Denver Broncos Single Season Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Average

The following are the Denver Broncos single season 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. Nemiah Wilson is the Denver Broncos single season leader in interception return average with 38.25.

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

Leaders based on 4 interceptions

      Interceptions
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  N. Wilson 1967 Den 4 153 38.2 70t 2
  M. Harden 1983 Den 4 127 31.8 48 0
  D. Gordon 1998 Den 4 125 31.2 55t 1
  M. Harden 1986 Den 6 179 29.8 52 2
  J. McMillin 1962 Den 4 117 29.2 48 1
  S. Foley 1980 Den 4 115 28.8 36 0
  T. Braxton 1997 Den 4 113 28.2 43 1
  J. Griffin 1965 Den 4 109 27.2 44 1
  J. Rowser 1976 Den 4 104 26.0 41t 2
  B. Thompson 1977 Den 5 122 24.4 38 0
  S. Foley 1976 Den 4 95 23.8 34 0
  T. Jackson 1977 Den 4 95 23.8 73t 1
  B. Zeman 1962 Den 6 133 22.2 55 1
  B. Jackson 1978 Den 6 128 21.3 38 0
  M. Harden 1987 Den 4 85 21.2 32 0
  B. Thompson 1974 Den 5 105 21.0 38t 1
  S. Atwater 1991 Den 5 104 20.8 49 0
  M. Harden 1985 Den 5 100 20.0 42t 1
  W. Henderson 1992 Den 4 79 19.8 46t 1
  T. Jackson 1976 Den 7 136 19.4 46t 1
  T. Buckley 2000 Den 6 110 18.3 33 1
  S. Wilson 1983 Den 5 91 18.2 36 0
  J. Lentz 1967 Den 4 72 18.0 47 0
  A. Gonsoulin 1964 Den 7 125 17.9 36 0
  C. Bailey 2005 Den 8 139 17.4 65t 2
  C. Jones 1973 Den 4 69 17.2 31 0
  T. Braxton 1989 Den 6 103 17.2 34t 1
  B. Thompson 1971 Den 5 83 16.6 42 0
  P. Martha 1970 Den 6 99 16.5 50 0
  C. Bailey 2006 Den 10 162 16.2 70t 1
  S. Foley 1981 Den 5 81 16.2 24 0
  S. Foley 1984 Den 6 97 16.2 40t 1
  D. Gordon 1997 Den 4 64 16.0 32t 1
  B. McNamara 1960 Den 4 63 15.8 0 0
  W. Brown 1964 Den 9 140 15.6 45 0
  A. Talib 2014 Den 4 62 15.5 33t 2
  B. Jenkins 2000 Den 4 61 15.2 36t 1
  A. Gonsoulin 1965 Den 6 91 15.2 32 0
  J. Pyeatt 1960 Den 4 60 15.0 0 1
  S. Wilson 1984 Den 4 59 14.8 22 0
  B. Thompson 1979 Den 4 57 14.2 28 0
  T. Braxton 1996 Den 9 128 14.2 69t 1
  D. Bly 2007 Den 5 71 14.2 37 0
  S. Foley 1978 Den 6 84 14.0 30 0
  D. O'Neal 2002 Den 5 70 14.0 28t 2
  J. Rowser 1974 Den 4 56 14.0 33 0
  T. Braxton 1991 Den 4 55 13.8 52t 1
  M. Harden 1984 Den 6 79 13.2 45t 1
  A. Goodman 2009 Den 5 65 13.0 30 0
  P. Jaquess 1968 Den 5 64 12.8 28 0