You trail by a point and have the ball at the opponent’s 32-yard line with three seconds left. Who do you want attempting that game-winning 50-yard field goal?
Jan Stenerud – The only pure placekicker in the Hall of Fame. He kicked three field goals in his only Super Bowl in 1970 and still ranks 13th on the all-time scoring list with 1,699 points. He went to six Pro Bowls — his first in 1969 and his last in 1985.
Morten Anderson – A two-time all-decade selection (1980s & 1990s) and the NFL’s all-time leading scorer with 2,544 points. Anderson played 25 seasons and set the NFL record with his 709 career field goals.
Jason Hanson – A great kicker who played in relative anonymity on bad teams (20 years at Detroit). Hanson kicked 52 career field goals of 50 yards or more, an NFL record, and ranks third on the all-time scoring list with 2,150 points.
Adam Vinatieri – Kicked a 48-yarder as time expired to give the Patriots a 20-17 win over the Rams in the 2002 Super Bowl, then kicked a 41-yarder with four seconds left to give the Patriots a 32-29 victory over the Panthers in the 2004 Super Bowl. Also the NFL’s fifth all-time leading scorer.