Chicago Bears Single Season Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Returns

The following are the Chicago Bears single season punt return leaders ranked by punt returns. 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. Lew Barnes is the Chicago Bears single season leader in punt returns with 57.

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

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