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The Best Kansas City Chiefs Kickers Of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 1.3k votes 310 voters 8.5k views22 items

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

The best Kansas City Chiefs 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 Ryan Cuccop and Harrison Butker have made their mark in the Chiefs’ past, early standouts like Jan Stenerud and Nick Lowery helped craft their own legacies in the old days of the franchise.

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

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    Harrison Butker

    Chiefs career: 2017–present

    Career accomplishments: 
    PFWA All-Rookie Team (2017)

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    Chiefs career: 1967–1979

    Career accomplishments: 
    Super Bowl champion (IV)
    3× Pro Bowl (1970, 1971, 1975)
    3× First-team All-Pro (1970, 1971, 1974)
    2× Second-team All-Pro (1975, 1976)
    2× AFL All-Star (1968, 1969)
    2× First-team All-AFL (1968–1969)
    Second-team All-AFL (1967)
    NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
    Kansas City Chiefs No. 3 retired
    Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame

  • 3

    Chiefs career: 1980–1993

    Career accomplishments: 
    3× Pro Bowl (1981, 1990, 1992)
    2× 1st team All Pro (1985, 1990)
    Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame (2009)

  • 4

    Chiefs career: 2009–2013

    Career accomplishments: 
    Mr. Irrelevant (2009)

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    Chiefs career: 2002–2003

  • 6

    Chiefs career: 1996–2000

    Career accomplishments: 
    PFW Golden Toe Award (1997)

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    Cairo Santos

    Chiefs career: 2014–2017

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    Chiefs career: 1992

  • 9

    Chiefs career: 2007

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    9
    13

    Tom Pennington

    Chiefs career: 1962

    Career accomplishments: 
    American Football League Champion, 1962

  • 11

    Chiefs career: 2001–2002, 2004–2006

    Career accomplishments: 
    NFL Extra Point Attempts Leader (60) (2004)

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    Chiefs career: 2008

  • 13

    Chiefs career: 2000–2001

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    12
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    Tommy Brooker

    Chiefs career: 1962–1966

    Career accomplishments: 
    American Football League champion (1962)
    AFL All-Star (1964)

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    Chiefs career: 2008

  • 16

    Chiefs career: 1961

    Career accomplishments: 
    NFL champion (1961)

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    Justin Medlock

    Chiefs career: 2007

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    Chiefs career: 1966

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    4
    12

    James Hamrick

    Chiefs career: 1987

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    Chiefs career: 2007

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    19
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    Lin Elliott

    Chiefs career: 1994–1995

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    Michael Husted

    Chiefs career: 2002