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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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+ - 697 398
Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Stephen Gostkowski New England Patriots

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+ - 696 492
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 3 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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+ - 736 415
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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+ - 498 212
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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+ - 449 360
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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+ - 332 138
Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Dan Bailey Dallas Cowboys

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+ - 459 372
Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Hanson Detroit Lions

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+ - 383 328
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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+ - 364 313
Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Elam Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

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+ - 273 229
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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+ - 254 288
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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+ - 163 119
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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+ - 216 206
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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+ - 146 97
Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Mason Crosby Green Bay Packers

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+ - 174 199
Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Lou Groza Cleveland Browns

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+ - 174 260
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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+ - 163 234
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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+ - 132 81
Steven Hauschka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Steven Hauschka Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

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+ - 157 205
Matt Stover is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Matt Stover Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns

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+ - 105 104
Tom Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Tom Dempsey New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills

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+ - 111 151
Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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+ - 124 221
John Carney is listed (or ranked) 23 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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+ - 103 154
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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+ - 115 157
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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+ - 57 46
Phil Dawson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Phil Dawson Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns

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+ - 96 147
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Matt Bryant Atlanta Falcons

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+ - 86 142
Garo Yepremian is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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+ - 68 97
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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+ - 61 92
Norm Johnson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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+ - 46 61
Pete Stoyanovich is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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+ - 55 69
Rob Bironas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Rob Bironas Tennessee Titans

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+ - 22 34
Pat Summerall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Pat Summerall Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, New York Giants

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+ - 85 133
Matt Bahr is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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+ - 35 59
Martín Gramática is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Martín Gramática New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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+ - 22 41
Al Del Greco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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+ - 41 66
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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+ - 39 51
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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+ - 29 55
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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+ - 30 48
Josh Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Josh Brown Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams

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+ - 34 52
Brandon Mcmaunus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Brandon Mcmaunus

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+ - 45 90
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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+ - 20 53
Jim Bakken is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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+ - 27 39
Dan Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Dan Carpenter Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins

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+ - 28 83
Olindo Mare is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Olindo Mare Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears

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+ - 33 68
Shaun Suisham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Shaun Suisham Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

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+ - 19 50
Pete Gogolak is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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+ - 11 19
Rolf Benirschke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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+ - 24 61
Neil Rackers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Neil Rackers Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans

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+ - 13 24
Shayne Graham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Shayne Graham New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans