HISTORY
ANNUAL PUNTING LEADERS
Year Player, Team No. Avg. Long
2006
 
Mat McBriar, Dallas, NFC
Shane Lechler, Oakland, AFC
56
77
48.2
47.5
75
67
2005
 
Brian Moorman, Buffalo, AFC
Josh Bidwell, Tampa Bay, NFC
71
90
45.7
45.6
68
61
2004
 
Shane Lechler, Oakland, AFC
Tom Tupa, Washington, NFC
73
103
46.7
44.1
67
61
2003
 
Shane Lechler, Oakland, AFC
Todd Sauerbrun, Carolina, NFC
96
77
46.9
44.6
73
64
2002
 
Todd Sauerbrun, Carolina, NFC
Chris Hanson, Jacksonville, AFC
104
81
45.5
44.2
67
64
2001
 
Todd Sauerbrun, Carolina, NFC
Shane Lechler, Oakland, AFC
93
73
47.5
46.2
73
65
2000
 
Darren Bennett, San Diego, AFC
Mitch Berger, Minnesota, NFC
92
62
46.2
44.7
66
60
1999
 
Tom Rouen, Denver, AFC
Mitch Berger, Minnesota, NFC
84
61
46.5
45.4
65
75
1998
 
Craig Hentrich, Tennessee, AFC
Mark Royals, New Orleans, NFC
69
88
47.2
45.6
71
64
1997
 
Mark Royals, New Orleans, NFC
Tom Tupa, New England, AFC
88
78
45.9
45.8
66
73
1996
 
John Kidd, Miami, AFC
Matt Turk, Washington, NFC
78
75
46.3
45.1
63
63
1995
 
Rick Tuten, Seattle, AFC
Sean Landeta, St. Louis, NFC
83
83
45.0
44.3
73
63
1994
 
Sean Landeta, L.A. Rams, NFC
Jeff Gossett, L.A. Raiders, AFC
78
77
44.8
43.9
62
65
1993
 
Greg Montgomery, Houston, AFC
Jim Arnold, Detroit, NFC
54
72
45.6
44.5
77
68
1992
 
Greg Montgomery, Houston, AFC
Harry Newsome, Minnesota, NFC
53
72
46.9
45.0
66
84
1991
 
Reggie Roby, Miami, AFC
Harry Newsome, Minnesota, AFC
54
68
45.7
45.5
64
65
1990
 
Mike Horan, Denver, AFC
Sean Landeta, N.Y. Giants, NFC
58
75
44.4
44.1
67
67
1989
 
Rich Camarillo, Phoenix, NFC
Greg Montgomery, Hounton, AFC
76
56
43.4
43.3
58
63
1988
 
Harry Newsome, Pittsburgh, AFC
Jim Arnold, Detroit, NFC
65
97
45.4
42.4
62
69
1987
 
Rick Donnelly, Atlanta, NFC
Ralf Mojsiejenko, San Diego, AFC
61
62
44.0
42.9
62
57
1986
 
Rohn Stark, Indianapolis, AFC
Sean Landeta, N.Y. Giants, NFC
76
79
45.2
44.8
63
61
1985
 
Rohn Stark, Indianapolis, AFC
*Rick Donnelly, Atlanta, NFC
78
59
45.9
43.5
68
68
1984
 
Jim Arnold, Kansas City, AFC
*Brian Hansen, New Orleans, NFC
98
69
44.9
43.8
63
66
1983
 
Rohn Stark, Baltimore, AFC
Frank Garcia, Tampa Bay, NFC
91
95
45.3
42.2
68
64
1982
 
Luke Prestridge, Denver, AFC
Carl Birdsong, St. Louis, NFC
45
54
45.0
43.8
65
65
1981
 
Pat McInally, Cincinnati, AFC
Tom Skladany, Detroit, NFC
72
64
45.4
62
74
1980
 
Dave Jennings, N.Y. Giants, NFC
Luke Prestridge, Denver, AFC
94
70
44.8
63
57
1979
 
*Bob Grupp, Kansas City, AFC
Dave Jennings, N.Y. Giants, NFC
89
104
43.6
42.7
74
72
1978
 
