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The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 584 votes 87 voters 2.2k 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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  • 1
    Adam Vinatieri

    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

  • 2
    Stephen Gostkowski

    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

  • 3
    Gino Cappelletti

    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

  • 4
    John Smith
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    John Smith

    Patriots career: 1974–1983

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

  • 5
    Tony Franklin

    Patriots career: 1984-1987

    Career accomplishments: 
    Pro Bowl (1986)

  • 6
    Charlie Gogolak
    14
    4

    Charlie Gogolak

    Patriots career: 1970–1972

  • 7
    Matt Bahr

    Patriots career: 1993-1995

  • 8
    Jason Staurovsky
    14
    5

    Jason Staurovsky

    Patriots career: 1988 to 1991

  • 9
    Charlie Baumann
    17
    12

    Charlie Baumann

    Patriots career: 1991–1993

  • 10
    Teddy Garcia
    10
    5

    Teddy Garcia

    Patriots career: 1988

  • 11
    Shayne Graham

    Patriots career: 2010

  • 12
    Dan Miller
    7
    5

    Dan Miller

     Patriots career: 1982

  • 13
    Fred Steinfort
    7
    5

    Fred Steinfort

    Patriots career: 1983

  • 14
    Nick Lowery

    Patriots career: 1978

  • 15
    Joaquin Zendejas
    5
    5

    Joaquin Zendejas

    Patriots career: 1983

  • 16
    David Posey
    8
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    David Posey

    Patriots Career: 1978

  • 17
    Greg Davis
    7
    8

    Greg Davis

    Patriots career: 1989

  • 18
    Scott Sisson
    10
    12

    Scott Sisson

    Patriots career: 1993

  • 19
    Mike Nugent

    Patriots career: 2019–present

  • 20
    Mike Walker
    5
    8

    Mike Walker

    Patriots career: 1972

  • 21
    Jeff White
    5
    10

    Jeff White

    Patriots career: 1973

  • 22
    Bill Bell
    4
    10

    Bill Bell

    Patriots career: 1973

     

  • 23
    Al Herline
    2
    8

    Al Herline

    Patriots career: 1987

  • 24
    Eric Schubert
    2
    10

    Eric Schubert

    Patriots career: 1987

  • 25
    Rex Robinson
    2
    11

    Rex Robinson

    Patriots career: 1982