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The Best Buffalo Bills Kickers Of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 674 votes 88 voters 2.0k views27 items

List RulesVote up kickers based only on their performance with the Bills.

The best Buffalo Bills kickers ever have all had a part in some of the biggest moments in franchise history. NFL games can be won and lost by one or two points, making every made or missed kick of the greatest importance and every starting kicker a potential hero.

While recent stars like Rian Lindell and Dan Carpenter have made their mark in the Bills' past, early standouts like Steve Christie and John Leypoldt helped craft their own legacies in the old days of the franchise.

So which of these kickers from Buffalo Bills history deserves to rank near the top of the list? Who are the best Bills kickers of all-time? Vote below, and check back to see what other football fans thought.

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  • 1
    Steve Christie

    Bills career: 1992–2000

    Career accomplishments: 
    Buffalo Sports Hall Fame

  • 2
    Rian Lindell

    Bills career: 2003−2012

  • 3
    Scott Norwood

    Bills career: 1985–1991

    Career accomplishments: 
    Pro Bowl (1988)
    First-team All-Pro (1988)
    PFW Golden Toe Award (1988)

  • 4
    Steven Hauschka

    Bills career: 2017–present

  • 5
    Pete Gogolak

    Bills career: 1964–1965

    Career accomplishments: 
    1965 AFL All-Star Game selection
    2x AFL champion (1964 & 1965)

  • 6
    Tom Dempsey

    Bills career: 1978–1979

  • 7
    Dan Carpenter

    Bills career: 2013–2016

  • 8
    Nick Mike-Mayer
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    15

    Nick Mike-Mayer

    Bills career: 1979–1982

  • 9
    Mike Hollis

    Bills career: 2002

  • 10
    John Leypoldt
    11
    15

    John Leypoldt

    Bills career: 1971–1976

  • 11
    Joe Danelo
    8
    12

    Joe Danelo

    Bills career: 1983–1984

  • 12
    Booth Lusteg
    10
    15

    Booth Lusteg

    Bills career: 1966

     

  • 13
    Mike Mercer

    Bills career: 1967–1968

    Career accomplishments: 
    AFL All-Star (1967)

  • 14
    Shayne Graham

    Bills career: 2001

    Career accomplishments: 
    Pro Bowl (2005)
    First-team All-Pro (2005)

  • 15
    Grant Guthrie
    5
    11

    Grant Guthrie

    Bills career: 1970-1971

  • 16
    Todd Schlopy
    7
    14

    Todd Schlopy

    Bills career: 1985, 1987

  • 17
    Bruce Alford
    5
    14

    Bruce Alford

    Bills career: 1968–1969

  • 18
    George Jakowenko
    5
    14

    George Jakowenko

    Bills career: 1976

  • 19
    Carson Long
    2
    10

    Carson Long

    Bills career: 1977

  • 20
    Dave Rayner

    Bills career: 2011

  • 21
    Benny Ricardo

    Bills career: 1976

  • 22
    Chuck Nelson
    1
    10

    Chuck Nelson

    Bills career: 1984

  • 23
    Efren Herrera

    Bills career: 1982

  • 24
    Fred Steinfort
    1
    10

    Fred Steinfort

    Bills career: 1983

  • 25
    Brandon Coutu
    1
    10

    Brandon Coutu

    Bills career: 2011