Cleveland Browns Single Season Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Return Average

The following are the Cleveland Browns single season punt return leaders ranked by punt return average. Included are player stats for the Cleveland Browns (NFL) from 1999-2020, the Cleveland Browns (NFL) from 1950-1995 and the Cleveland Browns (AAFC) from 1946-1949. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Dennis Northcutt is the Cleveland Browns single season leader in punt return average with 14.68.

Players active with the Cleveland Browns during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 20 punt returns

      Punt Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  D. Northcutt 2002 Cle 25 367 14.7 87t 2
  J. Cribbs 2007 Cle 30 405 13.5 76t 1
  G. Pruitt 1974 Cle 27 349 12.9 72 0
  E. Metcalf 1993 Cle 36 464 12.9 91t 2
  J. Cribbs 2012 Cle 38 457 12.0 60 0
  D. Northcutt 2004 Cle 36 432 12.0 44 0
  J. Cribbs 2009 Cle 38 452 11.9 67t 1
  T. Benjamin 2013 Cle 22 257 11.7 79t 1
  T. Benjamin 2015 Cle 28 324 11.6 78t 1
  J. Cribbs 2011 Cle 34 388 11.4 84t 1
  G. McNeil 1987 Cle 34 386 11.4 40 0
  D. Northcutt 2006 Cle 28 312 11.1 81 0
  D. Northcutt 2000 Cle 27 289 10.7 30 0
  D. Northcutt 2005 Cle 35 368 10.5 62t 1
  D. Hall 1979 Cle 29 295 10.2 47 0
  G. McNeil 1989 Cle 49 496 10.1 49 0
  E. Metcalf 1994 Cle 35 348 9.9 92t 2
  E. Metcalf 1992 Cle 44 429 9.8 75t 1
  L. Kelly 1971 Cle 30 292 9.7 74 0
  R. Woolsey 1977 Cle 32 290 9.1 44 0
  J. Peppers 2018 Cle 25 219 8.8 33 0
  G. McNeil 1986 Cle 40 348 8.7 84t 1
  J. Cribbs 2010 Cle 20 168 8.4 17 0
  G. McNeil 1988 Cle 38 315 8.3 32 0
  T. Darden 1974 Cle 21 173 8.2 45 0
  D. Northcutt 2003 Cle 36 295 8.2 38 0
  J. Cribbs 2008 Cle 28 228 8.1 32 0
  B. Brennan 1984 Cle 25 199 8.0 19 0
  C. Weathers 1985 Cle 28 218 7.8 16 0
  K. Wright 1978 Cle 37 288 7.8 42 0
  R. Renfro 1952 Cle 22 169 7.7 34 0
  D. Hall 1981 Cle 33 248 7.5 40 0
  D. Hall 1983 Cle 39 284 7.3 19 0
  S. Holden 1976 Cle 31 205 6.6 38 0
  J. Peppers 2017 Cle 30 180 6.0 25 0
  B. Reynolds 1954 Cle 25 138 5.5 39 0
  B. Reynolds 1957 Cle 24 114 4.8 23 0
  K. Wright 1980 Cle 29 129 4.4 15 0
  C. Hanulak 1954 Cle 27 92 3.4 43 0