The Best Detroit Lions Kickers Of All Time

Voting 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
    134 votes

    Lions career: 1992–2012

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

  • Eddie Murray
    89 votes

    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)

  • Matt Prater

    Matt Prater

    96 votes

    Lions career: 2006, 2014–present

    Career accomplishments:
    Pro Bowl (2016)

  • Lions career: 1966–1967

  • Errol Mann

    Errol Mann

    38 votes

    Lions career: 1969–1976


  • Bill Dudley
    11 votes

    Lions career: 1947–1949

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