New England Patriots Yearly Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Average

The following are the New England Patriots yearly 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.

Leaders based on 4 interceptions

      Interceptions
Year Player Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
2019 S. Gilmore NE 6 126 21.0 64t 2
2017 D. Harmon NE 4 12 3.0 12 0
2016 M. Butler NE 4 28 7.0 21 0
2015 L. Ryan NE 4 39 9.8 25 0
2013 L. Ryan NE 5 82 16.4 79t 1
2012 T. Wilson NE 4 87 21.8 45 0
2011 K. Arrington NE 7 92 13.1 28 0
2010 D. McCourty NE 7 110 15.7 50 0
2009 B. Meriweather NE 5 149 29.8 56 1
2008 B. Meriweather NE 4 25 6.2 19 0
2007 A. Samuel NE 6 89 14.8 42 1
2006 A. Samuel NE 10 120 12.0 33 0
2004 E. Wilson NE 4 51 12.8 24 0
2003 T. Law NE 6 112 18.7 65t 1
2002 T. Buckley NE 4 50 12.5 39 0
2001 O. Smith NE 5 181 36.2 78t 2
1999 L. Milloy NE 4 17 4.2 17 0
1998 T. Law NE 9 133 14.8 59t 1
1997 W. Clay NE 6 109 18.2 53t 1
1996 W. Clay NE 4 50 12.5 35 0
1995 V. Brown NE 4 1 0.2 1 0
1994 M. Hurst NE 7 68 9.7 24 0
1993 M. Hurst NE 4 53 13.2 24 0
1990 R. Lippett NE 4 94 23.5 73 0
1989 M. Hurst NE 5 31 6.2 16t 1
1988 R. Clayborn NE 4 65 16.2 31 0
1987 F. Marion NE 4 53 13.2 25 0
1986 R. Lippett NE 8 76 9.5 43 0
1985 F. Marion NE 7 189 27.0 83 0
1983 R. James NE 5 99 19.8 46 0
1982 M. Haynes NE 4 26 6.5 26 0
1980 R. Clayborn NE 5 87 17.4 29 0
1979 R. Clayborn NE 5 56 11.2 27 0
1978 S. Nelson NE 5 104 20.8 37 0
1977 P. McCray NE 4 61 15.2 48 0
1976 P. McCray NE 5 182 36.4 63t 2
1975 R. Bolton NE 5 33 6.6 15 0
1974 D. Sanders NE 5 57 11.4 23t 1
1973 R. Bolton NE 6 65 10.8 56 0
1972 H. Jackson NE 4 133 33.2 55 0
1971 L. Carwell NE 5 72 14.4 53t 1
1969 L. Carwell Bos 4 114 28.5 38 0
1968 E. Philpott Bos 4 31 7.8 17 0
1967 D. Webb Bos 4 91 22.8 41 0
1966 R. Hall Bos 6 159 26.5 87 0
1964 N. Buoniconti Bos 5 75 15.0 26 0
1963 B. Suci Bos 7 277 39.6 98t 2
1962 R. O'Hanley Bos 5 83 16.6 28 0
1961 D. Webb Bos 5 153 30.6 59 2
1960 G. Cappelletti Bos 4 68 17.0 27 0