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

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1,104 534
Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
GrowlitheGrowlithe added Justin Tucker Baltimore Ravens

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951 736
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Morten Andersen New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs

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1,070 739
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

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1,008 648
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Sebastian Janikowski Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks

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661 358
Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442432702366 added Dan Bailey Dallas Cowboys

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520 460
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Gary Anderson Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles

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601 529
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
George Blanda Oakland Raiders

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461 421
Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Elam Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

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589 516
Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Hanson Detroit Lions

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332 211
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NFL LEGENDS added Matt Prater Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions

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374 333
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
connorgrandy added Robbie Gould Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers

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287 196
Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Mason Crosby Green Bay Packers

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316 280
David Akers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
JasonMetzger added David Akers Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions

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327 371
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jan Stenerud Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

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239 270
Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Lou Groza Cleveland Browns

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164 158
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

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204 298
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Nick Lowery New England Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets

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204 270
Matt Stover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Matt Stover Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns

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196 162
Steven Hauschka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Steven Hauschka Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

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208 329
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

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177 196
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Matt Bryant Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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141 205
Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
madamsundin added Mike Vanderjagt Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys

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155 269
John Carney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
John Carney New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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112 82
Phil Dawson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Phil Dawson Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns

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129 198
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

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136 206
Ryan Longwell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Ryan Longwell Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

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117 174
Garo Yepremian is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Garo Yepremian Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints

The Greatest Defensive Tackles of All Time

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70 94
Pete Stoyanovich is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Pete Stoyanovich Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams

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46 64
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

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108 160
Matt Bahr is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Matt Bahr Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns

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40 65
Al Del Greco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Al Del Greco Green Bay Packers, Houston Oilers, Phoenix Cardinals

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79 135
Norm Johnson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Norm Johnson Pittsburgh Steelers

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90 134
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Eddie Murray Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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51 96
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Martín Gramática New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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70 106
Rob Bironas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Rob Bironas Tennessee Titans

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46 80
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

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59 95
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Kevin Butler Chicago Bears

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34 21
Ryan Succop is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Ryan Succop Kansas City Chiefs

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49 23
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Graham Gano Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers

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52 116
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Steve Christie Buffalo Bills

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38 112
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 76
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Josh Brown Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams

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48 97
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NFL LEGENDS added Shaun Suisham Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

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33 66
Pete Gogolak is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Pete Gogolak Buffalo Bills, New York Giants

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38 117
Nate Kaeding is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
TooTall added Nate Kaeding Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers

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20 32
Chris Jacke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Chris Jacke Green Bay Packers

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40 69
Dan Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Dan Carpenter Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins

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48 81
Brandon Mcmaunus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Brandon Mcmaunus Denver Broncos

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34 85
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madamsundin added Neil Rackers Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans