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The greatest NFL punters of all time are those best at the punting position yet get some of the least recognition of all football player positions. These talented punters hold numerous NFL punting records, are the best to ever punt in the history of professional football and have made big plays when their team needed it the most yet not a one of these stars have found their way into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Ray Guy is a great example of a player who should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Guy topped 44,000 punting yards over his career between 1,000 punts Jeff Feagles, who punted for an all-time best 1,713 punts over 12 seasons to lead all others in NFL history with 71,211 yards.

Moving into modern punting leaders, Shane Lechler, Nick Harris, Brian Moorman, Thomas Morstead and Bryan Anger are all among the elite. They also happen to make up the yards per punt all-time leaders with Anger at the top with an average of 47.8 yards per punt so far in his young career.

Who's the best punter in NFL? So even though these men with the golden feet may never get the recognition that other stars get, they are still the best to ever do what they did and for that they should be respected. Vote for the punters you think are the all time best below, add any not listed or re-rank this list of the best NFL punters ever. When you're done, go vote for the best NFL linebackers ever and the greatest NFL tight ends of all time.
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Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ray Guy Oakland Raiders

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Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Shane Lechler Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans

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415 230
Reggie Roby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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359 83
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
ryan-hughes added Pat McAfee Indianapolis Colts

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338 210
Sammy Baugh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Sammy Baugh TCU Horned Frogs football, Washington Redskins, Columbus Red Birds

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249 227
Jeff Feagles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Jeff Feagles New York Giants

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199 188
Sean Landeta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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204 152
Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added Andy Lee San Francisco 49ers

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123 175
Brad Maynard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Brad Maynard Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants

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116 168
Dave Jennings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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93 164
Chris Gardocki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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66 31
Dustin Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Dustin Colquitt Kansas City Chiefs

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105 161
Jerrel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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78 54
Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PatrickFilbert added Sam Koch Baltimore Ravens

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85 98
Matt Turk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Matt Turk Houston Texans

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88 103
Tom Tupa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Tom Tupa

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54 49
Steve Weatherford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Steve Weatherford New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets

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74 116
Yale Lary is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added Yale Lary

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37 13
Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
BostonStrong added Jim Thorpe Cleveland Indians, Oorang Indians, Canton Bulldogs

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53 53
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
mandyclark25 added Matt Bryant Atlanta Falcons

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36 26
Britton Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Britton Colquitt Denver Broncos

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71 96
Mat McBriar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Mat McBriar Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys

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30 12
John Hekker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ethan Burnard added John Hekker St. Louis Rams

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45 94
Dave Zastudil is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Dave Zastudil Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns

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28 21
Jon Ryan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Jon Ryan Seattle Seahawks

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47 69
Brad Wing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
sellit added Brad Wing LSU Tigers football

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28 34
Brian Moorman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Brian Moorman Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys

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34 72
Tom Rouen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
JamesOuellette added Tom Rouen Denver Broncos

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49 90
Donnie Jones is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added Donnie Jones Houston Texans, St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

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23 16
Craig Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Craig Colquitt

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54 116
Chris Kluwe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Chris Kluwe Minnesota Vikings

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19 24
Jimmy Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Jimmy Colquitt

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21 17
Rich Camarillo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Rich Camarillo

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56 90
Ben Graham is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ben Graham New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions

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16 16
Pat McInally is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Pat McInally

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16 17
Don Chandler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Don Chandler New York Giants

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42 83
Hunter Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Hunter Smith Washington Redskins

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19 44
Jim Miller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PaulaGrisham added Jim Miller

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2 3
Greg Coleman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Tony Ducklow added Greg Coleman

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2 0
Todd Sauerbrun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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14 28
Russell Erxleben is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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15 17
Mike Horan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Mike Horan

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Scott Player is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Tom Derr added Scott Player

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12 21
Jim Arnold is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Jim Arnold

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6 26
Bob Cameron is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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10 19
Greg Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Greg Montgomery

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7 18
Dennis Partee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Dennis Partee

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6 20
Paul Maguire is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Paul Maguire

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6 21
Bobby Joe Green is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Bobby Joe Green

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10 33
Alfred Morris is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
helpmepls added Alfred Morris Washington Redskins