Denver Broncos Career Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Average

The following are the Denver Broncos career defensive leaders ranked by interception return average. Included are player stats for the Denver Broncos (NFL) from 1970-2020 and the Denver Broncos (AFL) from 1960-1969. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Chris Harris is the Denver Broncos career leader in interception return average with 22.85.

Players active with the Denver Broncos during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 20 interceptions

      Interceptions
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. C. Harris 139 20 457 22.9 98t 4
2. B. Thompson 179 40 784 19.6 59t 3
3. M. Harden 128 33 643 19.5 52 4
4. T. Braxton 165 34 614 18.1 72 4
5. S. Atwater 155 24 408 17.0 68 1
  T. Jackson 191 20 340 17.0 73t 3
7. R. Gradishar 145 20 335 16.8 93t 3
8. D. Smith 184 30 431 14.4 65 0
9. S. Foley 150 44 622 14.1 40t 1
10. L. Wright 166 26 360 13.8 59 1
11. A. Gonsoulin 94 43 542 12.6 64 2
12. C. Bailey 135 34 340 10.0 70t 3