Cincinnati Bengals Single Season Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Average

The following are the Cincinnati Bengals single season defensive leaders ranked by interception return average. Included are player stats for the Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) from 1970-2019 and the Cincinnati Bengals (AFL) from 1968-1969. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Ray Griffin is the Cincinnati Bengals single season leader in interception return average with 41.75.

Players active with the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2018 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 4 interceptions

      Interceptions
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  R. Griffin 1979 Cin 4 167 41.8 96t 1
  L. Breeden 1981 Cin 4 145 36.2 102 1
  M. Cobb 1975 Cin 4 116 29.0 52t 1
  R. Nelson 2011 Cin 4 115 28.8 75t 1
  S. Williams 2018 Cin 5 131 26.2 58t 1
  R. Horton 1983 Cin 5 121 24.2 55t 1
  L. Breeden 1984 Cin 4 96 24.0 70 0
  T. Casanova 1976 Cin 5 109 21.8 33t 2
  T. Casanova 1972 Cin 5 108 21.6 33 0
  B. Jackson 1975 Cin 5 97 19.4 34 0
  J. Joseph 2007 Cin 4 76 19.0 42t 1
  L. Parrish 1972 Cin 5 90 18.0 33t 2
  K. Riley 1982 Cin 5 88 17.6 56t 1
  F. Smith 1969 Cin 4 67 16.8 29 0
  R. Jackson 1985 Cin 6 100 16.7 57t 1
  J. Griffin 1985 Cin 7 116 16.6 33 1
  B. Hunt 1969 Cin 4 66 16.5 27 0
  K. Riley 1969 Cin 4 66 16.5 66 0
  D. Williams 1992 Cin 4 65 16.2 30 0
  K. Riley 1976 Cin 9 141 15.7 53t 1
  J. Joseph 2009 Cin 6 92 15.3 32 1
  D. O'Neal 2004 Cin 4 60 15.0 31t 1
  L. Parrish 1971 Cin 7 105 15.0 65t 1
  R. Nelson 2015 Cin 8 115 14.4 37 0
  T. James 2003 Cin 4 56 14.0 31 0
  B. Walker 1995 Cin 4 56 14.0 23 0
  L. Breeden 1980 Cin 7 91 13.0 29 0
  D. Jauron 1978 Cin 4 52 13.0 24t 1
  D. Fulcher 1991 Cin 4 51 12.8 27t 1
  K. Riley 1975 Cin 6 76 12.7 30t 1
  O. Thurman 2005 Cin 5 59 11.8 30t 1
  L. Billups 1988 Cin 4 47 11.8 29 0
  S. Durko 1971 Cin 4 46 11.5 25 0
  K. Riley 1983 Cin 8 89 11.1 42t 2
  T. James 2006 Cin 4 44 11.0 28 0
  C. Sawyer 1997 Cin 4 44 11.0 37 0
  D. Fulcher 1989 Cin 8 87 10.9 22 0
  S. Tovar 1996 Cin 4 42 10.5 24 0
  D. O'Neal 2005 Cin 10 103 10.3 37 0
  L. Breeden 1986 Cin 7 72 10.3 36t 1
  J. Spencer 1996 Cin 5 48 9.6 34 0
  B. Bussey 1990 Cin 4 37 9.2 18 0
  A. Beauchamp 1971 Cin 6 53 8.8 18t 1
  E. Thomas 1988 Cin 7 61 8.7 37 0
  T. Casanova 1973 Cin 4 33 8.2 16 0
  T. James 2004 Cin 8 66 8.2 23 0
  R. Williams 1981 Cin 4 33 8.2 14 0
  R. Jackson 1984 Cin 4 32 8.0 28t 1
  A. Ambrose 1996 Cin 8 63 7.9 31t 1
  L. Hall 2009 Cin 6 47 7.8 26 0