Chicago Bears Single Season Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Average

The following are the Chicago Bears single season defensive leaders ranked by interception 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. Mike Richardson is the Chicago Bears single season leader in interception return average with 43.50.

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

Leaders based on 4 interceptions

      Interceptions
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  M. Richardson 1985 Chi 4 174 43.5 90 1
  K. Payne 2008 Chi 4 147 36.8 50 0
  N. Vasher 2004 Chi 5 177 35.4 71t 1
  R. Petitbon 1962 Chi 6 212 35.3 102 1
  C. Tillman 2005 Chi 5 172 34.4 95 1
  J. Azumah 2004 Chi 4 128 32.0 70t 1
  J. Caroline 1956 Chi 6 182 30.3 59t 2
  B. McRae 1965 Chi 4 116 29.0 89t 1
  D. Kindt 1953 Chi 6 172 28.7 67t 1
  T. Jennings 2013 Chi 4 111 27.8 48t 2
  C. Tillman 2010 Chi 5 127 25.4 56 0
  S. Luckman 1942 Chi 4 96 24.0 54 1
  D. Moore 2010 Chi 4 95 23.8 54t 1
  M. Carrier 1993 Chi 4 94 23.5 34t 1
  S. Whitman 1954 Chi 5 117 23.4 38 1
  D. Duerson 1986 Chi 6 139 23.2 38 0
  C. Sumner 1955 Chi 7 162 23.1 63 0
  R. Manning 2006 Chi 5 113 22.6 54t 1
  E. Barnes 1958 Chi 4 90 22.5 30 1
  R. Smith 1956 Chi 4 90 22.5 41 0
  S. Luckman 1943 Chi 4 85 21.2 27 0
  C. Clemons 1974 Chi 4 84 21.0 37 0
  R. Henderson 1981 Chi 4 84 21.0 39 0
  L. Walterscheid 1980 Chi 4 84 21.0 36t 1
  D. Whitsell 1961 Chi 6 123 20.5 52 0
  G. Fencik 1984 Chi 5 102 20.4 61 0
  K. Fuller 2014 Chi 4 81 20.2 31 0
  B. Urlacher 2007 Chi 5 101 20.2 85t 1
  G. Fencik 1981 Chi 6 121 20.2 69t 1
  R. Petitbon 1963 Chi 8 161 20.1 66t 1
  L. Frazier 1985 Chi 6 119 19.8 33 1
  A. Grygo 1944 Chi 4 79 19.8 29 0
  L. Frazier 1983 Chi 7 135 19.3 56 1
  G. Fencik 1978 Chi 4 77 19.2 59 0
  R. Taylor 1963 Chi 9 172 19.1 46 1
  N. Mullins 1947 Chi 6 113 18.8 51 0
  B. McRae 1967 Chi 5 94 18.8 34t 2
  N. Vasher 2005 Chi 8 145 18.1 46 1
  K. Gorgal 1955 Chi 6 107 17.8 34 0
  L. Frazier 1984 Chi 5 89 17.8 33 0
  L. Stinson 1991 Chi 4 69 17.2 34t 1
  D. Butkus 1965 Chi 5 84 16.8 38 0
  D. Whitsell 1965 Chi 4 67 16.8 32 1
  J. Lujack 1948 Chi 8 131 16.4 43 0
  M. Brown 2001 Chi 5 81 16.2 33t 2
  S. Wallace 1954 Chi 4 63 15.8 51 0
  H. Clarke 1940 Chi 4 62 15.5 0 1
  B. McRae 1963 Chi 6 90 15.0 44 1
  C. Ford 1972 Chi 7 104 14.9 43 0
  L. Stinson 1989 Chi 4 59 14.8 29t 1