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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Punter
Edward Shane Lechler (born August 7, 1976) is a former American football punter who played 18 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M, and was ...more
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Doak Walker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Football Punters
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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