Chicago Bears Career Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Average

The following are the Chicago Bears career defensive leaders ranked by interception return average. Included are player stats for the Chicago Bears (NFL) from 1922-2019, the Chicago Staleys (APFA) in 1921 and the Decatur Staleys (APFA) in 1920. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Charles Tillman is the Chicago Bears career leader in interception return average with 18.75.

Players active with the Chicago Bears during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 20 interceptions

      Interceptions
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. C. Tillman 156 36 675 18.8 95 8
2. R. Taylor 118 23 414 18.0 96t 3
3. B. McRae 125 27 485 18.0 89t 4
4. R. Petitbon 136 37 643 17.4 102 3
5. L. Frazier 65 20 343 17.1 56 2
6. J. Caroline 118 24 405 16.9 79 2
7. D. Kindt 108 21 348 16.6 67t 1
8. D. Whitsell 84 26 397 15.3 52 2
9. B. Urlacher 182 22 324 14.7 85t 2
10. G. McAfee 75 25 350 14.0 56 1
11. M. Richardson 88 20 274 13.7 90 1
12. G. Fencik 164 38 488 12.8 69t 1
13. M. Carrier 109 20 197 9.8 39 1
14. D. Buffone 186 24 211 8.8 22 0
15. A. Ellis 94 22 185 8.4 24 1
16. D. Butkus 119 22 166 7.5 38 0
17. T. Schmidt 121 21 141 6.7 32t 2
18. D. Woolford 111 32 212 6.6 32 1