John Smith, K (1974-83) By a foot over Tony Franklin.
2. Doug Flutie, QB/Drop-kick artist (1987-98, 2005). List wouldn't be
complete without NE icon.
3. Stephen Gostkowski, K (2006--, pictured). Precedes on this list the kicker he
succeeded. . .
4. Adam Vinatieri, K (1996-2005) . . . who happens to be most clutch in
5. Pat O'Neill. P (1994-95). Not the most distinguished punter, and not the
most distinguished number.
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