Detroit Lions Single Season Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Return Average

The following are the Detroit Lions single season 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. Pat Studstill is the Detroit Lions single season leader in punt return average with 15.76.

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

Leaders based on 20 punt returns

      Punt Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  P. Studstill 1962 Det 29 457 15.8 44 0
  J. Agnew 2017 Det 29 447 15.4 88t 2
  M. Gray 1991 Det 25 385 15.4 78t 1
  D. Howard 2000 Det 31 457 14.7 95t 1
  W. Stanley 1989 Det 36 496 13.8 74 0
  W. Triplett 1949 Det 21 281 13.4 62t 1
  E. Drummond 2004 Det 24 316 13.2 83t 2
  T. Watkins 1963 Det 32 399 12.5 90t 1
  A. Roberts 2016 Det 20 246 12.3 85t 2
  S. Logan 2010 Det 30 362 12.1 71 0
  M. Gray 1994 Det 21 233 11.1 24 0
  P. Mandley 1987 Det 23 250 10.9 54 0
  M. Gray 1990 Det 34 361 10.6 39 0
  P. Mandley 1985 Det 38 403 10.6 63t 1
  R. Martin 1982 Det 26 275 10.6 58 0
  E. Drummond 2006 Det 28 296 10.6 40 0
  L. Barney 1970 Det 25 259 10.4 65 1
  T. Watkins 1965 Det 23 234 10.2 41 0
  K. Jenkins 1983 Det 23 230 10.0 43 0
  C. West 1975 Det 22 219 10.0 43 0
  J. Christiansen 1954 Det 23 225 9.8 61t 1
  P. Mandley 1986 Det 43 420 9.8 81t 1
  R. Williams 1980 Det 27 259 9.6 53 0
  G. Milburn 1997 Det 47 433 9.2 40 0
  D. Howard 2001 Det 22 201 9.1 34 0
  S. Logan 2012 Det 33 300 9.1 48 0
  J. Ross 2014 Det 32 284 8.9 28 0
  R. Martin 1981 Det 52 450 8.7 45t 1
  D. Northcutt 2009 Det 22 189 8.6 43 0
  M. Gray 1993 Det 23 197 8.6 35 0
  L. Barney 1973 Det 27 231 8.6 42 0
  R. Martin 1984 Det 25 210 8.4 23 0
  G. Milburn 1996 Det 34 284 8.4 33 0
  L. Barney 1976 Det 23 191 8.3 30 0
  S. Logan 2011 Det 37 301 8.1 28 0
  P. Mandley 1988 Det 37 287 7.8 25 0
  G. Tate 2015 Det 20 149 7.5 23 0
  J. Arnold 1980 Det 28 204 7.3 19 0
  Y. Lary 1958 Det 27 196 7.3 71t 1
  T. Fair 1998 Det 30 189 6.3 23 0
  E. Drummond 2005 Det 26 157 6.0 38 0
  Y. Lary 1957 Det 25 139 5.6 36 0
  Y. Lary 1956 Det 22 70 3.2 38 0
  Y. Lary 1959 Det 21 43 2.0 12 0