Minnesota Vikings Single Season Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Return Average

The following are the Minnesota Vikings single season punt return leaders ranked by punt return average. Included are player stats for the Minnesota Vikings (NFL) from 1961-2019. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Marcus Sherels is the Minnesota Vikings single season leader in punt return average with 15.23.

Players active with the Minnesota Vikings 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
  M. Sherels 2013 Min 22 335 15.2 86t 1
  M. Sherels 2016 Min 21 292 13.9 79t 2
  D. Palmer 1995 Min 26 342 13.2 74t 1
  D. Palmer 1997 Min 34 444 13.1 57 0
  L. Lewis 1987 Min 22 275 12.5 78t 1
  M. Sherels 2018 Min 23 276 12.0 70 0
  M. Moore 2005 Min 21 245 11.7 71t 1
  M. Sherels 2014 Min 27 297 11.0 35 0
  B. Butler 1963 Min 21 220 10.5 60t 1
  D. Palmer 1998 Min 28 289 10.3 53 0
  D. Reynaud 2009 Min 30 308 10.3 36 0
  A. Parker 1992 Min 33 336 10.2 42 0
  M. Moore 2006 Min 36 365 10.1 71t 1
  L. Lewis 1989 Min 44 446 10.1 65 0
  C. West 1968 Min 20 201 10.1 98t 1
  D. Palmer 1996 Min 22 216 9.8 69t 1
  M. Sherels 2017 Min 39 372 9.5 46 0
  L. Lewis 1988 Min 58 550 9.5 64 0
  G. Camarillo 2010 Min 39 359 9.2 52 0
  M. Sherels 2015 Min 34 311 9.1 65t 1
  M. Sherels 2012 Min 32 287 9.0 77t 1
  N. Burleson 2004 Min 25 214 8.6 91t 1
  M. Sherels 2011 Min 33 277 8.4 53 0
  E. Payton 1982 Min 22 179 8.1 35 0
  E. Payton 1981 Min 38 303 8.0 18 0
  N. Davis 2002 Min 24 190 7.9 57 0
  D. Nelson 1984 Min 23 180 7.8 21 0
  J. Wallace 1974 Min 25 191 7.6 20 0
  N. Jacquet 2001 Min 29 219 7.6 23 0
  R. Bess 1983 Min 21 158 7.5 17 0
  L. Lewis 1991 Min 30 225 7.5 44 0
  E. Payton 1980 Min 34 251 7.4 19 0
  E. Guliford 1993 Min 29 212 7.3 50 0
  B. Butler 1964 Min 22 156 7.1 32 0
  K. Howry 2003 Min 35 247 7.1 52 0
  R. Bess 1986 Min 23 162 7.0 15 0
  L. Willis 1976 Min 30 207 6.9 29 0
  D. Palmer 1994 Min 30 193 6.4 20 0
  C. West 1969 Min 39 245 6.3 55 0
  M. Moore 1977 Min 47 277 5.9 28 0
  C. West 1970 Min 29 169 5.8 53 0
  J. Edwards 1979 Min 33 186 5.6 42 0
  B. Bryant 1973 Min 25 140 5.6 16 0
  K. Miller 1978 Min 48 239 5.0 47 0
  B. Grim 1967 Min 25 101 4.0 81 0