San Francisco 49ers Career Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Return Yards

The following are the San Francisco 49ers career kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff return yards. 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. Abe Woodson is the San Francisco 49ers career leader in kickoff return yards with 4,873.

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

      Kickoff Returns
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. A. Woodson 89 166 4,873 29.4 106 5
2. D. Carter 90 217 4,707 21.7 98t 2
3. M. Hicks 55 185 4,242 22.9 64 0
4. J. Arenas 84 139 3,798 27.3 96 1
5. K. Alexander 94 137 3,271 23.9 56 0
6. V. Washington 40 84 2,178 25.9 98t 1
7. T. Ginn 40 87 2,045 23.5 102 1
8. J. Owens 30 72 1,728 24.0 102 2
9. C. Monroe 43 76 1,660 21.8 95t 1
10. D. Cunningham 82 68 1,613 23.7 94 0
11. H. McElhenny 97 65 1,494 23.0 55 0
12. P. Hofer 77 68 1,474 21.7 48 0
13. A. Rossum 16 54 1,411 26.1 104 1
14. C. Wilson 53 63 1,354 21.5 95t 1
15. B. Ellington 26 50 1,279 25.6 40 0
16. C. Levy 26 58 1,176 20.3 59 0
17. V. Sutherland 15 50 1,140 22.8 65 0
18. D. McLemore 69 54 1,108 20.5 50 0
19. L. Lyles 24 42 1,091 26.0 97t 1
20. M. Moore 28 44 1,048 23.8 52 0
21. J. Williams 50 49 1,030 21.0 50 0
22. R. James 29 43 1,008 23.4 97t 1
23. R. McQuarters 27 43 907 21.1 45 0
24. D. Harmon 39 40 906 22.6 51 0
25. J. Smith 97 36 882 24.5 39 0
26. B. Tucker 55 40 879 22.0 43 0
27. D. Williams 28 38 867 22.8 89t 2
28. J. Robertson 22 36 802 22.3 42 0
29. G. Lewis 72 33 765 23.2 54 0
30. L. James 15 26 738 28.4 62 0
31. T. Flagler 21 35 674 19.3 41 0
32. M. Robinson 62 30 673 22.4 40 0
  K. Williams 38 28 673 24.0 94 0
34. M. Holmes 27 27 671 24.9 57 0
35. A. Lawrence 21 26 627 24.1 92t 1
36. T. Leonard 39 27 621 23.0 68 0
37. D. DuBose 16 32 608 19.0 44 0
38. R. McGill 70 27 566 21.0 43 0
39. K. Williams 16 30 536 17.9 33 0
40. D. Walker 99 31 528 17.0 35 0
41. L. Elliott 35 27 491 18.2 33 0
42. R. Marshall 12 26 488 18.8 29 0
43. T. Kirby 39 21 486 23.1 102 1
44. M. Logan 40 22 478 21.7 82 0
45. B. Ring 69 22 472 21.5 41 0
46. D. Rodgers 8 23 456 19.8 50 0
  J. Shepherd 11 21 456 21.7 41 0
48. S. Tillman 47 25 449 18.0 60 0
49. A. Battle 88 22 441 20.0 40 0
50. A. Lee 31 24 436 18.2 33 0