New England Patriots Yearly Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Returns

The following are the New England Patriots yearly 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.

      Kickoff Returns
Year Player Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
2019 B. Bolden NE 23 515 22.4 38 0
2018 C. Patterson NE 23 663 28.8 95t 1
2017 D. Lewis NE 23 570 24.8 104 1
2016 C. Jones NE 8 180 22.5 43 0
2015 K. Martin NE 10 257 25.7 75 0
2014 D. Amendola NE 20 482 24.1 81 0
2013 L. Blount NE 17 494 29.1 83 0
2012 D. McCourty NE 27 654 24.2 104 1
2011 D. Woodhead NE 20 437 21.9 37 0
2010 B. Tate NE 41 1,057 25.8 104 2
2009 L. Maroney NE 13 279 21.5 52 0
2008 E. Hobbs NE 45 1,281 28.5 95t 1
2007 E. Hobbs NE 35 911 26.0 108 1
2006 L. Maroney NE 28 783 28.0 77 0
2005 B. Johnson NE 31 694 22.4 54 0
2004 B. Johnson NE 41 1,016 24.8 93t 1
2003 B. Johnson NE 30 847 28.2 92t 1
2002 D. Branch NE 36 863 24.0 63 0
2001 K. Faulk NE 33 662 20.1 42 0
2000 K. Faulk NE 38 816 21.5 40 0
1999 K. Faulk NE 39 943 24.2 95 0
1998 D. Cullors NE 45 1,085 24.1 68 0
1997 D. Meggett NE 33 816 24.7 61 0
1996 D. Meggett NE 34 781 23.0 54 0
1995 D. Meggett NE 38 964 25.4 62 0
1994 R. Crittenden NE 24 460 19.2 36 0
1993 R. Crittenden NE 23 478 20.8 44 0
1992 W. Stanley NE 29 529 18.2 40 0
1991 J. Vaughn NE 34 717 21.1 99t 1
1990 S. Martin NE 25 515 20.6 38 0
1989 S. Martin NE 24 584 24.3 38 0
1988 S. Martin NE 31 735 23.7 95t 1
1987 S. Starring NE 23 445 19.3 43 0
1986 S. Starring NE 36 802 22.3 52 0
1985 S. Starring NE 48 1,012 21.1 53 0
1984 T. Collins NE 25 544 21.8 46 0
1983 R. Smith NE 42 916 21.8 53 0
1982 R. Smith NE 24 567 23.6 98t 1
1981 T. Collins NE 39 773 19.8 30 0
1980 H. Ivory NE 36 992 27.6 98t 1
1979 A. Clark NE 37 816 22.1 38 0
1978 R. Clayborn NE 27 636 23.6 60 0
1977 R. Clayborn NE 28 869 31.0 102 3
1976 J. Phillips NE 14 397 28.4 71 0
1975 A. Carter NE 32 879 27.5 99t 1
1974 M. Herron NE 28 629 22.5 62 0
1973 M. Herron NE 41 1,092 26.6 92t 1
1972 C. Garrett NE 16 410 25.6 49 0
1971 C. Garrett NE 24 538 22.4 37 0
1970 O. Lawson Bos 25 546 21.8 52 0
1969 C. Garrett Bos 28 792 28.3 63 0
1968 W. Porter Bos 36 812 22.6 61 0
1967 J. Cunningham Bos 30 627 20.9 41 0
1966 J. Bellino Bos 18 410 22.8 43 0
1965 J. Cunningham Bos 17 374 22.0 45 0
1964 J. Garrett Bos 32 749 23.4 42 0
1963 L. Garron Bos 28 693 24.8 58 0
1962 L. Garron Bos 24 686 28.6 95t 1
1961 L. Garron Bos 16 438 27.4 89t 1
1960 D. Christy Bos 24 617 25.7 52 0