Denver Broncos Single Season Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Returns

The following are the Denver Broncos single season punt return leaders ranked by punt returns. 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 single season leader in punt returns with 51.

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

      Punt Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  R. Upchurch 1977 Den 51 653 12.8 87t 1
  C. Watson 1999 Den 44 334 7.6 81t 1
  G. Willhite 1986 Den 42 468 11.1 70t 1
  W. Manning 1981 Den 41 378 9.2 39 0
  G. Milburn 1994 Den 41 379 9.2 44 0
  D. Gordon 1997 Den 40 543 13.6 94t 3
  G. Milburn 1993 Den 40 425 10.6 54 0
  R. Upchurch 1976 Den 39 536 13.7 92t 4
  R. Upchurch 1980 Den 37 353 9.5 34 0
  R. Upchurch 1978 Den 36 493 13.7 75t 1
  D. Gordon 1998 Den 34 379 11.1 44 0
  D. O'Neal 2000 Den 34 354 10.4 64 0
  A. Marshall 1992 Den 33 349 10.6 47 0
  D. O'Neal 2003 Den 33 315 9.5 57t 1
  Z. Thomas 1983 Den 33 368 11.2 70t 1
  T. Holliday 2013 Den 32 271 8.5 81t 1
  G. Milburn 1995 Den 31 354 11.4 44 0
  D. O'Neal 2001 Den 31 405 13.1 86t 1
  V. Johnson 1985 Den 30 260 8.7 38 0
  D. O'Neal 2002 Den 30 251 8.4 53 0
  E. Royal 2009 Den 30 335 11.2 71t 1
  B. Thompson 1973 Den 30 366 12.2 53 0
  R. Upchurch 1979 Den 30 304 10.1 44 0
  I. Burse 2014 Den 29 211 7.3 22 0
  B. Thompson 1971 Den 29 274 9.4 28 0
  Q. Cosby 2011 Den 27 269 10.0 30 0
  R. Upchurch 1975 Den 27 312 11.6 51 0
  T. Kinchen 1996 Den 26 300 11.5 40 0
  D. Spencer 2019 Den 26 208 8.0 42 0
  B. Thompson 1974 Den 26 350 13.5 60 0
  J. Norwood 2016 Den 25 204 8.2 17 0
  E. Royal 2010 Den 25 298 11.9 33 0
  B. Thompson 1969 Den 25 288 11.5 40 0
  D. Williams 2006 Den 25 206 8.2 34 0
  V. Johnson 1991 Den 24 174 7.2 20 0
  F. Little 1968 Den 24 261 10.9 67t 1
  R. Nattiel 1988 Den 23 223 9.7 24 0
  R. Smith 1996 Den 23 283 12.3 36 0
  B. Thompson 1970 Den 23 233 10.1 45 0
  F. Little 1970 Den 22 187 8.5 24 0
  R. Smith 2004 Den 22 223 10.1 30 0
  O. Barry 1965 Den 21 210 10.0 38 0
  K. Bell 1989 Den 21 143 6.8 24 0
  K. Clark 1990 Den 21 159 7.6 32 0
  I. McKenzie 2017 Den 21 183 8.7 44 0
  G. Willhite 1984 Den 20 200 10.0 35 0
  T. Luke 2004 Den 19 135 7.1 21 0
  K. Clark 1987 Den 18 233 12.9 71t 1
  A. Frazier 1961 Den 18 231 12.8 55 1
  E. Sanders 2015 Den 17 103 6.1 14 0