Chicago Bears Career Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Return Average

The following are the Chicago Bears career kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff return average. Included are player stats for the Chicago Bears (NFL) from 1922-2020, the Chicago Staleys (APFA) in 1921 and the Decatur Staleys (APFA) in 1920. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Gale Sayers is the Chicago Bears career leader in kickoff return average with 30.56.

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

Leaders based on 75 kickoff returns

      Kickoff Returns
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. G. Sayers 68 91 2,781 30.6 104 6
2. D. Manning 77 101 2,711 26.8 83t 1
3. R. Smith 56 85 2,263 26.6 94t 1
4. D. Hester 123 222 5,504 24.8 98t 5
5. J. Azumah 105 119 2,885 24.2 89t 2
6. C. Turner 76 108 2,616 24.2 96t 4
7. G. Milburn 52 192 4,596 23.9 94t 2
8. B. Baschnagel 129 89 2,102 23.6 84t 1
9. N. Lewis 24 77 1,778 23.1 55 0
10. D. Gentry 159 192 4,353 22.7 94t 3
11. T. Sanders 75 79 1,497 18.9 96t 1