List of Washington Redskins football kick & punt returning leaders

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Kick return yards[edit]

Kick return yards
Top 15 career total kick return yards
Name 'Yards Start End
Brian Mitchell 9,586 1990 1999
Rock Cartwright 4,464 2002 2008
Mike Nelms 4,128 1980 1984
Dick James 3,949 1956 1963
Rickie Harris 2,326 1965 1970
Eddie Saenz 2,191 1946 1951
Ladell Betts 2,033 2002 2007
James Thrash 1,886 1998 2007
Larry Jones 1,816 1974 1977
Eddie Brown 1,590 1975 1977
Ken Jenkins 1,572 1985 1986
Herb Mul-Key 1,505 1972 1974
Chad Morton 1,387 2003 2004
Speedy Duncan 1,153 1971 1974
Michael Bates 1,150 2001 2001
Top 15 single-season kick return yards
Name Yards Year
Rock Cartwright 1,541 2006
Brian Mitchell 1,478 1994
Brian Mitchell 1,408 1995
Rock Cartwright 1,339 2007
Brian Mitchell 1,337 1998
Rock Cartwright 1,307 2008
Brian Mitchell 1,258 1996
Michael Bates 1,150 2001
Mike Nelms 1,099 1981
Brian Mitchell 1,094 1997
Larry Jones 1,086 1975
Chad Morton 1,029 2003
Ken Jenkins 1,018 1985
Herb Mul-Key 1,011 1973
James Thrash 1,000 2000

Yards per return[edit]

Yards per return
Top 15 career yards per kick return (including only players with at least 10 returns)
Name Y/KR Start End
Alvin Haymond 29.1 1962 1968
Bobby Mitchell 28.5 1962 1968
Hall Haynes 28.1 1950 1953
Herb Mul-Key 27.9 1972 1974
Jim Kerr 27.5 1961 1962
Andy Farkas 27.3 1941 1944
Jim Steffen 26.3 1961 1963
Harry Dowda 26.2 1951 1951
Joe Scudero 26.0 1954 1958
Dale Atkeson 26.0 1954 1956
Tom Farmer 25.8 1947 1948
Steve Bagarus 25.8 1945 1948
Leroy Jackson 25.7 1962 1963
Tony Green 25.6 1978 1978
Dick James 25.5 1956 1963
Top 15 career yards per punt return (including only players with at least 10 returns)
Name Y/PR Start End
Frank Filchock 16.3 1941 1945
Derrick Shepard 13.9 1987 1988
Bob Seymour 13.8 1941 1944
Bert Zagers 13.7 1955 1958
Dick Todd 13.2 1941 1948
Frank Seno 13.0 1943 1949
Johnny Williams 12.8 1952 1953
Eric Metcalf 12.5 2001 2001
Champ Bailey 12.1 2000 2002
Andy Farkas 12.1 1941 1944
Jim Youel 11.5 1946 1946
Dan Sandifer 11.4 1948 1949
Steve Bagarus 11.4 1945 1948
Darrell Green 11.3 1983 1997
Brian Mitchell 11.0 1990 1999

Return touchdowns[edit]

Return touchdowns
Top 15 career kick return touchdowns (including ties)
Name TDs Start End
Eddie Saenz 2 1946 1951
Bobby Mitchell 2 1962 1968
Brian Mitchell 2 1990 1999
Dan Sandifer 1 1948 1989
James Thrash 1 1998 2007
Herb Mul-Key 1 1972 1974
Joe Johnson 1 1989 1991
Chad Morton 1 2003 2004
Dale Atkeson 1 1954 1956
Antonio Brown 1 2004 2005
Ray Hare 1 1941 1943
Rock Cartwright 1 2002 2008
Ladell Betts 1 2002 2007
John Love 1 1967 1967
Andy Farkas 1 1941 1944
Tony Green 1 1978 1978
Larry Jones 1 1974 1977
Joe Scudero 1 1954 1958
Top 15 career punt return touchdowns (including ties)
Name TDs Start End
Brian Mitchell 7 1990 1999
Bert Zagers 3 1955 1958
Rickie Harris 3 1965 1970
Johnny Williams 2 1952 1953
Mike Nelms 2 1980 1984
Ken Houston 1 1974 1974
Eddie Brown 1 1975 1977
Frank Filchock 1 1941 1945
Bill Dudley 1 1950 1953
Dick Todd 1 1941 1948
Joe Scudero 1 1954 1958
Jacquez Green 1 2002 2002
Andy Farkas 1 1941 1944
Desmond Howard 1 1992 1993
Larry Jones 1 1974 1977
Eric Metcalf 1 2001 2001
Antwaan Randle El 1 2006 2008
Tony Green 1 1978 1978