Chicago Bears Career Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Yards

The following are the Chicago Bears career defensive leaders ranked by interception return yards. 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 yards with 675.

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

      Interceptions
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. C. Tillman 156 36 675 18.8 95 8
2. R. Petitbon 136 37 643 17.4 102 3
3. G. Fencik 164 38 488 12.8 69t 1
4. B. McRae 125 27 485 18.0 89t 4
5. R. Taylor 118 23 414 18.0 96t 3
6. J. Caroline 118 24 405 16.9 79 2
7. D. Whitsell 84 26 397 15.3 52 2
8. N. Vasher 73 19 368 19.4 71t 2
9. G. McAfee 75 25 350 14.0 56 1
10. D. Kindt 108 21 348 16.6 67t 1
11. L. Frazier 65 20 343 17.1 56 2
12. B. Urlacher 182 22 324 14.7 85t 2
13. S. Luckman 128 17 310 18.2 54 2
14. N. Mullins 34 16 308 19.2 64 1
15. R. McQuarters 72 9 298 33.1 61t 2
  B. Turner 138 17 298 17.5 96t 2
17. M. Brown 100 17 275 16.2 72 4
18. M. Richardson 88 20 274 13.7 90 1
19. R. McLean 76 18 258 14.3 45 0
20. T. Jennings 78 16 257 16.1 48t 3
21. L. Briggs 173 16 256 16.0 74t 5
22. C. Clemons 82 9 251 27.9 76t 1
  C. Sumner 46 16 251 15.7 63 0
24. L. Stinson 69 16 240 15.0 46 2
25. V. Livers 68 12 230 19.2 60t 2
26. D. Duerson 102 18 221 12.3 38 0
27. D. Woolford 111 32 212 6.6 32 1
28. D. Buffone 186 24 211 8.8 22 0
29. G. Lyle 84 12 210 17.5 36 0
30. J. Azumah 105 10 206 20.6 70t 1
31. C. Ford 41 14 200 14.3 43 0
32. M. Carrier 109 20 197 9.8 39 1
33. K. Fuller 80 18 194 10.8 35 0
34. J. Lujack 47 12 190 15.8 43 0
35. A. Ellis 94 22 185 8.4 24 1
36. E. Jackson 46 10 181 18.1 76t 3
37. J. Taylor 108 15 178 11.9 39 0
38. D. Butkus 119 22 166 7.5 38 0
  T. Parrish 64 8 166 20.8 41 1
  D. Plank 101 15 166 11.1 29 0
41. S. Gayle 144 14 159 11.4 33 1
42. E. Barnes 36 9 157 17.4 30 1
43. H. Clarke 41 11 156 14.2 35 1
  J. Fortunato 155 16 156 9.8 36 1
45. V. Jackson 76 15 155 10.3 46 1
46. S. Whitman 17 7 153 21.9 38 1
47. M. Wright 54 9 151 16.8 45t 3
48. W. Harris 87 15 150 10.0 39t 3
49. K. Payne 32 4 147 36.8 50 0
50. J. Lincoln 47 5 146 29.2 80t 1