Atlanta Falcons Single Season Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Average

The following are the Atlanta Falcons single season defensive leaders ranked by interception return average. Included are player stats for the Atlanta Falcons (NFL) from 1966-2019. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Tom Hayes is the Atlanta Falcons single season leader in interception return average with 35.50.

Players active with the Atlanta Falcons during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 4 interceptions

      Interceptions
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  T. Hayes 1973 Atl 4 142 35.5 65t 2
  A. Ambrose 2000 Atl 4 139 34.8 42 1
  D. Hall 2006 Atl 4 131 32.8 60 1
  T. Pridemore 1981 Atl 7 221 31.6 102 1
  R. Brown 1975 Atl 4 119 29.8 41t 1
  D. Hall 2005 Atl 6 177 29.5 65 0
  A. Beasley 2004 Atl 4 115 28.8 85 0
  J. Burson 1968 Atl 4 100 25.0 73t 1
  W. Moore 2010 Atl 5 117 23.4 34 0
  A. Samuel 2012 Atl 5 110 22.0 79t 1
  K. Reaves 1967 Atl 7 153 21.9 42 0
  R. Brown 1974 Atl 8 164 20.5 59t 1
  K. Carpenter 2002 Atl 4 82 20.5 41t 1
  R. Buchanan 1999 Atl 4 81 20.2 52t 1
  R. Lawrence 1979 Atl 6 120 20.0 38 0
  A. Richardson 1980 Atl 7 139 19.9 52 0
  D. Sanders 1991 Atl 6 119 19.8 55t 1
  R. Lawrence 1977 Atl 7 138 19.7 36 0
  S. Case 1985 Atl 4 78 19.5 47 0
  T. DeCoud 2011 Atl 4 77 19.2 49 0
  R. Buchanan 2000 Atl 6 114 19.0 60 0
  B. Clark 1986 Atl 5 94 18.8 34 0
  R. Lawrence 1975 Atl 9 163 18.1 87t 1
  B. Butler 1981 Atl 5 86 17.2 41 0
  R. Buchanan 2001 Atl 5 85 17.0 33 0
  B. Grimes 2010 Atl 5 84 16.8 36 0
  R. Brown 1973 Atl 6 99 16.5 24 0
  D. Hall 2007 Atl 5 80 16.0 33 0
  T. Gordon 1989 Atl 4 60 15.0 34 0
  K. Johnson 1984 Atl 5 75 15.0 28 0
  R. Buchanan 1998 Atl 7 102 14.6 34 0
  T. Pridemore 1983 Atl 4 56 14.0 25 0
  J. Richardson 1966 Atl 5 68 13.6 20 0
  E. Cooper 1989 Atl 4 54 13.5 38 0
  D. Sanders 1993 Atl 7 91 13.0 41 0
  W. Moore 2012 Atl 4 51 12.8 33 0
  R. Lawrence 1978 Atl 6 76 12.7 44 0
  K. Brooking 2005 Atl 4 50 12.5 22 0
  K. Johnson 1980 Atl 4 49 12.2 33 0
  B. Butler 1987 Atl 4 48 12.0 31 0
  R. Easterling 1977 Atl 4 46 11.5 36 0
  R. Brown 1977 Atl 5 56 11.2 24 0
  R. Moore 1988 Atl 5 56 11.2 47t 1
  D. Sanders 1989 Atl 5 52 10.4 22 0
  S. Case 1986 Atl 4 41 10.2 41 0
  B. Clark 1988 Atl 4 40 10.0 21 0
  R. Redmond 1969 Atl 5 50 10.0 32 0
  R. Buchanan 1997 Atl 5 49 9.8 31 0
  K. Ishmael 2014 Atl 4 37 9.2 23t 1
  E. Robinson 1998 Atl 4 36 9.0 25t 1