This is a list of National Football League players who have led the regular season in scoring each year.

Key

Symbol Meaning
Leader The player who recorded the most points in the NFL
Points The total number of points the player scored
^ Pro Football Hall of Fame member
* The player is an active player
(#) Denotes the number of times a player appears in this list

NFL annual scoring leaders

Players who lead the league in scoring from the National Football League.

Year Player Team Position Points Ref
1932 Dutch Clark^ Portsmouth Spartans Back 55 [1]
1933 Glenn Presnell Portsmouth Spartans Halfback 64 [1]
Ken Strong^ New York Giants Halfback, Fullback
1934 Jack Manders Chicago Bears Halfback, Kicker 76 [1]
1935 Dutch Clark^ (2) Detroit Lions Back 55 [1]
1936 Dutch Clark^ (3) Detroit Lions Back 73 [1]
1937 Jack Manders (2) Chicago Bears Halfback, Kicker 69 [1]
1938 Clarke Hinkle^ Green Bay Packers Fullback 58 [1]
1939 Andy Farkas Washington Redskins Fullback 68 [1]
1940 Don Hutson^ Green Bay Packers Wide receiver 57 [1]
1941 Don Hutson^ (2) Green Bay Packers Wide receiver 95 [1]
1942 Don Hutson^ (3) Green Bay Packers Wide receiver 138 [1]
1943 Don Hutson^ (4) Green Bay Packers Wide receiver 117 [1]
1944 Don Hutson^ (5) Green Bay Packers Wide receiver 85 [1]
1945 Steve Van Buren^ Philadelphia Eagles Halfback 110 [1]
1946 Ted Fritsch Green Bay Packers Running back 100 [1]
1947 Pat Harder Chicago Cardinals Fullback, Kicker 102 [1]
1948 Pat Harder (2) Chicago Cardinals Fullback, Kicker 110 [1]
1949 Gene Roberts New York Giants Running back 102 [1]
Pat Harder (3) Chicago Cardinals Fullback, Kicker
1950 Doak Walker^ Detroit Lions Halfback, Kicker 128 [1][2]
1951 Elroy Hirsch^ Los Angeles Rams Halfback, Kicker, Flanker 102 [1][2]
1952 Gordie Soltau San Francisco 49ers Wide receiver, Kicker 94 [1][2]
1953 Gordie Soltau (2) San Francisco 49ers Wide receiver, Kicker 114 [1][2]
1954 Bobby Walston Philadelphia Eagles Kicker 114 [1][2]
1955 Doak Walker^ (2) Detroit Lions Halfback, Kicker 96 [1][2]
1956 Bobby Layne^ Detroit Lions Quarterback, Kicker 99 [1][2]
1957 Lou Groza^ Cleveland Browns Kicker 77 [1][2]
Sam Baker Washington Redskins Running back, Kicker
1958 Jim Brown^ Cleveland Browns Fullback 108 [1][2]
1959 Paul Hornung^ Green Bay Packers Halfback, Kicker 94 [1][2]
1960 Paul Hornung^ (2) Green Bay Packers Halfback, Kicker 176 [1][2]
1961 Paul Hornung^ (3) Green Bay Packers Halfback, Kicker 146 [1][2]
1962 Jim Taylor^ Green Bay Packers Fullback 114 [1][2]
1963 Don Chandler New York Giants Kicker 106 [1][2]
1964 Lenny Moore^ Baltimore Colts Halfback, Wide receiver 120 [1][2]
1965 Gale Sayers^ Chicago Bears Halfback 132 [1][2]
1966 Bruce Gossett Los Angeles Rams Kicker 113 [1][2]
1967 Jim Bakken St. Louis Cardinals Kicker 117 [1][2]
1968 Leroy Kelly^ Cleveland Browns Running back 120 [1][2]
1969 Fred Cox Minnesota Vikings Kicker 121 [1][2]
1970 Fred Cox (2) Minnesota Vikings Kicker 125 [1][2]
1971 Garo Yepremian Miami Dolphins Kicker 117 [1][2]
1972 Chester Marcol Green Bay Packers Kicker 128 [1][2]
1973 David Ray Los Angeles Rams Kicker 130 [1][2]
1974 Chester Marcol (2) Green Bay Packers Kicker 94 [1][2]
1975 O.J. Simpson^ Buffalo Bills Running back 138 [1][2]
1976 Toni Linhart Baltimore Ravens Kicker 109 [1][2]
1977 Errol Mann Oakland Raiders Kicker 99 [1][2]
1978 Frank Corral Los Angeles Rams Kicker 118 [1][2]
1979 John Smith New England Patriots Kicker 115 [1][2]
1980 John Smith (2) New England Patriots Kicker 129 [1][2]
1981 Eddie Murray Detroit Lions Kicker 121 [1][2]
Rafael Septién Dallas Cowboys
1982 Marcus Allen^ Los Angeles Raiders Running back 84 [1][2]
1983 Mark Moseley Washington Redskins Kicker 161 [1][2]
1984 Ray Wersching San Francisco 49ers Kicker 131 [1][2]
1985 Kevin Butler Chicago Bears Kicker 144 [1][2]
1986 Tony Franklin New England Patriots Kicker 140 [1][2]
1987 Jerry Rice^ San Francisco 49ers Wide receiver 138 [1][2]
1988 Scott Norwood Buffalo Bills Kicker 129 [1][2]
1989 Mike Cofer San Francisco 49ers Kicker 136 [1][2]
1990 Nick Lowery Kansas City Chiefs Kicker 139 [1][2]
1991 Chip Lohmiller Washington Redskins Kicker 149 [1][2]
1992 Pete Stoyanovich Miami Dolphins Kicker 124 [1][2]
1993 Jeff Jaeger Los Angeles Raiders Kicker 132 [1][2]
1994 John Carney San Diego Chargers Kicker 135 [1][2]
1995 Emmitt Smith^ Dallas Cowboys Running back 150 [1][2]
1996 John Kasay Carolina Panthers Kicker 145 [1][2]
1997 Mike Hollis Jacksonville Jaguars Kicker 134 [1][2]
1998 Gary Anderson Minnesota Vikings Kicker 164 [1][2]
1999 Mike Vanderjagt Indianapolis Colts Kicker 145 [1][2]
2000 Marshall Faulk^ St. Louis Rams Running back 160 [1][2]
2001 Marshall Faulk^ (2) St. Louis Rams Running back 128 [1][2]
2002 Priest Holmes Kansas City Chiefs Running back 144 [1][2]
2003 Jeff Wilkins St. Louis Rams Kicker 163 [1][2]
2004 Adam Vinatieri New England Patriots Kicker 141 [1][2]
2005 Shaun Alexander Seattle Seahawks Running back 168 [1][2]
2006 LaDainian Tomlinson^ San Diego Chargers Running back 186 [1][2]
2007 Mason Crosby* Green Bay Packers Kicker 141 [1][2]
2008 Stephen Gostkowski New England Patriots Kicker 148 [1][2]
2009 Nate Kaeding San Diego Chargers Kicker 146 [1][2]
2010 David Akers Philadelphia Eagles Kicker 143 [1][2]
2011 David Akers (2) San Francisco 49ers Kicker 166 [1][2]
2012 Stephen Gostkowski (2) New England Patriots Kicker 153 [1][2]
2013 Stephen Gostkowski (3) New England Patriots Kicker 158 [1][2]
2014 Stephen Gostkowski (4) New England Patriots Kicker 156 [1][2]
2015 Stephen Gostkowski (5) New England Patriots Kicker 151 [1][2]
2016 Matt Bryant Atlanta Falcons Kicker 158 [1][2]
2017 Greg Zuerlein* Los Angeles Rams Kicker 158 [1][2]
2018 Ka'imi Fairbairn* Houston Texans Kicker 150 [1][2]
2019 Harrison Butker* Kansas City Chiefs Kicker 147 [1][2]
2020 Daniel Carlson* Las Vegas Raiders Kicker 144 [1][2]
Jason Sanders* Miami Dolphins
Younghoe Koo* Atlanta Falcons
2021 Daniel Carlson* (2) Las Vegas Raiders Kicker 150 [1][2]
Nick Folk* New England Patriots

