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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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1,713 982
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Adam Vinatieri Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots

2
1,197 563
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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982 772
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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1,118 772
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

5
1,044 671
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Sebastian Janikowski Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks

6
705 383
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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546 475
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

8
627 545
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
George Blanda Oakland Raiders

9
475 430
Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Elam Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

10
351 220
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NFL LEGENDS added Matt Prater Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions

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601 527
Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Hanson Detroit Lions

12
310 207
Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Mason Crosby Green Bay Packers

13
389 345
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
connorgrandy added Robbie Gould Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers

14
327 289
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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336 378
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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247 276
Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Lou Groza Cleveland Browns

17
173 162
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

18
210 305
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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211 277
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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207 167
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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212 337
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

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187 203
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Matt Bryant Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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161 274
John Carney is listed (or ranked) 23 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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145 211
Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
madamsundin added Mike Vanderjagt Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys

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123 86
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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132 203
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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142 209
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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122 176
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

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51 66
Pat Summerall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Pat Summerall Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, New York Giants

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73 97
Pete Stoyanovich is listed (or ranked) 30 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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95 135
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Eddie Murray Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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113 160
Matt Bahr is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Matt Bahr Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns

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44 69
Al Del Greco is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Al Del Greco Green Bay Packers, Houston Oilers, Phoenix Cardinals

34
82 138
Norm Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Norm Johnson Pittsburgh Steelers

35
74 110
Rob Bironas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Rob Bironas Tennessee Titans

36
54 101
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Martín Gramática New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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51 83
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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40 23
Ryan Succop is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Ryan Succop Kansas City Chiefs

39
61 100
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Kevin Butler Chicago Bears

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56 26
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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54 121
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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41 118
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 69
Pete Gogolak is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Pete Gogolak Buffalo Bills, New York Giants

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39 80
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Josh Brown Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams

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50 102
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NFL LEGENDS added Shaun Suisham Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

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40 121
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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54 84
Brandon Mcmaunus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Brandon Mcmaunus Denver Broncos

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42 71
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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23 36
Chris Jacke is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Chris Jacke Green Bay Packers

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38 26
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Greg Zuerlein St. Louis Rams