San Francisco 49ers Single Season Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Returns

The following are the San Francisco 49ers single season kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff 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. Maurice Hicks is the San Francisco 49ers single season leader in kickoff returns with 63.

Players active with the San Francisco 49ers during the 2020 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Kickoff Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  M. Hicks 2007 SF 63 1,502 23.8 55 0
  M. Hicks 2006 SF 57 1,428 25.1 64 0
  V. Sutherland 2001 SF 50 1,140 22.8 65 0
  D. Carter 1994 SF 48 1,105 23.0 96t 1
  T. Ginn 2010 SF 47 992 21.1 61 0
  A. Rossum 2008 SF 47 1,259 26.8 104 1
  D. Carter 1996 SF 41 909 22.2 71 0
  D. Carter 1990 SF 41 783 19.1 35 0
  J. Owens 1979 SF 41 1,002 24.4 85t 1
  K. Alexander 1966 SF 37 984 26.6 56 0
  D. Carter 1991 SF 37 839 22.7 98t 1
  C. Wilson 2003 SF 37 836 22.6 95t 1
  A. Woodson 1962 SF 37 1,157 31.3 79 0
  P. Hofer 1977 SF 36 871 24.2 48 0
  C. Levy 1997 SF 36 793 22.0 59 0
  J. Williams 2002 SF 35 765 21.9 50 0
  M. Hicks 2005 SF 34 689 20.3 40 0
  D. Williams 1978 SF 34 745 21.9 89t 1
  V. Washington 1971 SF 33 858 26.0 74 0
  K. Alexander 1965 SF 32 741 23.2 46 0
  D. DuBose 1988 SF 32 608 19.0 44 0
  T. Flagler 1989 SF 32 643 20.1 41 0
  A. Woodson 1964 SF 32 880 27.5 70 0
  D. Cunningham 1967 SF 31 826 26.6 94 0
  M. Hicks 2004 SF 31 623 20.1 35 0
  J. Owens 1980 SF 31 726 23.4 102 1
  D. McLemore 1983 SF 30 576 19.2 39 0
  K. Williams 2000 SF 30 536 17.9 33 0
  T. Ginn 2011 SF 29 800 27.6 102 1
  A. Woodson 1963 SF 29 935 32.2 104 3
  C. Monroe 1985 SF 28 717 25.6 95t 1
  J. Arenas 1956 SF 27 801 29.7 96 1
  C. Monroe 1984 SF 27 561 20.8 44 0
  V. Washington 1972 SF 27 771 28.6 98t 1
  A. Woodson 1961 SF 27 782 29.0 98t 1
  B. Ellington 2015 SF 26 665 25.6 40 0
  T. Leonard 1976 SF 26 553 21.3 39 0
  R. Marshall 2005 SF 26 488 18.8 29 0
  R. McQuarters 1999 SF 26 568 21.8 37 0
  M. Moore 1975 SF 26 650 25.0 52 0
  D. Carter 1993 SF 25 494 19.8 60 0
  M. Holmes 1974 SF 25 612 24.5 57 0
  L. Lyles 1959 SF 25 565 22.6 46 0
  B. Tucker 1970 SF 25 577 23.1 43 0
  K. Alexander 1963 SF 24 638 26.6 48 0
  J. Arenas 1957 SF 24 657 27.4 64 0
  J. Arenas 1955 SF 24 594 24.8 42 0
  B. Ellington 2014 SF 24 614 25.6 38 0
  V. Washington 1973 SF 24 549 22.9 38 0
  D. Harmon 1985 SF 23 467 20.3 37 0