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The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 647 votes 100 voters 2.7k views25 items

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

The best New England Patriots 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 Adam Vinatieri and Stephen Gostkowski have made their mark in the Patriots' past, early standouts like Gino Cappalletti and John Smith helped craft their own legacies in the old days of the franchise.

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

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  • Adam Vinatieri1

    Patriots career: 1996–2005

    Career accomplishments:
    3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
    2× Pro Bowl (2002, 2004)
    2× First-team All-Pro (2002, 2004)
    New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
    NFL 2000s All-Decade Team

  • Stephen Gostkowski2

    Patriots career: 2006–present

    Career accomplishments:
    3× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI, LIII)
    4× Pro Bowl (2008, 2013–2015)
    2× First-team All-Pro (2008, 2015)
    Second-team All-Pro (2014)
    NFL record 479 consecutive extra points made

  • Gino Cappelletti3

    Patriots career: 1960–1970 (as Boston Patriots)

    Career accomplishments:
    5× All-Star (1961, 1963-1966)
    4× Second-team All-AFL (1961, 1963, 1964, 1966)
    AFL MVP (1964)
    New England Patriots Hall of Fame
    New England Patriots No. 20 Retired

  • John Smith4
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    6

    John Smith

    Patriots career: 1974–1983

    Career accomplishments:
    Pro Bowl (1980)
    Named to Patriots All Decade Team for 1970s

  • Tony Franklin5

    Patriots career: 1984-1987

    Career accomplishments: 
    Pro Bowl (1986)

  • Charlie Gogolak6
    16
    4

    Charlie Gogolak

    Patriots career: 1970–1972

  • Matt Bahr7

    Patriots career: 1993-1995

  • Jason Staurovsky8
    18
    7

    Jason Staurovsky

    Patriots career: 1988 to 1991

  • Scott Sisson9
    16
    14

    Scott Sisson

    Patriots career: 1993

  • Charlie Baumann10
    16
    14

    Charlie Baumann

    Patriots career: 1991–1993

  • Shayne Graham11

    Patriots career: 2010

  • Teddy Garcia12
    9
    7

    Teddy Garcia

    Patriots career: 1988

  • Fred Steinfort13
    8
    7

    Fred Steinfort

    Patriots career: 1983

  • Jeff White14
    11
    11

    Jeff White

    Patriots career: 1973

  • Mike Nugent15

    Patriots career: 2019–present

  • Nick Lowery16

    Patriots career: 1978

  • Joaquin Zendejas17
    6
    6

    Joaquin Zendejas

    Patriots career: 1983

  • Dan Miller18
    6
    7

    Dan Miller

     Patriots career: 1982

  • David Posey19
    8
    11

    David Posey

    Patriots Career: 1978

  • Mike Walker20
    6
    9

    Mike Walker

    Patriots career: 1972

  • Greg Davis21
    6
    9

    Greg Davis

    Patriots career: 1989

  • Bill Bell22
    4
    11

    Bill Bell

    Patriots career: 1973

     

  • Al Herline23
    2
    9

    Al Herline

    Patriots career: 1987

  • Eric Schubert24
    2
    10

    Eric Schubert

    Patriots career: 1987

  • Rex Robinson25
    2
    12

    Rex Robinson

    Patriots career: 1982