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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 step foot on the gridiron. 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 is the best NFL kicker of all time 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. If the 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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1,446 807
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
906 426
Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
GrowlitheGrowlithe added Justin Tucker Baltimore Ravens

3
945 618
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
837 657
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
884 575
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
560 278
Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442432702366 added Dan Bailey Dallas Cowboys

7
532 471
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

8
549 469
Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Hanson Detroit Lions

9
449 410
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

10
414 388
Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Elam Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

11
264 177
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
236 144
Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Mason Crosby Green Bay Packers

13
332 286
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
connorgrandy added Robbie Gould Chicago Bears

14
268 248
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

15
290 342
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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

16
213 235
Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Lou Groza Cleveland Browns

17
186 272
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

18
164 126
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
183 239
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

20
128 137
Tom Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Tom Dempsey New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills

21
192 293
Mark Moseley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Mark Moseley Houston Oilers, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns

22
128 170
Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
madamsundin added Mike Vanderjagt

23
142 167
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Matt Bryant Atlanta Falcons

24
138 247
John Carney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
John Carney New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Notre Dame Fighting Irish football

25
126 179
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

26
114 174
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
John Kasay Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers

27
80 62
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

28
73 113
Norm Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

29
55 79
Pete Stoyanovich is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Pete Stoyanovich

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96 160
Garo Yepremian is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Garo Yepremian

31
67 86
Rob Bironas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Rob Bironas Tennessee Titans

32
48 74
Martín Gramática is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Martín Gramática New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

33
32 52
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

34
31 52
Al Del Greco is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

35
95 146
Matt Bahr is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

36
78 116
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

37
55 76
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Kevin Butler

38
28 10
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
TRENT13 added Graham Gano Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers, Las Vegas Locomotives

39
35 66
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

40
21 9
Greg Zuerlein is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
TRENT13 added Greg Zuerlein St. Louis Rams

41
51 100
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Steve Christie

42
15 8
Ryan Succop is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
TRENT13 added Ryan Succop Kansas City Chiefs

43
34 61
Josh Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Josh Brown Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams

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36 95
Olindo Mare is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Olindo Mare Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears

45
18 11
Chris Boswell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
TRENT13 added Chris Boswell

46
43 79
Shaun Suisham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
NFL LEGENDS added Shaun Suisham Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

47
34 52
Dan Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Dan Carpenter Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins

48
19 33
Shayne Graham is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Meg Foppe added Shayne Graham New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans

49
11 8
Nick Folk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
TRENT13 added Nick Folk New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys

50
48 82
Blair Walsh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
AC_rockets56 added Blair Walsh Georgia Bulldogs football team, Minnesota Vikings