Detroit Lions Career Punting Leaders

Ranked by Punting Yards

The following are the Detroit Lions career punting leaders ranked by punting yards. 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. Nick Harris is the Detroit Lions career leader in punting yards with 29,857.

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

      Punting
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net
1. N. Harris 136 694 29,857 43.0 67 48 210 2 36.3
2. J. Arnold 114 536 22,893 42.7 71 53 124 3 35.8
3. Y. Lary 133 503 22,279 44.3 73 0 0 4 43.9
4. S. Martin 106 473 21,760 46.0 72 38 175 1 40.9
5. J. Jett 95 503 21,494 42.7 62 50 154 4 35.8
6. H. Weaver 97 436 17,715 40.6 69 6 15 8 39.0
7. T. Skladany 57 268 11,363 42.4 74 23 64 2 35.7
8. M. Black 58 272 11,181 41.1 63 27 59 2 33.4
9. P. Studstill 77 187 7,925 42.4 78 0 0 0 42.4
10. B. Smith 62 182 7,768 42.7 0 0 0 0 42.7
11. M. Royals 32 126 5,413 43.0 69 14 26 3 32.3
12. E. Girard 56 129 5,343 41.4 65 0 0 0 41.4
13. W. White 22 100 4,129 41.3 0 0 0 0 41.3
14. L. Barney 140 113 4,006 35.5 55 0 0 1 35.1
15. L. Swider 14 88 3,523 40.0 72 7 13 0 33.5
16. W. Summers 13 93 3,420 36.8 51 5 6 1 30.5
17. J. DePoyster 14 71 2,868 40.4 60 0 0 0 40.4
18. H. Hopp 30 71 2,825 39.8 0 0 0 0 39.8
19. G. Montgomery 16 63 2,782 44.2 64 8 19 1 34.2
20. B. Dudley 28 72 2,760 38.3 0 0 0 0 38.3
21. F. Sinkwich 20 57 2,396 42.0 0 0 0 0 42.0
22. R. Donahue 8 49 2,093 42.7 60 4 13 0 35.6
23. R. Zimmerman 12 49 2,078 42.4 62 0 0 1 41.6
24. D. Walker 67 50 1,956 39.1 0 0 0 0 39.1
25. E. Morrall 80 46 1,818 39.5 66 0 0 0 39.5
26. B. Graham 10 34 1,483 43.6 58 3 12 0 36.9
27. B. Cifers 11 30 1,369 45.6 0 0 0 0 45.6
28. J. Pingel 9 32 1,368 42.8 0 0 0 0 42.8
29. C. Fenenbock 20 33 1,265 38.3 0 0 0 0 38.3
30. J. Locke 5 27 1,222 45.3 54 0 11 0 42.2
31. F. Tripucka 6 28 1,074 38.4 0 0 0 0 38.4
32. G. Grimes 9 28 1,006 35.9 0 0 0 0 35.9
33. T. Colella 17 23 924 40.2 0 0 0 0 40.2
34. B. Shepherd 51 24 890 37.1 0 0 0 0 37.1
35. C. Wilson 45 22 868 39.5 0 0 0 0 39.5
36. B. Jefferson 11 20 750 37.5 0 0 0 0 37.5
37. L. Araguz 3 17 713 41.9 55 4 6 0 34.0
  C. Price 28 18 713 39.6 0 0 0 0 39.6
39. D. Ryan 22 17 669 39.4 0 0 0 0 39.4
40. J. Hanson 327 15 534 35.6 50 1 4 0 31.1
41. J. Kidd 2 13 520 40.0 54 0 1 0 34.9
42. J. James 2 12 481 40.1 50 2 3 0 33.7
43. K. Ryan 25 12 462 38.5 0 0 0 0 38.5
44. C. Wetterlund 6 11 449 40.8 0 0 0 0 40.8
45. R. Heywood 14 11 372 33.8 0 0 0 0 33.8
46. J. Stringfellow 9 9 363 40.3 0 0 0 0 40.3
47. B. deCorrevont 9 5 293 58.6 0 0 0 0 58.6
48. R. Malone 1 5 245 49.0 62 0 0 0 24.6
49. J. Misko 1 6 242 40.3 51 0 1 0 36.5
50. M. Kinzer 1 7 238 34.0 42 0 2 0 29.0