Pittsburgh Steelers Career Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Average

The following are the Pittsburgh Steelers career defensive leaders ranked by interception return average. Included are player stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) from 1945-2020, the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) from 1940-1942 and the Pittsburgh Pirates (NFL) from 1933-1939. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Glen Edwards is the Pittsburgh Steelers career leader in interception return average with 26.08.

Players active with the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 20 interceptions

      Interceptions
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. G. Edwards 89 25 652 26.1 86t 2
2. R. Woodson 134 38 779 20.5 63t 5
3. D. Woodruff 157 37 689 18.6 78t 3
4. D. Perry 110 32 574 17.9 42 1
5. J. Butler 103 52 827 15.9 52t 4
6. M. Wagner 119 36 491 13.6 65 0
7. M. Blount 200 57 736 12.9 52t 2
8. T. Polamalu 158 32 398 12.4 49 3
9. H. Hartley 45 25 267 10.7 41 0
10. C. Thomas 96 23 233 10.1 33 0
11. D. Shell 201 51 490 9.6 67 2
12. D. Townsend 182 21 190 9.0 39t 3
13. J. Lambert 146 28 243 8.7 31 0
14. J. Ham 162 32 218 6.8 32t 1