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The Best Minnesota Vikings Kickers Of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 454 votes 62 voters26 items

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

The best Minnesota Vikings 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 Longwell and Blair Walsh have made their mark in the Vikings’ past, early standouts like Fred Cox and Chuck Nelson helped craft their own legacies in the old days of the franchise.

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

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  • 1

    Vikings career: 1963–1977

    Career accomplishments: 
    NFL Champion (1969)
    NFC Champion (1973, 1974, 1976)

  • 2

    Vikings career: 1998–2002

    Career accomplishments: 
    1998 Pro Bowl selection
    1998 first-team All-Pro
    1998 Golden Toe Award
    NFL 1990s All-Decade Team

  • 3

    Vikings career: 2006–2011

  • 4

    Vikings career: 1990–1995

    Career accomplishments: 
    Pro Bowl (1994)
    PFW Golden Toe Award (1994)

  • 5

    Vikings career: 1984–1985

    Career accomplishments: 
    1984 Pro Bowl
    1984 first-team All-Pro
    NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team

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    17
    12

    Rick Danmeier

    Vikings career: 1977-1982

  • 7

    Vikings career: 2016-2017

  • 8

    Vikings career: 2018–present

  • 9

    Vikings career: 2004

    Career accomplishments
    709 field goals attempted, career
    382 games played

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    13
    11

    Chuck Nelson

    Vikings career: 1986−1988

  • 11

    Vikings career: 2012–2016

    Career accomplishments: 
    Pro Bowl (2012)
    First-team All-Pro (2012)
    PFWA All-Rookie Team (2012)

  • 12

    Vikings career: 1989

  • 13

    Vikings career: 1983

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    2
    4

    Doug Brien

    Vikings career: 2002

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    4
    6

    Teddy Garcia

    Vikings career: 1989

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    2
    4

    Greg Davis

    Vikings career: 1997

  • 17

    Vikings career: 1997

  • 18
    2
    5

    Mike Wood

    Vikings career: 1978

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    4
    8

    Paul Edinger

    Vikings career: 2005

  • 20

    Vikings career: 1961–1962

  • 21
    2
    6

    Scott Sisson

    Vikings career: 1996

  • 22

    Vikings career: 2002–2003, 2004

  • 23

    Vikings career: 1990

  • 24
    2
    13

    Daniel Carlson

    Vikings career: 2018

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    1
    6

    Jim Christopherson

    Vikings career: 1962