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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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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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668 329
Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
GrowlitheGrowlithe added Justin Tucker Baltimore Ravens

3
812 505
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
773 570
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
816 495
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
465 211
Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442432702366 added Dan Bailey Dallas Cowboys

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493 417
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

8
513 422
Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Hanson Detroit Lions

9
426 373
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

10
395 350
Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Elam Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

11
225 152
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
298 259
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
connorgrandy added Robbie Gould Chicago Bears

13
190 119
Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Mason Crosby Green Bay Packers

14
248 226
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
278 316
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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197 212
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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175 250
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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119 115
Tom Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 18 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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188 273
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
170 220
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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145 104
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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120 160
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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131 233
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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121 166
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
109 164
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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71 50
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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112 154
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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69 101
Norm Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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76 107
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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51 68
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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44 64
Martín Gramática is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Martín Gramática New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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92 150
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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63 76
Rob Bironas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Rob Bironas Tennessee Titans

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28 43
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

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27 45
Al Del Greco is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

36
90 137
Matt Bahr is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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49 71
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Kevin Butler

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33 60
Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Bobby Layne Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Bulldogs, Chicago Bears

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46 64
Blair Walsh is listed (or ranked) 39 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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49 94
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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32 54
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
12 2
Greg Zuerlein is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
TRENT13 added Greg Zuerlein St. Louis Rams

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40 72
Shaun Suisham is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
NFL LEGENDS added Shaun Suisham Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

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24 58
Jim Bakken is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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33 88
Olindo Mare is listed (or ranked) 45 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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11 5
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
TRENT13 added Graham Gano Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers, Las Vegas Locomotives

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38 57
Brandon Mcmaunus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Brandon Mcmaunus

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31 43
Dan Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Dan Carpenter Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins

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19 20
Rafael Septien is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Rafael Septien

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28 64
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