Washington Redskins Career Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Return Yards

The following are the Washington Redskins career kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff return yards. Included are player stats for the Washington Redskins (NFL) from 1937-2020, the Boston Redskins (NFL) from 1933-1936 and the Boston Braves (NFL) in 1932. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Brian Mitchell is the Washington Redskins career leader in kickoff return yards with 9,586.

Players active with the Washington Redskins during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Kickoff Returns
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. B. Mitchell 159 421 9,586 22.8 102 2
2. R. Cartwright 123 222 5,332 24.0 100 1
3. M. Nelms 68 175 4,128 23.6 84 0
4. D. James 99 155 3,949 25.5 72 0
5. B. Banks 41 119 2,856 24.0 96t 1
6. R. Harris 83 102 2,326 22.8 54 0
7. E. Saenz 50 93 2,191 23.6 94t 2
8. L. Betts 103 86 2,062 24.0 94t 1
9. J. Thrash 118 85 1,903 22.4 95t 1
10. L. Jones 42 73 1,816 24.9 102 1
11. E. Brown 39 64 1,590 24.8 67 0
12. K. Jenkins 25 68 1,572 23.1 95 0
13. H. Mul-key 23 54 1,505 27.9 97t 1
14. C. Morton 21 60 1,387 23.1 94t 1
15. S. Duncan 38 46 1,153 25.1 48 0
16. M. Bates 16 49 1,150 23.5 41 0
17. J. Scudero 53 44 1,143 26.0 94t 1
18. B. Mitchell 98 40 1,140 28.5 92t 2
19. D. Sandifer 24 50 1,112 22.2 96t 1
20. J. Johnson 32 48 1,032 21.5 99t 1
21. K. Griffin 65 52 985 18.9 54 0
22. A. Roberts 25 37 941 25.4 99t 1
23. T. Green 16 34 870 25.6 99t 1
24. D. Howard 48 43 867 20.2 42 0
25. A. Farkas 62 30 819 27.3 95t 2
  S. Sims 16 32 819 25.6 91t 1
27. N. Paul 82 40 806 20.1 48 0
28. D. Thomas 34 32 775 24.2 42 0
29. D. Atkeson 26 29 754 26.0 99t 1
30. C. Thompson 66 37 748 20.2 36 0
31. T. Vactor 65 29 721 24.9 51 0
32. J. Williams 24 29 710 24.5 48 0
33. R. Ross 18 29 706 24.3 102 1
34. S. Bagarus 26 26 672 25.8 55 0
35. R. Sanders 117 33 636 19.3 39 0
36. B. Zagers 32 26 628 24.2 35 0
37. S. Horner 24 28 586 20.9 35 0
38. I. Forte 36 23 568 24.7 53 0
39. A. Brown 10 20 505 25.2 91t 1
  F. Mazurek 13 21 505 24.0 58 0
41. A. Johnson 70 24 504 21.0 38 0
42. K. Watson 17 23 496 21.6 28 0
43. C. Verdin 11 24 484 20.2 38 0
44. O. Clay 14 19 482 25.4 84 0
45. C. Justice 43 20 452 22.6 58 0
46. J. Steffen 60 17 447 26.3 39 0
47. S. Watson 10 19 443 23.3 47 0
48. T. Runnels 21 19 441 23.2 38 0
49. D. Todd 79 20 436 21.8 48 0
50. B. Hunter 12 18 432 24.0 50 0