Who Has the Most Interceptions in Football History? These Guys.

Paul Krause - the NFL's All-Time Interceptions Leader

Paul Krause – the NFL’s All-Time Interceptions Leader

Offense. Offense. Offense.  We’re all focused on offense.

How about some defense?

Here are the top 20 players in NFL history with the most interceptions. Couple old-timers, Paul Krause and Emlen Tunnell, top the list.  More recent Rod Woodson is sitting pretty at No. 3.

The New Orleans Saints‘ Darren Sharper is creeping up.  And check out the Baltimore Ravens‘ Ed Reed.  He’s only 32.  They’re the only active players on the list.

Is Krause’s record in any danger? Sharper won’t catch him and it would take Reed 27 more interceptions to do so (that’s equal to half Reed’s career total).  It’s possible, maybe.

UPDATED LIST: Up-to-date as of end of 2012 season. Ed Reed (now a Houston Texan) is 20 INT’s away from Paul Krause. Charles Woodson cracks the list – and he’s still active (Oakland Raiders). Post above originally published on Aug. 10, 2011.

1. Paul Krause 81  1964-1979 Redskins, Vikings
2. Emlen Tunnell 79  1948-1961 Giants, Packers
3. Rod Woodson 71  1987-2003 Steelers, 49ers, Ravens, Oakland Raiders
4. Night Train Lane 68  1952-1965 LA Rams, Chicago Cardinals, Lions
5. Ken Riley 65  1969-1983 Bengals
6. Darren Sharper 63  1997-2010 Packers, Vikings, Saints
6. Ronnie Lott 63  1981-1994 49ers, LA Raiders, Jets
8. Dave Brown 62  1975-1989 Steelers, Seahawks, Packers
8. Dick LeBeau 62  1959-1972 Lions
10. Ed Reed 61  2002- Ravens
11. Emmitt Thomas 58  1966-1978 Chiefs
12. Everson Walls 57  1981-1993 Cowboys, Giants, Browns
12. Johnny Robinson 57  1960-1971 Chiefs
12. Eugene Robinson 57  1985-2000 Seahawks, Packers, Falcons, Panthers
12. Bobby Boyd 57  1960-1968 Baltimore Colts
12. Mel Blount 57  1970-1983 Steelers
17. Lem Barney 56  1967-1977 Lions
17. Pat Fischer 56  1961-1977 St. Louis Cardinals, Redskins
19. Aeneas Williams 55  1991-2004 Phoenix Cardinals, Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams
19. Charles Woodson 55  1998- Oakland Raiders, Packers

Photo: vikings.com

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Posted on August 10, 2011, in NFL Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

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