Chicago Bears Career Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Return Yards

The following are the Chicago Bears career kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff 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. Devin Hester is the Chicago Bears career leader in kickoff return yards with 5,504.

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

      Kickoff Returns
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. D. Hester 123 222 5,504 24.8 98t 5
2. G. Milburn 52 192 4,596 23.9 94t 2
3. D. Gentry 159 192 4,353 22.7 94t 3
4. J. Azumah 105 119 2,885 24.2 89t 2
5. G. Sayers 68 91 2,781 30.6 104 6
6. D. Manning 77 101 2,711 26.8 83t 1
7. C. Turner 76 108 2,616 24.2 96t 4
8. R. Smith 56 85 2,263 26.6 94t 1
9. B. Baschnagel 129 89 2,102 23.6 84t 1
10. N. Lewis 24 77 1,778 23.1 55 0
11. C. Bivins 91 62 1,531 24.7 78 0
12. J. Knox 45 55 1,506 27.4 102 1
13. T. Sanders 75 79 1,497 18.9 96t 1
14. D. Thompson 28 60 1,442 24.0 74 0
15. A. Merritt 29 65 1,434 22.1 63 0
16. R. Davis 92 70 1,366 19.5 42 0
17. D. Gordon 97 58 1,362 23.5 94 0
18. J. Morris 121 54 1,267 23.5 58 0
19. D. Williams 38 50 1,152 23.0 95t 1
20. B. Martin 32 53 1,148 21.7 47 0
21. W. Galimore 82 43 1,100 25.6 99t 1
22. T. Hughes 14 43 1,008 23.4 58 0
23. M. Mariani 22 36 928 25.8 67 0
24. R. Drzewiecki 20 38 906 23.8 56 0
25. W. Gault 76 37 885 23.9 99t 1
26. L. Walterscheid 73 34 833 24.5 81 0
27. C. Patterson 16 28 825 29.5 102 1
28. C. Hunsinger 34 31 717 23.1 35 0
29. R. Watts 56 34 710 20.9 83t 1
30. L. Johnson 28 35 704 20.1 35 0
31. F. Morrison 48 31 698 22.5 86 0
32. C. Conway 92 31 678 21.9 55 0
33. J. Bailey 30 39 674 17.3 31 0
34. E. Macon 23 22 672 30.5 89t 1
35. M. Green 53 33 644 19.5 37 0
36. H. Clarke 41 23 643 28.0 62 0
37. L. Campbell 26 24 638 26.6 86t 1
38. I. Hill 27 27 637 23.6 95t 1
39. F. Minini 24 23 631 27.4 95t 1
40. T. Cohen 48 30 628 20.9 46 0
41. J. Jackson 12 27 619 22.9 60 0
42. B. Engram 62 27 607 22.5 45 0
43. R. Taylor 118 25 598 23.9 60 0
44. C. Williams 7 24 579 24.1 102 1
45. K. Grandberry 14 22 568 25.8 69 0
46. C. Taylor 14 27 567 21.0 38 0
47. V. Livers 68 27 543 20.1 40 0
48. W. Payton 190 17 539 31.7 70 0
49. A. Denson 16 23 534 23.2 37 0
50. D. Lewis 33 25 524 21.0 97t 1