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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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1,639 507
Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Oakland Raiders

2
976 504
Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans

3
1,057 274
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
ryan-hughes added Indianapolis Colts

4
606 416
Reggie Roby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

5
504 359
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

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353 403
Jeff Feagles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
New York Giants

7
344 308
Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added San Francisco 49ers

8
296 356
Sean Landeta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

9
259 105
John Hekker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ethan Burnard added St. Louis Rams

10
240 116
Dustin Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Kansas City Chiefs

11
250 140
Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PatrickFilbert added Baltimore Ravens

12
175 316
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
145 270
Dave Jennings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

14
145 241
Jerrel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

15
134 252
Chris Gardocki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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199 60
Marquette King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Michael Thomson added Oakland Raiders

17
146 177
Tom Tupa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added

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122 65
Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
BostonStrong added Cleveland Indians, Oorang Indians, Canton Bulldogs

19
120 86
Britton Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Denver Broncos

20
121 193
Yale Lary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added

21
98 74
Jon Ryan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Seattle Seahawks

22
105 124
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
106 181
Matt Turk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Houston Texans

24
92 163
Mat McBriar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys

25
63 48
Craig Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Craig Colquitt

26
78 134
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
63 147
Dave Zastudil is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns

28
52 84
Brian Moorman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys

29
77 127
Brad Wing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
sellit added LSU Tigers football

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52 120
Tom Rouen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
JamesOuellette added Denver Broncos

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44 59
Jimmy Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added

32
74 170
Chris Kluwe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Minnesota Vikings

33
77 136
Ben Graham is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions

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28 45
Todd Sauerbrun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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34 59
Rich Camarillo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added

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53 130
Hunter Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Washington Redskins

37
32 59
Pat McInally is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added

38
25 33
Darren Bennett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

39
25 56
Don Chandler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added New York Giants

40
28 13
Ryan Allen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Ryan Allen New England Patriots

41
27 84
Jim Miller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PaulaGrisham added

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7 0
Billy Van Heusen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
bvhjr added Billy Van Heusen

43
11 3
Michael Dickson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Gianluigi Marques Nepita added Michael Dickson Seattle Seahawks

44
5 5
Jordan Berry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
damanbennett11 added Jordan Berry

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9 13
Horace Gillom is listed (or ranked) 45 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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3 3
JK Scott is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added JK Scott

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2 2
Pat O'donnell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Pat O'donnell

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4 6
Bob Parsons is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Steve Y added

49
10 17
Ryan Quigley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Ryan Quigley Chicago Bears, New York Jets, Boston College Eagles football

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1 2
Matt Bosher is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Matt Bosher Atlanta Falcons