Cincinnati Bengals Single Season Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Yards

The following are the Cincinnati Bengals single season defensive leaders ranked by interception return yards. 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 yards with 167.

Players active with the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

      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
  K. Riley 1976 Cin 9 141 15.7 53t 1
  S. Williams 2018 Cin 5 131 26.2 58t 1
  D. Williams 1993 Cin 2 126 63.0 97t 1
  R. Horton 1983 Cin 5 121 24.2 55t 1
  M. Cobb 1975 Cin 4 116 29.0 52t 1
  J. Griffin 1985 Cin 7 116 16.6 33 1
  R. Nelson 2015 Cin 8 115 14.4 37 0
  R. Nelson 2011 Cin 4 115 28.8 75t 1
  T. Casanova 1976 Cin 5 109 21.8 33t 2
  D. Dennard 2017 Cin 2 109 54.5 89t 1
  T. Casanova 1972 Cin 5 108 21.6 33 0
  J. Francis 1992 Cin 3 108 36.0 66t 1
  L. Parrish 1971 Cin 7 105 15.0 65t 1
  D. O'Neal 2005 Cin 10 103 10.3 37 0
  A. Hawkins 2002 Cin 2 102 51.0 102 1
  D. Kirkpatrick 2017 Cin 1 101 101.0 101 0
  R. Jackson 1985 Cin 6 100 16.7 57t 1
  B. Jackson 1975 Cin 5 97 19.4 34 0
  L. Breeden 1984 Cin 4 96 24.0 70 0
  L. Parrish 1977 Cin 3 95 31.7 47t 1
  B. Harris 1981 Cin 2 92 46.0 49 0
  J. Joseph 2009 Cin 6 92 15.3 32 1
  L. Breeden 1980 Cin 7 91 13.0 29 0
  L. Parrish 1972 Cin 5 90 18.0 33t 2
  K. Riley 1983 Cin 8 89 11.1 42t 2
  K. Riley 1982 Cin 5 88 17.6 56t 1
  D. Fulcher 1989 Cin 8 87 10.9 22 0
  L. Hall 2008 Cin 3 87 29.0 50t 1
  D. Phillips 2019 Cin 4 82 20.5 28 0
  R. Griffin 1980 Cin 2 80 40.0 52t 2
  N. Craig 1972 Cin 2 76 38.0 63t 1
  J. Joseph 2007 Cin 4 76 19.0 42t 1
  K. Riley 1975 Cin 6 76 12.7 30t 1
  W. Jackson 2017 Cin 1 75 75.0 75t 1
  M. Brim 1993 Cin 3 74 24.7 30 1
  L. Breeden 1986 Cin 7 72 10.3 36t 1
  M. Brim 1994 Cin 2 72 36.0 49 0
  R. Heath 1999 Cin 3 72 24.0 58t 1
  H. Gunner 1969 Cin 1 70 70.0 70t 1
  F. Smith 1969 Cin 4 67 16.8 29 0
  R. Williams 1977 Cin 3 67 22.3 54t 1
  B. Hunt 1969 Cin 4 66 16.5 27 0
  T. James 2004 Cin 8 66 8.2 23 0
  K. Riley 1969 Cin 4 66 16.5 66 0
  T. Spikes 2001 Cin 1 66 66.0 66t 1
  D. Williams 1992 Cin 4 65 16.2 30 0
  M. Morgan 1978 Cin 1 64 64.0 64 0
  A. Ambrose 1996 Cin 8 63 7.9 31t 1