Detroit Lions Single Season Punting Leaders

Ranked by Punting Gross Average

The following are the Detroit Lions single season punting leaders ranked by punting gross average. Included are player stats for the Detroit Lions (NFL) from 1934-2019 and the Portsmouth Spartans (NFL) from 1930-1933. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Sam Martin is the Detroit Lions single season leader in gross punting average with 48.5.

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

Leaders based on 40 punts

      Punting
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net
  S. Martin 2016 Det 62 3,010 48.5 63 3 23 0 44.2
  Y. Lary 1961 Det 52 2,519 48.4 71 0 0 0 0.0
  S. Martin 2013 Det 72 3,399 47.2 72 10 22 1 40.4
  Y. Lary 1959 Det 45 2,121 47.1 67 0 0 0 0.0
  Y. Lary 1964 Det 67 3,099 46.3 73 0 0 0 0.0
  S. Martin 2014 Det 68 3,138 46.1 71 5 29 0 40.1
  S. Martin 2015 Det 80 3,679 46.0 66 3 25 0 42.0
  Y. Lary 1962 Det 52 2,354 45.3 68 0 0 1 0.0
  N. Harris 2006 Det 66 2,967 45.0 67 9 18 0 38.2
  B. Smith 1952 Det 61 2,729 44.7 0 0 0 0 0.0
  S. Martin 2018 Det 74 3,310 44.7 61 4 32 0 39.2
  N. Harris 2010 Det 90 4,018 44.6 66 8 24 0 35.8
  J. Arnold 1993 Det 72 3,207 44.5 68 9 15 0 36.8
  N. Harris 2007 Det 68 3,010 44.3 58 5 26 0 36.4
  G. Montgomery 1994 Det 63 2,782 44.2 64 8 19 1 34.2
  N. Harris 2008 Det 90 3,952 43.9 66 6 24 0 38.0
  J. Jett 1998 Det 66 2,892 43.8 60 6 17 0 36.0
  J. Arnold 1992 Det 65 2,846 43.8 71 10 12 1 34.7
  Y. Lary 1960 Det 64 2,802 43.8 63 0 0 2 0.0
  M. Royals 1996 Det 69 3,020 43.8 60 8 11 1 33.4
  J. Arnold 1987 Det 46 2,007 43.6 60 4 17 0 39.6
  N. Harris 2005 Det 84 3,656 43.5 60 2 34 0 36.9
  T. Skladany 1981 Det 64 2,784 43.5 74 5 21 0 37.3
  J. Jett 2000 Det 93 4,044 43.5 59 12 33 2 34.8
  S. Martin 2019 Det 43 1,869 43.5 62 3 20 0 40.9
  S. Martin 2017 Det 41 1,779 43.4 64 6 13 0 37.6
  J. Jett 2001 Det 58 2,512 43.3 62 6 16 0 35.5
  H. Weaver 1973 Det 54 2,333 43.2 66 0 0 1 0.0
  J. Arnold 1989 Det 82 3,538 43.1 64 9 14 1 36.0
  N. Harris 2009 Det 74 3,174 42.9 56 5 20 0 36.8
  Y. Lary 1958 Det 59 2,524 42.8 62 0 0 1 0.0
  P. Studstill 1965 Det 78 3,335 42.8 69 0 0 0 0.0
  R. Donahue 2011 Det 49 2,093 42.7 60 4 13 0 35.6
  J. Jett 1997 Det 84 3,576 42.6 60 4 24 2 35.6
  B. Smith 1951 Det 49 2,082 42.5 0 0 0 0 0.0
  T. Skladany 1978 Det 86 3,654 42.5 63 7 19 1 35.0
  R. Zimmerman 1947 Det 49 2,078 42.4 62 0 0 1 0.0
  J. Arnold 1988 Det 97 4,110 42.4 69 7 22 0 35.9
  J. Jett 1999 Det 86 3,637 42.3 62 12 27 0 34.8
  J. Jett 2002 Det 91 3,838 42.2 57 7 29 0 38.0
  T. Skladany 1980 Det 72 3,036 42.2 67 8 16 1 35.3
  H. Weaver 1975 Det 80 3,361 42.0 61 0 0 1 0.0
  M. Royals 1995 Det 57 2,393 42.0 69 6 15 2 31.0
  M. Black 1985 Det 73 3,054 41.8 60 5 17 0 34.7
  H. Weaver 1971 Det 42 1,752 41.7 63 0 0 2 0.0
  M. Black 1984 Det 76 3,164 41.6 63 8 13 0 32.7
  W. White 1941 Det 48 1,997 41.6 0 0 0 0 0.0
  N. Harris 2012 Det 67 2,783 41.5 58 1 21 0 37.6
  E. Girard 1955 Det 56 2,310 41.2 65 0 0 0 0.0
  J. Arnold 1991 Det 75 3,092 41.2 63 5 27 0 35.4