Cleveland Browns Single Season Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Return Yards

The following are the Cleveland Browns single season punt return leaders ranked by punt return yards. Included are player stats for the Cleveland Browns (NFL) from 1999-2019, the Cleveland Browns (NFL) from 1950-1995 and the Cleveland Browns (AAFC) from 1946-1949. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Gerald McNeil is the Cleveland Browns single season leader in punt return yards with 496.

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

      Punt Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  G. McNeil 1989 Cle 49 496 10.1 49 0
  E. Metcalf 1993 Cle 36 464 12.9 91t 2
  J. Cribbs 2012 Cle 38 457 12.0 60 0
  J. Cribbs 2009 Cle 38 452 11.9 67t 1
  D. Northcutt 2004 Cle 36 432 12.0 44 0
  E. Metcalf 1992 Cle 44 429 9.8 75t 1
  J. Cribbs 2007 Cle 30 405 13.5 76t 1
  J. Cribbs 2011 Cle 34 388 11.4 84t 1
  G. McNeil 1987 Cle 34 386 11.4 40 0
  D. Northcutt 2005 Cle 35 368 10.5 62t 1
  D. Northcutt 2002 Cle 25 367 14.7 87t 2
  G. Pruitt 1974 Cle 27 349 12.9 72 0
  G. McNeil 1986 Cle 40 348 8.7 84t 1
  E. Metcalf 1994 Cle 35 348 9.9 92t 2
  T. Benjamin 2015 Cle 28 324 11.6 78t 1
  G. McNeil 1988 Cle 38 315 8.3 32 0
  D. Northcutt 2006 Cle 28 312 11.1 81 0
  D. Hall 1979 Cle 29 295 10.2 47 0
  D. Northcutt 2003 Cle 36 295 8.2 38 0
  L. Kelly 1971 Cle 30 292 9.7 74 0
  R. Woolsey 1977 Cle 32 290 9.1 44 0
  D. Northcutt 2000 Cle 27 289 10.7 30 0
  K. Wright 1978 Cle 37 288 7.8 42 0
  D. Hall 1983 Cle 39 284 7.3 19 0
  L. Kelly 1965 Cle 17 265 15.6 67t 2
  T. Benjamin 2013 Cle 22 257 11.7 79t 1
  D. Hall 1981 Cle 33 248 7.5 40 0
  B. Davis 1967 Cle 18 229 12.7 52t 1
  J. Cribbs 2008 Cle 28 228 8.1 32 0
  J. Peppers 2018 Cle 25 219 8.8 33 0
  C. Weathers 1985 Cle 28 218 7.8 16 0
  S. Holden 1976 Cle 31 205 6.6 38 0
  B. Brennan 1984 Cle 25 199 8.0 19 0
  K. Konz 1956 Cle 13 187 14.4 65t 1
  J. Peppers 2017 Cle 30 180 6.0 25 0
  G. Pruitt 1973 Cle 16 180 11.2 46 0
  B. Mitchell 1959 Cle 17 177 10.4 78t 1
  D. Phelps 1950 Cle 13 174 13.4 54t 1
  K. Carpenter 1951 Cle 14 173 12.4 49 0
  T. Darden 1974 Cle 21 173 8.2 45 0
  L. Kelly 1964 Cle 9 171 19.0 68t 1
  R. Renfro 1952 Cle 22 169 7.7 34 0
  J. Cribbs 2010 Cle 20 168 8.4 17 0
  B. Mitchell 1958 Cle 14 165 11.8 68t 1
  B. Mitchell 1961 Cle 14 164 11.7 64t 1
  W. Roberts 1965 Cle 18 162 9.0 51 0
  B. Brennan 1985 Cle 19 153 8.1 37t 1
  T. Benjamin 2012 Cle 3 149 49.7 93t 1
  D. Paul 1955 Cle 19 148 7.8 60t 1
  K. Konz 1958 Cle 18 143 7.9 38 0