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List of NFL players by games played

All-time most appearances (minimum 200 games played)

Regular season only:[1] (includes AAFC and AFL games)

Morten Andersen played in 382 NFL games, more than any other player.
Positions played
C Center G Guard NT Nose Tackle QB Quarterback
CB Cornerback K Placekicker OL 0Off. Lineman0 RB Running Back
DE Defensive End KR 0Kick Returner0 OT Off. Tackle S Safety
DT 0Defensive Tackle0 LB Linebacker P Punter TE Tight End
FB Fullback LS Long Snapper PR 0Punt Returner0 WR Wide Receiver

If more than one position is listed for a player, the BOLD listing is his primary position. This list is sorted by 1) games played, 2) first year played, 3) last year played

Bold denotes an active player Most games for that position^ Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame*
Tom Brady has played the most NFL games at quarterback, 335.
Jason Hanson holds the NFL record of 21 seasons with the same team as placekicker for the Lions.
Jerry Rice played 303 games as a wide receiver, an NFL record.
Bruce Matthews (left) played a record 296 games as an offensive lineman. His brother Clay (right) holds the record for games at linebacker.
No one has played more games at the cornerback position than Darrell Green
Jim Marshall holds the record for most games played at defensive end, 282.
Jason Witten holds the longevity record for tight ends with 271 games played.
Lou Groza, who set the standard for longevity, was both a kicker and offensive tackle for 268 games from the 1940s through the 1960s.
David Binn played 256 games as a long snapper.
Rod Woodson leads all kick and punt returners with 238 games played. He was primarily a cornerback and also played safety.
Emmitt Smith played a record 226 games at running back for the Cowboys and Cardinals before Frank Gore broke that record and retired with the current record of 241 games.
Regular Season Games Played
Rank Name Position Period Games
1 Morten Andersen* K ^ 1982–2007 382
2 Adam Vinatieri K 1996–2019 365
3 Gary Anderson K 1982–2004 353
4 Jeff Feagles P ^ 1988–2009 352
5 George Blanda* K, QB 1949–1975 340
6 Tom Brady QB ^ 2000–2022 335
7 Jason Hanson K 1992–2012 327
8 Phil Dawson K 1999–2018 305
9 Jerry Rice* WR ^ 1985–2004 303
10 John Carney K 1988–2010 302
Brett Favre* QB 1991–2010
12 John Kasay K 1991–2011 301
13 Matt Stover K 1991–2009 297
Andy Lee P 2004–2022
15 Bruce Matthews* OL ^ 1983–2001 296
16 Darrell Green* CB ^ 1983–2002 295
17 Drew Brees QB 2001–2020 287
18 Shane Lechler P 2000–2017 286
19 Sean Landeta P 1985–2005 284
Sebastian Janikowski K 2000–2018
21 Jim Marshall DE ^ 1960–1979 282
22 Trey Junkin LS ^, TE, LB 1983–2002 281
23 Bruce Smith* DE 1985–2003 279
24 Clay Matthews LB ^ 1978–1996 278
25 Norm Johnson K 1982–1999 273
26 Jason Witten TE ^ 2003–2020 271
27 Tony Gonzalez* TE 1997–2013 270
28 Lou Groza* K, OT 1946–1967 268
Junior Seau* LB 1990–2009
Marcedes Lewis TE 2006–present
31 Peyton Manning* QB 1998–2015 266
Julius Peppers DE, LB 2002–2018
Robbie Gould K 2005–2022
