Pittsburgh Steelers Career Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Yards

The following are the Pittsburgh Steelers career defensive leaders ranked by interception return yards. 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. Jack Butler is the Pittsburgh Steelers career leader in interception return yards with 827.

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

      Interceptions
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. J. Butler 103 52 827 15.9 52t 4
2. R. Woodson 134 38 779 20.5 63t 5
3. M. Blount 200 57 736 12.9 52t 2
4. D. Woodruff 157 37 689 18.6 78t 3
5. G. Edwards 89 25 652 26.1 86t 2
6. D. Perry 110 32 574 17.9 42 1
7. M. Wagner 119 36 491 13.6 65 0
8. D. Shell 201 51 490 9.6 67 2
9. T. Polamalu 158 32 398 12.4 49 3
10. T. Compagno 34 12 382 31.8 82t 3
11. C. Scott 91 19 368 19.4 62 4
12. B. Dudley 26 15 349 23.3 80t 1
13. D. Washington 95 19 311 16.4 78t 2
14. J. Rowser 47 17 282 16.6 71t 2
15. L. Griffin 86 13 275 21.2 65t 1
16. L. Timmons 158 12 274 22.8 89 1
17. H. Hartley 45 25 267 10.7 41 0
18. M. Woodson 67 18 250 13.9 61t 2
19. J. Lambert 146 28 243 8.7 31 0
20. J. Bradshaw 62 11 238 21.6 82t 2
  A. Russell 168 18 238 13.2 45t 1
  J. Shipkey 58 13 238 18.3 58 1
23. C. Thomas 96 23 233 10.1 33 0
24. J. Ham 162 32 218 6.8 32t 1
25. J. Porter 121 10 214 21.4 84 1
26. F. Sinkovitz 64 10 211 21.1 65 1
27. B. Hinkle 163 15 205 13.7 57t 2
28. D. Alban 48 14 200 14.3 46 0
29. D. Townsend 182 21 190 9.0 39t 3
30. W. Gay 160 11 187 17.0 52t 5
31. G. Lloyd 131 10 186 18.6 52 0
32. D. Johnson 79 12 178 14.8 35 1
33. T. Everett 73 16 176 11.0 32 0
34. W. Daniel 75 11 174 15.8 49t 1
35. B. Alexander 63 15 170 11.3 34 0
36. D. Derby 49 14 167 11.9 25 0
37. P. Martha 75 15 165 11.0 35 0
38. S. Washington 41 7 163 23.3 69t 2
39. J. Sample 20 8 162 20.2 42 1
40. C. Lake 154 16 161 10.1 47t 3
41. R. Johnson 91 13 160 12.3 34t 1
  G. Tarasovic 118 11 160 14.5 37 0
43. D. Riffle 21 10 152 15.2 51 0
44. I. Taylor 174 14 151 10.8 51t 1
45. J. Thomas 116 19 147 7.7 38 0
46. J. Farrior 154 8 141 17.6 41 1
47. M. Merriweather 85 11 140 12.7 35t 2
  E. Williams 49 10 140 14.0 44 0
49. T. Dungy 30 9 132 14.7 65 0
50. M. Fitzpatrick 14 5 130 26.0 96t 1