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The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time  

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List Rules Vote 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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Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time

Lions career: 1992–2012

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

2
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time

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)

3
Matt Prater is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time
Matt Prater

Lions career: 2006, 2014–present

Career accomplishments:
Pro Bowl (2016)

4
Errol Mann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time
Errol Mann

Lions career: 1969–1976

 

5
Benny Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time

Lions career: 1976, 1978–1979

 

6
Jim Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time

Lions career: 1951-1961

Career accomplishments
1961 Pro Bowl selection

7
Garo Yepremian is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time

Lions career: 1966–1967

8
Dave Rayner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time

Lions career: 2010

9
Jim O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time
Jim O'Brien

Lions career: 1973

10
Mike Prindle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time
Mike Prindle

Lions career: 1987

11
David Akers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time

Lions career: 2013

12
Steve Mike-Mayer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time
Steve Mike-Mayer

Lions career: 1977

13
Jack Helms is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time

Lions career: 1946

14
Bob Thomas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time
Bob Thomas

Lions career: 1982

15
Bill Dudley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time

Lions career: 1947–1949

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

16
Remy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time
Remy Hamilton

Lions career: 2005

17
Nate Freese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time
Nate Freese

Lions career: 2014

18
Rich Karlis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time

Lions career: 1990

19
Alex Henery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time

Lions career: 2014

20
Augie Lio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time

Lions career: 1941–1943

21
Chuck Fenenbock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time
Chuck Fenenbock

Lions career: 1945