Minnesota Vikings Single Season Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Average

The following are the Minnesota Vikings single season defensive leaders ranked by interception return average. Included are player stats for the Minnesota Vikings (NFL) from 1961-2020. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Brian Williams is the Minnesota Vikings single season leader in interception return average with 41.00.

Players active with the Minnesota Vikings during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 4 interceptions

      Interceptions
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  B. Williams 2003 Min 5 205 41.0 77 1
  J. Hitchcock 1998 Min 7 242 34.6 79t 3
  C. West 1971 Min 7 236 33.7 89 0
  D. Sharper 2005 Min 9 276 30.7 92t 2
  H. Smith 2014 Min 5 150 30.0 81t 1
  D. Smith 2007 Min 4 112 28.0 93t 1
  X. Rhodes 2016 Min 5 133 26.6 100 1
  A. Parker 1994 Min 4 99 24.8 44t 2
  T. Hannon 1980 Min 4 89 22.2 41t 1
  T. Hannon 1979 Min 4 85 21.2 52 0
  J. Solomon 1988 Min 4 84 21.0 78t 1
  B. Russell 2003 Min 9 185 20.6 50 0
  B. Bryant 1972 Min 4 82 20.5 34 0
  D. Smith 2006 Min 4 81 20.2 47 0
  P. Krause 1975 Min 10 201 20.1 81 0
  E. Sharockman 1965 Min 6 118 19.7 40t 1
  A. McMillian 1992 Min 8 157 19.6 51t 2
  E. Mackbee 1967 Min 5 98 19.6 40 1
  J. Browner 1991 Min 5 97 19.4 45 0
  E. Sharockman 1970 Min 7 132 18.9 43 1
  P. Krause 1971 Min 6 112 18.7 31 0
  E. Sharockman 1963 Min 5 93 18.6 47t 1
  B. Bryant 1975 Min 6 111 18.5 41 0
  P. Krause 1972 Min 6 109 18.2 35 1
  E. Sharockman 1971 Min 6 109 18.2 33 0
  C. Chavous 2003 Min 8 143 17.9 39 1
  D. Washington 1997 Min 4 71 17.8 27 0
  E. Sharockman 1968 Min 4 70 17.5 22 0
  R. Griffith 1996 Min 4 67 16.8 41 0
  E. Mackbee 1969 Min 6 100 16.7 38 0
  P. Krause 1969 Min 5 82 16.4 77t 1
  B. Butler 1962 Min 5 80 16.0 39t 1
  T. Scott 1992 Min 5 79 15.8 35t 1
  J. Browner 1986 Min 4 62 15.5 39t 1
  E. Sharockman 1962 Min 6 92 15.3 32 0
  D. Sharper 2007 Min 4 61 15.2 41 1
  N. Wright 1974 Min 6 91 15.2 44 0
  B. Bryant 1973 Min 7 105 15.0 46t 1
  P. Krause 1970 Min 6 90 15.0 40 0
  J. Wright 1974 Min 4 60 15.0 27 0
  C. Lee 1988 Min 8 118 14.8 58t 2
  B. Williams 2005 Min 4 59 14.8 31 0
  J. Browner 1990 Min 7 103 14.7 31 1
  D. Hackbart 1966 Min 5 73 14.6 41t 1
  J. Browner 1989 Min 5 70 14.0 34 0
  R. Hawkins 1961 Min 5 70 14.0 34 0
  V. Glenn 1994 Min 4 55 13.8 32 0
  V. Glenn 1992 Min 5 65 13.0 39 0
  J. Turner 1985 Min 5 62 12.4 25 0
  B. Bryant 1969 Min 8 97 12.1 56 0