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The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time 

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

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Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Placekicker from Yankton
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Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Sebastian Janikowski Placekicker from WaƂbrzych
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Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
GrowlitheGrowlithe added Placekicker from Houston
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Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Placekicker from Copenhagen
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Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
MatthieuJ.Ruelle added Placekicker from Baton Rouge
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Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Placekicker from Parys
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George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Quarterback and Placekicker from Youngwood
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Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442432702366 added Placekicker from Oklahoma City
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Matt Prater is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
NFL LEGENDS added Matt Prater Placekicker from Mayfield Heights
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Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
connorgrandy added Robbie Gould Placekicker from Jersey Shore
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Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Placekicker from Spokane
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Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Placekicker from Fort Walton Beach
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Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Placekicker from Lubbock
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David Akers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
JasonMetzger added Placekicker from Lexington
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Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Placekicker from Fetsund
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Steven Hauschka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Placekicker from Needham
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Tom Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Placekicker from Milwaukee
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Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Tackle and Placekicker from Martins Ferry
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Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Placekicker from Munich
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Phil Dawson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Placekicker from Baton Rouge
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Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Placekicker from Orange
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Matt Stover is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Placekicker from Dallas
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Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Placekicker from Arbroath
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Pat Summerall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Placekicker from Lake City
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Garo Yepremian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker from Larnaca