New England Patriots Single Season Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Return Average

The following are the New England Patriots single season punt return leaders ranked by punt 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. Julian Edelman is the New England Patriots single season leader in punt return average with 15.29.

Players active with the New England Patriots 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
  J. Edelman 2010 NE 21 321 15.3 94t 1
  M. Herron 1974 NE 35 517 14.8 66 0
  T. Brown 2001 NE 29 413 14.2 85t 2
  I. Fryar 1985 NE 37 520 14.1 85t 2
  M. Haynes 1976 NE 45 608 13.5 89t 2
  T. Brown 2000 NE 39 504 12.9 66t 1
  W. Welker 2009 NE 27 338 12.5 69 0
  D. Amendola 2015 NE 23 276 12.0 82 0
  J. Edelman 2014 NE 25 299 12.0 84t 1
  D. Meggett 1996 NE 52 588 11.3 60t 1
  J. Edelman 2013 NE 35 374 10.7 43 0
  T. Brown 1999 NE 38 405 10.7 52 0
  K. Faulk 2006 NE 31 330 10.6 43 0
  J. Edelman 2011 NE 28 296 10.6 72t 1
  I. Fryar 1988 NE 38 398 10.5 30 0
  R. Smith 1983 NE 38 398 10.5 55 0
  S. Morgan 1978 NE 32 335 10.5 48 0
  I. Fryar 1986 NE 35 366 10.5 59t 1
  M. Herron 1973 NE 27 282 10.4 54 0
  D. Meggett 1997 NE 45 467 10.4 47 0
  T. Brown 2003 NE 29 293 10.1 23 0
  R. James 1980 NE 33 331 10.0 75t 1
  S. Morgan 1979 NE 29 289 10.0 80t 1
  W. Welker 2007 NE 25 249 10.0 35 0
  W. Welker 2008 NE 24 237 9.9 44 0
  W. Welker 2012 NE 25 243 9.7 31 0
  I. Fryar 1984 NE 36 347 9.6 55 0
  B. Suci 1963 Bos 25 233 9.3 22 0
  T. Brown 1993 NE 25 224 9.0 19 0
  G. Olszewski 2019 NE 20 179 8.9 22 0
  R. Harris 1993 NE 23 201 8.7 21 0
  D. Amendola 2017 NE 27 231 8.6 40 0
  T. Dwight 2005 NE 32 273 8.5 29 0
  D. Meggett 1995 NE 45 383 8.5 23 0
  T. Brown 1994 NE 24 202 8.4 38 0
  M. Haynes 1977 NE 24 200 8.3 46 0
  W. Stanley 1992 NE 28 227 8.1 50 0
  J. Edelman 2018 NE 20 154 7.7 25 0
  J. Henderson 1991 NE 27 201 7.4 39 0
  T. Brown 2002 NE 24 175 7.3 27 0
  D. Cloutier 1964 Bos 20 136 6.8 40 0
  K. Faulk 2004 NE 20 133 6.7 16 0
  W. Porter 1968 Bos 22 135 6.1 24 0
  R. Burton 1962 Bos 21 122 5.8 22 0
  I. Fryar 1990 NE 28 133 4.8 17 0
  F. Bruney 1961 Bos 23 109 4.7 11 0