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List Rules Placekickers in the NFL

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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1,575 884
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

2
1,036 497
Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
GrowlitheGrowlithe added Justin Tucker Baltimore Ravens

3
920 711
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

4
1,035 703
Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
MatthieuJ.Ruelle added Stephen Gostkowski New England Patriots

5
973 625
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
628 331
Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442432702366 added Dan Bailey Dallas Cowboys

7
586 508
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

8
503 445
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

9
447 411
Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Elam Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

10
573 505
Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Hanson Detroit Lions

11
307 198
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
362 314
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
connorgrandy added Robbie Gould Chicago Bears

13
272 178
Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Mason Crosby Green Bay Packers

14
304 271
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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316 363
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

16
231 258
Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Lou Groza Cleveland Browns

17
152 149
Tom Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Tom Dempsey New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills

18
196 292
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

19
188 149
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

20
194 261
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

21
204 316
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

The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

22
169 186
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Matt Bryant Atlanta Falcons

23
137 193
Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
madamsundin added Mike Vanderjagt

24
104 75
Phil Dawson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Phil Dawson Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns

25
145 264
John Carney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
John Carney New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Notre Dame Fighting Irish football

26
125 191
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
132 199
Ryan Longwell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Ryan Longwell Seattle Seahawks, California Golden Bears football, Green Bay Packers

28
112 170
Garo Yepremian is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Garo Yepremian

The Greatest Defensive Tackles of All Time

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44 59
Pat Summerall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Pat Summerall Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, New York Giants

30
66 91
Pete Stoyanovich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Pete Stoyanovich

31
105 156
Matt Bahr is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

32
39 62
Al Del Greco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

33
77 128
Norm Johnson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

34
86 131
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

35
51 92
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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69 103
Rob Bironas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Rob Bironas Tennessee Titans

37
44 73
Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Bobby Layne Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Bulldogs, Chicago Bears

38
57 91
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Kevin Butler

39
31 16
Ryan Succop is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Ryan Succop Kansas City Chiefs

40
46 19
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Graham Gano Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers, Las Vegas Locomotives

41
52 112
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Steve Christie

42
38 108
Olindo Mare is listed (or ranked) 42 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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37 72
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

44
47 92
Shaun Suisham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
NFL LEGENDS added Shaun Suisham Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

45
32 62
Pete Gogolak is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

46
40 63
Dan Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Dan Carpenter Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins

47
38 111
Nate Kaeding is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
TooTall added Nate Kaeding Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers

48
19 30
Chris Jacke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Chris Jacke

49
47 76
Brandon Mcmaunus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Brandon Mcmaunus

50
56 100
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