The Ten Oldest Players To Ever Lead The League In Interceptions


Football is a young man’s game. The athletic abilities needed to play the game at the highest level are often gone by the time a player reaches their upper 30’s, although there are examples of players playing effectively well into their 40’s. One of the most athletic positions is defensive back where players need to be quick, fast, and also able to tackle and hit hard.

One of the key statistics for a defensive back is the interception. Based on that and the fact that younger players usually excel at the position, who are the ten oldest players to ever lead the league in interceptions?

37 Years Old
Rod Woodson – 2002 – Baltimore Ravens – 8 INTs

34 Years Old
James Hasty – 1999 – Kansas City Chiefs – 7 INTs
Darren Sharper – 2009 – New Orleans Saints – 9 INTs
Rod Woodson – 2002 – OAKLAND RAIDERS – 8 INTs

33 Years Old
Charles Woodson – 2009 – Green Bay Packers – 9 INTs

32 Years Old
Tyrone Braxton – 1996 – Denver Broncos – 9 INTs
Ronnie Lott – 1991 – Los Angeles Raiders – 8 INTs
Ed Reed – 2010 – Baltimore Ravens – 8 INTs
Johnny Robinson – 1970 – Kansas City Chiefs – 10 INTs
Spec Sanders – 1950 – New York Yankees – 13 INTs

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