Football List of Famous Football Placekickers

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List of the most famous (American) football placekickers in the history of the sport, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. There have been many legendary placekickers in the NFL and NCAA, and you'll find all of them on this list below. Some of these men are considered to be the best placekickers to ever play the game, and if you're looking for a specific football player you can look for them by using the "search" function on this list. These amazing placekickers may currently be active while others have been retired for quite sometime. This list of the top placekickers in American football includes all the greats from both the NFL and college football.

Items here include everything from Jim Thorpe to George Blanda.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the greatest placekicker of all time?" and "Who are the best placekickers of all time?"

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George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
George Blanda Quarterback, Placekicker George Frederick Blanda was a American football quarterback and placekicker. Blanda has the distinction of having played 26 seasons of professional football, the most in the sport's history, and ...more

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Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Bobby Layne Quarterback, Placekicker Robert Lawrence "Bobby" Layne, Sr. was an American football quarterback who played for 15 seasons in the National Football League. He played for the Chicago Bears in 1948, the New York ...more

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Don Hutson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Don Hutson End, Safety, Wide receiver Donald Montgomery Hutson was the first star split end in National Football League history. He is considered by many to have been the first modern receiver. In his senior season at the University ...more

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Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Adam Vinatieri Placekicker Adam Matthew Vinatieri is an American football placekicker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He has played in five Super Bowls, four with the New England Patriots and ...more

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Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Morten Andersen Placekicker Morten Andersen, nicknamed "The Great Dane", is a former National Football League kicker and All American at Michigan State University. He is the all-time leader in games played in the ...more

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Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Sebastian Janikowski Placekicker Sebastian Janikowski is a Polish-born American football placekicker for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He played college football for Florida State University, and was a ...more

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Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Jason Elam Placekicker Jason Elam is a retired American football placekicker. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft and played 15 seasons with the Broncos and two with the ...more

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Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Stephen Gostkowski Placekicker Stephen Carroll Gostkowski is an American football placekicker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft with the ...more

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Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Jim Thorpe Running back, Punter, Placekicker James Francis "Jim" Thorpe was a Sac and Fox athlete of Native American and European ancestry. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold ...more

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Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Jan Stenerud Placekicker Jan Stenerud is a former professional football player for the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs, and the NFL's Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings. He is currently the ...more

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Jerry Kramer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Jerry Kramer Guard, Placekicker Gerald Louis "Jerry" Kramer is an American former professional football player, author and sports commentator, best remembered for his 11-year National Football League career with the ...more

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Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Matt Bryant Placekicker Steven Matt Bryant is an American football placekicker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was signed by the Frankfurt Galaxy as a street free agent in 2002. He played ...more

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Matt Prater is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Matt Prater Placekicker Matthew Phillip Prater is an American football placekicker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He played college football for the university of Central Florida, and was ...more

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Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Dan Bailey Placekicker Dan Bailey is an American football placekicker who is currently a member of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. Bailey grew up in the Oklahoma City area and played college ...more

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Garo Yepremian is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Garo Yepremian Placekicker Garabed Sarkis "Garo" Yepremian is an Armenian-American former football placekicker in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa ...more

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Doak Walker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Doak Walker Running back, Return specialist, Halfback Ewell Doak Walker, Jr. was an American football player. He played college football as a halfback at Southern Methodist University, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1948. Walker then played ...more

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Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Lou Groza Tackle, Placekicker Louis Roy Groza, nicknamed "The Toe", was an American football placekicker and offensive tackle who played his entire career for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football ...more

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Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Jason Hanson Placekicker Jason Hanson is a retired football placekicker who spent his entire 21-year career playing for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Lions in the second round ...more

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Mark Moseley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Mark Moseley Placekicker Mark DeWayne Moseley is a former professional American football placekicker in the National Football League who played for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Houston Oilers, the Washington Redskins, ...more

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Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Mason Crosby Placekicker Mason Walker Crosby is an American football placekicker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Colorado, and earned unanimous ...more

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Dave Robinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Dave Robinson Linebacker, Placekicker Richard David Robinson is a Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee and a former American football player for Moorestown High School, Penn State University, the Green Bay Packers and the Washington ...more

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Lawrence Tynes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Lawrence Tynes Placekicker Lawrence James Henry Tynes is a Scottish-born former American football placekicker. He played college football at Troy and was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in ...more

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David Akers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
David Akers Placekicker David Roy Akers is an American football placekicker who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Louisville, and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the ...more

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Rob Bironas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Rob Bironas Placekicker James Robert Douglas Bironas was an American football placekicker. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football for Auburn University and ...more

