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List of National Football League career interceptions leaders

This is the list of the 39 National Football League (NFL) players who have recorded at least 50 interceptions. As of 2024, each of these players are retired, with Charles Woodson being the last one to retire in 2015; no active player has 40 interceptions.

Players with at least 50 interceptions

Bold denotes an
active player
Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Rank[a] Pos. Player Seasons by team Total interceptions[b] Year of induction into
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Ref.
1 FS Paul Krause Washington Redskins (19641967)
Minnesota Vikings (19681979)
81 1998 [1]
2 DB Emlen Tunnell New York Giants (19481958)
Green Bay Packers (19591961)
79 1967 [2]
3 DB Rod Woodson Pittsburgh Steelers (19871996)
San Francisco 49ers (1997)
Baltimore Ravens (19982001)
Oakland Raiders (20022003)
71 2009 [3]
4 DB Dick "Night Train" Lane Los Angeles Rams (19521953)
Chicago Cardinals (19541959)
Detroit Lions (19601965)
68 1974 [4]
5 DB Ken Riley Cincinnati Bengals (19691983) 65 2023 [5]
DB Charles Woodson Oakland Raiders (19982005, 20132015)
Green Bay Packers (20062012)
65 2021 [6]
7 FS Ed Reed Baltimore Ravens (20022012)
Houston Texans (2013)
New York Jets (2013)
64 2019 [7]
8 S Ronnie Lott San Francisco 49ers (19811990)
Los Angeles Raiders (19911992)
New York Jets (19931994)
63 2000 [8]
FS Darren Sharper Green Bay Packers (19972004)
Minnesota Vikings (20052008)
New Orleans Saints (20092010)
63 Z [9]
10 CB Dave Brown Pittsburgh Steelers (1975)
Seattle Seahawks (19761986)
Green Bay Packers (19871989)
62 Z [10]
DB Dick LeBeau Detroit Lions (19591972) 2010 [11]
12 DB Emmitt Thomas Kansas City Chiefs (19661978) 58 2008 [12]
13 DB Everson Walls Dallas Cowboys (19811989)
New York Giants (19901992)
Cleveland Browns (19921993)
57 Z [13]
DB Johnny Robinson Dallas Texans / Kansas City Chiefs (19601971) 57 2019 [14]
FS Eugene Robinson Seattle Seahawks (19851995)
Green Bay Packers (19961997)
Atlanta Falcons (19981999)
Carolina Panthers (2000)
57 Z [15]
DB Bobby Boyd Baltimore Colts (19601968) 57 Z [16]
DB Mel Blount Pittsburgh Steelers (19701983) 57 1989 [17]
18 DB Lem Barney Detroit Lions (19671977) 56 1992 [18]
DB Pat Fischer St. Louis Cardinals (19611967)
Washington Redskins (19681977)
56 Z [19]
20 FS Aeneas Williams Phoenix / Arizona Cardinals (19912000)
St. Louis Rams (20012004)
55 2014 [20]
21 DB Darrell Green Washington Redskins (19832002) 54 2008 [21]
DB Willie Brown Denver Broncos (19631966)
Oakland Raiders (19671978)
54 1984 [22]
CB Eric Allen Philadelphia Eagles (19881994)
New Orleans Saints (19951997)
Oakland Raiders (19982001)
54 Z [23]
24 CB Ty Law New England Patriots (19952004)
New York Jets (2005, 2008)
Kansas City Chiefs (20062007)
Denver Broncos (2009)
53 2019 [24]
CB Deion Sanders Atlanta Falcons (19891993)
San Francisco 49ers (1994)
Dallas Cowboys (19951999)
Washington Redskins (2000)
Baltimore Ravens (20042005)
53 2011 [25]
26 CB Champ Bailey Washington Redskins (19992003)
Denver Broncos (20042013)
52 2019 [26]
DB Jack Butler Pittsburgh Steelers (19511959) 52 2012 [27]
DB Bobby Dillon Green Bay Packers (19521959) 52 2020 [28]
DB Jimmy Patton New York Giants (19551966) 52 Z [29]
DB Mel Renfro Dallas Cowboys (19641977) 52 1996 [30]
DB Larry Wilson St. Louis Cardinals (19601972) 52 1978 [31]
32 DB Donnie Shell Pittsburgh Steelers (19741987) 51 2020 [32]
CB Asante Samuel New England Patriots (20032007)
Philadelphia Eagles (20082011)
Atlanta Falcons (20122013)
51 Z [33]
DB Bobby Bryant Minnesota Vikings (19681980) 51 Z [34]
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 [35]
DB Don Burroughs Los Angeles Rams (19551959)
Philadelphia Eagles (19601964)
50 Z [36]
FS Deron Cherry Kansas City Chiefs (19811991) 50 Z [37]
DB John Harris Seattle Seahawks (19781985)
Minnesota Vikings (19861988)
50 Z [38]
DB Yale Lary Detroit Lions (19521964) 50 1979 [39]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Rank is through 2022 season.
  2. ^ Total is through 2022 season.

References

  1. ^ "Paul Krause stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 26 January 2023. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Emlen Tunnell stats". pro-football-reference. Archived from the original on 21 March 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Rod Woodson stats". pro-football-reference. Archived from the original on 21 March 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Night Train Lane stats". pro-football-reference. Archived from the original on 25 September 2019. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Ken Riley stats". pro-football-reference. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Charles Woodson stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 19 January 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Ed Reed stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 21 March 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Ronnie Lott stats". pro-football-reference. Archived from the original on 21 March 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Darren Sharper stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 31 May 2023. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Dave Brown stats". PFRef.com. Archived from the original on 2023-10-13. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
  11. ^ "Dick LeBeau stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  12. ^ "Emmitt Thomas stats". pro-football-reference. Archived from the original on 29 January 2023. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  13. ^ "Everson Walls stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 7 February 2023. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Johnny Robinson stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 30 May 2023. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  15. ^ "Simeon Rice stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 14 November 2022. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  16. ^ "Bobby Boyd stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 11 June 2023. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  17. ^ "Mel Blount stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 21 March 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  18. ^ "Lem Barney stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 January 2023. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  19. ^ "Pat Fischer stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  20. ^ "Aeneas Williams stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 March 2023. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  21. ^ "Darrell Green stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 21 March 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  22. ^ "Willie Brown stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 21 March 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  23. ^ "Eric Allen stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 November 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  24. ^ "Ty Law stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 23 January 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  25. ^ "Deion Sanders stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 21 March 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  26. ^ "Champ Bailey stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 16 May 2023. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  27. ^ "Jack Butler stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 29 January 2023. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  28. ^ "Bobby Dillon stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2019. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  29. ^ "Jimmy Patton stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 12 October 2019. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  30. ^ "Mel Renfro stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 22 March 2023. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  31. ^ "Larry Wilson stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 21 March 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  32. ^ "Donnie Shell stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  33. ^ "Asante Samuel stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 22 March 2023. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  34. ^ "Bobby Bryant stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 28 October 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  35. ^ "Terrell Buckley stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  36. ^ "Don Burroughs stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 September 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  37. ^ "Deron Cherry stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 16 September 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  38. ^ "John Harris stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 16 September 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  39. ^ "Yale Lary stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
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