Detroit Lions Career Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Touchdowns

The following are the Detroit Lions career defensive leaders ranked by interception return touchdowns. Included are player stats for the Detroit Lions (NFL) from 1934-2020 and the Portsmouth Spartans (NFL) from 1930-1933. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Lem Barney is the Detroit Lions career leader in interception return touchdowns with 7.

Players active with the Detroit Lions during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Interceptions
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. L. Barney 140 56 1,077 19.2 71t 7
2. M. Lucci 117 21 308 14.7 63t 4
3. J. Christiansen 89 46 717 15.6 92t 3
  L. Hand 164 5 110 22.0 62t 3
  L. Johnson 59 21 549 26.1 76 3
  D. LeBeau 185 62 762 12.3 70t 3
  B. Smith 62 29 719 24.8 102 3
  B. Westbrook 64 12 239 19.9 102 3
9. D. Bly 55 19 263 13.8 55t 2
  R. Brown 26 2 83 41.5 45t 2
  D. Doll 47 26 464 17.8 95t 2
  T. Fair 51 7 78 11.1 41t 2
  C. Houston 55 10 261 26.1 100 2
  G. Jamison 130 9 177 19.7 52t 2
  Y. Lary 133 50 787 15.7 73t 2
  D. Levy 95 12 141 11.8 66t 2
  R. Oldham 37 5 84 16.8 35t 2
  G. Quin 96 19 313 16.5 56 2
  W. Rasmussen 112 16 189 11.8 50t 2
  J. Schmidt 155 24 294 12.2 30 2
  A. Smith 27 8 112 14.0 42t 2
22. C. Avril 73 1 4 4.0 4t 1
  B. Bailey 58 2 32 16.0 34t 1
  R. Bailey 56 5 113 22.6 74t 1
  C. Bennett 15 0 0 0.0 0 1
  B. Blades 126 12 219 18.2 98t 1
  L. Bradley 56 9 96 10.7 76t 1
  R. Bush 16 2 39 19.5 39t 1
  E. Caddel 64 0 0 0.0 0 1
  T. Calvelli 18 2 51 25.5 34t 1
  L. Campbell 63 1 42 42.0 42t 1
  B. Carpenter 26 1 34 34.0 34t 1
  L. Carpenter 35 1 73 73.0 73t 1
  J. Cavosie 33 0 0 0.0 0 1
  C. Claiborne 62 6 75 12.5 43 1
  W. Clay 54 11 227 20.6 39 1
  R. Crockett 79 16 244 15.2 96t 1
  B. Davis 34 2 81 40.5 67t 1
  L. Delmas 65 6 174 29.0 102 1
  C. DeShane 48 5 78 15.6 46t 1
  Q. Diggs 65 6 69 11.5 37t 1
  B. Dudley 28 6 107 17.8 41t 1
  J. Fletcher 13 3 122 40.7 88t 1
  A. Hall 76 7 144 20.6 60t 1
  J. Holmes 32 7 109 15.6 36 1
  H. Hopp 30 4 43 10.8 40t 1
  V. Huffman 22 0 0 0.0 0 1
  J. Hunter 86 27 279 10.3 39t 1
  T. Hupke 37 0 0 0.0 0 1
  W. James 16 2 41 20.5 38t 1