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Published: July 7, 2017 at 10:33 a.m.
Updated: June 5, 2018 at 01:46 p.m.

Gil Brandt's greatest NFL punters of all time

From Marquette King to Sammy Baugh, the NFL has a long history of legendary punters. Check out the game's 16 best of all time, as ranked by Gil Brandt.

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  • New York Giants, 1974-1984; New York Jets, 1985-1987<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro twice<br>
&raquo; Averaged 41.2 yards per punt throughout his career<br> 16

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    16. Dave Jennings

    New York Giants, 1974-1984; New York Jets, 1985-1987
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro twice
    » Averaged 41.2 yards per punt throughout his career

  • Seattle Seahawks, 2004; Miami Dolphins, 2005-2006; St. Louis Rams, 2007-2011; Houston Texans, 2012; Philadelphia Eagles, 2013-Present<br>
&raquo; Has averaged 45.5 yards per punt throughout his career 15

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    15. Donnie Jones

    Seattle Seahawks, 2004; Miami Dolphins, 2005-2006; St. Louis Rams, 2007-2011; Houston Texans, 2012; Philadelphia Eagles, 2013-Present
    » Has averaged 45.5 yards per punt throughout his career

  • New York Giants 1956-1964; Green Bay Packers 1965-1967<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion (I, II)<br>
&raquo; Four-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to one Pro Bowl<br>
&raquo; Member of NFL 1960s All-Decade Team<br>
&raquo;  Also served as place-kicker and holds record for most field goals in single Super Bowl (4) 14

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    14. Don Chandler

    New York Giants 1956-1964; Green Bay Packers 1965-1967
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion (I, II)
    » Four-time NFL champion
    » Voted to one Pro Bowl
    » Member of NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
    » Also served as place-kicker and holds record for most field goals in single Super Bowl (4)

  • New England Patriots 1988-1989; Philadelphia Eagles 1990-1993; Arizona Cardinals 1994-1997; Seattle Seahawks 1998-2002; New York Giants 2003-2009<br>
&raquo; Super Bowl champion (XLII)<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl two times<br>
&raquo; Holds NFL records for most career punt yards (71,211) and most punts (1,713)<br>
&raquo; Punting average of 41.6 yards in 352 career games 13

    Scott Boehm/Associated Press

    13. Jeff Feagles

    New England Patriots 1988-1989; Philadelphia Eagles 1990-1993; Arizona Cardinals 1994-1997; Seattle Seahawks 1998-2002; New York Giants 2003-2009
    » Super Bowl champion (XLII)
    » Voted to Pro Bowl two times
    » Holds NFL records for most career punt yards (71,211) and most punts (1,713)
    » Punting average of 41.6 yards in 352 career games

  • New Orleans Saints, 2009-Present<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to one Pro Bowl<br>
&raquo; Has averaged 47.0 yards per punt throughout his career<br> 12

    Al Tielemans/Associated Press

    12. Thomas Morstead

    New Orleans Saints, 2009-Present
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to one Pro Bowl
    » Has averaged 47.0 yards per punt throughout his career

  • Brooklyn Dodgers, 1946-1947; Los Angeles Dons, 1947-1949<br>
&raquo; First Team All-Pro once<br>
&raquo; Averaged 46.4 yards per punt throughout his career<br> 11

    Associated Press

    11. Glenn Dobbs

    Brooklyn Dodgers, 1946-1947; Los Angeles Dons, 1947-1949
    » First Team All-Pro once
    » Averaged 46.4 yards per punt throughout his career

  • Indianapolis Colts, 2009-2016<br>
&raquo; Voted to two Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro once<br>
&raquo; Averaged 46.4 yards per punt throughout his career<br> 10

    AJ Mast/Associated Press

    10. Pat McAfee

    Indianapolis Colts, 2009-2016
    » Voted to two Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro once
    » Averaged 46.4 yards per punt throughout his career

  • San Francisco 49ers, 2004-2014; Cleveland Browns, 2015; Carolina Panthers, 2016<br>
&raquo; Voted to three Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Has averaged 46.3 yards per punt throughout his career 9

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    9. Andy Lee

    San Francisco 49ers, 2004-2014; Cleveland Browns, 2015; Carolina Panthers, 2016
    » Voted to three Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Has averaged 46.3 yards per punt throughout his career

