Chicago Bears Single Season Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Return Average

The following are the Chicago Bears single season punt return leaders ranked by punt return average. 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 single season leader in punt return average with 17.09.

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

Leaders based on 20 punt returns

      Punt Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  D. Hester 2010 Chi 33 564 17.1 89t 3
  D. Hester 2011 Chi 28 454 16.2 82t 2
  D. Hester 2007 Chi 42 651 15.5 89t 4
  G. McAfee 1948 Chi 30 417 13.9 60t 1
  D. Hester 2006 Chi 47 600 12.8 84t 3
  T. Cohen 2018 Chi 33 411 12.5 44 0
  R. McQuarters 2003 Chi 37 452 12.2 60t 1
  J. Fisher 1981 Chi 43 509 11.8 88t 1
  G. Milburn 1998 Chi 25 291 11.6 93t 1
  G. McAfee 1949 Chi 24 279 11.6 33 0
  G. Milburn 1999 Chi 30 346 11.5 54 0
  J. Bailey 1990 Chi 36 399 11.1 95t 1
  V. Livers 1975 Chi 42 456 10.9 39 0
  J. Morris 1962 Chi 20 208 10.4 33 0
  L. Johnson 2002 Chi 28 288 10.3 30 0
  D. McKinnon 1987 Chi 40 405 10.1 94t 2
  R. McQuarters 2004 Chi 44 435 9.9 75t 1
  S. Schubert 1979 Chi 25 238 9.5 77t 1
  S. Schubert 1977 Chi 31 291 9.4 70t 1
  T. Cohen 2017 Chi 29 272 9.4 61t 1
  D. McKinnon 1983 Chi 34 316 9.3 59t 1
  T. Cohen 2019 Chi 33 302 9.2 71 0
  L. Johnson 2001 Chi 28 255 9.1 35 0
  B. Engram 1996 Chi 31 282 9.1 34 0
  J. Fisher 1984 Chi 57 492 8.6 28 0
  G. McAfee 1950 Chi 33 284 8.6 25 0
  G. Milburn 2000 Chi 35 300 8.6 25 0
  S. Schubert 1978 Chi 27 229 8.5 73t 1
  L. Barnes 1986 Chi 57 482 8.5 35 0
  D. Hester 2012 Chi 40 331 8.3 44 0
  T. Obee 1993 Chi 35 289 8.3 28 0
  D. McKinnon 1988 Chi 34 277 8.1 23 0
  J. Graham 1995 Chi 23 183 8.0 39 0
  K. Taylor 1985 Chi 25 198 7.9 21 0
  J. Bailey 1991 Chi 36 281 7.8 37 0
  D. Hester 2009 Chi 24 187 7.8 33 0
  R. Smith 1971 Chi 26 194 7.5 43 0
  V. Livers 1976 Chi 28 205 7.3 51 0
  L. Walterscheid 1980 Chi 33 239 7.2 25 0
  T. Hughes 1997 Chi 36 258 7.2 19 0
  J. Morris 1961 Chi 23 155 6.7 16 0
  M. Mariani 2015 Chi 29 192 6.6 20 0
  R. Smith 1972 Chi 26 163 6.3 29 0
  D. Hester 2008 Chi 32 198 6.2 25 0
  I. Hill 1973 Chi 36 204 5.7 72 1
  I. Hill 1974 Chi 33 183 5.5 15 0
  W. White 1952 Chi 23 117 5.1 17 0
  R. Drzewiecki 1955 Chi 20 100 5.0 28 0
  R. Smith 1970 Chi 33 126 3.8 15 0
  R. Drzewiecki 1957 Chi 22 64 2.9 11 0