Top 20 Scorers

02/22/2006

The Top 20 scorers of all-time include four active plackickers. Topping the list of kickers who added to their career numbers in 2005 is Jason Elam of the Denver Broncos. He became the first player in NFL history to score 100 points in each of his first 13 seasons in the NFL. Elam tacked on 115 points to his career total in 2005 as he converted 24 field goals and 43 extra points for the AFC Western Division champions. Elam climbed two spots into 12th all-time.

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Jason Elam

Matt Stover of the Baltimore Ravens was the other Top 20 scorer to reach the 100-point mark in 2005 as he added 113 points (30 field goals, 23 extra points) to his career total this past season. He now ranks tied with Eddie Murray at ninth place with 1,594 career points.

The other two active placekickers in the Top 20 are John Carney and Jason Hanson. Carney scored 97 points for the New Orleans Saints in 2005 to climb into 7th place. Hanson kicked 19 field goals and 27 PATs for 84 points with the Detroit Lions this past season to jump from 20th to 17th place among the career leaders in scoring.

(At the Start of the 2006 NFL Season)
 
Rank   Player League Yrs.
TD
PAT
FG
Total
1 (1) Gary Anderson NFL 23
0
820
538
2,434
2 (2) Morten Andersen NFL 23
0
798
520
2,358
3 (3) George Blanda * NFL-AFL 26
9
943
335
2,002
4 (4) Norm Johnson NFL 18
0
638
366
1,736
5 (5) Nick Lowery NFL 18
0
562
383
1,711
6 (6) Jan Stenerud * AFL-NFL 19
0
580
373
1,699
7 (10) JOHN CARNEY NFL 18
0
464
390
1,634
8 (7) Lou Groza * AAFC-NFL 21
1
810
264
1,608
9T (8) Eddie Murray NFL 19
0
538
352
1,594
9T (11) MATT STOVER NFL 15
0
454
380
1,594
11 (9) Al Del Greco NFL 17
0
543
347
1,584
12 (14) JASON ELAM NFL 13
0
534
341
1,557
13 (12) Steve Christie NFL 15
0
468
336
1,476
14 (13) Pat Leahy NFL 18
0
558
304
1,470
15 (15) Jim Turner AFL-NFL 16
1
521
304
1,439
16 (16) Matt Bahr NFL 17
0
522
300
1,422
17 (20) JASON HANSON NFL 14
0
439
327
1,420
18 (17) Mark Moseley NFL 16
0
482
300
1,382
19 (18) Jim Bakken NFL 17
0
534
282
1,380
20 (19) Fred Cox NFL 15
0
519
282
1,365
 
2005 Notes:
There were no new additions to the Top 20 during the 2005 NFL Season.
Next in Line:
Those players active in 2005 who rank closest to a Top 20 ranking: JOHN KASAY (1,305).
 
ACTIVE IN 2005
* Pro Football Hall of Fame Member
( ) - indicates rank at the start of the 2005 season
 
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