San Francisco 49ers Single Season Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Return Average

The following are the San Francisco 49ers single season punt return leaders ranked by punt return average. 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. Jimmy Williams is the San Francisco 49ers single season leader in punt return average with 16.80.

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

Leaders based on 20 punt returns

      Punt Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  J. Williams 2002 SF 20 336 16.8 89t 1
  H. McElhenny 1952 SF 20 284 14.2 94t 1
  T. Ginn 2010 SF 24 321 13.4 78t 1
  J. Arenas 1951 SF 21 272 13.0 51 0
  J. Taylor 1988 SF 44 556 12.6 95t 2
  D. McLemore 1987 SF 21 265 12.6 83t 1
  T. Ginn 2011 SF 38 466 12.3 55t 1
  D. Carter 1993 SF 34 411 12.1 72t 1
  B. Taylor 1970 SF 43 516 12.0 76 0
  J. Taylor 1989 SF 36 417 11.6 37 0
  D. McLemore 1984 SF 45 521 11.6 79t 1
  F. Solomon 1980 SF 27 298 11.0 57t 2
  I. Uwaezuoke 1997 SF 34 373 11.0 36 0
  L. James 2013 SF 23 251 10.9 40 0
  D. McLemore 1983 SF 31 331 10.7 56t 1
  T. Ginn 2012 SF 32 326 10.2 38 0
  R. McGill 1972 SF 22 219 10.0 33 0
  D. Griffin 1986 SF 38 377 9.9 76t 1
  T. Taylor 2017 SF 30 281 9.4 39 0
  R. McGill 1975 SF 31 290 9.4 34 0
  D. Cunningham 1967 SF 27 249 9.2 57 0
  K. Alexander 1964 SF 21 189 9.0 70t 1
  D. Carter 1996 SF 36 317 8.8 52 0
  R. McQuarters 1998 SF 47 406 8.6 72t 1
  J. Taylor 1991 SF 31 267 8.6 24 0
  A. Grant 1992 SF 29 249 8.6 46 0
  A. Battle 2004 SF 31 266 8.6 71t 1
  K. Williams 2000 SF 26 220 8.5 25 0
  R. McGill 1973 SF 22 186 8.5 54 0
  D. Carter 1994 SF 38 321 8.4 26 0
  T. Leonard 1976 SF 35 293 8.4 60t 1
  R. McGill 1974 SF 20 166 8.3 47 0
  B. Ellington 2014 SF 23 188 8.2 23 0
  J. Taylor 1990 SF 26 212 8.2 30 0
  R. James 2019 SF 33 264 8.0 32 0
  M. Lewis 2007 SF 44 336 7.6 51 0
  J. Kerley 2016 SF 21 158 7.5 26 0
  K. Alexander 1965 SF 35 262 7.5 40 0
  T. Leonard 1977 SF 22 154 7.0 19 0
  V. Sutherland 2001 SF 21 147 7.0 19 0
  B. Taylor 1971 SF 34 235 6.9 38 0
  B. Taylor 1972 SF 21 145 6.9 41 0
  J. Williams 2003 SF 35 240 6.9 20 0
  D. McLemore 1985 SF 38 258 6.8 22 0
  B. Williams 2006 SF 22 147 6.7 25 0
  K. Alexander 1966 SF 30 198 6.6 44t 1
  F. Solomon 1979 SF 23 142 6.2 14 0
  A. Woodson 1964 SF 22 133 6.0 26 0
  F. Solomon 1981 SF 29 173 6.0 19 0
  E. Dove 1959 SF 22 126 5.7 62 0