New England Patriots Career Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Average

The following are the New England Patriots career defensive leaders ranked by interception return average. Included are player stats for the New England Patriots (NFL) from 1971-2020, the Boston Patriots (NFL) in 1970 and the Boston Patriots (AFL) from 1960-1969. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Ronnie Lippett is the New England Patriots career leader in interception return average with 17.50.

Players active with the New England Patriots during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 20 interceptions

      Interceptions
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. R. Lippett 122 24 420 17.5 73 2
2. D. Webb 134 21 366 17.4 59 2
3. D. McCourty 155 26 431 16.6 84t 1
4. R. Hall 88 29 476 16.4 87 1
5. T. Law 141 36 583 16.2 65t 6
6. F. Marion 144 29 457 15.8 83 1
7. R. Clayborn 191 36 555 15.4 85 1
8. A. Samuel 75 22 313 14.2 55t 3
9. M. Haynes 90 28 393 14.0 50 1
10. R. James 145 29 383 13.2 46 0
11. M. Hurst 105 27 263 9.7 36 1
12. N. Buoniconti 91 24 223 9.3 41 0