Washington Redskins Yearly Kickoff Return Leaders

Ranked by Kickoff Returns

The following are the Washington Redskins yearly kickoff return leaders ranked by kickoff returns. 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.

      Kickoff Returns
Year Player Team Num Yds Avg Lg TD
2019 S. Sims Was 32 819 25.6 91t 1
2018 D. Johnson Was 12 283 23.6 44 0
2017 B. Breeland Was 10 208 20.8 35 0
2016 C. Thompson Was 17 360 21.2 28 0
2015 R. Ross Was 28 684 24.4 102 1
2014 A. Roberts Was 30 710 23.7 45 0
2013 N. Paul Was 20 411 20.6 39 0
2012 B. Banks Was 22 527 24.0 55 0
2011 B. Banks Was 51 1,174 23.0 47 0
2010 B. Banks Was 46 1,155 25.1 96t 1
2009 R. Cartwright Was 39 868 22.3 42 0
2008 R. Cartwright Was 51 1,307 25.6 87 0
2007 R. Cartwright Was 52 1,339 25.8 80 0
2006 R. Cartwright Was 64 1,541 24.1 100 1
2005 L. Betts Was 24 621 25.9 94t 1
2004 L. Betts Was 23 528 23.0 70 0
2003 C. Morton Was 44 1,029 23.4 94t 1
2002 L. Betts Was 28 690 24.6 60 0
2001 M. Bates Was 49 1,150 23.5 41 0
2000 J. Thrash Was 45 1,000 22.2 49 0
1999 B. Mitchell Was 43 893 20.8 45 0
1998 B. Mitchell Was 59 1,337 22.7 102 1
1997 B. Mitchell Was 47 1,094 23.3 97t 1
1996 B. Mitchell Was 56 1,258 22.5 50 0
1995 B. Mitchell Was 55 1,408 25.6 59 0
1994 B. Mitchell Was 58 1,478 25.5 86 0
1993 B. Mitchell Was 33 678 20.5 68 0
1992 B. Mitchell Was 23 492 21.4 47 0
1991 B. Mitchell Was 29 583 20.1 35 0
1990 J. Johnson Was 22 427 19.4 35 0
1989 A. Johnson Was 24 504 21.0 38 0
1988 J. Morris Was 21 413 19.7 35 0
1987 K. Griffin Was 25 478 19.1 54 0
1986 K. Jenkins Was 27 554 20.5 37 0
1985 K. Jenkins Was 41 1,018 24.8 95 0
1984 M. Nelms Was 42 860 20.5 36 0
1983 M. Nelms Was 35 802 22.9 41 0
1982 M. Nelms Was 23 557 24.2 58 0
1981 M. Nelms Was 37 1,099 29.7 84 0
1980 M. Nelms Was 38 810 21.3 51 0
1979 B. Hardeman Was 19 404 21.3 33 0
1978 T. Green Was 34 870 25.6 99t 1
1977 E. Brown Was 34 852 25.1 46 0
1976 E. Brown Was 30 738 24.6 67 0
1975 L. Jones Was 47 1,086 23.1 44 0
1974 L. Jones Was 23 672 29.2 102 1
1973 H. Mul-key Was 36 1,011 28.1 97t 1
1972 S. Duncan Was 15 364 24.3 41 0
1971 S. Duncan Was 27 724 26.8 48 0
1970 T. Vactor Was 28 700 25.0 51 0
1969 R. Harris Was 19 458 24.1 54 0
1968 R. Harris Was 23 579 25.2 40 0
1967 R. Harris Was 25 580 23.2 47 0
1966 F. Mazurek Was 21 505 24.0 58 0
1965 B. Hunter Was 18 432 24.0 50 0
1964 O. Clay Was 19 482 25.4 84 0
1963 D. James Was 30 830 27.7 48 0
1962 D. James Was 32 889 27.8 72 0
1961 D. James Was 21 617 29.4 48 0
1960 S. Horner Was 24 511 21.3 35 0
1959 D. James Was 23 503 21.9 38 0
1958 S. Watson Was 19 443 23.3 47 0
1957 B. Zagers Was 15 348 23.2 35 0
1956 T. Runnels Was 17 375 22.1 37 0
1955 J. Scudero Was 25 699 28.0 94t 1
1954 D. Atkeson Was 24 623 26.0 99t 1
1953 S. Baker Was 9 186 20.7 40 0
  J. Williams Was 9 224 24.9 33 0
1952 J. Williams Was 20 486 24.3 48 0
1951 H. Dowda Was 13 341 26.2 39 0
1950 E. Saenz Was 12 347 28.9 71 0