Mike Haynes's Career Highlights

All-Pro: (4) – 1978 (NEA, PFWA); 1982 (NEA); 1984 (AP, NEA, PFWA); 1985 (AP, NEA, PFWA)
All-AFC: (8) – 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985
All-Rookie: 1976 (PFWA)

(9) – 1977*, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985*, 1986, 1987 (* Did not play)

At time of his retirement following 1989 season

[Tied for 3rd] Most Interception Yards Gained, Game – 151 vs. Miami Dolphins, December 2, 1984
[3rd] Most Punt Return Yards, Rookie Season – 608 in 1976

Team Records

Records Set by Mike Haynes while a member of the New England Patriots
(Records through 1982 season, Haynes' last season with Patriots)


[1st] Longest Blocked Field Goal Returned for TD – 65 yards (at New York Jets, October 5, 1980)
[1st] Most Punt Returns, Career – 103
[1st] Most Punt Returns, Season – 45 (1976)
[1st] Most Punt Return Yards, Career –1159
[1st] Most Punt Return Yards, Season – 608 (1976)

[1st] Longest Punt Return – 89 yards (vs. Buffalo, November 7, 1976) (TD)
[1st] Highest Punt Return Average, Game (min. 3) – 39.0 (4 returns vs. Buffalo, Nov. 7, 1976)
[1st] Most Touchdowns on Punt Returns, Career – 2
[1st] Most Touchdowns on Punt Returns, Season – 2 (1976)
[Tied 1st] Most Touchdowns on Punt Returns, Game – 1 (vs. Buffalo, November 7, 1976; vs. Denver, November 28, 1976)

Records Set by Mike Haynes while a member of the Los Angeles Raiders
(Records through 1989 season, Haynes' last season with Raiders)


[1st] Most Interception Yards, Game – 151 yards (at Miami, December 2, 1984)
[1st] Longest Interception Return – 97 yards (at Miami, December 2, 1984)

League Statistical Championships
Interception Return Yardage: 1984

Conference Statistical Championships
Punt Returns: 1976 (AFC)
Punt Return Yardage: 1976 (AFC)

Team Statistical Championships
Punt Returns: (2) – 1976 Patriots, 1977 Patriots
Interceptions: (6) – 1976 Patriots, 1977 Patriots, 1978 Patriots, 1982 Patriots, 1984 Raiders, 1988 Raiders*

* Tied for team lead

1976 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (AP, Pro Football Weekly, Football Digest)
1976 AFC Rookie of the Year (UPI, The Sporting News, NEA - Bert Bell Trophy)
All-Decade Team of the 1980s
NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team (1994)

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1976 New England Patriots 11 3 0 (2nd)
1977 New England Patriots 9 5 0 (3rd)
1978 New England Patriots 11 5 0 (1st)
1979 New England Patriots 9 7 0 (2nd)
1980 New England Patriots 10 6 0 (2nd)
1981 New England Patriots 2 14 0 (4th Tie)
1982 New England Patriots 5 4 0 (7th*)
1983 Los Angeles Raiders 12 4 0 (1st)
1984 Los Angeles Raiders 11 5 0 (3rd)
1985 Los Angeles Raiders 12 4 0 (1st)
1986 Los Angeles Raiders 8 8 0 (4th)
1987 Los Angeles Raiders 5 10 0 (4th)
1988 Los Angeles Raiders 7 9 0 (3rd)
1989 Los Angeles Raiders 8 8 0 (3rd)


* AFC regular season finish in strike-shortened season.

 

 

 

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