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List of National Football League career scoring leaders

The top 25 scorers in National Football League history are all placekickers. Statistics include regular season scoring only.


Adam Vinatieri has scored the most points in NFL history.


Rank Rank amongst leaders in scoring. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player Player Name.
Pos. Player's position(s).
Points Points scored.
* denotes elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Bold denotes active player.

Updated through the 2023 season.[1]

Rank Player Pos. Points
1 Adam Vinatieri K 2,673
2 Morten Andersen * K 2,544
3 Gary Anderson K 2,434
4 Jason Hanson K 2,150
5 John Carney K 2,062
6 Matt Stover K 2,004
7 George Blanda * K, QB 2,002
8 Jason Elam K 1,983
9 John Kasay K 1,970
10 Robbie Gould K 1,961
11 Mason Crosby K 1,939
12 Sebastian Janikowski K 1,913
13 Stephen Gostkowski K 1,875
14 Phil Dawson K 1,847
15 Matt Prater K 1,780
16 Matt Bryant K 1,758
17 Norm Johnson K 1,736
18 David Akers K 1,721
19 Nick Lowery K 1,711
20 Jan Stenerud * K 1,699
21 Ryan Longwell K 1,687
22 Justin Tucker K 1,649
23 Nick Folk K 1,632
24 Lou Groza * K, OT 1,608
25 Eddie Murray K 1,594


The top five scoring non-kickers in NFL history are listed here with their overall scoring rank. Only one non-kicker, Jerry Rice, is in the top 50 scorers of all-time.

Rank Player Position Career Points
41 Jerry Rice Wide receiver 1985–2004 1,256
59 Emmitt Smith Running back 1990–2004 1,052
67 LaDainian Tomlinson Running back 2001–2011 972
72 Randy Moss Wide receiver 1998–2012 950
74 Terrell Owens Wide receiver 1996–2010 942

See also


  1. ^ "NFL Career Scoring Leaders". Retrieved February 8, 2024.
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List of National Football League career scoring leaders
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