NFL 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.

list ordered by

1
1,701 526
Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Oakland Raiders

2
1,012 532
Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans

3
1,116 288
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
ryan-hughes added Indianapolis Colts

4
526 371
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

5
619 434
Reggie Roby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

6
363 316
Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added San Francisco 49ers

7
361 423
Jeff Feagles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
New York Giants

8
301 376
Sean Landeta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

9
299 112
John Hekker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ethan Burnard added St. Louis Rams

10
258 126
Dustin Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Kansas City Chiefs

11
263 154
Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PatrickFilbert added Baltimore Ravens

12
185 329
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
149 286
Dave Jennings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

14
138 263
Chris Gardocki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

15
149 253
Jerrel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

16
222 68
Marquette King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Michael Thomson added Oakland Raiders

17
150 186
Tom Tupa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added

18
130 92
Britton Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Denver Broncos

19
129 70
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
124 203
Yale Lary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added

21
103 82
Jon Ryan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Seattle Seahawks

22
109 132
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
109 191
Matt Turk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Houston Texans

24
71 52
Craig Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Craig Colquitt

25
92 171
Mat McBriar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys