77 3,659 47.5 77 7 22 1 40.0
2013 M. King Oak 84 4,107 48.9 66 11 23 2 40.1
2012 B. Fields Mia 74 3,715 50.2 67 9 29 0 41.2
2011 A. Lee SF 78 3,970 50.9 68 9 28 1 44.0
2010 M. McBriar Dal 65 3,115 47.9 65 8 22 1 41.7
2009 S. Lechler Oak 96 4,909 51.1 70 12 30 0 43.9
2008 D. Jones Stl 82 4,100 50.0 68 7 20 0 41.1
2007 S. Lechler Oak 73 3,585 49.1 70 7 25 0 41.1
2006 M. McBriar Dal 56 2,697 48.2 75 10 22 0 38.6
2005 B. Moorman Buf 71 3,242 45.7 68 9 22 0 39.1
2004 S. Lechler Oak 73 3,409 46.7 67 14 22 0 37.2
2003 S. Lechler Oak 96 4,503 46.9 73 13 27 0 37.2
2002 T. Sauerbrun Car 104 4,735 45.5 67 12 30 1 37.5
2001 T. Sauerbrun Car 93 4,419 47.5 73 17 35 1 38.9
2000 D. Bennett SD 92 4,248 46.2 66 10 23 0 36.2
1999 T. Rouen Den 84 3,908 46.5 65 16 19 0 35.6
1998 C. Hentrich Ten 69 3,258 47.2 71 11 18 0 39.2
1997 M. Royals NO 88 4,038 45.9 66 13 21 0 34.9
1996 J. Kidd Mia 78 3,611 46.3 63 11 26 0 38.8
1995 R. Tuten Sea 83 3,735 45.0 73 8 21 0 36.5
1994 S. Landeta LA 78 3,494 44.8 62 9 23 0 34.3
1993 G. Montgomery Hou 54 2,462 45.6 77 5 13 0 39.1
1992 G. Montgomery Hou 53 2,487 46.9 66 9 14 2 37.3
1991 R. Roby Mia 54 2,466 45.7 64 7 17 1 36.4
1990 M. Horan Den 58 2,575 44.4 67 6 14 1 38.9
1989 R. Camarillo Pho 76 3,298 43.4 58 6 21 0 37.5
1988 H. Newsome Pit 65 2,950 45.4 62 10 9 6 32.8
1987 R. Donnelly Atl 61 2,686 44.0 62 8 9 2 32.1
1986 R. Stark Ind 76 3,432 45.2 63 5 22 0 37.2
1985 R. Stark Ind 78 3,584 45.9 68 14 12 2 34.1
1984 J. Arnold KC 98 4,397 44.9 63 13 22 0 37.5
1983 R. Stark Bal 91 4,124 45.3 68 9 20 0 36.3
1982 L. Prestridge Den 45 2,026 45.0 65 5 14 0 37.8
1981 P. McInally Cin 72 3,272 45.4 62 11 17 1 36.1
1980 D. Jennings NYG 94 4,211 44.8 63 13 16 0 36.6
1979 B. Grupp KC 89 3,883 43.6 74 11 23 1 37.2
1978 P. McInally Cin 91 3,919 43.1 65 10 25 0 34.7
1977 R. Guy Oak 59 2,552 43.3 74 14 11 0 34.8
1976 M. Bateman Buf 86 3,678 42.8 78 14 16 1 29.0
1975 R. Guy Oak 68 2,979 43.8 64 0 0 0 0.0
1974 R. Guy Oak 74 3,124 42.2 66 0 0 0 0.0
1973 J. Wilson KC 80 3,642 45.5 68 0 0 1 0.0
1972 J. Wilson KC 66 2,960 44.8 69 0 0 1 0.0
1971 D. Lewis Cin 72 3,229 44.8 56 0 0 0 0.0
1970 D. Lewis Cin 79 3,651 46.2 63 0 0 0 0.0
1969 D. Partee (AFL) SD 71 3,169 44.6 62 0 0 0 0.0
  D. Lee (NFL) Bal 57 2,580 45.3 66 0 0 0 0.0
1968 J. Wilson (AFL) KC 63 2,841 45.1 70 0 0 0 0.0
  B. Lothridge (NFL) Atl 75 3,324 44.3 70 0 0 0 0.0
1967 B. Scarpitto (AFL) Den 105 4,713 44.9 73 0 0 1 0.0
  B. Lothridge (NFL) Atl 87 3,801 43.7 62 0 0 0 0.0
1966 B. Scarpitto (AFL) Den 77 3,480 45.2 70 0 0 1 0.0
  D. Lee (NFL) Bal 49 2,233 45.6 64 0 0 0 0.0
1965 J. Wilson (AFL) KC 69 3,132 45.4 64 0 0 1 0.0
  G. Collins (NFL) Cle 65 3,035 46.7 71 0 0 0 0.0
1964 J. Fraser (AFL) Den 73 3,225 44.2 67 0 0 1 0.0
  B. Walden (NFL) Min 72 3,341 46.4 73 0 0 0 0.0
1963 J. Fraser (AFL) Den 81 3,596 44.4 66 0 0 3 0.0
  B. Green (NFL) Chi 64 2,974 46.5 66 0 0 0 0.0
1962 J. Fraser (AFL) Den 55 2,400 43.6 75 0 0 1 0.0
  T. Davis (NFL) SF 48 2,188 45.6 82 0 0 0 0.0
1961 B. Atkins (AFL) Buf 85 3,783 44.5 70 0 0 1 0.0
  Y. Lary (NFL) Det 52 2,519 48.4 71 0 0 0 0.0
1960 P. Maguire (AFL) LAC 43 1,743 40.5 61 0 0 0 0.0
  B. Green (NFL) Pit 64 2,829 44.2 74 0 0 1 0.0
1959 Y. Lary Det 45 2,121 47.1 67 0 0 0 0.0
1958 S. Baker Was 48 2,181 45.4 64 0 0 0 0.0
1957 D. Chandler NYG 60 2,673 44.5 61 0 0 0 0.0
1956 N. Van Brocklin LA 48 2,070 43.1 72 0 0 0 0.0
1955 N. Van Brocklin LA 60 2,676 44.6 61 0 0 0 0.0
1954 P. Brady Pit 66 2,852 43.2 0 0 0 0 0.0
1953 P. Brady Pit 80 3,752 46.9 0 0 0 0 0.0
1952 H. Gillom Cle 61 2,787 45.7 73 0 0 1 0.0
1951 H. Gillom Cle 73 3,321 45.5 66 0 0 0 0.0
1950 F. Morrison Chi 57 2,470 43.3 65 0 0 0 0.0