New Orleans Saints Single Season Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Yards

The following are the New Orleans Saints single season defensive leaders ranked by interception return yards. Included are player stats for the New Orleans Saints (NFL) from 1967-2020. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Darren Sharper is the New Orleans Saints single season leader in interception return yards with 376.

Players active with the New Orleans Saints during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Interceptions
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  D. Sharper 2009 NO 9 376 41.8 99t 3
  G. Atkins 1991 NO 5 198 39.6 79 0
  D. Whitsell 1967 NO 10 178 17.8 41t 2
  S. Knight 1998 NO 6 171 28.5 91t 2
  T. Myers 1978 NO 6 167 27.8 97t 1
  M. McKenzie 2007 NO 3 161 53.7 75t 2
  J. Poe 1983 NO 7 146 20.9 31t 1
  J. Merlo 1976 NO 4 142 35.5 83t 2
  B. Burris 1968 NO 3 129 43.0 94t 1
  T. Myers 1979 NO 7 127 18.1 52t 1
  D. Howell 1971 NO 5 120 24.0 60 0
  S. Knight 2001 NO 6 114 19.0 40 0
  M. Jenkins 2010 NO 2 105 52.5 96t 1
  R. Kelly 1998 NO 2 104 52.0 79t 1
  M. Williams 2018 NO 2 100 50.0 78 0
  P. Robinson 2012 NO 3 99 33.0 99t 1
  T. Myers 1980 NO 5 96 19.2 48 0
  D. Waymer 1988 NO 3 91 30.3 44 0
  T. Cook 1992 NO 6 90 15.0 48t 1
  D. Winston 1984 NO 2 90 45.0 47t 2
  B. Maxie 1990 NO 2 88 44.0 50t 1
  M. Lattimore 2017 NO 5 85 17.0 33 1
  D. Wyatt 1971 NO 4 84 21.0 55t 1
  J. David 2008 NO 5 83 16.6 42 0
  T. Myers 1975 NO 5 83 16.6 29 0
  M. Spencer 1978 NO 4 83 20.8 37 0
  T. Cook 1989 NO 3 81 27.0 63t 1
  B. Johnson 1983 NO 2 80 40.0 70t 1
  F. Thomas 2002 NO 5 80 16.0 43 0
  T. Hoage 1985 NO 4 79 19.8 52t 1
  H. Hollas 1970 NO 5 79 15.8 29 0
  A. Ambrose 2003 NO 3 78 26.0 73t 1
  D. Waymer 1987 NO 5 78 15.6 35 0
  J. Hardee 2018 NO 1 77 77.0 77 0
  T. Drakeford 1998 NO 4 76 19.0 32t 1
  S. Knight 1997 NO 5 75 15.0 39 0
  E. Mack 2012 NO 1 73 73.0 73t 1
  T. Porter 2009 NO 4 72 18.0 54t 1
  R. Jones 1992 NO 2 71 35.5 71t 1
  R. Gary 1983 NO 3 70 23.3 26 0
  T. Myers 1981 NO 2 70 35.0 54 0
  C. Crist 1975 NO 3 69 23.0 42 0
  S. Knight 2000 NO 5 68 13.6 37t 2
  R. Sutton 1987 NO 5 68 13.6 26 0
  D. Waymer 1989 NO 6 66 11.0 42 0
  B. Lee 1972 NO 4 65 16.2 32 0
  F. Weary 1998 NO 2 64 32.0 63t 1
  J. Craft 2005 NO 3 63 21.0 39 0
  J. Poe 1985 NO 3 63 21.0 40t 1
  P. Hughes 1979 NO 4 62 15.5 40 0