Detroit Lions Single Season Punting Leaders

Ranked by Punting Net Average

The following are the Detroit Lions single season punting leaders ranked by punting net 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. Sam Martin is the Detroit Lions single season leader in net punting average with 44.2.

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

Net Average statistics are only available for 1976-2019 seasons.

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
  S. Martin 2015 Det 80 3,679 46.0 66 3 25 0 42.0
  S. Martin 2019 Det 76 3,445 45.3 62 7 31 0 41.8
  S. Martin 2013 Det 72 3,399 47.2 72 10 22 1 40.4
  S. Martin 2014 Det 68 3,138 46.1 71 5 29 0 40.1
  J. Arnold 1987 Det 46 2,007 43.6 60 4 17 0 39.6
  S. Martin 2018 Det 74 3,310 44.7 61 4 32 0 39.2
  N. Harris 2006 Det 66 2,967 45.0 67 9 18 0 38.2
  J. Jett 2002 Det 91 3,838 42.2 57 7 29 0 38.0
  N. Harris 2008 Det 90 3,952 43.9 66 6 24 0 38.0
  N. Harris 2012 Det 67 2,783 41.5 58 1 21 0 37.6
  S. Martin 2017 Det 41 1,779 43.4 64 6 13 0 37.6
  T. Skladany 1981 Det 64 2,784 43.5 74 5 21 0 37.3
  N. Harris 2005 Det 84 3,656 43.5 60 2 34 0 36.9
  J. Arnold 1993 Det 72 3,207 44.5 68 9 15 0 36.8
  N. Harris 2009 Det 74 3,175 42.9 56 5 20 0 36.8
  N. Harris 2007 Det 68 3,010 44.3 58 5 26 0 36.4
  J. Jett 1998 Det 66 2,892 43.8 60 6 17 0 36.0
  J. Arnold 1989 Det 82 3,538 43.1 64 9 14 1 36.0
  J. Arnold 1988 Det 97 4,110 42.4 69 7 22 0 35.9
  N. Harris 2010 Det 90 4,018 44.6 66 8 24 0 35.8
  J. Jett 1997 Det 84 3,576 42.6 60 4 24 2 35.6
  R. Donahue 2011 Det 49 2,093 42.7 60 4 13 0 35.6
  J. Jett 2001 Det 58 2,512 43.3 62 6 16 0 35.5
  J. Arnold 1991 Det 75 3,092 41.2 63 5 27 0 35.4
  J. Arnold 1990 Det 63 2,560 40.6 59 5 10 0 35.3
  T. Skladany 1980 Det 72 3,036 42.2 67 8 16 1 35.3
  T. Skladany 1978 Det 86 3,654 42.5 63 7 19 1 35.0
  J. Jett 1999 Det 86 3,637 42.3 62 12 27 0 34.8
  J. Jett 2000 Det 93 4,044 43.5 59 12 33 2 34.8
  M. Black 1985 Det 73 3,054 41.8 60 5 17 0 34.7
  J. Arnold 1992 Det 65 2,846 43.8 71 10 12 1 34.7
  H. Weaver 1976 Det 83 3,280 39.5 69 6 15 1 34.3
  N. Harris 2004 Det 92 3,765 40.9 60 7 32 1 34.2
  G. Montgomery 1994 Det 63 2,782 44.2 64 8 19 1 34.2
  M. Black 1983 Det 71 2,911 41.0 60 9 17 1 33.7
  L. Swider 1979 Det 88 3,523 40.0 72 7 13 0 33.5
  M. Royals 1996 Det 69 3,020 43.8 60 8 11 1 33.4
  M. Black 1984 Det 76 3,164 41.6 63 8 13 0 32.7
  M. Black 1986 Det 46 1,819 39.5 57 5 11 1 31.3
  M. Royals 1995 Det 57 2,393 42.0 69 6 15 2 31.0
  W. Summers 1977 Det 93 3,420 36.8 51 5 6 1 30.5