List of National Football League interception leaders

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This is the list of National Football League (NFL) players, who have reached at least 50 defensive interceptions.

Bold denotes an
active player
Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Rank[1] Pos. Player Seasons by team Total interceptions[2] Year of induction into
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Ref.
1 DB Paul Krause Washington Redskins (19641967)
Minnesota Vikings (19681979)
81 1998 [3]
2 DB Emlen Tunnell New York Giants (19481958)
Green Bay Packers (19591961)
79 1967 [4]
3 FS Rod Woodson Pittsburgh Steelers (19871996)
San Francisco 49ers (1997)
Baltimore Ravens (19982001)
Oakland Raiders (20022003)
71 2009 [5]
4 DB Dick "Night Train" Lane Los Angeles Rams (19521953)
Chicago Cardinals (19541959)
Detroit Lions (19601965)
68 1974 [6]
5 DB Ken Riley Cincinnati Bengals (19691983) 65 Z [7]
6 FS Ed Reed Baltimore Ravens (20022012)
Houston Texans (2013)
New York Jets (2013)
64 Free agent [8]
7 SAF Ronnie Lott San Francisco 49ers (19811990)
Los Angeles Raiders (19911992)
New York Jets (19931994)
63 2000 [9]
FS Darren Sharper Green Bay Packers (19972004)
Minnesota Vikings (20052008)
New Orleans Saints (20092010)
63 Eligible in 2016 [10]
9 DB Dick LeBeau Detroit Lions (19591972) 62 2010 [11]
DB Dave Brown Pittsburgh Steelers (1975)
Seattle Seahawks (19761986)
Green Bay Packers (19871989)
62 Z [12]
11 FS Charles Woodson Oakland Raiders (19982005, 2013–Present)
Green Bay Packers (20062012)
60 Active [13]
12 DB Emmitt Thomas Kansas City Chiefs (19661978) 58 2008 [14]
13 DB Everson Walls Dallas Cowboys (19811989)
New York Giants (19901992)
Cleveland Browns (19921993)
57 Z [15]
DE Johnny Robinson Dallas Texans / Kansas City Chiefs (19601971) 57 Z [16]
FS Eugene Robinson Seattle Seahawks (19851995)
Green Bay Packers (19961997)
Atlanta Falcons (1998)
Carolina Panthers (2000)
57 Z [17]
DB Bobby Boyd Baltimore Colts (19601968) 57 Z [18]
DB Mel Blount Pittsburgh Steelers (19701983) 57 1989 [19]
18 DB Lem Barney Detroit Lions (19671977) 56 1992 [20]
DB Pat Fischer St. Louis Cardinals (19611967)
Washington Redskins (19681977)
56 Z [21]
20 FS Aeneas Williams Phoenix / Arizona Cardinals (19912000)
St. Louis Rams (20012004)
55 2014 [22]
21 DB Darrell Green Washington Redskins (19832002) 54 2008 [23]
DB Willie Brown Denver Broncos (19631966)
Oakland Raiders (19671978)
54 1984 [24]
CB Eric Allen Philadelphia Eagles (19881994)
New Orleans Saints (19951997)
Oakland Raiders (19982001)
54 Z [25]
24 CB Ty Law New England Patriots (19952004)
New York Jets (2005, 2008)
Kansas City Chiefs (20062007)
Denver Broncos (2009)
53 Z [26]
CB Deion Sanders Atlanta Falcons (19891993)
San Francisco 49ers (1994)
Dallas Cowboys (19951999)
Washington Redskins (2000)
Baltimore Ravens (20042005)
53 2011 [27]
26 CB Champ Bailey Washington Redskins (19992003)
Denver Broncos (20042013)
New Orleans Saints (2014)
52 Eligible in 2019 [28]
DB Jack Butler Pittsburgh Steelers (19511959) 52 2012 [29]
DB Bobby Dillon Green Bay Packers (19521959) 52 Z [30]
DB Jimmy Patton New York Giants (19551966) 52 Z [31]
DB Mel Renfro Dallas Cowboys (19641977) 52 1996 [32]
DB Larry Wilson St. Louis Cardinals (19601972) 52 1978 [33]
32 DB Donnie Shell Pittsburgh Steelers (19741987) 51 Finalist Once [34]
CB Asante Samuel New England Patriots (20032007)
Philadelphia Eagles (20082011)
Atlanta Falcons (20122013)
51 Free agent [35]
DB Bobby Bryant Minnesota Vikings (19681980) 51 Z [36]
35 DB Terrell Buckley Green Bay Packers (19921994)
Miami Dolphins (19951999, 2003)
Denver Broncos (2000)
New England Patriots (20012002)
New York Jets (2004)
New York Giants (2005)
50 Z [37]
DB Don Burroughs Los Angeles Rams (19551959)
Philadelphia Eagles (19601964)
50 Z [38]
FS Deron Cherry Kansas City Chiefs (19811991) 50 Z [39]
DB John Harris Seattle Seahawks (19781985)
Minnesota Vikings (19861988)
50 Z [40]
DB Yale Lary Detroit Lions (19521964) 50 1979 [41]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rank is as of week 16 of the 2014 season.
  2. ^ Total is through week 16 of the 2014 season.
  3. ^ "Paul Krause stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Emlen Tunnell stats". pro-football-reference. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rod Woodson stats". pro-football-reference. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Night Train Lane stats". pro-football-reference. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ken Riley stats". pro-football-reference. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ed Reed stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Ronnie Lott stats". pro-football-reference. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Darren Sharper stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Dick LeBeau stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Dave Brown stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Charles Woodson stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Emmitt Thomas stats". pro-football-reference. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Everson Walls stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "Johnny Robinson stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  17. ^ "Simeon Rice stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  18. ^ "Bobby Boyd stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  19. ^ "Mel Blount stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  20. ^ "Lem Barney stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  21. ^ "Pat Fischer stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  22. ^ "Aeneas Williams stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  23. ^ "Darrell Green stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  24. ^ "Willie Brown stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  25. ^ "Eric Allen stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  26. ^ "Ty Law stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  27. ^ "Deion Sanders stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  28. ^ "Champ Bailey stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  29. ^ "Jack Butler stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  30. ^ "Bobby Dillon stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  31. ^ "Jimmy Patton stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  32. ^ "Mel Renfro stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  33. ^ "Larry Wilson stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  34. ^ "Donnie Shell stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  35. ^ "Asante Samuel stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  36. ^ "Bobby Bryant stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  37. ^ "Terrell Buckley stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  38. ^ "Don Burroughs stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  39. ^ "Deron Cherry stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  40. ^ "John Harris stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  41. ^ "Yale Lary stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 

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