Denver Broncos Career Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Return Yards

The following are the Denver Broncos career punt return leaders ranked by punt 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. Rick Upchurch is the Denver Broncos career leader in punt return yards with 3,008.

Players active with the Denver Broncos during the 2020 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Punt Returns
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. R. Upchurch 119 248 3,008 12.1 92t 8
2. B. Thompson 179 157 1,814 11.6 60 0
3. D. O'Neal 61 128 1,325 10.4 86t 2
4. G. Milburn 48 112 1,158 10.3 54 0
5. G. Willhite 78 101 1,012 10.0 70t 1
6. E. Royal 57 81 967 11.9 85t 2
7. D. Gordon 32 74 922 12.5 94t 3
8. F. Little 117 81 893 11.0 72t 2
9. V. Johnson 128 81 689 8.5 38 0
10. R. Smith 183 53 647 12.2 65t 1
11. T. Holliday 25 63 605 9.6 81t 2
12. K. Clark 26 59 574 9.7 71t 1
13. Z. Thomas 28 53 486 9.2 70t 1
14. C. Greer 88 55 426 7.7 65t 1
15. R. Nattiel 70 55 421 7.7 38 0
16. W. Manning 25 41 378 9.2 39 0
17. O. Barry 26 37 359 9.7 52 1
18. D. Williams 27 42 354 8.4 52 0
19. A. Marshall 32 33 349 10.6 47 0
20. C. Watson 14 44 334 7.6 81t 1
21. A. Frazier 31 26 305 11.7 55 1
22. T. Kinchen 7 26 300 11.5 40 0
23. Q. Cosby 10 27 269 10.0 30 0
24. J. Norwood 25 31 255 8.2 17 0
25. C. Mitchell 56 21 251 12.0 54 0
26. A. Haynes 28 24 240 10.0 57 1
27. D. Spencer 18 30 239 8.0 42 0
28. G. Mingo 59 18 214 11.9 76t 1
29. G. Martinez 14 19 213 11.2 80t 1
30. I. Burse 12 29 211 7.3 22 0
31. I. McKenzie 12 23 196 8.5 44 0
32. C. Adams 24 18 175 9.7 39 0
33. A. Carmichael 16 22 159 7.2 29 0
34. E. Decker 62 9 157 17.4 90t 1
35. D. Preston 76 18 153 8.5 23 0
36. K. Bell 59 22 147 6.7 24 0
37. W. Welker 27 21 144 6.9 27 0
38. T. Luke 10 19 135 7.1 21 0
39. S. Swanson 3 9 132 14.7 33 0
40. O. Bolden 56 5 123 24.6 83t 1
41. E. Sanders 78 20 112 5.6 14 0
42. K. Raymond 4 11 111 10.1 25 0
43. J. Taylor 26 11 103 9.4 24 0
44. M. Harden 128 7 102 14.6 41t 1
45. B. Zeman 28 7 91 13.0 47 0
46. J. Leonhard 16 15 89 5.9 16 0
  R. Sherman 14 10 89 8.9 18 0
48. D. Kircus 16 6 86 14.3 42 0
49. B. McNamara 28 15 85 5.7 9 0
50. G. Sellers 27 10 73 7.3 17 0