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NFL's all-time interceptor

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01/01/2005

Class of 1998 inductee Paul Krause is the National Football League's all-time leading interceptor. The four-time All-Pro picked off 81 passes during his career with the Washington Redskins (1964-1967) and the Minnesota Vikings (1968-1979).

The following is an interception-by-interception breakdown of those interceptions.

Krause intercepted the passes of 45 different quarterbacks during his 16-season, 226-game NFL career which he returned for a total of 1,185 yards and scored three touchdowns.

On December 2, 1979, he surpassed the career mark of 79 career interceptions held by Hall of Famer Emlen Tunnell. Rod Woodson's 71 career steals ranks him third all-time.

No. Date Opponent
Yards Returned
Quarterback
1 Sept. 13, 1964 Cleveland Browns
18
Frank Ryan
2 Sept. 13, 1964 Cleveland Browns
27
Frank Ryan
3 Oct. 4, 1964 St. Louis Cardinals
17
Charley Johnson
4 Oct. 18, 1964 St. Louis Cardinals
0
Charley Johnson
5 Oct. 25, 1964 Chicago Bears
27
Bill Wade
6 Nov. 1, 1964 Philadelphia Eagles
0
Norm Snead
7 Nov. 8, 1964 Cleveland Browns
0
Frank Ryan
8 Nov. 15, 1964 Pittsburgh Steelers
13
Ed Brown
9 Nov. 22, 1964 Dallas Cowboys
35t
Don Meredith
10 Nov. 22, 1964 Dallas Cowboys
0
Don Meredith
11 Nov. 29, 1964 New York Giants
0
Y.A. Tittle
12 Nov. 29, 1964 New York Giants
3
Gary Wood
13 Oct. 3, 1965 Detroit Lions
43
Milt Plum
14 Oct. 3, 1965 Detroit Lions
9
Milt Plum
15 Nov. 7, 1965 New York Giants
0
Gary Wood
16 Nov. 14, 1965 Philadelphia Eagles
26
Norm Snead
17 Nov. 28, 1965 Dallas Cowboys
40
Don Meredith
18 Dec. 5, 1965 Cleveland Browns
0
Frank Ryan
19 Oct. 16, 1966 New York Giants
0
Earl Morrall
20 Nov. 27, 1966 New York Giants
0
Tom Kennedy
21 Oct. 29, 1967 Baltimore Colts
3
Johnny Unitas
22 Nov. 5, 1967 St. Louis Cardinals
0
Jim Hart
23 Nov. 12, 1967 San Francisco 49ers
11
John Brodie
24 Nov. 19, 1967 Dallas Cowboys
0
Craig Morton
25 Dec. 3, 1967 Philadelphia Eagles
18
Norm Snead
26 Dec. 10, 1967 Pittsburgh Steelers
32
Kent Nix
27 Dec. 10, 1967 Pittsburgh Steelers
2
Kent Nix
28 Dec. 10, 1967 Pittsburgh Steelers
9
Kent Nix
29 Sept. 22, 1968 Green Bay Packers
2
Bart Starr
30 Oct. 13, 1968 New Orleans Saints
0
Billy Kilmer
31 Oct. 20, 1968 Dallas Cowboys
27
Don Meredith
32 Oct. 27, 1968 Chicago Bears
0
Virgil Carter
33 Nov. 3, 1968 Washington Redskins
6
Sonny Jurgensen
34 Nov. 10, 1968 Green Bay Packers
18
Bart Starr
35 Nov. 17, 1968 Detroit Lions
29
Bill Munson
36 Oct. 26, 1969 Detroit Lions
0
Greg Landry
37 Nov. 9, 1969 Cleveland Browns
0
Bill Nelson
38 Nov. 23, 1969 Pittsburgh Steelers
77t
Dick Shiner
39 Nov. 23, 1969 Pittsburgh Steelers
0
Kent Nix
40 Dec. 21, 1969 Atlanta Falcons
0
Bob Berry
41 Sept. 20, 1970 Kansas City Chiefs
40
Len Dawson
42 Sept. 27, 1970 New Orleans Saints
0
Billy Kilmer
43 Oct. 4, 1970 Green Bay Packers
15
Bart Starr
44 Oct. 26, 1970 Los Angeles Rams
0
Roman Gabriel
45 Nov. 15, 1970 Detroit Lions
14
Greg Landry
46 Dec. 20, 1970 Atlanta Falcons
21
Randy Johnson
47 Oct. 10, 1971 Philadelphia Eagles
15
Pete Liske
48 Nov. 6, 1971 San Francisco 49ers
24
John Brodie
49 Nov. 6, 1971 San Francisco 49ers
20
John Brodie
50 Nov. 14, 1971 Green Bay Packers
31
Scott Hunter
51 Nov. 28, 1971 Atlanta Falcons
11
Bob Berry
52 Nov. 28, 1971 Atlanta Falcons
11
Bob Berry
53 Oct. 15, 1972 Denver Broncos
17
Steve Ramsey
54 Oct. 15, 1972 Denver Broncos
35
Charley Johnson
55 Oct. 29, 1972 Green Bay Packers
32t
Scott Hunter
56 Dec. 10, 1972 Green Bay Packers
0
Scott Hunter
57 Dec. 16, 1972 San Francisco 49ers
16
Steve Spurrier
58 Dec. 16, 1972 San Francisco 49ers
9
John Brodie
59 Oct. 7, 1973 Detroit Lions
0
Greg Landry
60 Oct. 14, 1973 San Francisco 49ers
4
Steve Spurrier
61 Oct. 14, 1973 San Francisco 49ers
24
Steve Spurrier
62 Nov. 19, 1973 Atlanta Falcons
0
Bob Lee
63 Sept. 29, 1974 Chicago Bears
8
Gary Huff
64 Dec. 7, 1974 Atlanta Falcons
45
Kim McQuilken
65 Sept. 28, 1975 Cleveland Browns
0
Brian Sipe
66 Sept. 28, 1975 Cleveland Browns
20
Brian Sipe
67 Oct. 19, 1975 Detroit Lions
13
Bill Munson
68 Nov. 2, 1975 Green Bay Packers
22
John Hadl
69 Nov. 2, 1975 Green Bay Packers
14
John Hadl
70 Nov. 9, 1975 Atlanta Falcons
0
Kim McQuilken
71 Nov. 9, 1975 Atlanta Falcons
31
Kim McQuilken
72 Nov. 23, 1975 San Diego Chargers
81
Jesse Freitas
73 Dec. 14, 1975 Detroit Lions
6
Joe Reed
74 Dec. 14, 1975 Detroit Lions
14
Joe Reed
75 Nov. 14, 1976 Seattle Seahawks
19
Jim Zorn
76 Nov. 29, 1976 San Francisco 49ers
2
Scott Bull
77 Oct. 24, 1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
25
Randy Hedberg
78 Nov. 27, 1977 Green Bay Packers
0
David Whitehurst
79 Sept. 30, 1979 Detroit Lions
16
Jeff Komlo
80 Dec. 2, 1979 Los Angeles Rams
19
Vince Ferragamo
81 Dec. 2, 1979 Los Angeles Rams
14
Bob Lee
*** Note: Krause also had 5 yards on an interception return that came on a lateral from CB Bobby Bryant who intercepted Baltimore Colts' QB Earl Morrall on Sept. 28, 1969.


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