New England Patriots Single Season Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Returns

The following are the New England Patriots single season kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff 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. Stephen Starring is the New England Patriots single season leader in kickoff returns with 48.

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

      Kickoff Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  S. Starring 1985 NE 48 1,012 21.1 53 0
  D. Cullors 1998 NE 45 1,085 24.1 68 0
  E. Hobbs 2008 NE 45 1,281 28.5 95t 1
  R. Smith 1983 NE 42 916 21.8 53 0
  M. Herron 1973 NE 41 1,092 26.6 92t 1
  B. Johnson 2004 NE 41 1,016 24.8 93t 1
  B. Tate 2010 NE 41 1,057 25.8 104 2
  T. Collins 1981 NE 39 773 19.8 30 0
  K. Faulk 1999 NE 39 943 24.2 95 0
  K. Faulk 2000 NE 38 816 21.5 40 0
  D. Meggett 1995 NE 38 964 25.4 62 0
  A. Clark 1979 NE 37 816 22.1 38 0
  D. Branch 2002 NE 36 863 24.0 63 0
  H. Ivory 1980 NE 36 992 27.6 98t 1
  W. Porter 1968 Bos 36 812 22.6 61 0
  S. Starring 1986 NE 36 802 22.3 52 0
  E. Hobbs 2007 NE 35 911 26.0 108 1
  D. Meggett 1996 NE 34 781 23.0 54 0
  J. Vaughn 1991 NE 34 717 21.1 99t 1
  K. Faulk 2001 NE 33 662 20.1 42 0
  D. Meggett 1997 NE 33 816 24.7 61 0
  A. Carter 1975 NE 32 879 27.5 99t 1
  J. Garrett 1964 Bos 32 749 23.4 42 0
  T. Brown 1995 NE 31 672 21.7 38 0
  B. Johnson 2005 NE 31 694 22.4 54 0
  S. Martin 1988 NE 31 735 23.7 95t 1
  J. Cunningham 1967 Bos 30 627 20.9 41 0
  B. Johnson 2003 NE 30 847 28.2 92t 1
  T. Brown 1996 NE 29 634 21.9 51 0
  W. Stanley 1992 NE 29 529 18.2 40 0
  R. Clayborn 1977 NE 28 869 31.0 102 3
  C. Garrett 1969 Bos 28 792 28.3 63 0
  L. Garron 1963 Bos 28 693 24.8 58 0
  M. Herron 1974 NE 28 629 22.5 62 0
  L. Maroney 2006 NE 28 783 28.0 77 0
  R. Clayborn 1978 NE 27 636 23.6 60 0
  D. McCourty 2012 NE 27 654 24.2 104 1
  K. Faulk 2002 NE 26 725 27.9 87t 2
  T. Collins 1984 NE 25 544 21.8 46 0
  O. Lawson 1970 Bos 25 546 21.8 52 0
  S. Martin 1990 NE 25 515 20.6 38 0
  D. Christy 1960 Bos 24 617 25.7 52 0
  R. Crittenden 1994 NE 24 460 19.2 36 0
  C. Garrett 1971 NE 24 538 22.4 37 0
  C. Garrett 1970 Bos 24 511 21.3 30 0
  L. Garron 1962 Bos 24 686 28.6 95t 1
  S. Martin 1989 NE 24 584 24.3 38 0
  R. Smith 1982 NE 24 567 23.6 98t 1
  B. Bolden 2019 NE 23 515 22.4 38 0
  R. Crittenden 1993 NE 23 478 20.8 44 0