New England Patriots Career Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Yards

The following are the New England Patriots career defensive leaders ranked by interception return yards. 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. Ty Law is the New England Patriots career leader in interception return yards with 583.

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

      Interceptions
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. T. Law 141 36 583 16.2 65t 6
2. R. Clayborn 191 36 555 15.4 85 1
3. R. Hall 88 29 476 16.4 87 1
4. F. Marion 144 29 457 15.8 83 1
5. D. McCourty 155 26 431 16.6 84t 1
6. R. Lippett 122 24 420 17.5 73 2
7. M. Haynes 90 28 393 14.0 50 1
8. R. James 145 29 383 13.2 46 0
9. D. Webb 134 21 366 17.4 59 2
10. P. McCray 81 15 352 23.5 63t 2
11. A. Samuel 75 22 313 14.2 55t 3
12. R. O'Hanley 77 15 288 19.2 61 1
13. O. Smith 56 10 278 27.8 78t 2
14. B. Suci 14 7 277 39.6 98t 2
15. M. Hurst 105 27 263 9.7 36 1
16. C. Shonta 105 15 261 17.4 52 0
17. S. Nelson 174 17 226 13.3 37 0
18. N. Buoniconti 91 24 223 9.3 41 0
19. T. Fox 91 17 215 12.6 29 0
20. B. Meriweather 64 12 213 17.8 56 1
21. D. Felt 52 12 199 16.6 35 0
22. R. Sanford 89 16 198 12.4 99t 1
23. D. Harmon 111 17 193 11.4 60 0
24. S. Hunt 84 7 189 27.0 68t 1
25. T. Bruschi 189 12 187 15.6 48t 4
26. L. Carwell 51 10 186 18.6 53t 1
27. S. Gilmore 45 10 185 18.5 64t 2
28. W. Clay 48 13 178 13.7 53t 1
29. J. Sanders 84 8 172 21.5 42 2
30. P. Chung 141 11 171 15.5 51t 1
31. J. Collins 66 8 167 20.9 69t 1
  L. Ryan 64 13 167 12.8 79t 1
33. T. Wilson 54 5 161 32.2 74t 1
34. K. Arrington 86 9 133 14.8 36t 1
  H. Jackson 20 5 133 26.6 55 0
36. T. Buckley 30 7 126 18.0 52t 1
37. F. Bruney 40 8 125 15.6 33t 1
38. L. Milloy 112 19 123 6.5 30t 1
39. J. Hitchcock 37 4 118 29.5 100 1
40. R. Bolton 55 18 116 6.4 56 0
41. T. Hennessey 28 8 113 14.1 33 0
42. J. Charles 39 6 110 18.3 35t 2
43. T. Addison 106 16 103 6.4 16 1
44. T. Poole 22 7 102 14.6 44 0
45. A. McMahon 43 3 99 33.0 72 0
46. V. Brown 123 10 95 9.5 49t 1
  A. Dennard 29 5 95 19.0 87t 1
48. H. Barnett 30 4 91 22.8 40 0
  D. Butler 29 3 91 30.3 91t 1
  E. Philpott 68 9 91 10.1 23 0