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NFL Interceptions

Category: Football

  • Most interceptions: 81, Paul Krause, 1964–79
  • Most interceptions, rookie: 14, Dick "Night Train" Lane, 1952
  Game(s)
1 Most interceptions: 4, by 19 players, most recently DeAngelo Hall on October 24, 2010
2 Most interceptions, one half: 4, DeAngelo Hall on October 24, 2010
3 Most consecutive games with an interception: 8, Tom Morrow, 1962–63
4 Most interception return yards: 177, Charlie McNeil on September 24, 1961
5 Longest interception return: 108, Ed Reed on November 23, 2008
6 Most interceptions returned for touchdowns: 2, by 30 players, most recently Zach Brown on December 30, 2012
 
  Season(s)
1 Most seasons leading league: 3; Everson Walls, 1981–82, 1985; Ed Reed, 2004, 2008, 2010
2 Most interceptions: 14, Dick "Night Train" Lane, 1952
3 Most interceptions, rookie: 14, Dick "Night Train" Lane, 1952
4 Most consecutive seasons with an interception: 19, Darrell Green, Washington Redskins, 1983–2001
5 Most seasons leading league: 3, Darren Sharper, 2002, 2005, 2009
6 Most interception return yards: 376, Darren Sharper, New Orleans Saints, 2009
7 Most interception return yards, rookie: 301, Don Doll, Detroit Lions, 1949
8 Most interceptions returned for touchdowns: 4; Ken Houston, 1971; Jim Kearney, 1972; Eric Allen 1993
9 Most interceptions returned for touchdowns, rookie: 3; Lem Barney, 1967; Ronnie Lott, 1981; Janoris Jenkins 2012
10 Most consecutive seasons with an interception returned for a touchdown: 6, Charles Woodson, Green Bay Packers, 2006–2011
 
  Career
1 Most interceptions: 81, Paul Krause, 1964–79
2 Most interception return yards: 1,590, Ed Reed, 2002–2013
3 Most yards per interception return, (minimum 30 interceptions): 25.1 (1,331 yards/53 INTS), Deion Sanders, 1989–2000, 2004–2005
4 Most yards per interception return, (minimum 20 interceptions): 27.6 (608 yards/22 INTS), Erik McMillan, 1989–1993
5 Most interceptions returned for touchdowns: 12, Rod Woodson, 1987–2003
  • Last Update: Jan 23, 2021
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