Arizona Cardinals Single Season Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Return Average

The following are the Arizona Cardinals single season kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff 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. Ollie Matson is the Arizona Cardinals single season leader in kickoff return average with 31.20.

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

Leaders based on 20 kickoff returns

      Kickoff Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  O. Matson 1952 ChiC 20 624 31.2 100 2
  T. Metcalf 1974 Stl 20 623 31.1 94t 1
  R. Shivers 1966 Stl 27 762 28.2 94t 1
  M. Jenkins 2002 Ari 20 559 27.9 95t 1
  L. Goble 1954 ChiC 27 749 27.7 94t 2
  T. Metcalf 1975 Stl 35 960 27.4 93t 1
  D. Johnson 2015 Ari 22 598 27.2 108 1
  L. Stephens-Howling 2010 Ari 57 1,548 27.2 102 2
  C. Latourette 1968 Stl 46 1,237 26.9 75 0
  M. Jenkins 2000 Ari 82 2,186 26.7 98t 1
  W. Lewis 1957 ChiC 26 682 26.2 52 0
  M. Lane 1969 Stl 20 523 26.1 69 0
  J. Arrington 2008 Ari 36 923 25.6 93t 1
  B. Triplett 1962 Stl 24 608 25.3 49 0
  D. Paul 1950 ChiC 28 693 24.8 46 0
  K. Williams 1997 Ari 59 1,458 24.7 63 0
  M. Gray 1971 Stl 30 740 24.7 65 0
  J. Bailey 1992 Pho 28 690 24.6 63 0
  A. Woodson 1965 Stl 27 665 24.6 65 0
  R. Green 1979 Stl 41 1,005 24.5 106 1
  B. Williams 1967 Stl 24 583 24.3 38 0
  L. Stephens-Howling 2009 Ari 52 1,257 24.2 99t 1
  W. Powell 2012 Ari 21 507 24.1 65 0
  T. Metcalf 1977 Stl 32 772 24.1 51 0
  L. Stephens-Howling 2011 Ari 36 857 23.8 37 0
  M. Bates 1999 Ari 52 1,231 23.7 68 0
  J. Sears 1958 ChiC 32 756 23.6 50 0
  J. Stovall 1964 Stl 24 566 23.6 47 0
  S. Mitchell 1981 Stl 55 1,292 23.5 67 0
  R. Green 1980 Stl 32 745 23.3 37 0
  R. Swinton 2005 Ari 63 1,456 23.1 90 0
  J. Scobey 2003 Ari 73 1,684 23.1 100 1
  S. Mitchell 1984 Stl 35 804 23.0 56 0
  V. Sikahema 1986 Stl 37 847 22.9 44 0
  M. Jenkins 2001 Ari 49 1,120 22.9 70 0
  J. Arrington 2006 Ari 67 1,520 22.7 99t 1
  J. Scobey 2004 Ari 32 723 22.6 71 0
  W. Harrell 1979 Stl 22 497 22.6 53 0
  J. Bailey 1993 Pho 31 699 22.5 48 0
  P. Cooper 2019 Ari 25 561 22.4 39 0
  S. Breaston 2007 Ari 62 1,391 22.4 59 0
  V. Sikahema 1987 Stl 34 761 22.4 50 0
  A. Rashad 1972 Stl 20 437 21.9 37 0
  R. Terry 1995 Ari 37 808 21.8 53 0
  S. Mitchell 1983 Stl 36 778 21.6 66 0
  J. Arenas 2013 Ari 23 493 21.4 46 0
  E. Metcalf 1998 Ari 57 1,218 21.4 59 0
  L. McElroy 1996 Ari 54 1,148 21.3 92 0
  V. Sikahema 1988 Pho 23 475 20.7 39 0
  R. Cochran 1949 ChiC 20 410 20.5 32 0