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Scott Norwood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Scott Norwood Placekicker Scott Allan Norwood is a former American football placekicker in the NFL who played for the Buffalo Bills. Norwood was an integral part of its offense during the late 1980s and early 1990s, and ...more

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Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Justin Tucker Placekicker Justin Paul Tucker is an American football placekicker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Texas. He was signed by the ...more

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Russell Erxleben is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Russell Erxleben Punter, Placekicker Russell Erxleben is a former American football player and currency investor. He shares the record for the longest field goal in NCAA history, originally set in 1977 while playing for the ...more

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Gino Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Gino Cappelletti Wide receiver, Placekicker Gino Cappelletti is a retired American collegiate and professional football player. He played at the University of Minnesota and was a star in the American Football League for the Boston ...more

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John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
John Kasay Placekicker John David Kasay is a former American football kicker in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He also played for the ...more

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Ryan Longwell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Ryan Longwell Placekicker Ryan Walker Longwell is a retired American football kicker. After playing college football for the California Golden Bears, he started his professional football career with the San Francisco ...more

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Matt Stover is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Matt Stover Placekicker John Matthew "Matt" Stover is a former American Football placekicker. As of the start of the 2009 NFL season, he was the third most accurate kicker in the history of the National ...more

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Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Gary Anderson Placekicker Gary Allan Anderson is a former National Football League placekicker. He was the first NFL kicker to have a "perfect regular season," successfully making every field goal and every PAT ...more

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John Carney is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
John Carney Placekicker John Michael Carney is a retired American football placekicker. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 1987. He played college football at Notre Dame. Carney has ...more

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Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Nick Lowery Placekicker Dominic Gerald Lowery, nicknamed Nick the Kick, is a former American football placekicker for the New England Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs, and New York Jets. Lowery was selected to the Pro ...more

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Steven Hauschka is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Steven Hauschka Placekicker Stephen Theodore "Steven" Hauschka is an American football placekicker for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted ...more

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Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Robbie Gould Placekicker Robert Paul "Robbie" Gould III is an American football placekicker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an ...more

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Phil Dawson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Phil Dawson Placekicker Philip Drury Dawson is an American football placekicker for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League. He played for the Cleveland Browns from 1999 to 2012 and holds their ...more

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Josh Scobee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Josh Scobee Placekicker Joshua Taylor Scobee is an American football placekicker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He played college football for the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs, ...more

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Kris Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Kris Brown Placekicker Kristopher "Kris" Clayton Brown is a former American football placekicker who played in the national Football League for twelve seasons in the late 1990s and 2000s. He played college ...more

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Garrett Hartley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Garrett Hartley Placekicker Garrett Hartley is an American football placekicker who plays for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2008. ...more

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Alex Henery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Alex Henery Placekicker Alex Henery is an American football kicker who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and set an NCAA record for field goal accuracy with an 89.5% ...more

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George Gipp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
George Gipp Running back, Halfback, Kickoff returner George "The Gipper" Gipp was a college football player who played for the University of Notre Dame. Gipp was selected as Notre Dame's first All-American and is Notre Dame's second ...more

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Bob Waterfield is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Bob Waterfield Punter, Quarterback, Placekicker Robert Stanton "Bob" Waterfield was an American football player, a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback in the National Football League.

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Dick Kazmaier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Dick Kazmaier Running back, Quarterback, Placekicker Richard William Kazmaier, Jr. was an American football player for Princeton University from 1949 through 1951 and winner of the 1951 Heisman Trophy.

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Jim Bakken is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Jim Bakken Punter, Placekicker James LeRoy Bakken is a former American football punter and placekicker for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, and was named by the voters of the Pro Football Hall ...more

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Pat Summerall is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Pat Summerall Placekicker George Allen "Pat" Summerall was an American football player and television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, Fox, and ESPN. In addition to football, he also announced major golf and ...more

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Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Mike Vanderjagt Quarterback, Placekicker Michael John "Mike" Vanderjagt is a former American and Canadian football placekicker and punter who has played in the Arena Football League, the Canadian Football League and National ...more

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Mike Nugent is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Mike Nugent Placekicker Michael Nugent is an American football placekicker for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. He played college football for Ohio State University, and was twice recognized as a ...more

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Raul Allegre is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Raul Allegre Placekicker Raul Enrique Allegre is a former football placekicker in the National Football League. In his career he kicked for the Baltimore Colts, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, and the New York ...more

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Josh Brown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
Josh Brown Placekicker Joshua Brown is an American football placekicker for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He ...more