AFL annual scoring leaders

Players who lead the league in scoring from the American Football League.

Year Player Team Position Points Ref
1960 Gene Mingo Denver Broncos Running back, Kicker, Kick Returner 123 [1][2]
1961 Gino Cappelletti Boston Patriots Wide receiver, Kicker 147 [1][2]
1962 Gene Mingo (2) Denver Broncos Running back, Kicker, Kick Returner 137 [1][2]
1963 Gino Cappelletti (2) Boston Patriots Wide receiver, Kicker 113 [1][2]
1964 Gino Cappelletti (3) Boston Patriots Wide receiver, Kicker 155 [1][2]
1965 Gino Cappelletti (4) Boston Patriots Wide receiver, Kicker 132 [1][2]
1966 Gino Cappelletti (5) Boston Patriots Wide receiver, Kicker 119 [1][2]
1967 George Blanda^ Oakland Raiders Kicker 116 [1][2]
1968 Jim Turner New York Jets Kicker 145 [1][2]
1969 Jim Turner (2) New York Jets Kicker 129 [1][2]


AAFC annual scoring leaders

Players who lead the league in scoring from the All-America Football Conference.

Year Player Team Position Points Ref
1946 Lou Groza^ Cleveland Browns Kicker 84 [1]
1947 Spec Sanders New York Yankees (AAFC) Halfback, Kick returner 114 [1]
1948 Chet Mutryn Buffalo Bills (AAFC) Halfback 96 [1]
1949 Alyn Beals San Francisco 49ers End 73 [1]

See also

References

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