Football List of Famous Football Punters

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List of the most famous (American) football punters in the history of the sport, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. There have been many legendary punters 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 punters 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 punters may currently be active while others have been retired for quite sometime. This list of the top punters in American football includes all the greats from both the NFL and college football.

Sammy Baugh and Norm Van Brocklin are only the beginning of the items on this list.

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

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Sammy Baugh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Sammy Baugh Punter, Quarterback, Defensive back Samuel Adrian "Slingin' Sammy" Baugh was an American football player and coach. He played college football for the Horned Frogs at Texas Christian University, where he was a two-time ...more

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Norm Van Brocklin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Norm Van Brocklin Punter, Quarterback Norman Mack "Norm" Van Brocklin, nicknamed "The Dutchman", was an American football quarterback, punter, and coach in the National Football League. He was inducted into the ...more

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Earl Morrall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Earl Morrall Punter, Quarterback Earl Edwin Morrall was an American football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for twenty-one seasons. Morrall, who also occasionally punted, played 21 seasons in the ...more

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Danny White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Danny White Punter, Quarterback Wilford Daniel "Danny" White is a former quarterback and punter for the Dallas Cowboys and an American football coach in the Arena Football League. He has been the color commentator ...more

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Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
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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Tom Landry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Tom Landry Cornerback, Kickoff returner, Punter Thomas Wade "Tom" Landry was an American football player and coach. He is ranked as one of the greatest and most innovative coaches in National Football League history, creating many ...more

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Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Ray Guy Punter William Ray Guy is a retired American football punter for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League. Guy was a unanimous All-American selection in 1972 as a senior at the ...more

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Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Shane Lechler Punter Edward Shane Lechler is an American football punter for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He played college football for Texas A&M University, and was drafted by the ...more

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Doak Walker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
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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Sean Landeta is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Sean Landeta Punter Sean Edward Landeta is a former American football punter who played in both the United States Football League and the National Football League. Landeta played 22 seasons in the National Football ...more

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Chris Kluwe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Chris Kluwe Punter Christopher James "Chris" Kluwe is a former American football punter. He played at Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, California where he was a 1999 USA Today High School ...more

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Yale Lary is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Yale Lary Safety, Punter, Defensive back Robert Yale Lary is a former American football player. After graduating from North Side High School in 1949, he attended Texas A&M University, where he was a standout in football and ...more

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Kordell Stewart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Kordell Stewart Running back, Punter, Quarterback Kordell Stewart, nicknamed "Slash," is a former American football quarterback who played eleven years in the National Football League. Stewart attended the University of Colorado and ...more

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Charley Trippi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Charley Trippi Running back, Return specialist, Halfback Charles Louis Trippi is a former professional American football player for the Chicago Cardinals. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968. Trippi currently resides in Athens, ...more

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Russell Erxleben is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
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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Reggie Roby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Reggie Roby Punter Reginald Henry "Reggie" Roby was an American college and professional football player who was a punter in the National Football League for sixteen seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. ...more

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Mat McBriar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Mat McBriar Punter Mat McBriar is an Australian born player of American football who is currently a free agent of the National Football League. McBriar played college football for the University of Hawaii. He was ...more

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George Gipp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
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) 19 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
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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Jim Bakken is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
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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Jeff Feagles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Jeff Feagles Punter Jeffrey Allan Feagles is a former American football punter who played in the National Football League for twenty-two seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami. He was ...more

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Gary Collins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Gary Collins Punter, Wide receiver Gary James Collins is a retired American football end and punter who played for the Cleveland Browns from 1962 to 1971.

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Tom Tupa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Tom Tupa Punter, Quarterback Thomas Joseph Tupa, Jr. is a former American football punter and quarterback in the National Football League.

