Washington Redskins Single Season Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Return Average

The following are the Washington Redskins single season kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff return average. 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. Mike Nelms is the Washington Redskins single season leader in kickoff return average with 29.70.

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

Leaders based on 20 kickoff returns

      Kickoff Returns
Player Season Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
  M. Nelms 1981 Was 37 1,099 29.7 84 0
  D. James 1961 Was 21 617 29.4 48 0
  L. Jones 1974 Was 23 672 29.2 102 1
  H. Mul-key 1973 Was 36 1,011 28.1 97t 1
  J. Scudero 1955 Was 25 699 28.0 94t 1
  D. James 1962 Was 32 889 27.8 72 0
  D. James 1963 Was 30 830 27.7 48 0
  E. Saenz 1947 Was 29 797 27.5 94t 2
  S. Duncan 1971 Was 27 724 26.8 48 0
  D. Atkeson 1954 Was 24 623 26.0 99t 1
  L. Betts 2005 Was 24 621 25.9 94t 1
  R. Cartwright 2007 Was 52 1,339 25.8 80 0
  R. Cartwright 2008 Was 51 1,307 25.6 87 0
  B. Mitchell 1995 Was 55 1,408 25.6 59 0
  S. Sims 2019 Was 32 819 25.6 91t 1
  T. Green 1978 Was 34 870 25.6 99t 1
  B. Mitchell 1994 Was 58 1,478 25.5 86 0
  R. Harris 1968 Was 23 579 25.2 40 0
  B. Banks 2010 Was 46 1,155 25.1 96t 1
  E. Brown 1977 Was 34 852 25.1 46 0
  T. Vactor 1970 Was 28 700 25.0 51 0
  J. Johnson 1989 Was 21 522 24.9 99t 1
  K. Jenkins 1985 Was 41 1,018 24.8 95 0
  L. Betts 2002 Was 28 690 24.6 60 0
  E. Brown 1976 Was 30 738 24.6 67 0
  R. Ross 2015 Was 28 684 24.4 102 1
  J. Williams 1952 Was 20 486 24.3 48 0
  M. Nelms 1982 Was 23 557 24.2 58 0
  R. Cartwright 2006 Was 64 1,541 24.1 100 1
  F. Mazurek 1966 Was 21 505 24.0 58 0
  B. Banks 2012 Was 22 527 24.0 55 0
  A. Roberts 2014 Was 30 710 23.7 45 0
  M. Bates 2001 Was 49 1,150 23.5 41 0
  C. Morton 2003 Was 44 1,029 23.4 94t 1
  B. Mitchell 1997 Was 47 1,094 23.3 97t 1
  R. Harris 1967 Was 25 580 23.2 47 0
  L. Jones 1975 Was 47 1,086 23.1 44 0
  B. Banks 2011 Was 51 1,174 23.0 47 0
  L. Betts 2004 Was 23 528 23.0 70 0
  M. Nelms 1983 Was 35 802 22.9 41 0
  D. Sandifer 1948 Was 26 594 22.8 96t 1
  B. Mitchell 1998 Was 59 1,337 22.7 102 1
  B. Mitchell 1996 Was 56 1,258 22.5 50 0
  R. Cartwright 2009 Was 39 868 22.3 42 0
  J. Thrash 2000 Was 45 1,000 22.2 49 0
  D. Thomas 2009 Was 20 439 21.9 39 0
  D. James 1959 Was 23 503 21.9 38 0
  D. Sandifer 1949 Was 24 518 21.6 70 0
  K. Watson 2002 Was 23 496 21.6 28 0
  B. Mitchell 1992 Was 23 492 21.4 47 0