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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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1
1,921 1,097
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots

2
1,470 646
Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
GrowlitheGrowlithe added Baltimore Ravens

3
1,092 834
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
1,252 860
Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
MatthieuJ.Ruelle added New England Patriots

5
1,137 733
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks

6
611 509
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles

7
677 583
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Oakland Raiders

8
764 453
Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442432702366 added Dallas Cowboys

9
514 477
Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

10
641 568
Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Detroit Lions

11
416 261
Matt Prater is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
NFL LEGENDS added Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions

12
441 376
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
373 257
Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Green Bay Packers

14
354 316
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
356 406
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
266 305
Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Cleveland Browns

17
191 183
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
230 319
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
231 295
Matt Stover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns

20
238 187
Steven Hauschka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

21
226 355
Mark Moseley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Houston Oilers, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns

22
220 224
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

23
171 293
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
144 97
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
157 230
Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
madamsundin added Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys

26
141 220
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
149 227
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
128 193
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
61 81
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
81 111
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
123 174
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
90 35
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers

33
105 152
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
88 153
Norm Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers

35
50 85
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
82 124
Rob Bironas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Tennessee Titans

37
57 35
Ryan Succop is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Kansas City Chiefs

38
59 117
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
68 112
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Chicago Bears

40
52 98
Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Bulldogs, Chicago Bears

41
57 136
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Buffalo Bills

42
43 131
Olindo Mare is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears

43
68 96
Brandon McManus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Brandon Mcmaunus Denver Broncos

44
45 92
Josh Brown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams

45
39 83
Pete Gogolak is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Buffalo Bills, New York Giants

46
52 116
Shaun Suisham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
NFL LEGENDS added Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

47
41 136
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
49 35
Greg Zuerlein is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
St. Louis Rams

49
47 86
Dan Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins

50
66 130
Blair Walsh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
AC_rockets56 added Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks