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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
2,128 1,196
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots

2
1,649 745
Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
GrowlitheGrowlithe added Baltimore Ravens

3
1,203 907
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
1,368 951
Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
MatthieuJ.Ruelle added New England Patriots

5
1,218 807
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks

6
676 565
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles

7
741 630
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Oakland Raiders

8
478 301
Matt Prater is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
NFL LEGENDS added Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions

9
560 519
Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

10
814 524
Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442432702366 added Dallas Cowboys

11
684 612
Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Detroit Lions

12
525 414
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
419 293
Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Green Bay Packers

14
391 433
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
394 341
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
296 328
Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Cleveland Browns

17
256 342
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
New England Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets

18
217 203
Tom Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills

19
252 319
Matt Stover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns

20
258 244
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

21
242 376
Mark Moseley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Houston Oilers, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns

22
266 209
Steven Hauschka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

23
166 113
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
182 315
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
172 255
Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
madamsundin added Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys