Minnesota Vikings Single Season Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Yards

The following are the Minnesota Vikings single season defensive leaders ranked by interception return yards. Included are player stats for the Minnesota Vikings (NFL) from 1961-2020. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Darren Sharper is the Minnesota Vikings single season leader in interception return yards with 276.

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

      Interceptions
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  D. Sharper 2005 Min 9 276 30.7 92t 2
  J. Hitchcock 1998 Min 7 242 34.6 79t 3
  C. West 1971 Min 7 236 33.7 89 0
  B. Williams 2003 Min 5 205 41.0 77 1
  P. Krause 1975 Min 10 201 20.1 81 0
  B. Russell 2003 Min 9 185 20.6 50 0
  A. McMillian 1992 Min 8 157 19.6 51t 2
  H. Smith 2014 Min 5 150 30.0 81t 1
  C. Chavous 2003 Min 8 143 17.9 39 1
  D. Washington 1994 Min 3 135 45.0 81t 2
  X. Rhodes 2016 Min 5 133 26.6 100 1
  E. Sharockman 1970 Min 7 132 18.9 43 1
  C. Lee 1988 Min 8 118 14.8 58t 2
  E. Sharockman 1965 Min 6 118 19.7 40t 1
  P. Krause 1971 Min 6 112 18.7 31 0
  D. Smith 2007 Min 4 112 28.0 93t 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
  M. Merriweather 1990 Min 3 108 36.0 73 0
  O. Thomas 1995 Min 9 108 12.0 45t 1
  B. Bryant 1973 Min 7 105 15.0 46t 1
  N. Mustafaa 1991 Min 3 104 34.7 97t 1
  J. Browner 1990 Min 7 103 14.7 31 1
  E. Mackbee 1969 Min 6 100 16.7 38 0
  A. Parker 1994 Min 4 99 24.8 44t 2
  E. Mackbee 1967 Min 5 98 19.6 40 1
  J. Browner 1991 Min 5 97 19.4 45 0
  B. Bryant 1969 Min 8 97 12.1 56 0
  W. Ashley 1988 Min 1 94 94.0 94t 1
  E. Sharockman 1967 Min 3 94 31.3 37 0
  E. Sharockman 1963 Min 5 93 18.6 47t 1
  J. Del Rio 1992 Min 2 92 46.0 84t 1
  E. Sharockman 1962 Min 6 92 15.3 32 0
  C. Greenway 2015 Min 1 91 91.0 91t 1
  N. Wright 1974 Min 6 91 15.2 44 0
  I. Holt 1989 Min 1 90 90.0 90t 1
  P. Krause 1970 Min 6 90 15.0 40 0
  J. Morris 1961 Min 2 90 45.0 65 0
  T. Hannon 1980 Min 4 89 22.2 41t 1
  A. Winfield 2004 Min 3 89 29.7 56 0
  K. Knoff 1980 Min 3 87 29.0 67t 1
  H. Smith 2012 Min 3 87 29.0 56t 2
  T. Hannon 1979 Min 4 85 21.2 52 0
  R. Hawkins 1964 Min 2 85 42.5 56t 2
  J. Solomon 1988 Min 4 84 21.0 78t 1
  B. Bryant 1972 Min 4 82 20.5 34 0
  P. Krause 1968 Min 7 82 11.7 29 0
  P. Krause 1969 Min 5 82 16.4 77t 1
  D. Smith 2006 Min 4 81 20.2 47 0