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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.

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1,576 481
Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Oakland Raiders

2
936 475
Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans

3
966 262
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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488 344
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
587 401
Reggie Roby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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341 391
Jeff Feagles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
New York Giants

7
289 342
Sean Landeta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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329 296
Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added San Francisco 49ers

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230 97
John Hekker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ethan Burnard added St. Louis Rams

10
229 132
Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PatrickFilbert added Baltimore Ravens

11
211 111
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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170 303
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
140 262
Dave Jennings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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130 246
Chris Gardocki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

15
138 236
Jerrel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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181 53
Marquette King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Michael Thomson added Oakland Raiders

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139 172
Tom Tupa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added

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114 81
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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110 62
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
113 189
Yale Lary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added

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93 70
Jon Ryan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Seattle Seahawks

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101 116
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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104 175
Matt Turk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Houston Texans

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92 156
Mat McBriar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys

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59 46
Craig Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Craig Colquitt

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76 130
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

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51 80
Brian Moorman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys

28
61 143
Dave Zastudil is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns

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76 121
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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52 116
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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43 57
Jimmy Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added

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73 166
Chris Kluwe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Minnesota Vikings

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74 134
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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22 40
Todd Sauerbrun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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52 126
Hunter Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Washington Redskins

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32 56
Rich Camarillo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added

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32 56
Pat McInally is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added

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21 30
Darren Bennett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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24 55
Don Chandler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added New York Giants

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27 82
Jim Miller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PaulaGrisham added

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22 10
Ryan Allen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Ryan Allen New England Patriots

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5 2
Jordan Berry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
DAmanbennett111 added Jordan Berry

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4 4
Bob Parsons is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Steve Y added

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8 11
Horace Gillom is listed (or ranked) 44 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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1 0
JK Scott is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added JK Scott

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1 1
Kevin Huber is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Bengalsfan56 added Cincinnati Bengals

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8 14
Ryan Quigley is listed (or ranked) 47 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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0 0
Matt Bosher is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Matt Bosher Atlanta Falcons

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0 0
Ryan Allen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Ryan Allen

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0 0
Pat O'donnell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Pat O'donnell