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List Rules NFL players who play the punting position

The greatest NFL punters of all time are those best at the punting position yet get some of the least recognition of all football player positions. These talented punters hold numerous NFL punting records, are the best to ever punt in the history of professional football and have made big plays when their team needed it the most yet not a one of these stars have found their way into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Ray Guy is a great example of a player who should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Guy topped 44,000 punting yards over his career between 1,000 punts Jeff Feagles, who punted for an all-time best 1,713 punts over 12 seasons to lead all others in NFL history with 71,211 yards.

Moving into modern punting leaders, Shane Lechler, Nick Harris, Brian Moorman, Thomas Morstead and Bryan Anger are all among the elite. They also happen to make up the yards per punt all-time leaders with Anger at the top with an average of 47.8 yards per punt so far in his young career.

Who's the best punter in NFL? So even though these men with the golden feet may never get the recognition that other stars get, they are still the best to ever do what they did and for that they should be respected. Vote for the punters you think are the all time best below, add any not listed or re-rank this list of the best NFL punters ever. When you're done, go vote for the best NFL linebackers ever and the greatest NFL tight ends of all time.

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1,522 452
Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Oakland Raiders

2
899 449
Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans

3
894 243
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
ryan-hughes added Indianapolis Colts

4
569 384
Reggie Roby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

5
471 332
Sammy Baugh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
TCU Horned Frogs football, Washington Redskins, Columbus Red Birds

6
331 375
Jeff Feagles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
New York Giants

7
280 325
Sean Landeta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

8
315 285
Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added San Francisco 49ers

9
198 87
John Hekker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ethan Burnard added St. Louis Rams

10
210 123
Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PatrickFilbert added Baltimore Ravens

11
195 102
Dustin Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Kansas City Chiefs

12
163 294
Brad Maynard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants

13
138 257
Dave Jennings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

14
127 239
Chris Gardocki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

15
135 231
Jerrel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

16
134 167
Tom Tupa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added

17
162 48
Marquette King is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Michael Thomson added Marquette King Oakland Raiders

18
108 186
Yale Lary is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added

19
104 57
Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
BostonStrong added Cleveland Indians, Oorang Indians, Canton Bulldogs

20
102 79
Britton Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Denver Broncos

21
102 171
Matt Turk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Houston Texans

22
97 112
Steve Weatherford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets

23
86 67
Jon Ryan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Seattle Seahawks

24
91 154
Mat McBriar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys

25
60 141
Dave Zastudil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns

26
73 129
Donnie Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added Houston Texans, St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

27
56 45
Craig Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Craig Colquitt

28
47 79
Brian Moorman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys

29
73 119
Brad Wing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
sellit added LSU Tigers football

30
51 114
Tom Rouen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
JamesOuellette added Denver Broncos

31
72 163
Chris Kluwe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Minnesota Vikings

32
40 55
Jimmy Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added

33
72 131
Ben Graham is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions

34
52 123
Hunter Smith is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Washington Redskins

35
20 38
Todd Sauerbrun is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

36
31 53
Rich Camarillo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added

37
32 53
Pat McInally is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added

38
19 27
Darren Bennett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

39
23 51
Don Chandler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added New York Giants

40
26 79
Jim Miller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PaulaGrisham added Jim Miller

41
22 8
Ryan Allen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Ryan Allen New England Patriots

42
4 0
Jordan Berry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
DAmanbennett111 added Jordan Berry

43
8 9
Horace Gillom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Thom Ovacek added

Played 10 sesons for the Cleveland Browns. Lead league 3 times Y/P.  Also was an End both on offense & defense. Also fought in WWII with the US Army. 

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2 2
Bob Parsons is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Steve Y added

45
8 13
Ryan Quigley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Ryan Quigley Chicago Bears, New York Jets, Boston College Eagles football

46
24 44
Mike Horan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Mike Horan

47
14 32
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
1520645045939 added UNLV Rebels football, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles

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7 31
Scott Player is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Tom Derr added