Detroit Lions Career Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Return Average

The following are the Detroit Lions career punt return leaders ranked by punt return average. 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. Jack Christiansen is the Detroit Lions career leader in punt return average with 12.75.

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

Leaders based on 75 punt returns

      Punt Returns
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. J. Christiansen 89 85 1,084 12.8 89t 8
2. M. Gray 84 132 1,427 10.8 78t 2
3. T. Watkins 64 94 970 10.3 90t 3
4. E. Drummond 52 108 1,058 9.8 83t 4
5. S. Logan 48 100 963 9.6 71 0
6. P. Mandley 74 143 1,360 9.5 81t 2
7. R. Martin 49 118 1,118 9.5 81t 2
8. L. Barney 140 143 1,312 9.2 74t 2
9. G. Milburn 32 81 717 8.9 40 0
10. Y. Lary 133 126 758 6.0 74t 3