Denver Broncos Yearly Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Return Average

The following are the Denver Broncos yearly punt return leaders ranked by punt 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.

Leaders based on 20 punt returns

      Punt Returns
Year Player Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
2019 D. Spencer Den 26 208 8.0 42 0
2017 I. McKenzie Den 21 183 8.7 44 0
2016 J. Norwood Den 25 204 8.2 17 0
2014 I. Burse Den 29 211 7.3 22 0
2013 T. Holliday Den 32 271 8.5 81t 1
2012 T. Holliday Den 31 334 10.8 76t 1
2011 Q. Cosby Den 27 269 10.0 30 0
2010 E. Royal Den 25 298 11.9 33 0
2009 E. Royal Den 30 335 11.2 71t 1
2006 D. Williams Den 25 206 8.2 34 0
2004 R. Smith Den 22 223 10.1 30 0
2003 D. O'Neal Den 33 315 9.5 57t 1
2002 D. O'Neal Den 30 251 8.4 53 0
2001 D. O'Neal Den 31 405 13.1 86t 1
2000 D. O'Neal Den 34 354 10.4 64 0
1999 C. Watson Den 44 334 7.6 81t 1
1998 D. Gordon Den 34 379 11.1 44 0
1997 D. Gordon Den 40 543 13.6 94t 3
1996 R. Smith Den 23 283 12.3 36 0
1995 G. Milburn Den 31 354 11.4 44 0
1994 G. Milburn Den 41 379 9.2 44 0
1993 G. Milburn Den 40 425 10.6 54 0
1992 A. Marshall Den 33 349 10.6 47 0
1991 V. Johnson Den 24 174 7.2 20 0
1990 K. Clark Den 21 159 7.6 32 0
1989 K. Bell Den 21 143 6.8 24 0
1988 R. Nattiel Den 23 223 9.7 24 0
1986 G. Willhite Den 42 468 11.1 70t 1
1985 V. Johnson Den 30 260 8.7 38 0
1984 G. Willhite Den 20 200 10.0 35 0
1983 Z. Thomas Den 33 368 11.2 70t 1
1981 W. Manning Den 41 378 9.2 39 0
1980 R. Upchurch Den 37 353 9.5 34 0
1979 R. Upchurch Den 30 304 10.1 44 0
1978 R. Upchurch Den 36 493 13.7 75t 1
1977 R. Upchurch Den 51 653 12.8 87t 1
1976 R. Upchurch Den 39 536 13.7 92t 4
1975 R. Upchurch Den 27 312 11.6 51 0
1974 B. Thompson Den 26 350 13.5 60 0
1973 B. Thompson Den 30 366 12.2 53 0
1971 B. Thompson Den 29 274 9.4 28 0
1970 B. Thompson Den 23 233 10.1 45 0
1969 B. Thompson Den 25 288 11.5 40 0
1968 F. Little Den 24 261 10.9 67t 1
1965 O. Barry Den 21 210 10.0 38 0