List of NFL players by games played

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All-time most appearances (minimum 200 games played)[edit]

Regular season only: [1] (includes AAFC and AFL games)

Morten Andersen played in more NFL games than any other player.
Positions played
C Center G Guard NT Nose Tackle QB Quarterback
CB Cornerback K Placekicker OL 0Off. Lineman0 RB Running Back
DE Defensive End KR 0Kick Returner0 OT Off. Tackle S Safety
DT 0Defensive Tackle0 LB Linebacker P Punter TE Tight End
FB Fullback LS Long Snapper PR 0Punt Returner0 WR Wide Receiver

If more than one position is listed for a player, the BOLD listing is his primary position. This list is sorted by 1) games played, 2) first year played, 3) last year played and 4) surname.

Bold denotes an active player Most games for that position^ Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame*
Jason Hanson holds the NFL record of 21 seasons with the same team as placekicker for the Lions.
Kicker Adam Vinatieri leads all active players with more than 300 games played.
Jerry Rice played 303 games primarily on offense, an NFL record.
Brett Favre has played the most NFL games at quarterback.
Bruce Matthews (left) played a record 296 games as an offensive lineman. His brother Clay (right) holds the record for games at linebacker.
No one has played more games at the cornerback position than Darrell Green
Jim Marshall holds the record for most games played at defensive end, 282.
Tony Gonzalez holds the longevity record for tight ends with 270 games played.
Lou Groza, who set the standard for longevity, was both a kicker and offensive tackle for 268 games from the 1940s through the 1960s.
David Binn played 256 games as a long snapper, an NFL record.
Rod Woodson leads all kick and punt returners with 238 games played. He was primarily a cornerback and also played safety.
Emmitt Smith played a record 226 games at running back for the Cowboys and Cardinals
Regular Season Games Played
Rank Name Position Period Games Updated Through
1 Morten Andersen* K ^ 1982–2007 382
2 Gary Anderson K 1982–2004 353
3 Jeff Feagles P ^ 1988–2009 352
4 George Blanda* K, QB 1949–1975 340
5 Adam Vinatieri K 1996–present 337 2017
6 Jason Hanson K 1992–2012 327
7 Jerry Rice* WR ^ 1985–2004 303
8 John Carney K 1988–2010 302
Brett Favre* QB ^ 1991–2010
10 John Kasay K 1991–2011 301
11 Matt Stover K 1991–2009 297
12 Bruce Matthews* OL ^ 1983–2001 296
13 Darrell Green* CB ^ 1983–2002 295
Phil Dawson K 1999–present 2017
15 Shane Lechler P 2000–present 286 2017
16 Sean Landeta P 1985–2005 284
17 Jim Marshall DE ^ 1960–1979 282
18 Trey Junkin LS ^ TE, LB 1983–2002 281
19 Bruce Smith* DE 1985–2003 279
20 Clay Matthews LB ^ 1978–1996 278
21 Norm Johnson K 1982–1999 273
22 Tony Gonzalez TE ^ 1997–2013 270
23 Lou Groza* K, OT 1946–1967 268
Junior Seau* LB 1990–2009
Sebastian Janikowski K 2000–present 2017 season
26 Peyton Manning QB 1998–2015 266
27 Jan Stenerud* K 1967–1985 263
Lomas Brown OT ^ 1985–2002
Jason Elam K 1993–2009
30 Ray Brown G ^ 1986–2005 262
31 Nick Lowery K 1978–1996 260
32 Jackie Slater* OT 1976–1995 259
Lee Johnson P 1985–2002
34 David Binn LS 1994–2010 256
