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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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1,182 588
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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2
565 247
Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
GrowlitheGrowlithe added Justin Tucker Baltimore Ravens

3
724 436
Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
MatthieuJ.Ruelle added Stephen Gostkowski New England Patriots

4
733 517
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Morten Andersen New Orleans Saints, Michigan State Spartans football, Atlanta Falcons

5
763 446
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Sebastian Janikowski Oakland Raiders, Florida State Seminoles football

6
364 166
Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442432702366 added Dan Bailey Dallas Cowboys

7
467 381
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

8
406 340
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

9
378 326
Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Elam Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

10
477 391
Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Hanson Detroit Lions

11
182 130
Matt Prater is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
NFL LEGENDS added Matt Prater Denver Broncos

12
280 242
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
connorgrandy added Robbie Gould Chicago Bears

13
263 299
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

14
228 215
David Akers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
JasonMetzger added David Akers Washington Redskins, Louisville Cardinals football, Berlin Thunder

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160 105
Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Mason Crosby Green Bay Packers

The Absolute Hottest NFL Wives The Best Wide Receivers of All Time

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183 203
Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Lou Groza Cleveland Browns

17
170 238
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

18
136 89
Steven Hauschka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Steven Hauschka Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

19
181 265
Mark Moseley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Mark Moseley Houston Oilers, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns

20
162 212
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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108 108
Tom Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Tom Dempsey New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills

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116 154
Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
madamsundin added Mike Vanderjagt

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127 226
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

24
119 160
Ryan Longwell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Ryan Longwell Seattle Seahawks, California Golden Bears football, Green Bay Packers

25
105 158
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
John Kasay Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers

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62 47
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

27
102 150
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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73 102
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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65 96
Norm Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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49 65
Pete Stoyanovich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Pete Stoyanovich

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57 71
Rob Bironas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Rob Bironas Tennessee Titans

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87 147
Garo Yepremian is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Garo Yepremian

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40 62
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

34
25 39
Pat Summerall is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Pat Summerall Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, New York Giants

35
88 135
Matt Bahr is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

36
46 68
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Kevin Butler

37
25 44
Al Del Greco is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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42 54
Blair Walsh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
AC_rockets56 added Blair Walsh Georgia Bulldogs football team, Minnesota Vikings

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31 57
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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47 92
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Steve Christie

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30 51
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

42
24 55
Jim Bakken is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

43
37 53
Brandon Mcmaunus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Brandon Mcmaunus

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31 39
Dan Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Dan Carpenter Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins

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36 69
Shaun Suisham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
NFL LEGENDS added Shaun Suisham Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

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31 85
Olindo Mare is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Olindo Mare Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears

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18 18
Rafael Septien is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Rafael Septien

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6 2
Jason Myers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
TRENT13 added Jason Myers

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20 51
Pete Gogolak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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25 63
Neil Rackers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
madamsundin added Neil Rackers Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans