San Francisco 49ers Yearly Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Average

The following are the San Francisco 49ers yearly defensive leaders ranked by interception 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.

Leaders based on 4 interceptions

      Interceptions
Year Player Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
2014 A. Bethea SF 4 71 17.8 49t 1
2013 T. Brock SF 5 82 16.4 41 1
2011 C. Rogers SF 6 106 17.7 31t 1
2009 D. Goldson SF 4 39 9.8 34 0
2007 N. Clements SF 4 74 18.5 62 0
2006 W. Harris SF 8 84 10.5 42 1
2005 S. Spencer SF 4 85 21.2 61t 1
2004 T. Parrish SF 4 64 16.0 26 0
2003 T. Parrish SF 9 202 22.4 49 0
2002 T. Parrish SF 7 204 29.1 60 0
2001 Z. Bronson SF 7 165 23.6 97t 2
1999 L. Schulters SF 6 127 21.2 64t 1
1998 D. Walker SF 4 78 19.5 36 0
1997 M. Hanks SF 6 103 17.2 55t 1
1996 M. Pope SF 6 98 16.3 55t 1
1995 T. McDonald SF 4 135 33.8 52t 2
1994 D. Sanders SF 6 303 50.5 93t 3
1993 M. McGruder SF 5 89 17.8 37 1
1992 D. Griffin SF 5 4 0.8 2 0
1991 D. Waymer SF 4 77 19.2 42 0
1990 D. Waymer SF 7 64 9.1 24 0
1989 R. Lott SF 5 34 6.8 28 0
1988 R. Lott SF 5 59 11.8 44 0
1987 R. Lott SF 5 62 12.4 34 0
1986 R. Lott SF 10 134 13.4 57t 1
1985 D. Hicks SF 4 68 17.0 25 0
1984 K. Turner SF 4 51 12.8 21 0
1983 E. Wright SF 7 164 23.4 60t 2
1981 D. Hicks SF 9 239 26.6 72 1
1980 D. Hicks SF 4 73 18.2 44 0
1979 D. Hicks SF 5 57 11.4 29 0
1978 C. Crist SF 6 159 26.5 32 0
1974 R. McGill SF 5 71 14.2 45 0
1973 J. Johnson SF 4 46 11.5 30 0
1972 J. Johnson SF 4 18 4.5 15 0
1969 K. Alexander SF 5 39 7.8 22 0
1968 K. Alexander SF 9 155 17.2 68t 1
1967 K. Alexander SF 5 72 14.4 48 0
1966 K. Alexander SF 4 73 18.2 55 0
1965 J. Johnson SF 6 47 7.8 26 0
1964 K. Alexander SF 5 65 13.0 24 0
1963 K. Alexander SF 5 72 14.4 38 0
1961 J. Johnson SF 5 116 23.2 63 0
1960 D. Baker SF 10 96 9.6 28 0
1959 D. Baker SF 5 75 15.0 29 0
1958 J. Ridlon SF 4 10 2.5 3 0
1957 D. Moegle SF 8 107 13.4 40 0
1956 D. Moegle SF 6 75 12.5 31t 1
1955 D. Moegle SF 6 50 8.3 37 0
1953 L. Wagner SF 6 135 22.5 32 0
1952 L. Wagner SF 6 69 11.5 30 0
1951 R. Berry SF 4 77 19.2 38 0
1950 H. Livingston SF 4 99 24.8 35t 1