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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
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Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ray Guy Punter from Swainsboro, Georgia
2
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
ryan-hughes added Punter and Placekicker from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3
Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Shane Lechler Punter from East Bernard, Texas
4
Reggie Roby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Reggie Roby Punter from Waterloo, Iowa
5
Sammy Baugh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Punter and Quarterback from Temple, Texas, United States of America
6
John Hekker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ethan Burnard added Punter from Redmond, Washington
7
Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added Punter from Westminster, South Carolina
8
Jeff Feagles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Punter from Anaheim, California
9
Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
BostonStrong added Running back and Punter from Oklahoma, United States of America
10
Dustin Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Punter from Knoxville, Tennessee
11
Marquette King is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Michael Thomson added Punter from Macon, Georgia
12
Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PatrickFilbert added Punter from York, Nebraska
13
Sean Landeta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Punter from Baltimore, Maryland
14
Britton Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Punter from Knoxville, Tennessee
15
Tom Tupa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Punter and Quarterback from Cleveland, Ohio
16
Jon Ryan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Punter from Regina, Canada
17
Craig Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Punter from Knoxville, Tennessee
18
Steve Weatherford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Punter from Crown Point, Indiana
19
Ryan Allen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Ryan Allen
20
Billy Van Heusen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
bvhjr added Punter and Wide receiver from New Rochelle, New York
21
Brian Moorman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Punter from Wichita, Kansas
22
Darren Bennett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Punter from Sydney, Australia
23
Thomas Morstead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
benson24 added Punter from Pearland, Texas
24
Yale Lary is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added Yale Lary Safety and Punter from Fort Worth, Texas
25
Jerrel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Punter from New Orleans, Louisiana