New England Patriots Career Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Returns

The following are the New England Patriots career punt return leaders ranked by punt returns. 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. Troy Brown is the New England Patriots career leader in punt returns with 252.

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

      Punt Returns
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. T. Brown 192 252 2,625 10.4 85t 3
2. I. Fryar 129 206 2,055 10.0 85t 3
3. J. Edelman 131 177 1,986 11.2 94t 4
4. D. Meggett 48 142 1,438 10.1 60t 1
5. W. Welker 93 114 1,185 10.4 69 0
6. M. Haynes 90 111 1,159 10.4 89t 2
7. K. Faulk 161 101 943 9.3 43 0
8. S. Morgan 180 92 960 10.4 80t 1
9. D. Amendola 69 85 773 9.1 82 0
10. M. Herron 35 74 888 12.0 66 0
11. R. Burton 69 56 389 6.9 62 0
12. R. Smith 26 54 537 9.9 55 0
13. C. Garrett 51 43 487 11.3 62 0
14. R. James 145 42 400 9.5 75t 1
15. T. Dwight 16 32 273 8.5 29 0
16. F. Bruney 40 30 148 4.9 19 0
17. W. Stanley 13 28 227 8.1 50 0
18. J. Henderson 40 27 201 7.4 39 0
19. R. Harris 6 26 227 8.7 21 0
20. B. Suci 14 25 233 9.3 22 0
21. B. Johnson 32 23 195 8.5 52 0
22. J. Cunningham 40 22 140 6.4 44 0
  W. Porter 13 22 135 6.1 24 0
24. R. Crittenden 32 21 192 9.1 30 0
25. D. Cloutier 12 20 136 6.8 40 0
  S. Martin 40 20 165 8.2 28 0
  G. Olszewski 8 20 179 8.9 22 0
28. J. Bellino 35 19 148 7.8 18 0
  S. Starring 72 19 108 5.7 17 0
  T. Stephens 49 19 151 7.9 26 0
  D. Stingley 60 19 136 7.2 29 0
32. C. Canty 32 16 170 10.6 36 0
  C. Jones 12 16 91 5.7 24 0
34. S. Blanks 28 14 93 6.6 22 0
35. L. Carwell 51 13 93 7.2 45 0
  T. Poole 22 13 81 6.2 18 0
  E. Tucker 5 13 102 7.8 25 0
38. T. Hennessey 28 12 60 5.0 11 0
  B. Wells 12 12 66 5.5 19 0
40. P. Brown 14 10 42 4.2 14 0
  H. Bryant 13 10 24 2.4 16 0
42. R. Harris 28 9 24 2.7 9 0
  M. Sanu 8 9 54 6.0 14 0
44. D. Christy 13 8 73 9.1 29 0
  K. Martin 9 8 92 11.5 21 0
  M. Timpson 70 8 47 5.9 14 0
47. D. Branch 89 7 84 12.0 40 0
  B. Leo 3 7 66 9.4 43 0
49. B. Gladieux 43 6 -6 -1.0 0 0
  A. Johnson 94 6 60 10.0 15 0