Patrick Peterson has gained the most punt-return yards by a rookie, with 699 yards in 2011.

most yards per punt return by a rookie
2011Peterson1984Lipps1975Colzie1997Johnson1976Haynes2006Hester1996Oliver2016Hill1989Meggett1974Swann2004Sams1980Jones1995Vanover1986Sikahema1970Taylor1981Fisher1993Hughes1968Atkinson1976Johnson1980Nelms1986Barnes2009Cosby699656655619608600598592582577575548540522516509503490489487482474
NAMESEASONTMGPPR YDSKRKR YDSKR AVGKR YDS/GKR TDPRPR AVGPR YDS/GPR TD
Patrick PetersonPatrick Peterson2011ARIARI16699000.004415.943.74
Louis LippsLouis Lipps1984PITPIT14656000.005312.446.91
Neal ColzieNeal Colzie1975OAKOAK13655000.004813.650.40
Leon JohnsonLeon Johnson1997NYJNYJ166191231926.619.915112.138.71
Mike HaynesMike Haynes1976NENE14608000.004513.543.42
Devin HesterDevin Hester2006CHICHI166002052826.433.024712.837.53
Winslow OliverWinslow Oliver1996CARCAR16598716022.910.005211.537.41
Tyreek HillTyreek Hill2016KCKC165921438427.424.013915.237.02
Dave MeggettDave Meggett1989NYGNYG165822757721.436.104612.736.41
Lynn SwannLynn Swann1974PITPIT125772115.50.904114.148.11
B.J. SamsB.J. Sams2004BALBAL16575591,25121.278.205510.535.92
James JonesJames Jones1980DALDAL165483272022.545.005410.134.30
Tamarick VanoverTamarick Vanover1995KCKC15540431,09525.573.025110.636.01
Vai SikahemaVai Sikahema1986STLSTL165223784722.952.904312.132.62
Bruce TaylorBruce Taylor1970SFSF145161219015.813.604312.036.90
Jeff FisherJeff Fisher1981CHICHI16509710214.66.404311.831.81
Tyrone HughesTyrone Hughes1993NONO165033075325.147.113713.631.42
George AtkinsonGeorge Atkinson1968OAKOAK144903280225.157.303613.635.02
Butch JohnsonButch Johnson1976DALDAL144892869324.849.504510.934.90
Mike NelmsMike Nelms1980WASWAS164873881021.350.604810.130.40
Lew BarnesLew Barnes1986CHICHI1648239431.35.91578.530.10
Quan CosbyQuan Cosby2009CINCIN164741323918.414.904011.929.60
Hank PoteatHank Poteat2000PITPIT154672446519.431.003613.031.11
Wes WelkerWes Welker2004TOT15464611,41523.294.314310.830.90
Arnold JacksonArnold Jackson2001ARIARI1646124623.02.904011.528.80
StatMuse has season-level data for punt-return yards going back to the 1941 season.

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