Chicago Bears Single Season Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Yards

The following are the Chicago Bears single season 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. Richie Petitbon is the Chicago Bears single season leader in interception return yards with 212.

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

      Interceptions
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  R. Petitbon 1962 Chi 6 212 35.3 102 1
  J. Caroline 1956 Chi 6 182 30.3 59t 2
  N. Vasher 2004 Chi 5 177 35.4 71t 1
  M. Richardson 1985 Chi 4 174 43.5 90 1
  D. Kindt 1953 Chi 6 172 28.7 67t 1
  R. Taylor 1963 Chi 9 172 19.1 46 1
  C. Tillman 2005 Chi 5 172 34.4 95 1
  C. Sumner 1955 Chi 7 162 23.1 63 0
  R. Petitbon 1963 Chi 8 161 20.1 66t 1
  K. Payne 2008 Chi 4 147 36.8 50 0
  N. Vasher 2005 Chi 8 145 18.1 46 1
  D. Duerson 1986 Chi 6 139 23.2 38 0
  L. Frazier 1983 Chi 7 135 19.3 56 1
  J. Lujack 1948 Chi 8 131 16.4 43 0
  J. Azumah 2004 Chi 4 128 32.0 70t 1
  C. Tillman 2010 Chi 5 127 25.4 56 0
  D. Whitsell 1961 Chi 6 123 20.5 52 0
  G. Fencik 1981 Chi 6 121 20.2 69t 1
  L. Frazier 1985 Chi 6 119 19.8 33 1
  S. Whitman 1954 Chi 5 117 23.4 38 1
  M. Brown 2005 Chi 3 116 38.7 72 1
  B. McRae 1965 Chi 4 116 29.0 89t 1
  R. Manning 2006 Chi 5 113 22.6 54t 1
  N. Mullins 1947 Chi 6 113 18.8 51 0
  T. Jennings 2013 Chi 4 111 27.8 48t 2
  L. Briggs 2012 Chi 2 110 55.0 74t 2
  C. Clemons 1975 Chi 2 109 54.5 76t 1
  J. Lincoln 1993 Chi 3 109 36.3 80t 1
  K. Gorgal 1955 Chi 6 107 17.8 34 0
  T. Jennings 2012 Chi 9 105 11.7 31 1
  C. Ford 1972 Chi 7 104 14.9 43 0
  B. Turner 1947 Chi 2 103 51.5 96t 1
  G. Fencik 1984 Chi 5 102 20.4 61 0
  B. Urlacher 2007 Chi 5 101 20.2 85t 1
  N. Mullins 1948 Chi 7 99 14.1 33t 1
  H. Clinton-Dix 2019 Chi 2 96 48.0 59 1
  S. Luckman 1942 Chi 4 96 24.0 54 1
  N. Mullins 1946 Chi 3 96 32.0 64 0
  R. Taylor 1968 Chi 3 96 32.0 96t 1
  B. Turner 1942 Chi 8 96 12.0 42 1
  D. Moore 2010 Chi 4 95 23.8 54t 1
  M. Carrier 1993 Chi 4 94 23.5 34t 1
  V. Jackson 1988 Chi 8 94 11.8 46 0
  B. McRae 1967 Chi 5 94 18.8 34t 2
  T. Bell 1981 Chi 1 92 92.0 92t 1
  A. Amos 2017 Chi 1 90 90.0 90t 1
  E. Barnes 1958 Chi 4 90 22.5 30 1
  B. McRae 1963 Chi 6 90 15.0 44 1
  R. Smith 1956 Chi 4 90 22.5 41 0
  L. Frazier 1984 Chi 5 89 17.8 33 0