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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.

list ordered by

1
2,066 1,170
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots

2
1,601 710
Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
GrowlitheGrowlithe added Baltimore Ravens

3
1,161 886
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
1,328 920
Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
MatthieuJ.Ruelle added New England Patriots

5
1,188 789
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks

6
656 549
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles

7
720 619
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Oakland Raiders

8
803 502
Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442432702366 added Dallas Cowboys

9
460 288
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
543 507
Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

11
671 600
Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Detroit Lions

12
507 398
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
402 283
Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Green Bay Packers

14
375 427
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
382 336
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
289 323
Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Cleveland Browns

17
210 200
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
245 338
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
248 311
Matt Stover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns

20
247 238
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

21
259 203
Steven Hauschka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

22
237 370
Mark Moseley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Houston Oilers, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns

23
160 108
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
178 310
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
166 247
Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
madamsundin added Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys