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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
2,009 1,148
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots

2
1,563 690
Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
GrowlitheGrowlithe added Baltimore Ravens

3
1,131 865
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
1,291 902
Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
MatthieuJ.Ruelle added New England Patriots

5
1,168 768
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks

6
638 536
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles

7
705 607
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Oakland Raiders

8
788 484
Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442432702366 added Dallas Cowboys

9
445 277
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
531 496
Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

11
661 588
Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Detroit Lions

12
494 387
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
387 275
Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Green Bay Packers

14
368 416
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

15
372 327
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
282 313
Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Cleveland Browns

17
204 192
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
237 330
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
241 303
Matt Stover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns

20
233 230
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

21
250 195
Steven Hauschka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

22
232 362
Mark Moseley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Houston Oilers, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns

23
153 102
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
176 301
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
159 241
Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
madamsundin added Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys

26
104 41
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers

27
142 229
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers

28
151 235
Ryan Longwell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

29
70 83
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
135 196
Garo Yepremian is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints

31
87 112
Pete Stoyanovich is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams

32
128 176
Matt Bahr is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns

33
107 155
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
90 157
Norm Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers

35
52 87
Al Del Greco is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Green Bay Packers, Houston Oilers, Phoenix Cardinals

36
63 38
Ryan Succop is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Kansas City Chiefs

37
85 127
Rob Bironas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Tennessee Titans

38
62 120
Martín Gramática is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

39
53 37
Greg Zuerlein is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
St. Louis Rams

40
73 115
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Chicago Bears

41
54 100
Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Bulldogs, Chicago Bears

42
71 98
Brandon McManus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Brandon Mcmaunus Denver Broncos

43
57 140
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Buffalo Bills

44
44 135
Olindo Mare is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears

45
45 95
Josh Brown is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams

46
41 83
Pete Gogolak is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Buffalo Bills, New York Giants

47
33 39
Wil Lutz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Wil Lutz New Orleans Saints, Balitmore Ravens

48
53 120
Shaun Suisham is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
NFL LEGENDS added Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

49
43 139
Nate Kaeding is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
TooTall added Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers

50
49 90
Dan Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins