New York Jets Single Season Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Return Yards

The following are the New York Jets single season punt return leaders ranked by punt return yards. 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 return yards with 619.

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
  B. Harper 1977 NYJ 34 425 12.5 49 0
  S. Moss 2002 NYJ 25 413 16.5 63t 2
  J. Kerley 2015 NYJ 48 411 8.6 58 0
  J. Townsell 1988 NYJ 35 409 11.7 59t 1
  D. Christy 1961 NYT 18 383 21.3 70t 2
  J. Townsell 1987 NYJ 32 381 11.9 91t 1
  B. Harper 1978 NYJ 30 378 12.6 82t 1
  C. Hicks 1994 NYJ 38 342 9.0 26 0
  S. Moss 2003 NYJ 30 332 11.1 47 0
  A. Roberts 2018 NYJ 23 324 14.1 78t 1
  J. Kerley 2011 NYJ 29 317 10.9 53 0
  L. Washington 2008 NYJ 29 303 10.4 37 0
  R. Word 1974 NYJ 38 301 7.9 34 0
  J. Townsell 1989 NYJ 33 299 9.1 30 0
  B. Harper 1979 NYJ 33 290 8.8 51 0
  K. Sohn 1986 NYJ 35 289 8.3 27 0
  D. Ward 1999 NYJ 38 288 7.6 23 0
  K. Springs 1983 NYJ 23 287 12.5 76t 1
  B. Harper 1981 NYJ 35 265 7.6 46 0
  D. Christy 1962 NYT 15 250 16.7 73t 2
  K. Springs 1984 NYJ 28 247 8.8 33 0
  B. Harper 1980 NYJ 28 242 8.6 24 0
  J. Leonhard 2010 NYJ 21 238 11.3 32 0
  J. Cotchery 2009 NYJ 23 236 10.3 31 0
  M. Battle 1969 NYJ 34 235 6.9 22 0
  S. Moss 2004 NYJ 27 225 8.3 46 0
  B. Baird 1967 NYJ 25 219 8.8 33 0
  D. Ward 2000 NYJ 27 214 7.9 19 0
  R. Carpenter 1992 NYJ 28 208 7.4 21 0
  J. Kerley 2012 NYJ 19 208 10.9 68t 1
  L. Johnson 1998 NYJ 29 203 7.0 23 0
  J. Kerley 2014 NYJ 25 199 8.0 41 0
  B. Harper 1982 NYJ 23 184 8.0 24 0
  L. Washington 2007 NYJ 20 183 9.2 33 0
  J. Cotchery 2005 NYJ 23 182 7.9 18 0
  C. Farasopoulos 1972 NYJ 17 179 10.5 65t 1
  J. Sydner 1995 NYJ 17 178 10.5 22 0
  J. Leonhard 2009 NYJ 21 173 8.2 37 0
  L. Piccone 1976 NYJ 21 173 8.2 60t 1
  B. Baird 1964 NYJ 18 170 9.4 27 0
  T. Mathis 1990 NYJ 11 165 15.0 98t 1
  C. Hicks 1993 NYJ 17 157 9.2 20 0
  T. Mathis 1991 NYJ 23 157 6.8 25 0
  C. Farasopoulos 1971 NYJ 19 155 8.2 19 0
  J. Townsell 1990 NYJ 17 154 9.1 20 0
  K. Sohn 1985 NYJ 16 149 9.3 46 0
  K. Springs 1985 NYJ 14 147 10.5 40 0
  T. Dwight 2006 NYJ 14 146 10.4 18 0
  B. Baird 1963 NYJ 4 143 35.8 93t 1