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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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1,275 348
Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ray Guy Oakland Raiders

2
747 347
Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Shane Lechler Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans

3
620 168
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
ryan-hughes added Pat McAfee Indianapolis Colts

4
493 316
Reggie Roby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

5
415 277
Sammy Baugh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Sammy Baugh TCU Horned Frogs football, Washington Redskins, Columbus Red Birds

6
302 313
Jeff Feagles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Jeff Feagles New York Giants

7
245 258
Sean Landeta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

8
275 218
Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added Andy Lee San Francisco 49ers

9
144 237
Brad Maynard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Brad Maynard Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants

10
120 41
John Hekker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ethan Burnard added John Hekker St. Louis Rams

11
142 86
Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PatrickFilbert added Sam Koch Baltimore Ravens

12
128 224
Dave Jennings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

13
128 72
Dustin Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Dustin Colquitt Kansas City Chiefs

14
113 209
Chris Gardocki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

The Dirtiest NFL Players of All Time

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121 202
Jerrel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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109 140
Tom Tupa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Tom Tupa

17
91 154
Yale Lary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added Yale Lary

18
84 84
Steve Weatherford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Steve Weatherford New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets

19
92 141
Matt Turk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Matt Turk Houston Texans

20
72 55
Britton Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Britton Colquitt Denver Broncos

21
67 35
Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
BostonStrong added Jim Thorpe Cleveland Indians, Oorang Indians, Canton Bulldogs

The Best Al Pacino Movies

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81 15
Marquette King is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Michael Thomson added Marquette King Oakland Raiders

23
79 129
Mat McBriar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Mat McBriar Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys

24
56 47
Jon Ryan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Jon Ryan Seattle Seahawks

25
53 122
Dave Zastudil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Dave Zastudil Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns

26
37 60
Brian Moorman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Brian Moorman Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys

27
60 93
Brad Wing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
sellit added Brad Wing LSU Tigers football

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44 94
Tom Rouen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
JamesOuellette added Tom Rouen Denver Broncos

The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

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58 110
Donnie Jones is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added Donnie Jones Houston Texans, St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

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65 141
Chris Kluwe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Chris Kluwe Minnesota Vikings

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35 32
Craig Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Craig Colquitt

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60 112
Ben Graham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ben Graham New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions

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26 42
Jimmy Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Jimmy Colquitt

34
14 16
Todd Sauerbrun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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47 101
Hunter Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Hunter Smith Washington Redskins

The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

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23 36
Rich Camarillo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Rich Camarillo

37
22 35
Pat McInally is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Pat McInally

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18 34
Don Chandler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Don Chandler New York Giants

39
21 60
Jim Miller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PaulaGrisham added Jim Miller

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5 10
Darren Bennett is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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7 20
Greg Coleman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Tony Ducklow added Greg Coleman

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20 31
Mike Horan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Mike Horan

The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

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5 8
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
1520645045939 added Randall Cunningham UNLV Rebels football, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles

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16 33
Jim Arnold is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Jim Arnold

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12 30
Greg Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Greg Montgomery

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3 13
Scott Player is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Tom Derr added Scott Player

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9 30
Dennis Partee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Dennis Partee

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6 39
Bob Cameron is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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9 31
Paul Maguire is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Paul Maguire

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6 34
Pat Brady is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Pat Brady