San Francisco 49ers Single Season Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Touchdowns

The following are the San Francisco 49ers single season defensive leaders ranked by interception return touchdowns. 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. Ronnie Lott is the San Francisco 49ers single season leader in interception return touchdowns with 3.

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

      Interceptions
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  R. Lott 1981 SF 7 117 16.7 41t 3
  D. Sanders 1994 SF 6 303 50.5 93t 3
  Z. Bronson 2001 SF 7 165 23.6 97t 2
  D. Hicks 1983 SF 2 102 51.0 62t 2
  T. Holmoe 1986 SF 3 149 49.7 78t 2
  T. McDonald 1995 SF 4 135 33.8 52t 2
  K. Norton 1995 SF 3 102 34.0 46 2
  S. Vanderbundt 1972 SF 2 58 29.0 37t 2
  E. Wright 1983 SF 7 164 23.4 60t 2
  M. Adams 2005 SF 4 36 9.0 40t 1
  K. Alexander 1968 SF 9 155 17.2 68t 1
  N. Allen 1975 SF 1 37 37.0 37t 1
  B. Belk 1968 SF 1 6 6.0 6t 1
  R. Berry 1953 SF 7 142 20.3 29 1
  R. Berry 1954 SF 3 69 23.0 34t 1
  R. Berry 1955 SF 3 69 23.0 44t 1
  A. Bethea 2014 SF 4 71 17.8 49t 1
  N. Bowman 2013 SF 2 93 46.5 89t 1
  T. Brock 2013 SF 5 82 16.4 41 1
  A. Brooks 2012 SF 1 50 50.0 50t 1
  H. Brown 1954 SF 3 42 14.0 41t 1
  T. Brown 2010 SF 1 62 62.0 62t 1
  D. Burke 1952 SF 1 35 35.0 35t 1
  J. Cason 1951 SF 8 147 18.4 65t 1
  T. Collier 1983 SF 3 32 10.7 32t 1
  E. Davis 1993 SF 4 45 11.2 41t 1
  E. Davis 1995 SF 3 84 28.0 86t 1
  M. Dowdle 1966 SF 1 27 27.0 27t 1
  A. Exum 2018 SF 1 32 32.0 32t 1
  D. Goldson 2010 SF 1 39 39.0 39t 1
  M. Hanks 1993 SF 3 104 34.7 67t 1
  M. Hanks 1997 SF 6 103 17.2 55t 1
  W. Harris 2006 SF 8 84 10.5 42 1
  M. Hazeltine 1958 SF 3 30 10.0 17 1
  B. Herchman 1957 SF 1 54 54.0 54t 1
  D. Hicks 1981 SF 9 239 26.6 72 1
  S. Hindman 1968 SF 1 25 25.0 25t 1
  D. Johnson 2017 SF 1 50 50.0 50t 1
  D. Johnson 2014 SF 1 20 20.0 20t 1
  J. Johnson 1966 SF 4 57 14.2 35t 1
  J. Johnson 1970 SF 2 36 18.0 36t 1
  J. Johnson 1992 SF 1 56 56.0 56t 1
  R. Lott 1986 SF 10 134 13.4 57t 1
  R. Lott 1982 SF 2 95 47.5 83t 1
  R. McDonald 2010 SF 1 31 31.0 31t 1
  T. McDonald 1994 SF 2 79 39.5 73t 1
  M. McGruder 1993 SF 5 89 17.8 37 1
  T. McKyer 1986 SF 6 33 5.5 21t 1
  D. McLemore 1984 SF 2 54 27.0 54t 1
  J. Mertens 1959 SF 2 56 28.0 30t 1