  • St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, 2012-Present<br>
&raquo; Voted to three Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Has averaged 46.9 yards per punt throughout his career<br> 8

    Rick Scuteri/Associated Press

    8. Johnny Hekker

    St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, 2012-Present
    » Voted to three Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Has averaged 46.9 yards per punt throughout his career

  • Miami Dolphins, 1983-1992; Washington Redskins, 1993-1994; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1995; Houston Oilers, 1996; Tennessee Titans, 1997; San Francisco 49ers, 1998<br>
&raquo; Voted to three Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro twice<br>
&raquo; Averaged 43.3 yards per punt throughout his career<br> 7

    G. Newman Lowrance/Associated Press

    7. Reggie Roby

    Miami Dolphins, 1983-1992; Washington Redskins, 1993-1994; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1995; Houston Oilers, 1996; Tennessee Titans, 1997; San Francisco 49ers, 1998
    » Voted to three Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro twice
    » Averaged 43.3 yards per punt throughout his career

  • Kansas City Chiefs 1963-1977; New England Patriots 1978<br>
&raquo; Super Bowl Champion (IV)<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl three times<br>
&raquo; Member of the AFL All-Time Team<br>
&raquo; Four career punts of more then 70 yards<br>
&raquo; 1,072 career punts for 46,139 yards and a 43.0 average 6

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    6. Jerrel Wilson

    Kansas City Chiefs 1963-1977; New England Patriots 1978
    » Super Bowl Champion (IV)
    » Voted to Pro Bowl three times
    » Member of the AFL All-Time Team
    » Four career punts of more then 70 yards
    » 1,072 career punts for 46,139 yards and a 43.0 average

  • New York Giants 1985-1993, 2006; Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams 1993-1996, 2003-2004; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1997; Green Bay Packers 1998; Philadelphia Eagles 1999-2002, 2005<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Selected to two Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; <br> Member of the two NFL all-decades teams (1980s, 1990s)
&raquo; member of Giants� All-Time Team, Eagles� 75th Anniversary Team, and Rams� 25th Anniversary Team<br>
&raquo;  1,401 career punts for 60,707 yards and a 43.3 average 5

    David Durochik/Associated Press

    5. Sean Landeta

    New York Giants 1985-1993, 2006; Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams 1993-1996, 2003-2004; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1997; Green Bay Packers 1998; Philadelphia Eagles 1999-2002, 2005
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion
    » Selected to two Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    »
    Member of the two NFL all-decades teams (1980s, 1990s) » member of Giants� All-Time Team, Eagles� 75th Anniversary Team, and Rams� 25th Anniversary Team
    » 1,401 career punts for 60,707 yards and a 43.3 average

  • Washington Redskins, 1937-1952<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; Averaged 45.1 yards per punt throughout his career<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 4

    Pro Football Hall of Fame/Associated Press

    4. Sammy Baugh

    Washington Redskins, 1937-1952
    » Two-time NFL champion
    » Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
    » Averaged 45.1 yards per punt throughout his career
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1973-1986<br>
&raquo; Three-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Averaged 42.4 yards per punt throughout his career<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 3

    Arthur Anderson/Associated Press

    3. Ray Guy

    Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1973-1986
    » Three-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Averaged 42.4 yards per punt throughout his career
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Detroit Lions, 1952-1953, 1956-1964<br>
&raquo; Three-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Averaged 44.3 yards per punt throughout his career<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2

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    2. Yale Lary

    Detroit Lions, 1952-1953, 1956-1964
    » Three-time NFL champion
    » Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Averaged 44.3 yards per punt throughout his career
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Oakland Raiders, 2000-2012; Houston Texans, 2013-Present<br>
&raquo; Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro six times<br>
&raquo; Has averaged 47.5 yards per punt throughout his career<br>
&raquo; Averaged a career-best 51.1 yards per punt in 2009 1

    Paul Sakuma/Associated Press

    1. Shane Lechler

    Oakland Raiders, 2000-2012; Houston Texans, 2013-Present
    » Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro six times
    » Has averaged 47.5 yards per punt throughout his career
    » Averaged a career-best 51.1 yards per punt in 2009