34 Jan Stenerud* K 1967–1985 263
Lomas Brown OT ^ 1985–2002
Jason Elam K 1993–2009
Larry Fitzgerald WR 2004–2020
38 Ray Brown G ^ 1986–2005 262
39 Mason Crosby K 2007–present 261
39 Nick Lowery K 1978–1996 260
Don Muhlbach LS 2004–2020
42 Jackie Slater* OT 1976–1995 259
Lee Johnson P 1985–2002
44 David Binn LS 1994–2010 256
London Fletcher LB 1998–2013
Sam Koch P 2006–2022
47 Earl Morrall QB 1956–1976 255
Irving Fryar WR 1984–2000
Tim Brown* WR 1988–2004
Dustin Colquitt P 2005–2021
51 Charles Woodson* S ^ 1998–2015 254
52 L.P. Ladouceur LS 2005–2020 253
53 Mike Kenn OT 1978–1994 251
54 Pat Leahy K 1974–1991 250
Eddie Murray K 1980–2000
Eugene Robinson S 1985–2000
Matt Prater K 2007–present
58 Ben Roethlisberger QB 2004–2021 249
59 Al Del Greco K 1984–2000 248
Jason Peters OT 2004–present
61 Fran Tarkenton* QB 1961–1978 246
Jeff Van Note C ^ 1969–1986
Blair Bush C ^ 1978–1994
64 Mike Webster* C 1974–1990 245
Patrick Mannelly LS 1998–2013
66 Ray Donaldson C 1980–1996 244
Ricky Proehl WR 1990–2006
Chris Gardocki P 1991–2006
Matt Turk P 1995–2011
Terrell Suggs LB 2003–2019
Philip Rivers QB 2004–2020
Calais Campbell DE 2008–present
73 Bill Romanowski LB 1988–2003 243
J. J. Jansen LS 2009–present
75 Dan Marino* QB 1983–1999 242
76 Ed White G 1969–1985 241
Craig Hentrich P 1994–2009
Kevin Mawae* C 1994–2009
Ronde Barber* CB 1997–2012
Matt Bryant K 2002–2019
Frank Gore RB ^ 2005–2020
82 Ron McDole DE 1961–1978 240
Mick Tingelhoff* C 1962–1978
Ryan Longwell K 1997–2012
85 Charlie Joiner* WR 1969–1986 239
Jerry Fontenot C 1989–2004
Chris Mohr P 1989–2004
Lorenzo Neal FB ^ 1993–2008
Andrew Whitworth OT, G 2006–2021
Matthew Slater WR 2008–2023
91 Reggie Roby P 1983–1998 238
Rod Woodson* CB, KR, PR, S 1987–2003
Bryan Barker P 1990–2005
Brad Maynard P 1997–2011
Thomas Morstead P 2009–present
96 David Akers K 1998–2013 237
97 Clyde Simmons DE 1986–2000 236
Ted Washington NT ^ 1991–2007
Ethan Albright LS, C 1995–2010
Antonio Gates TE 2003–2018
Eli Manning QB 2004–2019
102 Matt Bahr K 1979–1995 235
Pete Metzelaars TE 1982–1997
Olindo Mare K 1997–2012
Mike Leach LS 2000–2015
106 Jim Bakken K 1962–1978 234
Stan Brock OT 1980–1995
John Elway* QB 1983–1998
Andre Reed* WR 1985–2000
Cris Carter* WR 1987–2002
Kendall Gammon LS 1992–2006
Tony Richardson FB 1995–2010
Lawyer Milloy S 1996–2010
Matt Ryan QB 2008–2022
115 James Lofton* WR 1978–1993 233
Rohn Stark P 1982–1997
Vinny Testaverde QB 1987–2007
Jason Taylor* DE, LB 1997–2011
119 Chris Doleman* DE 1985–1999 232
Reggie White* DE 1985–2000
121 Frank Winters C 1987–2002 231
Aaron Rodgers QB 2005–present
123 James Farrior LB 1997–2011 230
Derrick Mason WR 1997–2011
125 Steve Christie K 1990–2004 229
Keith Traylor NT 1991–2007
127 Jim Turner K 1964–1979 228
Henry Ellard WR 1983–1998
Jim Sweeney C 1984–1999
Kevin Greene* LB 1985–1999
Ray Lewis* LB 1996–2012
Mike Adams S 2004–2019
Nick Folk K 2007–present
134 Rickey Jackson* LB 1981–1995 227
Jim Jeffcoat DE 1983–1997
Raleigh McKenzie OL 1985–2000
Casey Wiegmann C 1997–2011
Jon Weeks C, LS 2010–present
139 Paul Krause* S 1964–1979 226
Emmitt Smith* RB 1990–2004
