San Francisco 49ers Single Season Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Return Yards

The following are the San Francisco 49ers single season punt return leaders ranked by punt 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. John Taylor is the San Francisco 49ers single season leader in punt return yards with 556.

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

      Punt Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  J. Taylor 1988 SF 44 556 12.6 95t 2
  D. McLemore 1984 SF 45 521 11.6 79t 1
  B. Taylor 1970 SF 43 516 12.0 76 0
  T. Ginn 2011 SF 38 466 12.3 55t 1
  J. Taylor 1989 SF 36 417 11.6 37 0
  D. Carter 1993 SF 34 411 12.1 72t 1
  R. McQuarters 1998 SF 47 406 8.6 72t 1
  D. Griffin 1986 SF 38 377 9.9 76t 1
  I. Uwaezuoke 1997 SF 34 373 11.0 36 0
  M. Lewis 2007 SF 44 336 7.6 51 0
  J. Williams 2002 SF 20 336 16.8 89t 1
  D. McLemore 1983 SF 31 331 10.7 56t 1
  T. Ginn 2012 SF 32 326 10.2 38 0
  D. Carter 1994 SF 38 321 8.4 26 0
  T. Ginn 2010 SF 24 321 13.4 78t 1
  D. Carter 1996 SF 36 317 8.8 52 0
  F. Solomon 1980 SF 27 298 11.0 57t 2
  T. Leonard 1976 SF 35 293 8.4 60t 1
  R. McGill 1975 SF 31 290 9.4 34 0
  H. McElhenny 1952 SF 20 284 14.2 94t 1
  T. Taylor 2017 SF 30 281 9.4 39 0
  J. Arenas 1951 SF 21 272 13.0 51 0
  J. Taylor 1991 SF 31 267 8.6 24 0
  A. Battle 2004 SF 31 266 8.6 71t 1
  D. McLemore 1987 SF 21 265 12.6 83t 1
  R. James 2019 SF 33 264 8.0 32 0
  K. Alexander 1965 SF 35 262 7.5 40 0
  D. McLemore 1985 SF 38 258 6.8 22 0
  L. James 2013 SF 23 251 10.9 40 0
  D. Cunningham 1967 SF 27 249 9.2 57 0
  A. Grant 1992 SF 29 249 8.6 46 0
  J. Williams 2003 SF 35 240 6.9 20 0
  B. Taylor 1971 SF 34 235 6.9 38 0
  A. Rossum 2008 SF 15 223 14.9 45 0
  K. Williams 2000 SF 26 220 8.5 25 0
  R. McGill 1972 SF 22 219 10.0 33 0
  J. Taylor 1990 SF 26 212 8.2 30 0
  B. Taylor 1973 SF 15 207 13.8 61 0
  K. Alexander 1966 SF 30 198 6.6 44t 1
  K. Alexander 1964 SF 21 189 9.0 70t 1
  B. Ellington 2014 SF 23 188 8.2 23 0
  R. McGill 1973 SF 22 186 8.5 54 0
  S. Cathcart 1950 SF 16 185 11.6 19 0
  A. Woodson 1962 SF 19 179 9.4 85t 1
  A. Woodson 1960 SF 13 174 13.4 48 0
  J. Cason 1950 SF 11 173 15.7 33 0
  F. Solomon 1981 SF 29 173 6.0 19 0
  A. Woodson 1961 SF 16 172 10.8 80t 1
  D. Hicks 1981 SF 19 171 9.0 39 0
  R. McGill 1974 SF 20 166 8.3 47 0