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NFL All Time Leading Scorer: Who Is The NFL All Time Leading Scorer? List Of Top Five Scorers In The NFL

Ashish Priyadarshi

NFL All Time Leading Scorer

NFL All Time Leading Scorer Adam Vinatieri just announced his retirement. Finishing as the top scorer in the NFL is no small accomplishment.

The list of the top five scorers in the NFL is filled with greats and Adam Vinatieri ranks right among them. But, who are the all time leading scorers in the NFL? Read on to see the top five NFL all time leading scorers:

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NFL All Time Leading Scorer List: Top Five Highest Scorers In The NFL:

#5. John Carney: 2,062 Points

John Carney was a stud of a placekicker for several teams over his long NFL career. Carney played from 1988 to 2010 and finished his career kicking at an 82.4% clip. He went to the Pro Bowl twice and was First-Team All Pro once.

#4. Jason Hanson: 2,150 Points

Hanson was a prolific kicker for the Detroit Lions through his NFL career. Playing with the Lions from 1992 to 2012, Hanson earned two trips to the Pro Bowl and finished with an 82.4% mark on his field goals as well.

#3. Gary Anderson: 2,434 Points

As is the general trend, Anderson enjoyed a long and successful career in the NFL. Although Anderson mostly played for the Steelers, he found success with Minnesota too. He finished with three Pro Bowls and a First-Team All Pro selection. He finished hitting field goals at an 80.1% mark.

#2. Morten Andersen: 2,544 Points

Andersen was one of the most prolific kickers back in his prime with the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons. He finished with 7 Pro Bowl selections and three First-Team All Pro’s as well.

#1. Adam Vinatieri: NFL All Time Leading Scorer: 2,673 Points

And of course, Vinatieri holds the number one spot for all time points scored in the NFL. Vinatieri was one of the most clutch kickers in the league as well, drilling two field goals to help the New England Patriots win two Super Bowls among a number of other clutch kicks in playoff games.

He finished with three Pro Bowls and three First-Team All Pro selections and 4 Super Bowl wins, and he has the highest accuracy of any kicker on this list at 83.8%.

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About the author

Ashish Priyadarshi

Ashish Priyadarshi


Ashish Priyadarshi is The SportsRush's content manager and editor. Ashish freelanced for 1 year in the NFL division before taking on an editorial role in the company. He then tacked on managing content while adding on a writing role in the NBA division. Ashish has been closely following the NFL and NBA since the 2012 season when the Patriots lost the Super Bowl and Derrick Rose was at the height of his powers. Since then, Ashish has focused on honing his knowledge for both leagues in, even writing crossover pieces. In his free time, Ashish is an avid basketball player, he loves to watch movies and TV shows, immersing himself in the cinematic world. Ashish studies computer science and data science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and would love to mesh his love for sports with his technical skills.

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