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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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1,595 901
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Adam Vinatieri Amsterdam Admirals, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots

2
1,061 509
Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
GrowlitheGrowlithe added Justin Tucker Baltimore Ravens

3
930 719
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Morten Andersen New Orleans Saints, Michigan State Spartans football, Atlanta Falcons

4
1,047 714
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
987 633
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Sebastian Janikowski Oakland Raiders, Florida State Seminoles football

6
638 341
Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442432702366 added Dan Bailey Dallas Cowboys

7
511 449
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

8
591 516
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

9
452 415
Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Elam Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

10
579 509
Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Jason Hanson Detroit Lions

11
316 203
Matt Prater is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
NFL LEGENDS added Matt Prater Denver Broncos

12
367 320
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
connorgrandy added Robbie Gould Chicago Bears

13
274 185
Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Mason Crosby Green Bay Packers

14
307 276
David Akers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
JasonMetzger added David Akers Washington Redskins, Louisville Cardinals football, Berlin Thunder

The Dirtiest NFL Players of All Time

15
322 366
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

16
235 262
Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Lou Groza Cleveland Browns

17
156 154
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
201 295
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

19
191 153
Steven Hauschka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Steven Hauschka Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons

20
197 265
Matt Stover is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Matt Stover Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns

21
207 322
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

The Best Quarterbacks of All Time

22
171 189
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Matt Bryant Atlanta Falcons

23
139 198
Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
madamsundin added Mike Vanderjagt

24
149 266
John Carney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
John Carney New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Notre Dame Fighting Irish football

25
107 78
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

26
126 196
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

27
134 202
Ryan Longwell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Ryan Longwell Seattle Seahawks, California Golden Bears football, Green Bay Packers

28
117 171
Garo Yepremian is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Garo Yepremian

The Absolute Hottest NFL Wives

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46 61
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

30
69 92
Pete Stoyanovich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Pete Stoyanovich

31
107 157
Matt Bahr is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

32
40 63
Al Del Greco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

33
78 129
Norm Johnson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

34
88 131
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

35
51 94
Martín Gramática is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Martín Gramática New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Best Wide Receivers of All Time

36
70 104
Rob Bironas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Rob Bironas Tennessee Titans

37
46 76
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

38
58 92
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
muzziac added Kevin Butler

39
33 18
Ryan Succop is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Ryan Succop Kansas City Chiefs

40
47 20
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Graham Gano Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers, Las Vegas Locomotives

41
52 113
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Steve Christie

42
38 110
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

The Best Football Players Ever

43
37 74
Josh Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
Josh Brown Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams

44
33 64
Pete Gogolak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

45
48 95
Shaun Suisham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
NFL LEGENDS added Shaun Suisham Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

46
38 114
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

47
20 30
Chris Jacke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Chris Jacke

48
40 66
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

49
47 79
Brandon Mcmaunus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
_1442189494892 added Brandon Mcmaunus

50
27 35
Rafael Septien is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Rafael Septien