I couldn’t decide on whether to do “what’s the largest playoff margin,” or “who holds the record for most interception return yards in a season.” If I can guess both, you can. The San Francisco 49ers have a couple of Super Bowl victories by more than three possessions. 55-10. I don’t think anyone will forget that.
Running down the top-five, Zack Bronson had 165 interception return yards in 2001. Tony Parrish holds spots three and four for his work in 2002 and 2003. He had 204 and 202 yards respectively. I remember Parrish. He was yesteryears’ prototypical strong safety. Dwight Hicks comes in at second with 239 yards in 1981.
It’s not Merton Hanks. It was not Eric Reid in 2014. It’s not even Ronnie Lott. That only leaves one. Primetime. Deion Sanders had six interceptions in 1994 for 303 yards. He returned three to the house, one for 93-yards. Any chance I can talk about one of my favorite players of all-time, I’m going to. This just gave me an excuse to watch some of his highlights. Check them out below. Deion makes Michael Irvin look like a practice squad receiver. It’s incredible.