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This list of the best NFL kickers of all time, ranked by fans, only includes the top NFL kickers to ever play professional football. Who are the best kickers of all time? That is a question that experts have been tackling since the NFL first started in the 1920s. Defining who the best NFL kicker of all time is isn't easy since every fan has a different criteria that defines who is the best NFL kicker. Many agree that that the best are also the most accurate kickers in NFL history, while others celebrate the best kickers based on their range.

The top kickers of all time are known for their excellent skills and ability to handle the extreme high pressure situations of a last minute field goal. The kicker position is one of the most important in football, as when the game is on the line, kickers are often called in to finish the job. Though they aren’t always on the field, and are often unsung heroes, the top NFL kickers are essential to every team and can make or break any game.

Vote up the NFL players you think should get the title of  best kicker ever. Is the NFL best kicker you think is most deserving isn’t listed here, be sure to add him for other fans of this key special teams position to vote on.

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Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Adam Vinatieri Amsterdam Admirals, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots

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Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Morten Andersen New Orleans Saints, Michigan State Spartans football, Atlanta Falcons

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Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Stephen Gostkowski New England Patriots

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Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Sebastian Janikowski Oakland Raiders, Florida State Seminoles football

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Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Justin Tucker Baltimore Ravens

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George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Elam Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

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Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Hanson Detroit Lions

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Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Dan Bailey Dallas Cowboys

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Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Robbie Gould Chicago Bears

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Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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Matt Prater is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Matt Prater Denver Broncos

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David Akers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
David Akers Washington Redskins, Louisville Cardinals football, Berlin Thunder

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Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Lou Groza Cleveland Browns

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Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Mason Crosby Green Bay Packers

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Mark Moseley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Mark Moseley Houston Oilers, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns

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Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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Matt Stover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Matt Stover Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns

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Tom Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Tom Dempsey New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills

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Steven Hauschka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Steven Hauschka Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

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John Carney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
John Carney New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Notre Dame Fighting Irish football

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Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
John Kasay Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers

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Ryan Longwell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Ryan Longwell Seattle Seahawks, California Golden Bears football, Green Bay Packers

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Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Matt Bryant Atlanta Falcons

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Phil Dawson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Phil Dawson Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns

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Norm Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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Garo Yepremian is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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Pete Stoyanovich is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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Pat Summerall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Pat Summerall Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, New York Giants

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Martín Gramática is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Martín Gramática New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Rob Bironas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Rob Bironas Tennessee Titans

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Matt Bahr is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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Al Del Greco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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Blair Walsh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Blair Walsh Georgia Bulldogs football team, Minnesota Vikings

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Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Bobby Layne Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Bulldogs, Chicago Bears

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Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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Josh Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Josh Brown Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams

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Jim Bakken is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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Brandon Mcmaunus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
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Olindo Mare is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Olindo Mare Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears

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Shaun Suisham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Shaun Suisham Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

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Pete Gogolak is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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Neil Rackers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Neil Rackers Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans

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Nate Kaeding is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Nate Kaeding Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers

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Dan Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Dan Carpenter Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins

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Rolf Benirschke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time