The Detroit Lions are an American football professional team based in Detroit. The Lions are a part of the NFL’s National Football Conference North division. The team’s home games are held at Detroit’s Ford Field.
List of 5 of the Detroit Lions Best Place Kickers in History
1. Jason Hanson
It’s difficult to picture anyone ever catching Hanson’s 495 career gold medals on the field. Hanson has the league record for field goals of 40 yards or longer made and for consecutive field goals of at least 40 yards made.
2. Eddie Murray
He was one of the best kickers of the 1980s, earning a spot on the second All-Decade team in the league. Two Pro Bowl appearances and a spot on the All-Pro team were achieved by Murray, who made 75.1 percent of his field goals. His best seasons, in 1988 and 1999, included a 54-yard field goal that was the farthest he ever made in his career.
3. Matt Prater
During his time with the Denver Broncos, Prater set an NFL record with a field goal from 64 yards out. He brought that record with him to Detroit.
All but two of his 261 extra-point attempts have been successful for Prater in Detroit. When setting up from less than 40 yards out, he’s a near-automatic (84 of 88), and he’s an excellent 32 of 34 since 2014.
4. Errol Mann
The precise, old-school way Errol Mann lined up for a kick may be what people remember most about him as a pure kicker. Throughout Mann’s 11-year career, he relied on a direct approach. Detroit was Mann’s home for 26 games, and he made 141 of 214 field goal attempts. It was in 1973 when he hit a long of 52 yards that he first gained notoriety.
5. Jim Martin
Jim Martin spent 11 seasons in Detroit as a guard, linebacker, and kicker. Of his 125 field-goal tries, the four-time NFL champion converted 56 of them into touchdowns. His longest field goal was a 52-yarder. His extra-point field goal percentage was 91 of 95