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The Top Ten Greatest NFL Special Team Players of all Time

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10.) Adam Vinatieri

  • Adam Vinatieri played for the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts.
  • 4 Time Super Bowl Champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLI)
  • 3 Time NFL First Team All Pro (2002, 2004, 2014)

9.) Shane Lechler

  • Shane Lechler played for the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans.
  • 4 Time NFL Punting Yards Leader (2003, 2008, 2009, 2017)
  • Golden Toe Award Winner (2009)

8.) Bill Bates

  • Bill Bates played for the Dallas Cowboys.
  • 3 Time Super Bowl Champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)
  • NFC Special Teams Player of the Year Award Winner (1983)

7.) Brian Mitchell

  • Brian Mitchell played for the Washington Redskins, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the New York Giants.
  • Super Bowl Champion (XXVI)
  • Selected to the NFL Pro Bowl in 1995

6.) Jan Stenerud

  • Jan Stenerud played for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Green Bay Packers, and the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Super Bowl Champion (IV)
  • 4 Time NFL First Team All Pro (1970, 1971, 1974, 1984)

5.) Deion Sanders

  • Deion Sanders played for the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins, and the Baltimore Ravens.
  • 2 Time Super Bowl Champion (XXIX, XXX)
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award Winner in 1994

4.) Morten Andersen

  • Morton Anderson played for the New Orleans Saints, the Atlanta Falcons, the New York Giants, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Minnesota Vikings.
  • 2 Time Golden Toe Award Winner (1986, 1995)
  • 7 Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995)

3.) Ray Guy

  • Ray Guy played for the Oakland Raiders and the Los Angeles Raiders
  • 3 Time Super Bowl Champion (XI, XV, XVIII)
  • Golden Toe Award Winner in 1975

2.) Devin Hester

  • Devin Hester played for the Chicago Bears, the Atlanta Falcons, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Seattle Seahawks.
  • Brian Piccolo Award Winner in 2006
  • 3 Time NFL First Team All Pro (2006, 2007, 2010)

1.) Steve Tasker

  • Steve Tasker played for the Houston Oilers and the Buffalo Bills.
  • 7 Time NFL First Team All Pro (1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
  • 7 Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)

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