Denver Broncos Career Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Yards

The following are the Denver Broncos career defensive leaders ranked by interception return yards. 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. Billy Thompson is the Denver Broncos career leader in interception return yards with 784.

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

      Interceptions
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. B. Thompson 179 40 784 19.6 59t 3
2. M. Harden 128 33 643 19.5 52 4
3. S. Foley 150 44 622 14.1 40t 1
4. T. Braxton 165 34 614 18.1 72 4
5. A. Gonsoulin 94 43 542 12.6 64 2
6. C. Harris 139 20 457 22.9 98t 4
7. D. Smith 184 30 431 14.4 65 0
8. S. Atwater 155 24 408 17.0 68 1
9. A. Talib 58 11 374 34.0 104 6
10. L. Wright 166 26 360 13.8 59 1
11. C. Bailey 135 34 340 10.0 70t 3
  T. Jackson 191 20 340 17.0 73t 3
13. R. Gradishar 145 20 335 16.8 93t 3
14. N. Wilson 42 8 273 34.1 70t 3
15. W. Henderson 62 11 261 23.7 53 2
16. R. Crockett 106 17 208 12.2 80t 2
17. W. Brown 50 15 195 13.0 45 0
18. R. Robbins 116 11 193 17.5 62t 2
19. D. O'Neal 61 15 191 12.7 42 2
20. D. Gordon 32 8 189 23.6 55t 2
21. J. Simmons 58 11 186 16.9 65t 1
22. S. Wilson 92 16 182 11.4 36 0
23. J. McGeever 55 9 177 19.7 48 1
24. J. McMillin 47 10 176 17.6 48 1
25. B. Jackson 46 8 165 20.6 38 0
26. J. Rowser 38 9 162 18.0 41t 2
27. B. Zeman 28 7 156 22.3 55 1
28. B. McNamara 28 7 148 21.1 34 0
29. D. Williams 27 6 145 24.2 80t 2
30. K. Mecklenburg 180 5 128 25.6 63 0
31. J. Spencer 53 6 127 21.2 79t 2
32. C. Greer 88 17 125 7.4 30 0
33. B. Roby 79 7 121 17.3 51t 2
34. A. Goodman 40 7 111 15.9 30 1
35. T. Buckley 16 6 110 18.3 33 1
36. J. Griffin 26 4 109 27.2 44 1
37. K. Clark 26 3 105 35.0 50 0
38. G. Sellers 27 10 102 10.2 47 1
39. P. Martha 13 6 99 16.5 50 0
40. C. Jones 46 12 95 7.9 31 0
  R. Moore 57 8 95 11.9 23 0
42. J. Rizzo 81 9 92 10.2 38 0
43. F. Forsberg 53 5 88 17.6 40t 1
44. R. Hunley 52 3 86 28.7 52t 1
45. R. Hill 31 4 85 21.2 36 0
46. B. Swenson 96 11 83 7.5 32 0
47. D. Johnson 61 2 79 39.5 45 0
48. T. Ward 41 3 78 26.0 37 0
49. P. Nugent 12 7 77 11.0 30 0
50. D. Bly 32 7 76 10.9 37 0