San Francisco 49ers Career Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Average

The following are the San Francisco 49ers career defensive leaders ranked by interception return average. Included are player stats for the San Francisco 49ers (NFL) from 1950-2020 and the San Francisco 49ers (AAFC) from 1946-1949. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Tony Parrish is the San Francisco 49ers career leader in interception return average with 22.91.

Players active with the San Francisco 49ers during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 20 interceptions

      Interceptions
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. T. Parrish 66 22 504 22.9 60 1
2. D. Hicks 96 30 586 19.5 72 3
3. R. Berry 66 22 404 18.4 44t 3
4. T. McDonald 111 20 325 16.2 73t 3
5. D. Baker 38 21 294 14.0 40 0
6. K. Alexander 94 36 499 13.9 68t 1
7. L. Wagner 47 25 331 13.2 40 0
8. J. Johnson 213 47 615 13.1 63 2
9. R. Lott 129 51 643 12.6 83t 5
10. M. Hanks 125 31 380 12.3 67t 2
11. D. Moegle 47 20 232 11.6 40 1
12. D. Griffin 114 22 49 2.2 23 0