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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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1,465 432
Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Oakland Raiders

2
877 426
Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans

3
826 232
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
ryan-hughes added Indianapolis Colts

4
553 373
Reggie Roby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

5
460 324
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
326 364
Jeff Feagles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
New York Giants

7
270 316
Sean Landeta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

8
308 272
Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added San Francisco 49ers

9
179 81
John Hekker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ethan Burnard added St. Louis Rams

10
196 118
Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PatrickFilbert added Baltimore Ravens

11
181 97
Dustin Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Kansas City Chiefs

12
161 287
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
135 255
Dave Jennings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

14
125 234
Chris Gardocki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

15
133 228
Jerrel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

16
131 163
Tom Tupa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added

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107 183
Yale Lary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added

18
143 44
Marquette King is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Michael Thomson added Marquette King Oakland Raiders

19
96 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
95 79
Britton Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Denver Broncos

21
100 169
Matt Turk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Houston Texans

22
95 110
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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81 66
Jon Ryan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Seattle Seahawks

24
90 153
Mat McBriar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys

25
60 140
Dave Zastudil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns

26
73 117
Brad Wing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
sellit added LSU Tigers football

27
70 128
Donnie Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added Houston Texans, St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

28
51 113
Tom Rouen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
JamesOuellette added Denver Broncos

29
45 78
Brian Moorman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys

30
51 45
Craig Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Craig Colquitt

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72 161
Chris Kluwe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Minnesota Vikings

32
71 130
Ben Graham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions

33
38 55
Jimmy Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added

34
52 121
Hunter Smith is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Washington Redskins

35
19 36
Todd Sauerbrun is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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30 52
Rich Camarillo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added

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30 51
Pat McInally is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added

38
22 49
Don Chandler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added New York Giants

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16 26
Darren Bennett is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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26 78
Jim Miller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PaulaGrisham added Jim Miller

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17 7
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
12 37
Greg Coleman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Tony Ducklow added

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8 8
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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8 10
Ryan Quigley is listed (or ranked) 44 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 0
Jordan berry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
da dude added Jordan berry

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0 1
Bob Parsons is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Steve Y added

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24 44
Mike Horan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Mike Horan

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12 28
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
1520645045939 added UNLV Rebels football, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles

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7 29
Scott Player is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Tom Derr added