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Published: July 6, 2017 at 11:32 a.m.
Updated: July 11, 2017 at 04:16 p.m.

Gil Brandt's greatest NFL place-kickers of all time

NFL.com senior analyst and personnel guru Gil Brandt ranks the greatest kickers in football history. Take a look at how all 18 of his selections stack up.

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  • Detroit Lions, 1966-1967; Miami Dolphins, 1970-1978; New Orleans Saints, 1979; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1980-1981<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to two Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times<br>
&raquo; Made 210-of-313 career field-goal attempts (67.1%)<br>
&raquo; Made 444-of-564 career extra-point attempts (95.7%) 18

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    18. Garo Yepremian

    Detroit Lions, 1966-1967; Miami Dolphins, 1970-1978; New Orleans Saints, 1979; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1980-1981
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to two Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times
    » Made 210-of-313 career field-goal attempts (67.1%)
    » Made 444-of-564 career extra-point attempts (95.7%)

  • Dallas Cowboys, 1971-1975; San Deigo Chargers, 1976; Houston Oilers, 1977-1981; New Orleans Saints, 1982<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to one Pro Bowl, First Team All-Pro one time<br>
&raquo; Made 157-of-231 career field-goal attempts (68.0%)<br>
&raquo; Made 287-of-300 career extra-point attempts (95.7%) 17

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    17. Toni Fritsch

    Dallas Cowboys, 1971-1975; San Deigo Chargers, 1976; Houston Oilers, 1977-1981; New Orleans Saints, 1982
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to one Pro Bowl, First Team All-Pro one time
    » Made 157-of-231 career field-goal attempts (68.0%)
    » Made 287-of-300 career extra-point attempts (95.7%)

  • Detroit Lions, 1980-1991; Kansas City Chiefs, 1992; Tampa Bay Bucaneers, 1992; Dallas Cowboys, 1993, 1999; Philadelphia Eagles, 1994; Washington Redskins, 1995, 2000; Minnesota Vikings, 1997<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to two Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time<br>
&raquo; Made 352-of-466 career field-goal attempts (75.5%)<br>
&raquo; Made 538-of-545 career extra-point attempts (98.7%) 16

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    16. Eddie Murray

    Detroit Lions, 1980-1991; Kansas City Chiefs, 1992; Tampa Bay Bucaneers, 1992; Dallas Cowboys, 1993, 1999; Philadelphia Eagles, 1994; Washington Redskins, 1995, 2000; Minnesota Vikings, 1997
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to two Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time
    » Made 352-of-466 career field-goal attempts (75.5%)
    » Made 538-of-545 career extra-point attempts (98.7%)

  • New York Giants, 1956-1964; Green Bay Packers, 1965-1967<br>
&raquo; Four-time NFL champion, two-time Super Bowl Champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to one Pro Bowl<br>
&raquo; Made 91-of-167 documented field-goal attempts (58.4%)<br> 15

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    15. Don Chandler

    New York Giants, 1956-1964; Green Bay Packers, 1965-1967
    » Four-time NFL champion, two-time Super Bowl Champion
    » Voted to one Pro Bowl
    » Made 91-of-167 documented field-goal attempts (58.4%)

  • Denver Broncos, 1993-2007; Atlanta Falcons, 2008-2009<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to three Pro Bowls<br>
&raquo; Made 436-of-540 career field-goal attempts (80.7%)<br>
&raquo; Made 675-of-679 career extra-point attempts (99.4%) 14

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    14. Jason Elam

    Denver Broncos, 1993-2007; Atlanta Falcons, 2008-2009
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to three Pro Bowls
    » Made 436-of-540 career field-goal attempts (80.7%)
    » Made 675-of-679 career extra-point attempts (99.4%)

  • Philadelphia Eagles, 1970; Houston Oilers, 1971-1972; Washington Redskins, Washington Redskins, 1974-1986; Cleveland Browns, 1986<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to two Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time<br>
&raquo; Made 300-of-457 career field-goal attempts (65.6%)<br>
&raquo; Won league MVP in 1982 after making 20-of-21 field goal attempts. Only kicker to ever win the award 13

