NFL The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time  

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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
1,673 520
Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Oakland Raiders

2
996 520
Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans

3
1,095 280
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
ryan-hughes added Indianapolis Colts

4
514 366
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
612 423
Reggie Roby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

6
355 411
Jeff Feagles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
New York Giants

7
349 312
Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added San Francisco 49ers

8
299 363
Sean Landeta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

9
278 107
John Hekker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ethan Burnard added St. Louis Rams

10
247 119
Dustin Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Kansas City Chiefs

11
256 144
Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PatrickFilbert added Baltimore Ravens

12
182 319
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
149 274
Dave Jennings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

14
146 244
Jerrel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

15
135 255
Chris Gardocki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

16
208 64
Marquette King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Michael Thomson added Oakland Raiders

17
146 180
Tom Tupa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added

18
124 66
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
123 88
Britton Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Denver Broncos

20
121 196
Yale Lary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added

21
100 76
Jon Ryan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Seattle Seahawks

22
106 126
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
107 185
Matt Turk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Houston Texans

24
92 166
Mat McBriar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys

25
66 50
Craig Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Craig Colquitt