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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
2,192 1,231
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots
2
1,710 784
Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
GrowlitheGrowlithe added Baltimore Ravens
3
1,249 935
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
1,412 984
Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
MatthieuJ.Ruelle added New England Patriots
5
1,256 824
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks
6
704 576
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles
7
763 646
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Oakland Raiders
8
579 535
Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons
9
495 319
Matt Prater is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
NFL LEGENDS added Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions
10
823 548
Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442432702366 added Dallas Cowboys
11
699 626
Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Detroit Lions
12
543 434
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
connorgrandy added Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers
13
414 439
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings
14
433 313
Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Green Bay Packers
15
411 357
David Akers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
JasonMetzger added Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions
16
311 339
Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Cleveland Browns
17
232 211
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
269 352
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
260 328
Matt Stover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns
20
269 256
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
21
253 384
Mark Moseley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Houston Oilers, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns
22
274 223
Steven Hauschka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons
23
180 123
Phil Dawson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns
24
196 320
John Carney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
25
176 266
Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
madamsundin added Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys