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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. While you're at it, go ahead and vote on the best kickers in the NFL right now.

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1
1,789 1,043
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots

2
1,327 598
Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
GrowlitheGrowlithe added Baltimore Ravens

3
1,023 800
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs

4
1,173 809
Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
MatthieuJ.Ruelle added New England Patriots

5
1,079 699
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks

6
734 411
Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442432702366 added Dallas Cowboys

7
566 491
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles

8
642 566
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Oakland Raiders

9
488 449
Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

10
375 234
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NFL LEGENDS added Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions

11
610 548
Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Detroit Lions

12
342 231
Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Green Bay Packers

13
409 361
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
connorgrandy added Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers

14
340 301
David Akers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
JasonMetzger added Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions

15
344 392
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

16
254 287
Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Cleveland Browns

17
181 171
Tom Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills

18
221 312
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
New England Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets

19
221 288
Matt Stover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns

20
220 177
Steven Hauschka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

21
220 347
Mark Moseley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Houston Oilers, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns

22
204 212
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Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

23
166 285
John Carney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

24
131 92
Phil Dawson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns

25
148 222
Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
madamsundin added Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys

26
135 213
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers

27
145 219
Ryan Longwell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

28
123 186
Garo Yepremian is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints

29
56 75
Pat Summerall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, New York Giants

30
76 106
Pete Stoyanovich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams

31
117 168
Matt Bahr is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns

32
86 146
Norm Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers

33
98 145
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

34
45 79
Al Del Greco is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Green Bay Packers, Houston Oilers, Phoenix Cardinals

35
73 30
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers

36
77 118
Rob Bironas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Tennessee Titans

37
55 110
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New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

38
46 28
Ryan Succop is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Kansas City Chiefs

39
51 92
Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Bulldogs, Chicago Bears

40
63 108
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Chicago Bears

41
55 129
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Buffalo Bills

42
64 88
Brandon Mcmaunus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Brandon Mcmaunus Denver Broncos

43
42 125
Olindo Mare is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears

44
42 85
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Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams

45
52 108
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NFL LEGENDS added Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

46
37 77
Pete Gogolak is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Buffalo Bills, New York Giants

47
40 130
Nate Kaeding is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
TooTall added Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers

48
44 78
Dan Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins

49
44 30
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St. Louis Rams

50
63 122
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AC_rockets56 added Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks