Top 20 - Interceptions

Krause_Paul_142_top_20Top 20 Series. There are many ways in which a player's success in the NFL is measured. One of the most obvious is a comparison of statistics. Each week during the NFL's regular season featured updated Top 20 lists for four main statistical categories. 

Now, with the help from Elias Sports Bureau, we are rolling out our expanded season’s end lists so you can compare today’s stars with the greatest of all-time
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CAREER NOTES. Veteran Ed Reed is the highest ranked player who was active in 2011 and ranks among the Top 20 career leaders in interceptions.

Season at a glance: 2011 LEADER: Kyle Arrington, New England Patriots, Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers, Charles Woodson, Green Bay Packers (7 interceptions)

SINGLE-SEASON NFL RECORD: Dick "Night Train" Lane*, Los Angeles Rams (14 interceptions in 1952)

Interceptions (at start of 2012 NFL Season)

1 Paul Krause* 81
2 Emlen Tunnell* 79
3 Rod Woodson* 71
4 Dick "Night Train" Lane* 68
5 Ken Riley 65
6T Ronnie Lott* 63
6T Darren Sharper 63
8T Dave Brown 62
8T Dick LeBeau* 62
10 Emmitt Thomas* 58
11T Mel Blount* 57
11T Bobby Boyd 57
11T Ed Reed 57
11T Eugene Robinson 57
11T Johnny Robinson 57
11T Everson Walls 57
17T Lem Barney* 56
17T Pat Fischer 56
19 Aeneas Williams 55
20T Eric Allen 54
20T Willie Brown* 54
20T Darrell Green* 54
20T Charles Woodson 54


* Pro Football Hall of Fame member
Italics - players active during 2011 season
Top 20 lists courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau