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The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time  

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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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Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Oakland Raiders
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Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans
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Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
ryan-hughes added Indianapolis Colts
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Sammy Baugh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
TCU Horned Frogs football, Washington Redskins, Columbus Red Birds
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Reggie Roby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
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Jeff Feagles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
New York Giants
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Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added San Francisco 49ers
8
Sean Landeta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
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John Hekker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ethan Burnard added St. Louis Rams
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Marquette King is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Michael Thomson added Oakland Raiders
11
Dustin Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Kansas City Chiefs
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Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PatrickFilbert added Baltimore Ravens
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Brad Maynard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants
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Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
BostonStrong added Cleveland Indians, Oorang Indians, Canton Bulldogs
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Dave Jennings is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
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Jerrel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
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Chris Gardocki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
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Britton Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Denver Broncos
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Tom Tupa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added
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Yale Lary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added
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Jon Ryan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Seattle Seahawks
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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
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Matt Turk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Houston Texans
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Craig Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added
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Mat McBriar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys