New York Jets Single Season Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Returns

The following are the New York Jets single season punt return leaders ranked by punt returns. Included are player stats for the New York Jets (NFL) from 1970-2019, the New York Jets (AFL) from 1963-1969 and the New York Titans (AFL) from 1960-1962. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Leon Johnson is the New York Jets single season leader in punt returns with 51.

Players active with the New York Jets during the 2018 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Punt Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  L. Johnson 1997 NYJ 51 619 12.1 66t 1
  J. Kerley 2015 NYJ 48 411 8.6 58 0
  C. Hicks 1994 NYJ 38 342 9.0 26 0
  D. Ward 1999 NYJ 38 288 7.6 23 0
  R. Word 1974 NYJ 38 301 7.9 34 0
  B. Harper 1981 NYJ 35 265 7.6 46 0
  K. Sohn 1986 NYJ 35 289 8.3 27 0
  J. Townsell 1988 NYJ 35 409 11.7 59t 1
  M. Battle 1969 NYJ 34 235 6.9 22 0
  B. Harper 1977 NYJ 34 425 12.5 49 0
  B. Harper 1979 NYJ 33 290 8.8 51 0
  J. Townsell 1989 NYJ 33 299 9.1 30 0
  J. Townsell 1987 NYJ 32 381 11.9 91t 1
  B. Harper 1978 NYJ 30 378 12.6 82t 1
  S. Moss 2003 NYJ 30 332 11.1 47 0
  L. Johnson 1998 NYJ 29 203 7.0 23 0
  J. Kerley 2011 NYJ 29 317 10.9 53 0
  L. Washington 2008 NYJ 29 303 10.4 37 0
  R. Carpenter 1992 NYJ 28 208 7.4 21 0
  W. Chrebet 1996 NYJ 28 139 5.0 15 0
  B. Harper 1980 NYJ 28 242 8.6 24 0
  K. Springs 1984 NYJ 28 247 8.8 33 0
  S. Moss 2004 NYJ 27 225 8.3 46 0
  D. Ward 2000 NYJ 27 214 7.9 19 0
  B. Baird 1967 NYJ 25 219 8.8 33 0
  J. Kerley 2014 NYJ 25 199 8.0 41 0
  S. Moss 2002 NYJ 25 413 16.5 63t 2
  J. Cotchery 2005 NYJ 23 182 7.9 18 0
  J. Cotchery 2009 NYJ 23 236 10.3 31 0
  B. Harper 1982 NYJ 23 184 8.0 24 0
  T. Mathis 1991 NYJ 23 157 6.8 25 0
  A. Roberts 2018 NYJ 23 324 14.1 78t 1
  K. Springs 1983 NYJ 23 287 12.5 76t 1
  J. Leonhard 2009 NYJ 21 173 8.2 37 0
  J. Leonhard 2010 NYJ 21 238 11.3 32 0
  L. Piccone 1976 NYJ 21 173 8.2 60t 1
  L. Washington 2007 NYJ 20 183 9.2 33 0
  M. Battle 1970 NYJ 19 117 6.2 21 0
  C. Farasopoulos 1971 NYJ 19 155 8.2 19 0
  J. Kerley 2012 NYJ 19 208 10.9 68t 1
  B. Baird 1968 NYJ 18 111 6.2 20 0
  B. Baird 1964 NYJ 18 170 9.4 27 0
  D. Christy 1961 NYT 18 383 21.3 70t 2
  J. Marshall 2016 NYJ 18 100 5.6 19 0
  L. Piccone 1975 NYJ 18 74 4.1 9 0
  C. Farasopoulos 1972 NYJ 17 179 10.5 65t 1
  C. Hicks 1993 NYJ 17 157 9.2 20 0
  J. Sydner 1995 NYJ 17 178 10.5 22 0
  J. Townsell 1990 NYJ 17 154 9.1 20 0
  E. Christy 1967 NYJ 16 83 5.2 16 0