Pittsburgh Steelers Yearly Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Yards

The following are the Pittsburgh Steelers yearly 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.

      Interceptions
Year Player Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
2019 M. Fitzpatrick Pit 5 130 26.0 96t 1
2018 T. Edmunds Pit 1 35 35.0 35 0
2017 S. Davis Pit 3 76 25.3 41 0
2016 L. Timmons Pit 2 74 37.0 58 0
2015 V. Blake Pit 2 112 56.0 70t 1
2014 W. Gay Pit 3 113 37.7 52t 3
2013 R. Clark Pit 2 50 25.0 37 0
2012 L. Timmons Pit 3 80 26.7 53t 1
2011 T. Polamalu Pit 2 33 16.5 33 0
2010 T. Polamalu Pit 7 101 14.4 45t 1
2009 K. Fox Pit 1 82 82.0 82t 1
2008 L. Timmons Pit 1 89 89.0 89 0
2007 I. Taylor Pit 3 56 18.7 51t 1
2006 T. Polamalu Pit 3 51 17.0 49 0
2005 C. Hope Pit 3 60 20.0 55 0
2004 J. Farrior Pit 4 113 28.2 41 1
2003 B. Alexander Pit 4 63 15.8 34 0
2002 J. Porter Pit 4 153 38.2 84 0
2001 C. Scott Pit 5 204 40.8 62 2
2000 D. Washington Pit 5 59 11.8 31 0
1999 S. Shields Pit 4 75 18.8 25 0
1998 D. Washington Pit 5 178 35.6 78t 2
1997 D. Woolford Pit 4 91 22.8 34 0
1996 R. Woodson Pit 6 121 20.2 43t 1
1995 W. Williams Pit 7 122 17.4 63t 1
1994 D. Perry Pit 7 112 16.0 42 0
1993 R. Woodson Pit 8 138 17.2 63t 1
1992 L. Griffin Pit 3 98 32.7 65t 1
1991 R. Woodson Pit 3 72 24.0 41 0
1990 D. Woodruff Pit 3 110 36.7 59 0
1989 T. Everett Pit 3 68 22.7 32 0
1988 D. Woodruff Pit 4 109 27.2 78t 1
1987 D. Woodruff Pit 5 91 18.2 33t 1
1986 L. Sanchez Pit 3 71 23.7 67t 1
1985 D. Woodruff Pit 5 80 16.0 33 0
1984 S. Washington Pit 6 138 23.0 69t 2
1983 D. Woodruff Pit 3 85 28.3 47 0
1982 D. Woodruff Pit 5 53 10.6 30 0
1981 M. Blount Pit 6 106 17.7 50t 1
1980 D. Shell Pit 7 135 19.3 67 0
1979 D. Winston Pit 3 48 16.0 41t 1
1978 T. Dungy Pit 6 95 15.8 65 0
1977 G. Edwards Pit 3 116 38.7 51 0
1976 G. Edwards Pit 6 95 15.8 55 0
1975 M. Wagner Pit 4 122 30.5 65 0
1974 G. Edwards Pit 5 153 30.6 59 1
1973 G. Edwards Pit 6 186 31.0 86t 1
1972 J. Ham Pit 7 83 11.9 32t 1
1971 J. Rowser Pit 4 94 23.5 70t 1
1970 A. Russell Pit 3 64 21.3 37 0
1969 B. Hohn Pit 5 64 12.8 24 0
1968 P. Martha Pit 3 43 14.3 23 0
1967 J. Campbell Pit 2 52 26.0 30 0
1966 M. Woodson Pit 4 91 22.8 56t 1
1965 J. Bradshaw Pit 5 117 23.4 82t 1
1964 J. Bradshaw Pit 1 39 39.0 39 0
1963 C. Thomas Pit 8 122 15.2 32 0
1962 W. Daniel Pit 5 85 17.0 49t 1
1961 J. Sample Pit 8 141 17.6 42 1
1960 D. Moegle Pit 6 49 8.2 31 0
1959 D. Derby Pit 7 127 18.1 24 0
1958 J. Butler Pit 9 81 9.0 19 0
1957 J. Butler Pit 10 85 8.5 20 0
1956 J. Butler Pit 6 113 18.8 34 0
1955 R. McCabe Pit 3 29 9.7 25 0
1954 R. Craft Pit 3 120 40.0 81t 1
1953 J. Butler Pit 9 147 16.3 28 1
1952 J. Butler Pit 7 168 24.0 41 0
1951 J. Butler Pit 5 142 28.4 52t 1
1950 H. Hartley Pit 5 84 16.8 38 0