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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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1,545 861
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
998 486
Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
GrowlitheGrowlithe added Justin Tucker Baltimore Ravens

3
904 700
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
1,015 689
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
954 613
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
613 321
Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442432702366 added Dan Bailey Dallas Cowboys

7
574 503
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

8
490 439
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

9
442 406
Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Elam Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

10
571 500
Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Hanson Detroit Lions

11
299 196
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
357 310
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
connorgrandy added Robbie Gould Chicago Bears

13
267 175
Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Mason Crosby Green Bay Packers

14
299 267
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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15
311 361
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

16
228 255
Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Lou Groza Cleveland Browns

17
148 148
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
195 290
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

19
182 148
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
192 259
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
202 313
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
165 184
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Matt Bryant Atlanta Falcons

23
135 191
Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
madamsundin added Mike Vanderjagt

24
99 73
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
144 262
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
125 188
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
132 196
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
109 169
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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63 90
Pete Stoyanovich is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Pete Stoyanovich

30
40 59
Pat Summerall is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Pat Summerall Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, New York Giants

31
44 17
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
TRENT13 added Graham Gano Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers, Las Vegas Locomotives

32
103 155
Matt Bahr is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

33
86 128
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

34
74 127
Norm Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

35
36 61
Al Del Greco is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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36
51 89
Martín Gramática is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Martín Gramática New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

37
69 100
Rob Bironas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Rob Bironas Tennessee Titans

38
57 88
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Kevin Butler

39
42 72
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
27 15
Ryan Succop is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
TRENT13 added Ryan Succop Kansas City Chiefs

41
27 18
Greg Zuerlein is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
TRENT13 added Greg Zuerlein St. Louis Rams

42
25 18
Chris Boswell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
TRENT13 added Chris Boswell

The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

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51 110
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Steve Christie

44
36 69
Josh Brown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Josh Brown Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams

45
38 105
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

46
40 60
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
45 90
Shaun Suisham is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
NFL LEGENDS added Shaun Suisham Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

48
46 73
Brandon Mcmaunus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Brandon Mcmaunus

49
29 62
Pete Gogolak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

50
55 96
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