Chicago Bears Single Season Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Return Yards

The following are the Chicago Bears single season punt return leaders ranked by punt 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. Devin Hester is the Chicago Bears single season leader in punt return yards with 651.

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
  D. Hester 2007 Chi 42 651 15.5 89t 4
  D. Hester 2006 Chi 47 600 12.8 84t 3
  D. Hester 2010 Chi 33 564 17.1 89t 3
  J. Fisher 1981 Chi 43 509 11.8 88t 1
  J. Fisher 1984 Chi 57 492 8.6 28 0
  L. Barnes 1986 Chi 57 482 8.5 35 0
  V. Livers 1975 Chi 42 456 10.9 39 0
  D. Hester 2011 Chi 28 454 16.2 82t 2
  R. McQuarters 2003 Chi 37 452 12.2 60t 1
  R. McQuarters 2004 Chi 44 435 9.9 75t 1
  G. McAfee 1948 Chi 30 417 13.9 60t 1
  T. Cohen 2018 Chi 33 411 12.5 44 0
  D. McKinnon 1987 Chi 40 405 10.1 94t 2
  J. Bailey 1990 Chi 36 399 11.1 95t 1
  G. Milburn 1999 Chi 30 346 11.5 54 0
  D. Hester 2012 Chi 40 331 8.3 44 0
  D. McKinnon 1983 Chi 34 316 9.3 59t 1
  T. Cohen 2019 Chi 33 302 9.2 71 0
  G. Milburn 2000 Chi 35 300 8.6 25 0
  G. Milburn 1998 Chi 25 291 11.6 93t 1
  S. Schubert 1977 Chi 31 291 9.4 70t 1
  T. Obee 1993 Chi 35 289 8.3 28 0
  L. Johnson 2002 Chi 28 288 10.3 30 0
  G. McAfee 1950 Chi 33 284 8.6 25 0
  B. Engram 1996 Chi 31 282 9.1 34 0
  J. Bailey 1991 Chi 36 281 7.8 37 0
  G. McAfee 1949 Chi 24 279 11.6 33 0
  D. McKinnon 1988 Chi 34 277 8.1 23 0
  T. Cohen 2017 Chi 29 272 9.4 61t 1
  G. McAfee 1947 Chi 18 261 14.5 35 0
  T. Hughes 1997 Chi 36 258 7.2 19 0
  D. Hester 2013 Chi 18 256 14.2 81t 1
  L. Johnson 2001 Chi 28 255 9.1 35 0
  L. Walterscheid 1980 Chi 33 239 7.2 25 0
  G. Sayers 1965 Chi 16 238 14.9 85t 1
  S. Schubert 1979 Chi 25 238 9.5 77t 1
  S. Schubert 1978 Chi 27 229 8.5 73t 1
  J. Boone 1950 Chi 17 215 12.6 48 0
  J. Morris 1962 Chi 20 208 10.4 33 0
  V. Livers 1976 Chi 28 205 7.3 51 0
  I. Hill 1973 Chi 36 204 5.7 72 1
  D. Hester 2008 Chi 32 198 6.2 25 0
  K. Taylor 1985 Chi 25 198 7.9 21 0
  R. Smith 1971 Chi 26 194 7.5 43 0
  M. Mariani 2015 Chi 29 192 6.6 20 0
  J. Arnett 1964 Chi 19 188 9.9 44 0
  D. Hester 2009 Chi 24 187 7.8 33 0
  J. Graham 1995 Chi 23 183 8.0 39 0
  I. Hill 1974 Chi 33 183 5.5 15 0
  J. Morris 1959 Chi 14 171 12.2 78t 1