New England Patriots Yearly Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Return Average

The following are the New England Patriots yearly 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.

Leaders based on 20 punt returns

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