Pat McInally, Cincinnati, AFC
*Tom Skladany, Detroit, NFC
91
86
43.1
42.5
65
63
1977
 
Ray Guy, Oakland, AFC
Tom Blanchard, New Orleans, NFC
59
82
43.3
42.4
74
66
1976
 
Marv Bateman, Buffalo, AFC
John James, Atlanta, NFC
86
101
42.8
42.1
78
67
1975
 
Ray Guy, Oakland, AFC
Herman Weaver, Detroit, NFC
68
80
43.8
42.0
64
61
1974
 
Ray Guy, Oakland, AFC
Tom Blanchard, New Orleans, NFC
74
88
42.2
42.1
66
71
1973
 
Jerrel Wilson, Kansas City, AFC
*Tom Wittum, San Francisco, NFC
80
79
45.5
43.7
68
62
1972
 
Jerrel Wilson, Kansas City, AFC
Dave Chapple, Los Angeles, NFC
66
53
44.8
44.2
69
70
1971
 
Dave Lewis, Cincinnati, AFC
Tom McNeill, Philadelphia, NFC
72
73
44.8
42.0
56
64
1970
 
Dave Lewis, Cincinnati, AFC
*Julian Fagan, New Orleans, NFC
79
77
46.2
42.5
63
64
1969
 
David Lee, Baltimore, NFL
Dennis Partee, San Diego, AFL
57
71
45.3
44.6
66
62
1968
 
Jerrel Wilson, Kansas City, AFL
Billy Lothridge, Atlanta, NFL
63
75
45.1
44.3
70
70
1967
 
Bob Scarpitto, Denver, AFL
Billy Lothridge, Atlanta, NFL
105
87
44.9
43.7
73
62
1966
 
Bob Scarpitto, Denver, AFL
*David Lee, Baltimore, NFL
76
49
45.8
45.6
70
64
1965
 
Gary Collins, Cleveland, NFL
Jerrel Wilson, Kansas City, AFL
65
69
46.7
45.4
71
64
1964
 
Bobby Walden, Minnesota, NFL
Jim Fraser, Denver, AFL
72
73
46.4
44.2
73
67
1963
 
Yale Lary, Detroit, NFL
Jim Fraser, Denver, AFL
35
81
48.9
44.4
73
66
1962
 
Tommy Davis, San Francisco, NFL
Jim Fraser, Denver, AFL
48
55
45.6
43.6
82
75
1961
 
Yale Lary, Detroit, NFL
Billy Atkins, Buffalo, AFL
52
85
48.4
44.5
71
70
1960
 
Jerry Norton, St. Louis, NFL
*Paul Maguire, L.A. Chargers, AFL
39
43
45.6
40.5
62
61
1959 Yale Lary, Detroit 45 47.1 67
1958 Sam Baker, Washington 48 45.4 64
1957 Don Chandler, N.Y. Giants 60 44.6 61
1956 Norm Van Brocklin, Los Angeles 48 43.1 72
1955 Norm Van Brocklin, Los Angeles 60 44.6 61
1954 Pat Brady, Pittsburgh 66 43.2 72
1953 Pat Brady, Pittsburgh 80 46.9 64
1952 Horace Gillom, Cleveland 61 45.7 73
1951 Horace Gillom, Cleveland 73 45.5 66
1950 *Fred (Curly) Morrison, Chi. Bears 57 43.3 65
1949 *Mike Boyda, N.Y. Bulldogs 56 44.2 61
1948 Joe Muha, Philadelphia 57 47.3 82
1947 Jack Jacobs, Green Bay 57 43.5 74
1946 Roy McKay, Green Bay 64 42.7 64
1945 Roy McKay, Green Bay 44 41.2 73
1944 Frank Sinkwich, Detroit 45 41.0 73
1943 Sammy Baugh, Washington 50 45.9 81
1942 Sammy Baugh, Washington 37 48.2 74
1941 Sammy Baugh, Washington 30 48.7 75
1940 Sammy Baugh, Washington 35 51.4 85
1939 *Parker Hall, Cleveland 58 40.8 80

*First season of professional football.

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