San Francisco 49ers Yearly Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Yards

The following are the San Francisco 49ers yearly 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.

      Interceptions
Year Player Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
2019 R. Sherman SF 3 65 21.7 31t 1
2018 A. Exum SF 1 32 32.0 32t 1
2017 D. Johnson SF 1 50 50.0 50t 1
2016 T. Brock SF 1 39 39.0 39 0
2015 K. Acker SF 3 45 15.0 45 0
2014 E. Reid SF 3 138 46.0 73 0
2013 N. Bowman SF 2 93 46.5 89t 1
2012 C. Rogers SF 1 63 63.0 63 0
2011 C. Rogers SF 6 106 17.7 31t 1
2010 T. Brown SF 1 62 62.0 62t 1
2009 D. Bly SF 3 66 22.0 31 0
2008 P. Willis SF 1 86 86.0 86t 1
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
2000 J. Webster SF 2 78 39.0 70t 1
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. Hanks SF 3 104 34.7 67t 1
1992 J. Johnson SF 1 56 56.0 56t 1
1991 D. Waymer SF 4 77 19.2 42 0
1990 D. Waymer SF 7 64 9.1 24 0
1989 K. Turner SF 1 42 42.0 42 0
1988 R. Lott SF 5 59 11.8 44 0
1987 R. Lott SF 5 62 12.4 34 0
1986 T. Holmoe SF 3 149 49.7 78t 2
1985 C. Williamson SF 3 137 45.7 82 1
1984 T. Shell SF 3 81 27.0 53t 1
1983 E. Wright SF 7 164 23.4 60t 2
1982 R. Lott SF 2 95 47.5 83t 1
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
1977 D. Washington SF 2 68 34.0 50 0
1976 B. Rhodes SF 3 42 14.0 30 0
1975 N. Allen SF 1 37 37.0 37t 1
1974 R. McGill SF 5 71 14.2 45 0
1973 J. Johnson SF 4 46 11.5 30 0
1972 S. Vanderbundt SF 2 58 29.0 37t 2
1971 B. Taylor SF 3 68 22.7 49 0
1970 B. Taylor SF 3 70 23.3 70 0
1969 J. Woitt SF 1 57 57.0 57t 1
1968 K. Alexander SF 9 155 17.2 68t 1
1967 K. Alexander SF 5 72 14.4 48 0
1966 A. Randolph SF 3 138 46.0 94t 1
1965 J. Johnson SF 6 47 7.8 26 0
1964 K. Alexander SF 5 65 13.0 24 0
  J. Johnson SF 3 65 21.7 43 0
1963 K. Alexander SF 5 72 14.4 38 0
1962 D. Messer SF 1 35 35.0 35 0
1961 D. Baker SF 6 123 20.5 40 0
1960 D. Baker SF 10 96 9.6 28 0
1959 D. Baker SF 5 75 15.0 29 0
1958 A. Woodson SF 1 44 44.0 44 0
1957 D. Moegle SF 8 107 13.4 40 0
1956 D. Moegle SF 6 75 12.5 31t 1
1955 R. Berry SF 3 69 23.0 44t 1
1954 R. Berry SF 3 69 23.0 34t 1
1953 R. Berry SF 7 142 20.3 29 1
1952 L. Wagner SF 6 69 11.5 30 0
1951 J. Cason SF 8 147 18.4 65t 1
1950 H. Livingston SF 4 99 24.8 35t 1