Arizona Cardinals Single Season Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Average

The following are the Arizona Cardinals single season defensive leaders ranked by interception return average. Included are player stats for the Arizona Cardinals (NFL) from 1994-2020, the Phoenix Cardinals (NFL) from 1988-1993, the St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) from 1960-1987, the Chicago Cardinals (NFL) from 1945-1959, the Chicago Cardinals (NFL) from 1922-1943 and the Chicago Cardinals (APFA) from 1920-1921. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Antrel Rolle is the Arizona Cardinals single season leader in interception return average with 46.20.

Players active with the Arizona Cardinals during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 4 interceptions

      Interceptions
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  A. Rolle 2007 Ari 5 231 46.2 57 3
  K. Rhodes 2010 Ari 4 174 43.5 66 0
  D. Rodgers-Cromartie 2008 Ari 4 157 39.2 99t 1
  R. Hood 2007 Ari 5 196 39.2 71t 2
  R. Johnson 2014 Ari 4 146 36.5 88t 2
  A. Wilson 2006 Ari 4 146 36.5 99t 1
  N. Thompson 1974 Stl 6 190 31.7 56t 1
  D. Lane 1956 ChiC 7 206 29.4 66t 1
  R. Massey 1992 Pho 5 147 29.4 46t 3
  L. Wilson 1965 Stl 6 153 25.5 96t 1
  C. Allen 1979 Stl 5 126 25.2 78 0
  T. McDonald 1989 Pho 7 170 24.3 53t 1
  R. Hill 2003 Ari 5 119 23.8 70t 1
  M. Cooper 2016 Ari 4 95 23.8 60t 1
  B. Stacy 1961 Stl 4 95 23.8 39t 2
  R. Ramsey 1953 ChiC 10 237 23.7 46 1
  J. Hill 1961 Stl 4 92 23.0 35t 1
  B. Stacy 1959 ChiC 5 114 22.8 36 0
  J. Burson 1965 Stl 5 113 22.6 42 0
  D. Paul 1950 ChiC 4 90 22.5 41 0
  E. Junior 1985 Stl 5 109 21.8 53 0
  P. Fischer 1967 Stl 4 85 21.2 69t 1
  P. Fischer 1963 Stl 8 169 21.1 55 0
  N. Thompson 1976 Stl 4 83 20.8 38 0
  A. Williams 2000 Ari 5 102 20.4 48 0
  D. Jackson 2003 Ari 6 122 20.3 30 0
  N. Thompson 1975 Stl 7 141 20.1 61t 1
  J. Norton 1961 Stl 7 136 19.4 47t 2
  L. Wilson 1967 Stl 4 75 18.8 44 0
  T. Mathieu 2015 Ari 5 92 18.4 33t 1
  D. Lane 1954 ChiC 10 181 18.1 64 0
  R. Ramsey 1951 ChiC 5 90 18.0 39 0
  L. Wilson 1966 Stl 10 180 18.0 91t 2
  A. Rolle 2009 Ari 4 71 17.8 29 0
  L. Wilson 1963 Stl 4 67 16.8 36 0
  V. Banonis 1949 ChiC 4 66 16.5 28t 1
  P. Fischer 1964 Stl 10 164 16.4 39t 2
  R. Cochran 1948 ChiC 7 111 15.9 32 0
  K. Greene 1981 Stl 7 111 15.9 47 0
  A. Williams 1997 Ari 6 95 15.8 42t 2
  T. McDonald 1990 Pho 4 63 15.8 38 0
  L. Crow 1956 ChiC 11 170 15.5 42 0
  K. Stone 1978 Stl 9 139 15.4 33 0
  R. Cochran 1947 ChiC 8 122 15.2 39 0
  M. Sensibaugh 1976 Stl 4 60 15.0 35t 1
  A. Williams 1996 Ari 6 89 14.8 65t 1
  S. Whitman 1951 ChiC 7 102 14.6 31 0
  L. Wilson 1970 Stl 5 72 14.4 22 0
  A. Williams 1995 Ari 6 86 14.3 48t 2
  L. Cantor 1945 ChiC 5 70 14.0 26 0