San Francisco 49ers Career Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Returns

The following are the San Francisco 49ers career punt return leaders ranked by punt returns. 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. John Taylor is the San Francisco 49ers career leader in punt returns with 149.

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

      Punt Returns
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. J. Taylor 121 149 1,517 10.2 95t 2
2. D. McLemore 69 142 1,531 10.8 93t 4
  B. Taylor 109 142 1,323 9.3 76 0
4. J. Arenas 84 124 774 6.2 67t 1
5. K. Alexander 94 120 782 6.5 70t 2
6. D. Carter 90 117 1,213 10.4 78t 2
7. F. Solomon 114 106 804 7.6 57t 2
8. R. McGill 70 105 964 9.2 54 1
  A. Woodson 89 105 949 9.0 85t 2
10. H. McElhenny 97 99 648 6.5 94t 1
11. T. Ginn 40 94 1,113 11.8 78t 2
12. D. Griffin 114 74 667 9.0 76t 1
13. T. Leonard 39 65 473 7.3 60t 1
  R. McQuarters 27 65 496 7.6 72t 1
15. A. Battle 88 64 446 7.0 71t 1
16. J. Williams 50 55 576 10.5 89t 1
17. D. Hicks 96 54 403 7.5 39 0
18. R. James 29 45 339 7.5 32 0
19. E. Dove 54 44 239 5.4 62 0
  M. Lewis 13 44 336 7.6 51 0
21. B. Ellington 26 42 325 7.7 36 0
22. T. Taylor 29 40 359 9.0 39 0
23. I. Uwaezuoke 35 34 373 11.0 36 0
24. D. Cunningham 82 30 272 9.1 57 0
25. A. Grant 18 29 249 8.6 46 0
26. A. Rossum 16 27 307 11.4 45 0
  B. Williams 16 27 179 6.6 25 0
28. K. Williams 16 26 220 8.5 25 0
29. J. Fuller 63 25 114 4.6 13 0
30. J. Cason 40 24 288 12.0 33 0
31. L. James 15 23 251 10.9 40 0
32. J. Kerley 16 21 158 7.5 26 0
  M. Moore 28 21 309 14.7 88t 1
  V. Sutherland 15 21 147 7.0 19 0
  K. Williams 38 21 170 8.1 36 0
36. S. Cathcart 24 17 208 12.2 23 0
  N. Clements 54 17 199 11.7 41 0
  R. Marshall 12 17 87 5.1 13 0
39. B. Rhodes 14 16 142 8.9 22 0
40. S. Black 13 13 38 2.9 11 0
  C. Wilson 53 13 96 7.4 13 0
42. O. Amey 11 11 125 11.4 75t 1
  J. Boone 12 11 66 6.0 17 0
  J. Steptoe 6 11 129 11.7 28 0
45. S. Beach 25 10 53 5.3 15 0
  P. Cox 40 10 35 3.5 9 0
  L. Jones 9 10 86 8.6 52 0
  D. Messer 46 10 22 2.2 7 0
  D. Moegle 47 10 41 4.1 21 0
  N. Smith 7 10 46 4.6 18 0