Denver Broncos Single Season Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Yards

The following are the Denver Broncos single season 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. Mike Harden is the Denver Broncos single season leader in interception return yards with 179.

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

      Interceptions
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  M. Harden 1986 Den 6 179 29.8 52 2
  C. Bailey 2006 Den 10 162 16.2 70t 1
  N. Wilson 1967 Den 4 153 38.2 70t 2
  C. Harris 2012 Den 3 144 48.0 98t 2
  W. Brown 1964 Den 9 140 15.6 45 0
  C. Bailey 2005 Den 8 139 17.4 65t 2
  T. Jackson 1976 Den 7 136 19.4 46t 1
  B. Zeman 1962 Den 6 133 22.2 55 1
  T. Braxton 1996 Den 9 128 14.2 69t 1
  B. Jackson 1978 Den 6 128 21.3 38 0
  L. Wright 1977 Den 3 128 42.7 59 1
  M. Harden 1983 Den 4 127 31.8 48 0
  A. Gonsoulin 1964 Den 7 125 17.9 36 0
  D. Gordon 1998 Den 4 125 31.2 55t 1
  A. Talib 2015 Den 3 123 41.0 63t 2
  B. Thompson 1977 Den 5 122 24.4 38 0
  N. Wilson 1965 Den 3 118 39.3 65 1
  J. McMillin 1962 Den 4 117 29.2 48 1
  S. Foley 1980 Den 4 115 28.8 36 0
  D. O'Neal 2001 Den 9 115 12.8 42 0
  T. Braxton 1997 Den 4 113 28.2 43 1
  T. Buckley 2000 Den 6 110 18.3 33 1
  J. Griffin 1965 Den 4 109 27.2 44 1
  D. Williams 2005 Den 2 108 54.0 80t 1
  K. Clark 1987 Den 3 105 35.0 50 0
  R. Crockett 1998 Den 3 105 35.0 80t 1
  K. Mecklenburg 1984 Den 2 105 52.5 63 0
  B. Thompson 1974 Den 5 105 21.0 38t 1
  S. Atwater 1991 Den 5 104 20.8 49 0
  J. Rowser 1976 Den 4 104 26.0 41t 2
  T. Braxton 1989 Den 6 103 17.2 34t 1
  A. Talib 2017 Den 1 103 103.0 104 1
  B. Roby 2016 Den 2 102 51.0 51t 2
  J. Spencer 2000 Den 3 102 34.0 79t 2
  M. Harden 1985 Den 5 100 20.0 42t 1
  P. Martha 1970 Den 6 99 16.5 50 0
  A. Gonsoulin 1960 Den 11 98 8.9 0 0
  S. Foley 1984 Den 6 97 16.2 40t 1
  B. Thompson 1975 Den 2 97 48.5 49 0
  R. Gradishar 1980 Den 2 96 48.0 93t 1
  B. Thompson 1973 Den 3 96 32.0 59t 1
  S. Foley 1976 Den 4 95 23.8 34 0
  T. Jackson 1977 Den 4 95 23.8 73t 1
  C. Harris 2015 Den 2 94 47.0 74t 1
  B. Thompson 1969 Den 3 92 30.7 57t 1
  A. Gonsoulin 1965 Den 6 91 15.2 32 0
  S. Wilson 1983 Den 5 91 18.2 36 0
  A. Gonsoulin 1962 Den 7 88 12.6 64 1
  A. Talib 2016 Den 3 86 28.7 46t 1
  M. Harden 1987 Den 4 85 21.2 32 0