Chicago Bears Single Season Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Return Yards

The following are the Chicago Bears single season kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff return yards. 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. Glyn Milburn is the Chicago Bears single season leader in kickoff return yards with 1,550.

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

      Kickoff Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  G. Milburn 1998 Chi 62 1,550 25.0 94t 2
  G. Milburn 2000 Chi 63 1,468 23.3 38 0
  D. Hester 2013 Chi 52 1,436 27.6 80 0
  G. Milburn 1999 Chi 61 1,426 23.4 93 0
  J. Azumah 2003 Chi 41 1,191 29.0 89t 2
  D. Manning 2008 Chi 36 1,070 29.7 83t 1
  A. Merritt 2002 Chi 45 1,029 22.9 63 0
  T. Hughes 1997 Chi 43 1,008 23.4 58 0
  D. Hester 2007 Chi 43 934 21.7 97t 2
  J. Knox 2009 Chi 32 927 29.0 102 1
  J. Azumah 2004 Chi 42 924 22.0 73 0
  R. Smith 1972 Chi 30 924 30.8 94t 1
  N. Lewis 1995 Chi 42 904 21.5 52 0
  N. Lewis 1994 Chi 35 874 25.0 55 0
  C. Patterson 2019 Chi 28 825 29.5 102 1
  D. Manning 2010 Chi 33 816 24.7 62 0
  D. Thompson 2016 Chi 35 804 23.0 64 0
  B. Baschnagel 1976 Chi 29 754 26.0 48 0
  R. Davis 2006 Chi 32 753 23.5 42 0
  C. Turner 1970 Chi 23 752 32.7 96t 4
  D. Manning 2009 Chi 28 744 26.6 59 0
  D. Hester 2011 Chi 33 723 21.9 98t 1
  G. Sayers 1966 Chi 23 718 31.2 93t 2
  J. Azumah 2005 Chi 32 705 22.0 40 0
  D. Hester 2008 Chi 31 679 21.9 51 0
  R. Smith 1971 Chi 26 671 25.8 41 0
  C. Bivins 1961 Chi 25 668 26.7 78 0
  D. Gentry 1989 Chi 28 667 23.8 63 0
  D. Williams 1980 Chi 27 666 24.7 95t 1
  G. Sayers 1965 Chi 21 660 31.4 96t 1
  R. Smith 1970 Chi 28 651 23.2 46 0
  C. Turner 1971 Chi 31 639 20.6 40 0
  I. Hill 1973 Chi 27 637 23.6 95t 1
  D. Gentry 1987 Chi 25 621 24.8 88t 1
  D. Hester 2012 Chi 24 621 25.9 40 0
  J. Jackson 1996 Chi 27 619 22.9 60 0
  G. Sayers 1967 Chi 16 603 37.7 104 3
  R. Drzewiecki 1955 Chi 25 591 23.6 56 0
  T. Cohen 2017 Chi 26 583 22.4 46 0
  B. Engram 1996 Chi 25 580 23.2 45 0
  C. Williams 2014 Chi 24 579 24.1 102 1
  D. Gentry 1988 Chi 27 578 21.4 51 0
  W. Gault 1985 Chi 22 577 26.2 99t 1
  D. Gentry 1986 Chi 20 576 28.8 91t 1
  K. Grandberry 1974 Chi 22 568 25.8 69 0
  C. Taylor 1974 Chi 27 567 21.0 38 0
  B. Baschnagel 1977 Chi 23 557 24.2 84t 1
  A. Denson 2001 Chi 23 534 23.2 37 0
  B. Martin 1964 Chi 24 534 22.2 36 0
  V. Livers 1975 Chi 26 529 20.3 40 0