Chicago Bears Yearly Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Return Yards

The following are the Chicago Bears yearly kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff 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.

      Kickoff Returns
Year Player Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
2019 C. Patterson Chi 28 825 29.5 102 1
2018 B. Cunningham Chi 8 173 21.6 31 0
2017 T. Cohen Chi 26 583 22.4 46 0
2016 D. Thompson Chi 35 804 23.0 64 0
2015 M. Mariani Chi 16 418 26.1 47 0
2014 C. Williams Chi 24 579 24.1 102 1
2013 D. Hester Chi 52 1,436 27.6 80 0
2012 D. Hester Chi 24 621 25.9 40 0
2011 D. Hester Chi 33 723 21.9 98t 1
2010 D. Manning Chi 33 816 24.7 62 0
2009 J. Knox Chi 32 927 29.0 102 1
2008 D. Manning Chi 36 1,070 29.7 83t 1
2007 D. Hester Chi 43 934 21.7 97t 2
2006 R. Davis Chi 32 753 23.5 42 0
2005 J. Azumah Chi 32 705 22.0 40 0
2004 J. Azumah Chi 42 924 22.0 73 0
2003 J. Azumah Chi 41 1,191 29.0 89t 2
2002 A. Merritt Chi 45 1,029 22.9 63 0
2001 A. Denson Chi 23 534 23.2 37 0
2000 G. Milburn Chi 63 1,468 23.3 38 0
1999 G. Milburn Chi 61 1,426 23.4 93 0
1998 G. Milburn Chi 62 1,550 25.0 94t 2
1997 T. Hughes Chi 43 1,008 23.4 58 0
1996 J. Jackson Chi 27 619 22.9 60 0
1995 N. Lewis Chi 42 904 21.5 52 0
1994 N. Lewis Chi 35 874 25.0 55 0
1993 C. Conway Chi 21 450 21.4 55 0
1992 D. Lewis Chi 23 511 22.2 97t 1
1991 J. Bailey Chi 16 311 19.4 31 0
1990 D. Gentry Chi 18 388 21.6 59 0
1989 D. Gentry Chi 28 667 23.8 63 0
1988 D. Gentry Chi 27 578 21.4 51 0
1987 D. Gentry Chi 25 621 24.8 88t 1
1986 D. Gentry Chi 20 576 28.8 91t 1
1985 W. Gault Chi 22 577 26.2 99t 1
1984 J. Cameron Chi 26 485 18.7 40 0
1983 W. Gault Chi 13 276 21.2 38 0
1982 R. Watts Chi 14 330 23.6 36 0
1981 D. Williams Chi 23 486 21.1 42 0
1980 D. Williams Chi 27 666 24.7 95t 1
1979 L. Walterscheid Chi 19 427 22.5 44 0
1978 B. Baschnagel Chi 20 455 22.8 36 0
1977 B. Baschnagel Chi 23 557 24.2 84t 1
1976 B. Baschnagel Chi 29 754 26.0 48 0
1975 V. Livers Chi 26 529 20.3 40 0
1974 K. Grandberry Chi 22 568 25.8 69 0
1973 I. Hill Chi 27 637 23.6 95t 1
1972 R. Smith Chi 30 924 30.8 94t 1
1971 R. Smith Chi 26 671 25.8 41 0
1970 C. Turner Chi 23 752 32.7 96t 4
1969 G. Sayers Chi 14 339 24.2 52 0
1968 G. Sayers Chi 17 461 27.1 46 0
1967 G. Sayers Chi 16 603 37.7 104 3
1966 G. Sayers Chi 23 718 31.2 93t 2
1965 G. Sayers Chi 21 660 31.4 96t 1
1964 B. Martin Chi 24 534 22.2 36 0
1963 R. Taylor Chi 6 118 19.7 29 0
1962 B. Martin Chi 25 515 20.6 47 0
1961 C. Bivins Chi 25 668 26.7 78 0
1960 J. Morris Chi 19 384 20.2 32 0
1959 J. Morris Chi 17 438 25.8 58 0
1958 J. Morris Chi 16 399 24.9 45 0
1957 R. Drzewiecki Chi 13 315 24.2 53 0
1956 D. Bingham Chi 17 444 26.1 100 1
1955 R. Drzewiecki Chi 25 591 23.6 56 0
1954 B. Stone Chi 8 215 26.9 35 0
1953 L. Campbell Chi 19 455 23.9 41 0
1952 C. Hunsinger Chi 15 308 20.5 35 0
1951 F. Morrison Chi 13 353 27.2 86 0
1950 C. Hunsinger Chi 12 343 28.6 33 0