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
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
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
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
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
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
Placekicker
Sebastian PaweĊ‚ Janikowski (born March 2, 1978) is a Polish-born former American football placekicker. He played college football for Florida State University, and was a two-time consensus ...more
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Jason Elam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Placekickers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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