NFL Yearly Leaders - Punting Yards

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

      Punting
Year Player Team Num Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net
2018 A. Lee Ari 77 3,739 48.6 64 6 23 0 42.0
2017 S. Lechler Hou 92 4,507 49.0 68 5 32 0 41.3
2016 J. Hekker LA 98 4,680 47.8 78 1 51 0 46.0
2015 J. Hekker Stl 96 4,601 47.9 68 6 41 0 43.7
2014 M. King Oak 109 4,930 45.2 62 3 31 0 40.0
2013 B. Anger Jax 95 4,338 45.7 61 8 31 0 40.5
2012 D. Zastudil Ari 112 5,209 46.5 70 8 46 0 41.4
2011 B. Colquitt Den 101 4,783 47.4 66 7 33 0 40.2
2010 D. Jones Stl 94 4,276 45.5 63 4 32 0 40.0
2009 S. Lechler Oak 96 4,909 51.1 70 12 30 0 43.9
2008 S. Lechler Oak 90 4,391 48.8 70 13 33 0 41.2
2007 A. Lee SF 105 4,968 47.3 74 13 42 0 41.0
2006 J. Baker Car 98 4,483 45.7 70 12 31 1 39.0
2005 A. Lee SF 107 4,447 41.6 58 3 15 1 36.3
2004 B. Maynard Chi 108 4,638 42.9 58 5 34 0 38.7
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 C. Gardocki Cle 108 4,919 45.5 67 5 25 0 37.3
1999 C. Gardocki Cle 106 4,645 43.8 61 11 20 0 34.6
1998 B. Maynard NYG 101 4,566 45.2 63 8 33 0 37.8
1997 B. Maynard NYG 111 4,531 40.8 57 14 33 1 34.6
1996 M. Horan NYG 102 4,289 42.0 63 10 32 0 35.9
1995 B. Hansen NYJ 99 4,090 41.3 67 10 23 1 31.9
1994 R. Camarillo Hou 96 4,115 42.9 58 9 35 0 36.4
1993 R. Tuten Sea 90 4,007 44.5 64 7 21 1 37.3
1992 R. Tuten Sea 108 4,760 44.1 65 8 29 0 38.7
1991 T. Barnhardt NO 86 3,743 43.5 61 10 20 1 35.3
1990 B. Hansen NE 90 3,752 41.7 69 8 18 2 33.6
1989 B. Wagner Cle 97 3,817 39.4 60 6 32 0 33.8
1988 J. Arnold Det 97 4,110 42.4 69 7 22 0 35.9
1987 D. Hatcher LA 76 3,140 41.3 62 4 19 1 35.6
1986 J. Teltschik Phi 108 4,493 41.6 62 10 20 1 33.6
1985 R. Camarillo NE 92 3,953 43.0 75 13 16 0 33.6
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 B. Parsons Chi 58 2,394 41.3 81 3 10 0 34.8
1981 B. Parsons Chi 114 4,531 39.7 55 7 31 0 33.3
1980 D. Jennings NYG 94 4,211 44.8 63 13 16 0 36.6
1979 D. Jennings NYG 104 4,445 42.7 72 9 19 0 36.7
1978 J. James Atl 109 4,227 38.8 57 9 24 1 34.0
1977 J. James Atl 105 4,349 41.4 61 13 19 0 34.0
1976 J. James Atl 101 4,253 42.1 67 12 28 0 36.2
1975 T. Blanchard NO 92 3,776 41.0 61 0 0 3 0.0
1974 J. James Atl 96 3,891 40.5 61 0 0 1 0.0
1973 J. Wilson KC 80 3,642 45.5 68 0 0 1 0.0
1972 D. Cockroft Cle 81 3,498 43.2 65 0 0 0 0.0
1971 B. Lee Min 89 3,515 39.5 58 0 0 0 0.0
1970 B. Van Heusen Den 87 3,732 42.9 64 0 0 0 0.0
1969 P. Maguire (AFL) Buf 78 3,471 44.5 78 0 0 1 0.0
  P. Studstill (NFL) LA 80 3,259 40.7 60 0 0 0 0.0
1968 P. Maguire (AFL) Buf 100 4,175 41.8 61 0 0 1 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
  B. Green (NFL) Chi 80 3,358 42.0 69 0 0 0 0.0
1965 J. Norton (AFL) Hou 85 3,711 43.7 65 0 0 1 0.0
  F. Lambert (NFL) Pit 78 3,518 45.1 69 0 0 1 0.0
1964 J. Wilson (AFL) KC 78 3,326 42.6 70 0 0 0 0.0
  P. Richter (NFL) Was 91 3,749 41.2 63 0 0 0 0.0
1963 J. Fraser (AFL) Den 81 3,596 44.4 66 0 0 3 0.0
  D. Villanueva (NFL) LA 81 3,678 45.4 68 0 0 0 0.0
1962 P. Maguire (AFL) SD 79 3,289 41.6 66 0 0 0 0.0
  D. Villanueva (NFL) LA 87 3,960 45.5 65 0 0 1 0.0
1961 B. Atkins (AFL) Buf 85 3,783 44.5 70 0 0 1 0.0
  J. Norton (NFL) Stl 85 3,802 44.7 78 0 0 1 0.0
1960 B. Atkins (AFL) Buf 89 3,468 39.0 58 0 0 0 0.0
  B. Green (NFL) Pit 64 2,829 44.2 74 0 0 1 0.0
1959 M. McGee GB 64 2,716 42.4 61 0 0 1 0.0
1958 D. Chandler NYG 65 2,859 44.0 67 0 0 0 0.0
1957 J. Norton Phi 68 2,798 41.1 63 0 0 1 0.0
1956 A. Burk Phi 68 2,843 41.8 62 0 0 1 0.0
1955 T. Landry NYG 75 3,022 40.3 69 0 0 1 0.0
1954 M. McGee GB 72 2,999 41.7 63 0 0 0 0.0
1953 P. Brady Pit 80 3,752 46.9 0 0 0 0 0.0
1952 T. Landry NYG 82 3,363 41.0 61 0 0 1 0.0
1951 H. Gillom Cle 73 3,321 45.5 66 0 0 0 0.0
1950 A. Burk Bal 81 3,243 40.0 68 0 0 1 0.0