Pittsburgh Steelers Single Season Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Average

The following are the Pittsburgh Steelers single season defensive leaders ranked by interception return average. Included are player stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) from 1945-2019, the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) from 1940-1942 and the Pittsburgh Pirates (NFL) from 1933-1939. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Chad Scott is the Pittsburgh Steelers single season leader in interception return average with 40.80.

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

Leaders based on 4 interceptions

      Interceptions
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  C. Scott 2001 Pit 5 204 40.8 62 2
  T. Compagno 1947 Pit 4 163 40.8 64t 2
  J. Porter 2002 Pit 4 153 38.2 84 0
  D. Washington 1998 Pit 5 178 35.6 78t 2
  G. Edwards 1973 Pit 6 186 31.0 86t 1
  G. Edwards 1974 Pit 5 153 30.6 59 1
  M. Wagner 1975 Pit 4 122 30.5 65 0
  J. Butler 1951 Pit 5 142 28.4 52t 1
  J. Farrior 2004 Pit 4 113 28.2 41 1
  D. Woodruff 1988 Pit 4 109 27.2 78t 1
  R. Woodson 1994 Pit 4 109 27.2 37t 2
  T. Compagno 1948 Pit 7 179 25.6 82t 1
  R. Woodson 1988 Pit 4 98 24.5 29 0
  B. Dudley 1946 Pit 10 242 24.2 80t 1
  J. Butler 1952 Pit 7 168 24.0 41 0
  J. Rowser 1971 Pit 4 94 23.5 70t 1
  J. Bradshaw 1965 Pit 5 117 23.4 82t 1
  D. Perry 1996 Pit 5 115 23.0 28 1
  S. Washington 1984 Pit 6 138 23.0 69t 2
  M. Woodson 1966 Pit 4 91 22.8 56t 1
  D. Woolford 1997 Pit 4 91 22.8 34 0
  R. Woodson 1992 Pit 4 90 22.5 57 0
  J. Rowser 1973 Pit 6 131 21.8 71t 1
  M. Blount 1973 Pit 4 82 20.5 24 0
  J. Bradshaw 1966 Pit 4 82 20.5 28 1
  R. Woodson 1996 Pit 6 121 20.2 43t 1
  D. Alban 1959 Pit 6 119 19.8 46 0
  M. Pottios 1963 Pit 4 78 19.5 38 0
  D. Shell 1980 Pit 7 135 19.3 67 0
  D. Perry 1997 Pit 4 77 19.2 42 0
  J. Butler 1956 Pit 6 113 18.8 34 0
  J. Shipkey 1951 Pit 6 113 18.8 58 1
  C. Sandig 1942 Pit 5 94 18.8 42 0
  J. Butler 1954 Pit 4 75 18.8 41t 2
  L. Griffin 1990 Pit 4 75 18.8 36 0
  S. Shields 1999 Pit 4 75 18.8 25 0
  D. Woodruff 1987 Pit 5 91 18.2 33t 1
  D. Derby 1959 Pit 7 127 18.1 24 0
  D. Perry 1995 Pit 4 71 17.8 26 0
  M. Blount 1981 Pit 6 106 17.7 50t 1
  J. Sample 1961 Pit 8 141 17.6 42 1
  W. Williams 1995 Pit 7 122 17.4 63t 1
  R. Woodson 1993 Pit 8 138 17.2 63t 1
  W. Daniel 1962 Pit 5 85 17.0 49t 1
  P. Cameron 1954 Pit 7 118 16.9 33 0
  H. Hartley 1950 Pit 5 84 16.8 38 0
  M. Wagner 1973 Pit 8 134 16.8 38 0
  A. DeCarlo 1953 Pit 5 83 16.6 27 0
  J. Butler 1953 Pit 9 147 16.3 28 1
  B. Gage 1950 Pit 4 64 16.0 23 0