Top 20 - Punt Return Average

03/02/2010
1 George McAfee* 12.780  

Career Notes:
Roscoe Parrish of the Buffalo Bills began the 2009 season as the career leader in punt return average.A subpar season saw him drop to fourth all-time but he still ranks as the leader among players active in 2009. DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles catapulted into the Top 20 after winning the punt return crown this past season. He ranks 17th all-time with a 11.2 yard average.

Season at a glance:
2009 LEADER: DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles (15.2 average - 29 returns for 441 yards, 2 TDs)

SINGLE-SEASON NFL RECORD: Herb Rich, Baltimore Colts (23.0 average - 12 returns for 276 yards in 1950)

75  PUNT RETURNS REQUIRED TO QUALIFY

* Pro Football Hall of Fame member
Italics - players active during 2009 season
Top 20 lists courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau

Return to Top 20 at the Start of 2010>>>

2 Jack Christiansen* 12.750
3 Claude Gibson 12.600
4 Roscoe Parrish 12.250
5 Bill Dudley* 12.220
6 Rick Upchurch 12.100
7 Desmond Howard 11.900
8 Billy Johnson 11.800
9 Mack Herron 11.700
10 Bill Thompson 11.600
11 Darrien Gordon 11.500
12 Santana Moss 11.320
13 Henry Ellard 11.311
14 Rodger Bird 11.309
15 Bosh Pritchard 11.284
16 Devin Hester 11.283
17 DeSean Jackson 11.200
18 Terry Metcalf 11.140
19 Bob Hayes* 11.135
20 Jermaine Lewis 11.125

 

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