San Francisco 49ers Yearly Punt Return Leaders

Ranked by Punt Returns

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

      Punt Returns
Year Player Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
2019 R. James SF 33 264 8.0 32 0
2018 R. James SF 12 75 6.2 23 0
2017 T. Taylor SF 30 281 9.4 39 0
2016 J. Kerley SF 21 158 7.5 26 0
2015 B. Ellington SF 19 137 7.2 36 0
2014 B. Ellington SF 23 188 8.2 23 0
2013 L. James SF 23 251 10.9 40 0
2012 T. Ginn SF 32 326 10.2 38 0
2011 T. Ginn SF 38 466 12.3 55t 1
2010 T. Ginn SF 24 321 13.4 78t 1
2009 A. Battle SF 21 61 2.9 18 0
2008 A. Rossum SF 15 223 14.9 45 0
2007 M. Lewis SF 44 336 7.6 51 0
2006 B. Williams SF 22 147 6.7 25 0
2005 R. Marshall SF 17 87 5.1 13 0
2004 A. Battle SF 31 266 8.6 71t 1
2003 J. Williams SF 35 240 6.9 20 0
2002 J. Williams SF 20 336 16.8 89t 1
2001 V. Sutherland SF 21 147 7.0 19 0
2000 K. Williams SF 26 220 8.5 25 0
1999 R. McQuarters SF 18 90 5.0 32 0
1998 R. McQuarters SF 47 406 8.6 72t 1
1997 I. Uwaezuoke SF 34 373 11.0 36 0
1996 D. Carter SF 36 317 8.8 52 0
1995 J. Taylor SF 11 56 5.1 11 0
1994 D. Carter SF 38 321 8.4 26 0
1993 D. Carter SF 34 411 12.1 72t 1
1992 A. Grant SF 29 249 8.6 46 0
1991 J. Taylor SF 31 267 8.6 24 0
1990 J. Taylor SF 26 212 8.2 30 0
1989 J. Taylor SF 36 417 11.6 37 0
1988 J. Taylor SF 44 556 12.6 95t 2
1987 D. McLemore SF 21 265 12.6 83t 1
1986 D. Griffin SF 38 377 9.9 76t 1
1985 D. McLemore SF 38 258 6.8 22 0
1984 D. McLemore SF 45 521 11.6 79t 1
1983 D. McLemore SF 31 331 10.7 56t 1
1982 F. Solomon SF 13 122 9.4 27 0
1981 F. Solomon SF 29 173 6.0 19 0
1980 F. Solomon SF 27 298 11.0 57t 2
1979 F. Solomon SF 23 142 6.2 14 0
1978 J. Steptoe SF 11 129 11.7 28 0
1977 T. Leonard SF 22 154 7.0 19 0
1976 T. Leonard SF 35 293 8.4 60t 1
1975 R. McGill SF 31 290 9.4 34 0
1974 R. McGill SF 20 166 8.3 47 0
1973 R. McGill SF 22 186 8.5 54 0
1972 R. McGill SF 22 219 10.0 33 0
1971 B. Taylor SF 34 235 6.9 38 0
1970 B. Taylor SF 43 516 12.0 76 0
1969 N. Smith SF 10 46 4.6 18 0
1968 K. Alexander SF 24 87 3.6 26 0
1967 D. Cunningham SF 27 249 9.2 57 0
1966 K. Alexander SF 30 198 6.6 44t 1
1965 K. Alexander SF 35 262 7.5 40 0
1964 A. Woodson SF 22 133 6.0 26 0
1963 A. Woodson SF 13 95 7.3 51 0
1962 A. Woodson SF 19 179 9.4 85t 1
1961 A. Woodson SF 16 172 10.8 80t 1
1960 A. Woodson SF 13 174 13.4 48 0
1959 E. Dove SF 22 126 5.7 62 0
1958 H. McElhenny SF 24 93 3.9 49 0
1957 J. Arenas SF 25 80 3.2 26 0
1956 J. Arenas SF 19 117 6.2 67t 1
1955 J. Arenas SF 21 55 2.6 7 0
1954 J. Arenas SF 23 117 5.1 23 0
1953 H. McElhenny SF 15 104 6.9 25 0
1952 H. McElhenny SF 20 284 14.2 94t 1
1951 J. Arenas SF 21 272 13.0 51 0
1950 S. Cathcart SF 16 185 11.6 19 0