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The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 357 votes 61 voters21 items

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

The best Detroit Lions 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 Jason Hanson and Matt Prater have made their mark in the Lions’ past, early standouts like Eddie Murray and Errol Mann helped craft their own legacies in the old days of the franchise.

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

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  • 1
    Jason Hanson

    Lions career: 1992–2012

    Career accomplishments:
    2× Pro Bowl (1997, 1999)

  • 2
    Matt Prater
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    7

    Matt Prater

    Lions career: 2006, 2014–present

    Career accomplishments:
    Pro Bowl (2016)

  • 3
    Eddie Murray

    Lions career: 1980–1991

    Career accomplishments: 
    NFL All-Rookie team (1980)
    First-team All-Pro (1980)
    3× Second-team All-Pro (1981, 1982, 1989)
    2× Pro Bowl selection (1980, 1989)
    Pro Bowl MVP (1980)

  • 4
    Errol Mann
    15
    7

    Errol Mann

    Lions career: 1969–1976

     

  • 5
    Jim Martin

    Lions career: 1951-1961

    Career accomplishments
    1961 Pro Bowl selection

  • 6
    Garo Yepremian

    Lions career: 1966–1967

  • 7
    Benny Ricardo

    Lions career: 1976, 1978–1979

     

  • 8
    David Akers

    Lions career: 2013

  • 9
    Bill Dudley

    Lions career: 1947–1949

    Career accomplishments:
    2× First-team All-Pro (1947-1948)
    NFL 1940s All-Decade Team

  • 10
    Steve Mike-Mayer
    4
    1

    Steve Mike-Mayer

    Lions career: 1977

  • 11
    Jim O'Brien
    7
    5

    Jim O'Brien

    Lions career: 1973

  • 12
    Augie Lio

    Lions career: 1941–1943

  • 13
    Dave Rayner

    Lions career: 2010

  • 14
    Rich Karlis

    Lions career: 1990

  • 15
    Jack Helms

    Lions career: 1946

  • 16
    Chuck Fenenbock
    4
    2

    Chuck Fenenbock

    Lions career: 1945

  • 17
    Bob Thomas
    4
    2

    Bob Thomas

    Lions career: 1982

  • 18
    Remy Hamilton
    4
    4

    Remy Hamilton

    Lions career: 2005

  • 19
    Alex Henery

    Lions career: 2014

  • 20
    Mike Prindle
    4
    8

    Mike Prindle

    Lions career: 1987

  • 21
    Nate Freese
    4
    8

    Nate Freese

    Lions career: 2014