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    13. Mark Moseley

    Philadelphia Eagles, 1970; Houston Oilers, 1971-1972; Washington Redskins, Washington Redskins, 1974-1986; Cleveland Browns, 1986
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to two Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time
    » Made 300-of-457 career field-goal attempts (65.6%)
    » Won league MVP in 1982 after making 20-of-21 field goal attempts. Only kicker to ever win the award

  • Tampa Bay Bucaneers, 1988-1989; Los Angeles Rams, 1990; San Diego Chargers, 1990-2000; New Orleans Saints, 2001-2006, 2009-2010; Jacksonville Jaguars, 2007; Kansas City Chiefs, 2007; New York Giants, 2008<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to two Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time<br>
&raquo; Made 478-of-580 career field-goal attempts (82.4%)<br>
&raquo; Made 628-of-638 career extra-point attempts (98.4%) 12

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    12. John Carney

    Tampa Bay Bucaneers, 1988-1989; Los Angeles Rams, 1990; San Diego Chargers, 1990-2000; New Orleans Saints, 2001-2006, 2009-2010; Jacksonville Jaguars, 2007; Kansas City Chiefs, 2007; New York Giants, 2008
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to two Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time
    » Made 478-of-580 career field-goal attempts (82.4%)
    » Made 628-of-638 career extra-point attempts (98.4%)

  • Cleveland Browns, 1991-1995; Baltimore Ravens, 1996-2008;
 Indianapolis Colts, 2009<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to one Pro Bowl, First Team All-Pro one time<br>
&raquo; Made 471-of-563 career field-goal attempts (83.7%)<br>
&raquo; Made 591-of-594 career extra-point attempts (99.5%) 11

    Michael Conroy/Associated Press

    11. Matt Stover

    Cleveland Browns, 1991-1995; Baltimore Ravens, 1996-2008; Indianapolis Colts, 2009
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to one Pro Bowl, First Team All-Pro one time
    » Made 471-of-563 career field-goal attempts (83.7%)
    » Made 591-of-594 career extra-point attempts (99.5%)

  • St. Louis Cardinals, 1972-1978<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times<br>
&raquo; Made 282-of-447 career field-goal attempts (63.1%)<br>
&raquo; Made 534-of-553 career extra-point attempts (96.6%) 10

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    10. Jim Bakken

    St. Louis Cardinals, 1972-1978
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times
    » Made 282-of-447 career field-goal attempts (63.1%)
    » Made 534-of-553 career extra-point attempts (96.6%)

  • Chicago Bears, 1949-1958; Baltimore Colts, 1950; Houston Oilers, 1960-1966; Oakland Raiders, 1967-1975<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time<br>
&raquo; Made 335-of-639 career field-goal attempts (52.4%)<br>
&raquo; One of four placekickers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also played quarterback throughout his career, throwing for 236 career passing touchdowns 9

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    9. George Blanda

    Chicago Bears, 1949-1958; Baltimore Colts, 1950; Houston Oilers, 1960-1966; Oakland Raiders, 1967-1975
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time
    » Made 335-of-639 career field-goal attempts (52.4%)
    » One of four placekickers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also played quarterback throughout his career, throwing for 236 career passing touchdowns

  • Cleveland Browns, 1946-1967<br>
&raquo; Four-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; Made 264-of-481 career field-goal attempts (54.9%)<br>
&raquo; One of four placekickers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame 8

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    8. Lou Groza

    Cleveland Browns, 1946-1967
    » Four-time NFL champion
    » Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
    » Made 264-of-481 career field-goal attempts (54.9%)
    » One of four placekickers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • New England Patriots, 2006-Present<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times<br>
&raquo; Has made 303-of-348 career field-goal attempts (87.1%)<br>
&raquo; Has made 548-of-552 career extra-point attempts (99.3%) 7

