San Francisco 49ers Single Season Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Yards

The following are the San Francisco 49ers single season defensive leaders ranked by interception 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. Deion Sanders is the San Francisco 49ers single season leader in interception return yards with 303.

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
  D. Sanders 1994 SF 6 303 50.5 93t 3
  D. Hicks 1981 SF 9 239 26.6 72 1
  T. Parrish 2002 SF 7 204 29.1 60 0
  T. Parrish 2003 SF 9 202 22.4 49 0
  Z. Bronson 2001 SF 7 165 23.6 97t 2
  E. Wright 1983 SF 7 164 23.4 60t 2
  C. Crist 1978 SF 6 159 26.5 32 0
  K. Alexander 1968 SF 9 155 17.2 68t 1
  T. Holmoe 1986 SF 3 149 49.7 78t 2
  J. Cason 1951 SF 8 147 18.4 65t 1
  R. Berry 1953 SF 7 142 20.3 29 1
  A. Randolph 1966 SF 3 138 46.0 94t 1
  E. Reid 2014 SF 3 138 46.0 73 0
  C. Williamson 1985 SF 3 137 45.7 82 1
  T. McDonald 1995 SF 4 135 33.8 52t 2
  L. Wagner 1953 SF 6 135 22.5 32 0
  R. Lott 1986 SF 10 134 13.4 57t 1
  L. Schulters 1999 SF 6 127 21.2 64t 1
  D. Baker 1961 SF 6 123 20.5 40 0
  R. Lott 1981 SF 7 117 16.7 41t 3
  J. Johnson 1961 SF 5 116 23.2 63 0
  L. Wagner 1951 SF 9 115 12.8 40 0
  D. Moegle 1957 SF 8 107 13.4 40 0
  T. Nixon 1986 SF 2 106 53.0 88t 1
  C. Rogers 2011 SF 6 106 17.7 31t 1
  M. Hanks 1993 SF 3 104 34.7 67t 1
  M. Hanks 1997 SF 6 103 17.2 55t 1
  D. Hicks 1983 SF 2 102 51.0 62t 2
  K. Norton 1995 SF 3 102 34.0 46 2
  M. Pope 1996 SF 6 98 16.3 55t 1
  D. Baker 1960 SF 10 96 9.6 28 0
  R. Lott 1982 SF 2 95 47.5 83t 1
  E. Beard 1968 SF 2 93 46.5 69 0
  N. Bowman 2013 SF 2 93 46.5 89t 1
  M. Hanks 1994 SF 7 93 13.3 38 0
  M. McGruder 1993 SF 5 89 17.8 37 1
  P. Willis 2008 SF 1 86 86.0 86t 1
  A. Plummer 2003 SF 4 85 21.2 68t 1
  S. Spencer 2005 SF 4 85 21.2 61t 1
  E. Davis 1995 SF 3 84 28.0 86t 1
  W. Harris 2006 SF 8 84 10.5 42 1
  T. Brock 2013 SF 5 82 16.4 41 1
  T. Shell 1984 SF 3 81 27.0 53t 1
  R. Woodson 1997 SF 3 81 27.0 41 0
  T. McDonald 1994 SF 2 79 39.5 73t 1
  D. Walker 1998 SF 4 78 19.5 36 0
  J. Webster 2000 SF 2 78 39.0 70t 1
  R. Berry 1951 SF 4 77 19.2 38 0
  D. Waymer 1991 SF 4 77 19.2 42 0
  D. Baker 1959 SF 5 75 15.0 29 0