Donnie Jones P 2004–2018
142 Carl Eller* DE 1964–1979 225
Albert Lewis CB 1983–1998
Hardy Nickerson LB 1987–2002
Keith Brooking LB 1998–2012
146 John Hadl QB 1962–1977 224
Ed "Too Tall" Jones DE 1974–1989
Carl Hairston DE, DT 1976–1990
Art Monk* WR 1980–1995
Mark Royals P 1987–2003
Dan Stryzinski P 1990–2003
Will Shields* G 1993–2006
John Lynch* S 1993–2007
Derrick Brooks* LB 1995–2008
Kevin Carter DE 1995–2008
Brian Dawkins* S 1996–2011
John Denney LS 2005–2018
158 Max Montoya G 1979–1994 223
Brian Mitchell KR^, PR 1990–2003
Isaac Bruce* WR 1994–2009
Brett Kern P 2008–2022
162 Marcus Allen* RB 1982–1997 222
Randall McDaniel* G 1988–2001
164 Justin Smith DE 2001–2014 221
Terence Newman CB 2003–2017
166 Tom Tupa P, QB 1988–2004 220
Dave Moore TE, LS 1992–2006
Bob Whitfield OT 1992–2006
Duane Brown OT 2008–present
170 John Randle* DT ^ 1990–2003 219
Jeff Zgonina DT ^ 1993–2009
Wayne Gandy OT 1994–2008
Terrell Owens* WR 1996–2010
Takeo Spikes LB 1998–2012
Dominic Raiola C 2001–2014
Steve Smith, Sr. WR 2001–2016
Stephen Gostkowski K 2006–2020
178 Sonny Jurgensen* QB 1957–1974 218
Alan Page* DT 1967–1981
Jim Ritcher OL 1980–1995
Joe Nash NT, DT 1982–1996
Dan Turk LS 1985–1999
Randy Moss* WR 1998–2012
Dwight Freeney DE 2002–2017
Jerry Hughes DE 2010–present
186 Jerrel Wilson P 1963–1978 217
Gene Upshaw* G 1967–1981
Guy Morriss OL 1973–1987
Bill Bates S 1983–1997
Eric Allen CB 1988–2001
Hines Ward WR 1998–2011
192 Dave Butz DT 1973–1988 216
Dave Brown CB 1975–1989
Darryl Talley LB 1983–1996
Dwight Stone KR, WR 1987–2000
Michael Strahan* DE 1993–2007
Kevin Huber P 2009–2022
Ryan Succop K 2009–2022
Morgan Cox LS 2010–present
200 Ted Hendricks* LB 1969–1983 215
Monte Coleman LB 1979–1994
John Kidd P 1984–1998
Champ Bailey* CB 1999–2013
204 Ray Crockett CB 1989–2002 214
Vonnie Holliday DE 1998–2012
Domata Peko NT 2006–2019
207 Jimmy Johnson* CB 1961–1976 213
Pat Fischer CB 1961–1977
Mark Moseley K 1970–1986
Steve McMichael DT 1980–1994
Dave Krieg QB 1980–1998
Kevin Gogan G 1987–2000
Henry Thomas DT 1987–2000
Todd Steussie OL 1994–2007
215 Jeff Gossett P 1981–1996 212
Rodney Holman TE 1982–1995
Brian Hansen P 1984–1999
Bruce Armstrong OT 1987–2000
Roman Phifer LB 1991–2005
Willie McGinest LB 1994–2008
Rian Lindell K 2000–2013
Karlos Dansby LB 2004–2017
223 Johnny Unitas* QB 1956–1973 211
Len Dawson* QB 1957–1975
Drew Hill WR 1979–1993
Earnest Byner RB 1984–1997
Ed West TE 1984–1997
Jeff Dellenbach C 1985–1999
Trace Armstrong DE 1989–2003
Aeneas Williams* CB, S 1991–2004
Jeff Saturday C 1999–2012
Jay Feely K 2001–2014
Reggie Wayne WR 2001–2014
Johnathan Joseph CB 2006–2020
235 Jim Otto* C 1960–1974 210
Fred Cox K 1963–1977
Jackie Smith* TE 1963–1978
Elvin Bethea* DE 1968–1983
Chris Bahr K 1976–1989
Matt Birk C 1998–2012
241 Randy White* DT 1975–1988 209
Jessie Tuggle LB 1987–2000
Terrell Buckley CB 1992–2005
Keenan McCardell WR 1992–2007
Matt Hasselbeck QB 1999–2015
Brad Meester C 2000–2013
Antoine Bethea S 2006–2019
Cameron Jordan DE 2011–present
249 Len Rohde OT 1960–1974 208
Merlin Olsen* DT 1962–1976
Harold Jackson WR 1968–1983