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Brad Maynard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Brad Maynard Punter Bradley Alan Maynard is a former American football punter. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft, and has also been a member of the Chicago Bears, ...more

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Jerrel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Jerrel Wilson Punter Jerrel "Thunderfoot" Wilson was an American football player. He was a punter who spent sixteen professional seasons, fifteen of them with the Kansas City Chiefs, in the American ...more

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Ben Graham is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Ben Graham Punter Ben Graham is an Australian former professional Australian rules footballer turned professional American football punter of the National Football League, and current Strategic Operations Manager ...more

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Donnie Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Donnie Jones Punter Donald Scott Jones, Jr. is an American football punter for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He played college football for Louisiana State University. He was drafted by ...more

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Chic Harley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Chic Harley Running back, End, Halfback Charles William "Chic" Harley was one of the outstanding American football players of the first half of the 20th century and the player who first brought The Ohio State University ...more

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Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Andy Lee Punter Andrew Paul Lee is an American football punter for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Pittsburgh and was drafted by the San ...more

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Chris Gardocki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Chris Gardocki Punter Christopher Allen Gardocki is a former punter in the National Football League. Gardocki played for the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers from 1991 to ...more

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Dave Jennings is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Dave Jennings Punter David Tuthill Jennings was an American football punter who played in the National Football League from 1974 to 1987. He played for the New York Giants and the New York Jets. He worked as a radio ...more

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Hunter Smith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Hunter Smith Punter Hunter Dwight Smith is a retired American football punter. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame. Smith ...more

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Matt Turk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Matt Turk Punter Matthew Edward "Matt" Turk is a former American football punter. He was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 1993. He played college football at the ...more

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Dave Zastudil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Dave Zastudil Punter David Michael Zastudil is an American football punter for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League He played college football at Ohio, and was drafted in the fourth round of the ...more

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Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Sam Koch Punter Samuel David Koch is an American football punter for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Ravens in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played ...more

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Ken Clark is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Ken Clark Punter Kenneth Lawrence Clark is a former American professional football punter who played seventeen seasons in the Canadian Football League, World Football League, and the National Football League. He ...more

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Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Pat McAfee Punter, Placekicker Patrick Vincent McAfee is an American football punter for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was a placekicker, punter, and soccer player at West Virginia.

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Sam Baker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Sam Baker Running back, Punter, Placekicker Loris Hoskins Baker, better known as Sam Baker, was an American football player in the National Football League who played in 1953 and from 1956 to 1969. While he would play several positions, ...more

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Len Barnum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Len Barnum Punter, Quarterback Leonard Warner Barnum was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles. He attended West Virginia Wesleyan College. He was ...more

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Ed Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Ed Brown Punter, Quarterback Charles Edward Brown was an American football quarterback and punter in the National Football League.

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Darin Erstad is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Darin Erstad Punter Darin Charles Erstad is an American former professional baseball player and the current head coach of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team. Prior to 2007, he had played with the ...more

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Pat McInally is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Pat McInally Punter, Wide receiver John Patrick "Pat" McInally is a former punter and wide receiver for the National Football League's Cincinnati Bengals from 1976 to 1985.

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Brandon Fields is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Brandon Fields Punter Brandon David Fields is an American football punter for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He played college football for Michigan State University, and earned consensus ...more

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Dustin Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Dustin Colquitt Punter Dustin Farr Colquitt is an American football punter for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He played college football at Tennessee and was selected by the Chiefs in the ...more

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Jon Ryan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Jon Ryan Punter Jonathan Robert Ryan is a Canadian professional American football player who is currently the punter for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He played college football for the ...more

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Mike Scifres is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Mike Scifres Punter Michael T. Scifres is a punter for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League.

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Brian Moorman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Brian Moorman Punter Brian Donald Moorman is a former American football punter. He played college football for Pittsburg State University, and was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 1999 ...more

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Rohn Stark is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Rohn Stark Punter Rohn Taylor Stark, who grew up in Fifty Lakes, Minnesota, is a former American football punter who played 16 seasons in the National Football League, 13 of those with the Baltimore/Indianapolis ...more

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Ken Strong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Ken Strong Running back, Tackle, Halfback Elmer Kenneth Strong, Jr. was a college and professional American football player. After a college career as multi-year All-American at New York University, he went on to play professional ...more

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Chuck Ortmann is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
Chuck Ortmann Halfback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner Charles H. Ortmann is a former American football player who played for the University of Michigan Wolverines from 1948 to 1950 and in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers in ...more