There have been many talented defensive backs that have played in the NFL, but who has the NFL record for the most interceptions in a single season?
The NFL has seen a number of talented athletes play throughout the years, including some incredibly dominant defensive backs and linebackers. Many men have had the opportunity to pick off passes in the NFL.
With all the records that have been set over the years, many have done everything they could to try and claim the record for the most interceptions in a single season. It’s been an incredibly long time since anyone has been able to accomplish that feat.
So, who has the record for the most interceptions in a single season?
NFL record most interceptions: Who has the most in one year?
The single-season interception leader’s name happens to be Richard Lane, but he was known by many as Dick “Night Train” Lane. Lane, a native of Austin, Texas, played professional football for a number of years after serving in the United States Army, making his way to the Los Angeles Rams in 1952.
During his rookie season, Lane snagged 14 interceptions for the Rams, which happens to be the NFL record that still stands today.
Lane would play another season for the Rams before being traded to the Chicago Cardinals. From 1954-59, Lane continued to play for the Cardinals, making an impact on their defense and occasionally their offense as a receiver.
From Chicago, Lane was traded to the Detroit Lions, where he finished out his career in 1965. Lane ultimately had a remarkable career. He earned the honor of being First-Team All-Pro seven times. He also made the Pro Bowl seven times. Across the entirety of his career, Lane picked off 68 passes.