San Francisco 49ers Yearly Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Return Yards

The following are the San Francisco 49ers yearly kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff 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.

      Kickoff Returns
Year Player Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
2019 R. James SF 20 428 21.4 81 0
2018 R. James SF 23 580 25.2 97t 1
2017 V. Bolden SF 19 396 20.8 34 0
2016 J. Shepherd SF 21 456 21.7 41 0
2015 B. Ellington SF 26 665 25.6 40 0
2014 B. Ellington SF 24 614 25.6 38 0
2013 L. James SF 12 321 26.8 41 0
2012 L. James SF 14 417 29.8 62 0
2011 T. Ginn SF 29 800 27.6 102 1
2010 T. Ginn SF 47 992 21.1 61 0
2009 M. Robinson SF 18 414 23.0 40 0
2008 A. Rossum SF 47 1,259 26.8 104 1
2007 M. Hicks SF 63 1,502 23.8 55 0
2006 M. Hicks SF 57 1,428 25.1 64 0
2005 M. Hicks SF 34 689 20.3 40 0
2004 M. Hicks SF 31 623 20.1 35 0
2003 C. Wilson SF 37 836 22.6 95t 1
2002 J. Williams SF 35 765 21.9 50 0
2001 V. Sutherland SF 50 1,140 22.8 65 0
2000 K. Williams SF 30 536 17.9 33 0
1999 R. McQuarters SF 26 568 21.8 37 0
1998 C. Levy SF 22 383 17.4 30 0
1997 C. Levy SF 36 793 22.0 59 0
1996 D. Carter SF 41 909 22.2 71 0
1995 D. Carter SF 23 522 22.7 46 0
1994 D. Carter SF 48 1,105 23.0 96t 1
1993 D. Carter SF 25 494 19.8 60 0
1992 M. Logan SF 22 478 21.7 82 0
1991 D. Carter SF 37 839 22.7 98t 1
1990 D. Carter SF 41 783 19.1 35 0
1989 T. Flagler SF 32 643 20.1 41 0
1988 D. DuBose SF 32 608 19.0 44 0
1987 D. Rodgers SF 17 358 21.1 50 0
1986 D. Crawford SF 15 280 18.7 34 0
1985 C. Monroe SF 28 717 25.6 95t 1
1984 C. Monroe SF 27 561 20.8 44 0
1983 D. McLemore SF 30 576 19.2 39 0
1982 D. McLemore SF 16 353 22.1 45 0
1981 A. Lawrence SF 17 437 25.7 92t 1
1980 J. Owens SF 31 726 23.4 102 1
1979 J. Owens SF 41 1,002 24.4 85t 1
1978 D. Williams SF 34 745 21.9 89t 1
1977 P. Hofer SF 36 871 24.2 48 0
1976 T. Leonard SF 26 553 21.3 39 0
1975 M. Moore SF 26 650 25.0 52 0
1974 M. Holmes SF 25 612 24.5 57 0
1973 V. Washington SF 24 549 22.9 38 0
1972 V. Washington SF 27 771 28.6 98t 1
1971 V. Washington SF 33 858 26.0 74 0
1970 B. Tucker SF 25 577 23.1 43 0
1969 N. Smith SF 14 315 22.5 60 0
1968 K. Alexander SF 20 360 18.0 35 0
1967 D. Cunningham SF 31 826 26.6 94 0
1966 K. Alexander SF 37 984 26.6 56 0
1965 K. Alexander SF 32 741 23.2 46 0
1964 A. Woodson SF 32 880 27.5 70 0
1963 A. Woodson SF 29 935 32.2 104 3
1962 A. Woodson SF 37 1,157 31.3 79 0
1961 A. Woodson SF 27 782 29.0 98t 1
1960 L. Lyles SF 17 526 30.9 97t 1
1959 L. Lyles SF 25 565 22.6 46 0
1958 J. Smith SF 15 356 23.7 39 0
1957 J. Arenas SF 24 657 27.4 64 0
1956 J. Arenas SF 27 801 29.7 96 1
1955 J. Arenas SF 24 594 24.8 42 0
1954 J. Arenas SF 16 362 22.6 41 0
1953 J. Arenas SF 16 551 34.4 82 0
1952 H. McElhenny SF 18 396 22.0 40 0
1951 J. Arenas SF 21 542 25.8 49 0
1950 S. Cathcart SF 13 311 23.9 62 0