Raymond Clayborn CB 1977–1991
Warren Moon* QB 1984–2000
Marvcus Patton LB 1990–2002
Kelvin Pritchett DT 1991–2004
Chris Gray G 1993–2007
Bryant Young* DT, DE 1994–2007
Brian Jennings LS 2000–2012
259 Craig Morton QB 1965–1982 207
Randy Rasmussen G 1967–1981
Art Shell* OT 1968–1982
Ron Yary* OT 1968–1982
Ken Riley* CB 1969–1983
Ray Guy* P 1973–1986
Eugene Daniel CB 1984–1997
Howard Cross TE 1989–2001
Marco Coleman DE 1992–2005
Troy Vincent CB, S 1992–2006
Jon Runyan OT 1996–2009
Bryan Robinson DE 1997–2010
Ryan Pickett DT 2001–2014
272 Charlie Cowan OT 1961–1975 206
Julius Adams DE 1971–1987
Ray Wersching K 1973–1987
Reggie Williams LB 1976–1989
Steve DeBerg QB 1978–1998
Cornelius Bennett LB 1987–2000
James Hasty CB 1988–2001
Steve Wisniewski G 1989–2001
Terance Mathis WR 1990–2002
Sam Adams DT 1994–2007
Mike Vrabel LB 1997–2010
Alan Faneca* G 1998–2010
Roberto Garza G, C 2001–2014
Clark Harris LS 2008–2022
Matthew Stafford QB 2009–present
287 Doug Atkins* DE 1953–1969 205
Dave Dalby C 1972–1985
Dave Jennings P 1974–1987
Nesby Glasgow S 1979–1992
Rich Camarillo P 1981–1996
Mike Horan P 1984–1999
Dale Hellestrae LS 1985–2001
Aaron Glenn CB 1994–2008
Darren Sharper S 1997–2010
Donald Driver WR 1999–2012
Benjamin Watson TE 2004–2019
Tramon Williams CB 2007–2020
Devin McCourty S 2010–2022
300 Y. A. Tittle* QB 1948–1964 204
Grady Alderman OT 1960–1974
Willie Brown* CB 1963–1978
Doug Wilkerson G 1970–1984
Lionel Washington CB 1983–1997
Kyle Clifton LB 1984–1996
Kevin Ross CB 1984–1997
Shannon Sharpe* TE 1990–2003
308 Doug Dieken OT 1971–1984 203
Tom Rafferty OL 1976–1989
Ken Clarke NT, DT 1978–1991
Richard Dent* DE 1983–1997
John Jackson OT 1988–2001
Larry Allen* G 1994–2007
Ty Law* CB 1995–2009
Jason Kyle LS 1995–2010
Kevin Williams DT 2003–2015
Kareem Jackson S 2010–present
318 Gene Hickerson* G 1958–1973 202
Joe Scibelli G 1961–1975
Tony McGee DE 1971–1984
Jack Youngblood* DE 1971–1984
Adam Schreiber LS, G 1984–1999
Rob Burnett DE 1990–2003
Anthony Pleasant DE, DT 1990–2003
Jeff Robinson DE, TE, LS 1993–2009
Muhsin Muhammad WR 1996–2009
Brian Moorman P 2001–2013
Anquan Boldin WR 2003–2016
329 John Brodie QB 1957–1973 201
Jim Hart QB 1966–1984
Donnie Shell* S 1974–1987
George Martin DE 1975–1988
Scott Studwell LB 1977–1990
Tim Irwin OT 1981–1994
Sean Jones DE 1984–1996
Mack Strong FB 1994–2007
Phillip Daniels DE 1996–2010
Josh Brown K 2003–2016
Jon Dorenbos LS 2003–2016
Eric Weddle S 2007–2019
Patrick Peterson CB 2011–present
342 Wayne Walker LB, K 1958–1972 200
Russ Washington OT, DT 1968–1982
Mel Blount* CB 1970–1983
Steve Largent* WR 1976–1989
Fred Smerlas NT 1979–1992
Adam Lingner LS 1983–1995
Greg Kragen NT 1985–1997
Joe Phillips NT, DT, DE 1986–1999
Mo Lewis LB 1991–2003
Jeff Wilkins K 1994–2007
Larry Izzo LB 1996–2009
Pat Williams DT 1997–2010
Justin Snow LS 2000–2012
Nick Bellore LB, FB 2011–present
Rank Name Position Period Games

See also

References

  1. ^ "NFL players with at least 200 games played". Pro football reference.com. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
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