Detroit Lions Single Season Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Return Yards

The following are the Detroit Lions single season punt return leaders ranked by punt return 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. Walter Stanley is the Detroit Lions single season leader in punt return yards with 496.

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

      Punt Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  W. Stanley 1989 Det 36 496 13.8 74 0
  D. Howard 2000 Det 31 457 14.7 95t 1
  P. Studstill 1962 Det 29 457 15.8 44 0
  R. Martin 1981 Det 52 450 8.7 45t 1
  J. Agnew 2017 Det 29 447 15.4 88t 2
  G. Milburn 1997 Det 47 433 9.2 40 0
  P. Mandley 1986 Det 43 420 9.8 81t 1
  P. Mandley 1985 Det 38 403 10.6 63t 1
  T. Watkins 1963 Det 32 399 12.5 90t 1
  M. Gray 1991 Det 25 385 15.4 78t 1
  S. Logan 2010 Det 30 362 12.1 71 0
  M. Gray 1990 Det 34 361 10.6 39 0
  J. Christiansen 1951 Det 18 343 19.1 89t 4
  J. Christiansen 1952 Det 15 322 21.5 79t 2
  E. Drummond 2004 Det 24 316 13.2 83t 2
  S. Logan 2011 Det 37 301 8.1 28 0
  S. Logan 2012 Det 33 300 9.1 48 0
  E. Drummond 2006 Det 28 296 10.6 40 0
  P. Mandley 1988 Det 37 287 7.8 25 0
  D. Jauron 1974 Det 17 286 16.8 58 0
  G. Milburn 1996 Det 34 284 8.4 33 0
  J. Ross 2014 Det 32 284 8.9 28 0
  W. Triplett 1949 Det 21 281 13.4 62t 1
  R. Martin 1982 Det 26 275 10.6 58 0
  W. White 1941 Det 19 262 13.8 64 0
  L. Barney 1970 Det 25 259 10.4 65 1
  R. Williams 1980 Det 27 259 9.6 53 0
  P. Mandley 1987 Det 23 250 10.9 54 0
  A. Roberts 2016 Det 20 246 12.3 85t 2
  T. Watkins 1964 Det 16 238 14.9 68t 2
  T. Watkins 1965 Det 23 234 10.2 41 0
  M. Gray 1994 Det 21 233 11.1 24 0
  L. Barney 1973 Det 27 231 8.6 42 0
  K. Jenkins 1983 Det 23 230 10.0 43 0
  F. Sinkwich 1943 Det 11 228 20.7 77 0
  J. Christiansen 1954 Det 23 225 9.8 61t 1
  D. Ryan 1945 Det 15 220 14.7 58 0
  C. West 1975 Det 22 219 10.0 43 0
  R. Martin 1984 Det 25 210 8.4 23 0
  J. Arnold 1980 Det 28 204 7.3 19 0
  D. Howard 2001 Det 22 201 9.1 34 0
  B. Dudley 1949 Det 11 199 18.1 67t 1
  M. Gray 1993 Det 23 197 8.6 35 0
  Y. Lary 1958 Det 27 196 7.3 71t 1
  L. Barney 1976 Det 23 191 8.3 30 0
  L. Barney 1969 Det 9 191 21.2 74t 1
  T. Fair 1998 Det 30 189 6.3 23 0
  D. Northcutt 2009 Det 22 189 8.6 43 0
  J. Robinson 1966 Det 13 185 14.2 79t 1
  R. Martin 1983 Det 15 183 12.2 81t 1