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    7. Stephen Gostkowski

    New England Patriots, 2006-Present
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times
    » Has made 303-of-348 career field-goal attempts (87.1%)
    » Has made 548-of-552 career extra-point attempts (99.3%)

  • Kansas City Chiefs, 1967-1979; Green bay Packers, 1980-1983;
 Minnesota Vikings, 1984-1985<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time<br>
&raquo; Made 373-of-558 career field-goal attempts (66.8%)<br>
&raquo; One of four placekickers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame 6

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    6. Jan Stenerud

    Kansas City Chiefs, 1967-1979; Green bay Packers, 1980-1983; Minnesota Vikings, 1984-1985
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time
    » Made 373-of-558 career field-goal attempts (66.8%)
    » One of four placekickers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Pittsburgh Steelers, 1982-1996; Philadelphia Eagles, 1995-1996; San Francisco 49ers, 1997; Minnesota Vikings, 1998-2002; Tennessee Titans, 2003-2004<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time<br>
&raquo; Made 538-of-672 career field-goal attempts (80.1%)<br>
&raquo; Made 820-of-827 career extra-point attempts (99.2%) 5

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    5. Gary Anderson

    Pittsburgh Steelers, 1982-1996; Philadelphia Eagles, 1995-1996; San Francisco 49ers, 1997; Minnesota Vikings, 1998-2002; Tennessee Titans, 2003-2004
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time
    » Made 538-of-672 career field-goal attempts (80.1%)
    » Made 820-of-827 career extra-point attempts (99.2%)

  • Detroit Lions, 1992-2012<br>
&raquo; Voted to two Pro Bowls<br>
&raquo; Made 495-of-601 career field-goal attempts (82.4%)<br>
&raquo; Made 665-of-673 career extra-point attempts (98.8%) 4

    David Stluka/Associated Press

    4. Jason Hanson

    Detroit Lions, 1992-2012
    » Voted to two Pro Bowls
    » Made 495-of-601 career field-goal attempts (82.4%)
    » Made 665-of-673 career extra-point attempts (98.8%)

  • New Orleans Saints, 1982-1994; Atlanta Falcons, 1995-2000,
 2006-2007; New York Giants, 2001; Kansas City Chiefs, 2002-2003; Minnesota Vikings, 2004<br>
&raquo; Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Made 565-of-709 career field-goal attempts (79.7%)<br>
&raquo; One of four placekickers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame 3

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    3. Morten Andersen

    New Orleans Saints, 1982-1994; Atlanta Falcons, 1995-2000, 2006-2007; New York Giants, 2001; Kansas City Chiefs, 2002-2003; Minnesota Vikings, 2004
    » Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Made 565-of-709 career field-goal attempts (79.7%)
    » One of four placekickers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • New England Patriots, 1996-2005; Indianapolis Colts, 2006-Present<br>
&raquo; Four-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to three Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Made 530-of-629 career field-goal attempts (84.3%)<br>
&raquo; Kicked game-winning field goals in Super Bowl XXXVI and Super Bowl XXXVIII 2

    Dave Martin/Associated Press

    2. Adam Vinatieri

    New England Patriots, 1996-2005; Indianapolis Colts, 2006-Present
    » Four-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to three Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Made 530-of-629 career field-goal attempts (84.3%)
    » Kicked game-winning field goals in Super Bowl XXXVI and Super Bowl XXXVIII

  • Baltimore Ravens, 2012-Present<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to two Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times<br>
&raquo; Ranks No. 1 on the all-time field-goal percentage list,
 making 89.8 percent of his career kicks<br>
&raquo; Has never missed an extra point (166-of-166) 1

    Damian Strohmeyer/Associated Press

    1. Justin Tucker

    Baltimore Ravens, 2012-Present
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to two Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times
    » Ranks No. 1 on the all-time field-goal percentage list, making 89.8 percent of his career kicks
    » Has never missed an extra point (166-of-166)

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