San Francisco 49ers kicker Jake Moody was one of the stars of Super Bowl LVIII. The rookie third-round pick went 3/3 on field goals, including setting an NFL record for the longest kick in a Super Bowl when he banged one home from 55 yards (it would be broken quickly).

Moody, however, doesn’t have a ring. Some 49ers kickers who do are ahead of him on this list of the greatest 49ers kickers of all time. Like who? Keep reading this Betway Insider top 10 to find out.

As usual, all stats are courtesy of and are accurate through the end of the 2023 NFL regular season.

Who is the San Francisco 49ers starting Kicker for the 2023 season?

The San Francisco 49ers starting kicker for the 2023 NFL season was Jake Moody, a third-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

San Francisco 49ers Kicker History

 49ers kickers history is primarily built of men who primarily had success with other NFL franchises, especially in the 21st century: Robbie Gould (Bears), Phil Dawson (Browns), David Akers (Eagles).

Famous San Francisco 49ers Kickers

Other famous kickers for the 49ers include Super Bowl winners like Ray Wersching and Mike Cofer.

Ranking the Top 10 Greatest San Francisco 49ers Kickers of all time


  1. Andy Lee, 2004-2014

While this is supposed to be a kicker-only list, former 49ers punter Andy Lee quite simply has to be included in the conversation. He was an 11-year starter for the 49ers special teams unit and regularly featured amongst the league leaders in average punt yardage, leading the league once in that category (50.9 in 2011).

Lee was a 3x First-team All-Pro and 3x Pro Bowler in San Fran, even helping the 49ers reach the Super Bowl. Lee’s 68,405 total punt yards -- 43,468 coming as a 49er -- are the second most in NFL history.

  1. Jake Moody, 2023-Present

Though he’s only been the starter for one full season, current 49ers K Jake Moody has done enough to sneak into this list. The rookie was controversially selected in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft, making him the highest-drafted kicker since the Bucs took Roberto Aguayo in the second round back in 2016.

Moody was solid in his rookie season, notching home 21/25 FGs and 60/61 XPs. However, he saved his best work for the Super Bowl: Moody nailed three FGs, including a 55-yarder in the second quarter to notch the all-time Super Bowl record.

  1. Joe Nedney, 2005-2010

Former 49ers kicker Joe Nedney was a dependable mid-distance threat for San Francisco from 2005-2010. While he didn’t have the strongest leg by the time he arrived in the Bay -- Nedney was already 32 -- he was extremely accurate.

Nedney’s lowest field goal percentage as a 49er was 81.0% in 2009. Never a Pro Bowler, he did do enough to rack up the fourth-most made field goals in 49ers history. Unfortunately, Nedney never cracked the postseason with San Francisco.

  1. Jeff Wilkins, 1995-1996

Former San Francisco K Jeff Wilkins is likely best remembered for his decade-long stint with the St. Louis Rams from 1997-2007. However, he had two successful seasons early in his career in San Francisco, though he only featured in seven games in 1995.

While Wilkins only has the eleventh-most made field goals in franchise history, he is at the top of another statistic: of all 49ers kickers with at least 10 FGs attempted, Wilkins has the highest make percentage at 89.4%. In all, he went 42/49 for the 49ers with a long of 57.

  1. Phil Dawson, 2013-2016

Former San Francisco K Phil Dawson is yet another kicker best remembered for his time with another franchise: Dawson has the third-most games played in Cleveland Browns history. After his 14-year stint in Cleveland, Dawson joined the 49ers as a 38-year-old in 2013.

In his four full seasons as the San Francisco starter, Dawson went 99/115 on FGs (86.1%) and 130/132 on XPs -- extra impressive considering the extra point length change ahead of the 2014 season. Dawson also went a perfect 7/7 on playoff field goals for the 49ers.

  1. David Akers, 2011-2012

No, former 49ers K David Akers also didn’t have the lengthiest stint in the Bay Area. And similarly to Wilkins and Dawson, Akers was also a star in another city (Philadelphia) who only jumped to the Bay for the twilight of his career.

Even at 36 years old, Akers proved he had plenty left in the tank after signing ahead of the 2011 season. He was a First-team All-Pro that season, going 44/52 on FGs (both the most in the NFL) to earn his seventh career Pro Bowl nod.

Akers also went 8/9 on playoff FGs for the 49ers. However, his most notable moment came on the opening day of the 2012 season: Akers tied a then-NFL record by donking a 63-yard field goal off the crossbar and in against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

  1. Tommy Davis, 1959-1969

While former San Francisco K Tommy Davis wasn’t the most accurate kicker in franchise history, here’s why he has to be on this list:

  • Most field goal attempts in 49ers history (276)
  • 2x Pro Bowls (1962, 1965)
  • 1x Second-team All-Pro (1965)
  • Served as the 49ers punter for seven seasons (1x NFL leader in yards/punt)

While Davis’s career accuracy of 47.1% on field goals is simply not good enough by 21st standards, it was enough to keep him in the job as a 49er for over a decade.

  1. Mike Cofer, 1988-1993

Former 49ers kicker Mike Cofer was famous for two things:

  • Winning two Super Bowls with San Francisco, making 12 postseason field goals, and earning First-team All-Pro honors in 1989. Cofer made the fifth-most FGs in franchise history
  • His career as a NASCAR Stock Car racer in the late 1990s

Ultimately, Cofer’s spotty accuracy cost him his starting spot -- he went just 16/26 on FGs during his final season as the 49ers starter in 1993.

  1. Robbie Gould, 2017-2022

Oh look, yet another past 49ers kicker who’s better known for his exploits with a different franchise. This time it’s Robbie Gould, who joined San Francisco at 34 after an 11-year stay with the Chicago Bears.

Gould was an absolute rock in San Fran, converting 87.5% of his field goals (he even led the league with a 97.1% clip in 2018). He did his best work in the playoffs, making all 21 of his FG attempts (and all 19 XPs) in nine playoff games. Gould’s 21 made playoff field goals are the most in 49ers history.

Would 49ers fans have preferred him to Jake Moody in the Super Bowl vs the Chiefs?

  1. Ray Wersching, 1977-1987

Why is former San Francisco K Ray Wersching the best kicker in 49ers history? Here’s his Bay Area resume:

  • 2x Super Bowl Champion
  • Most FGM in 49ers regular season history
  • Most XPM in 49ers regular season history
  • Second-most FGM in 49ers playoff history
  • 1x NFL Scoring leader (1984)
  • 1x Second-team All-Pro (1984)

Not bad for an undrafted free agent.

Parameters of RankingsRankings are made based on a combination of 1) individual accomplishments, 2) team success, 3) franchise legacy, and 4) personal accolades.


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