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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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1,096 241
Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ray Guy Oakland Raiders

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2
627 257
Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Shane Lechler Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans

3
439 97
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
ryan-hughes added Pat McAfee Indianapolis Colts

4
434 258
Reggie Roby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

5
351 228
Sammy Baugh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Sammy Baugh TCU Horned Frogs football, Washington Redskins, Columbus Red Birds

6
259 247
Jeff Feagles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Jeff Feagles New York Giants

7
208 202
Sean Landeta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

8
221 165
Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added Andy Lee San Francisco 49ers

9
129 189
Brad Maynard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Brad Maynard Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants

10
119 181
Dave Jennings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

11
100 176
Chris Gardocki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

12
86 41
Dustin Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Dustin Colquitt Kansas City Chiefs

13
93 61
Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PatrickFilbert added Sam Koch Baltimore Ravens

14
108 170
Jerrel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

15
88 108
Matt Turk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Matt Turk Houston Texans

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92 112
Tom Tupa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Tom Tupa

17
63 57
Steve Weatherford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Steve Weatherford New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets

18
50 16
John Hekker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ethan Burnard added John Hekker St. Louis Rams

19
78 124
Yale Lary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added Yale Lary

20
60 62
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
mandyclark25 added Matt Bryant Atlanta Falcons

21
43 31
Britton Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Britton Colquitt Denver Broncos

22
43 20
Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
BostonStrong added Jim Thorpe Cleveland Indians, Oorang Indians, Canton Bulldogs

23
72 103
Mat McBriar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Mat McBriar Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys

24
39 26
Jon Ryan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Jon Ryan Seattle Seahawks

25
47 101
Dave Zastudil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Dave Zastudil Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns

26
51 74
Brad Wing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
sellit added Brad Wing LSU Tigers football

27
33 40
Brian Moorman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Brian Moorman Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys

28
37 79
Tom Rouen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
JamesOuellette added Tom Rouen Denver Broncos

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50 97
Donnie Jones is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
wiabux added Donnie Jones Houston Texans, St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

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55 123
Chris Kluwe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Chris Kluwe Minnesota Vikings

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27 23
Craig Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Craig Colquitt

32
21 31
Jimmy Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Jimmy Colquitt

33
22 24
Rich Camarillo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Rich Camarillo

34
58 98
Ben Graham is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Ben Graham New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions

35
43 88
Hunter Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Hunter Smith Washington Redskins

36
16 22
Pat McInally is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Pat McInally

37
16 23
Don Chandler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Don Chandler New York Giants

38
20 50
Jim Miller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
PaulaGrisham added Jim Miller

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3 8
Greg Coleman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Tony Ducklow added Greg Coleman

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3 5
Todd Sauerbrun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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14 32
Russell Erxleben is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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5 0
Marquette King is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Michael Thomson added Marquette King Oakland Raiders

43
15 21
Mike Horan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Mike Horan

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13 24
Jim Arnold is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Jim Arnold

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0 3
Scott Player is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
Tom Derr added Scott Player

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10 22
Greg Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Greg Montgomery

47
6 29
Bob Cameron is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

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7 20
Dennis Partee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Dennis Partee

49
7 21
Paul Maguire is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Paul Maguire

50
6 23
Bobby Joe Green is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time
WineSippingCowboy added Bobby Joe Green