London Fletcher LB 1998–2013
36 Earl Morrall QB 1956–1976 255
Irving Fryar WR 1984–2000
Tim Brown* WR 1988–2004
39 Charles Woodson S ^ 1998–2015 254
40 Tom Brady QB 2000–present 253 2017
41 Mike Kenn OT 1978–1994 251
42 Pat Leahy K 1974–1991 250
Eddie Murray K 1980–2000
Eugene Robinson S 1985–2000
Julius Peppers DE, LB 2002–present 2017
46 Drew Brees QB 2001–present 249 2017
47 Al Del Greco K 1984–2000 248
48 Fran Tarkenton* QB 1961–1978 246
Jeff Van Note C ^ 1969–1986
Blair Bush C ^ 1978–1994
51 Mike Webster* C 1974–1990 245
Patrick Mannelly LS 1998–2013
53 Ray Donaldson C 1980–1996 244
Ricky Proehl WR 1990–2006
Chris Gardocki P 1991–2006
Matt Turk P 1995–2011
57 Bill Romanowski LB 1988–2003 243
58 Dan Marino* QB 1983–1999 242
59 Ed White G 1969–1985 241
Craig Hentrich P 1994–2009
Kevin Mawae C 1994–2009
Ronde Barber CB 1997–2012
63 Ron McDole DE 1961–1978 240
Mick Tingelhoff* C 1962–1978
Ryan Longwell K 1997–2012
66 Charlie Joiner* WR 1969–1986 239
Jerry Fontenot C 1989–2004
Chris Mohr P 1989–2004
Lorenzo Neal FB ^ 1993–2008
Jason Witten TE 2003–2017
71 Reggie Roby P 1983–1998 238
Rod Woodson* CB, KR, PR, S 1987–2003
Bryan Barker P 1990–2005
Brad Maynard P 1997–2011
75 David Akers K 1998–2013 237
76 Clyde Simmons DE 1986–2000 236
Ted Washington NT ^ 1991–2007
Ethan Albright LS, C 1995–2010
79 Matt Bahr K 1979–1995 235
Pete Metzelaars TE 1982–1997
Olindo Mare K 1997–2012
Mike Leach LS 2000–2015
83 Jim Bakken K 1962–1978 234
Stan Brock OT 1980–1995
John Elway* QB 1983–1998
Andre Reed* WR 1985–2000
Cris Carter* WR 1987–2002
Kendall Gammon LS 1992–2006
Tony Richardson FB 1995–2010
Lawyer Milloy S 1996–2010
91 James Lofton* WR 1978–1993 233
Rohn Stark P 1982–1997
Vinny Testaverde QB 1987–2007
Jason Taylor* DE, LB 1997–2011
95 Chris Doleman* DE 1985–1999 232
Reggie White* DE 1985–2000
97 Frank Winters C 1987–2002 231
98 James Farrior LB 1997–2011 230
Derrick Mason WR 1997–2011
100 Steve Christie K 1990–2004 229
Keith Traylor NT 1991–2007
102 Jim Turner K 1964–1979 228
Henry Ellard WR 1983–1998
Jim Sweeney C 1984–1999
Kevin Greene* LB 1985–1999
Ray Lewis* LB 1996–2012
107 Rickey Jackson* LB 1981–1995 227
Jim Jeffcoat DE 1983–1997
Raleigh McKenzie OL 1985–2000
Casey Wiegmann C 1997–2011
111 Paul Krause* S 1964–1979 226
Emmitt Smith* RB ^ 1990–2004
113 Carl Eller* DE 1964–1979 225
Albert Lewis CB 1983–1998
Hardy Nickerson LB 1987–2002
Keith Brooking LB 1998–2012
117 John Hadl QB 1962–1977 224
Ed "Too Tall" Jones DE 1974–1989
Carl Hairston DE, DT 1976–1990
Art Monk* WR 1980–1995
Mark Royals P 1987–2003
Dan Stryzinski P 1990–2003
Will Shields* G 1993–2006
John Lynch S 1993–2007
Derrick Brooks* LB 1995–2008
Kevin Carter DE 1995–2008
Brian Dawkins* S 1996–2011
128 Max Montoya G 1979–1994 223
Brian Mitchell KR^, PR 1990–2003
Isaac Bruce WR 1994–2009
131 Marcus Allen* RB 1982–1997 222
Randall McDaniel* G 1988–2001
Matt Bryant K 2002–present 2017
134 Justin Smith DE 2001–2014 221
Terence Newman CB 2003–present 2017
136 Tom Tupa P, QB 1988–2004 220
Dave Moore TE, LS 1992–2006
Bob Whitfield OT 1992–2006
Antonio Gates TE 2003–present 2017
140 John Randle* DT ^ 1990–2003 219
Jeff Zgonina DT ^ 1993–2009
Wayne Gandy OT 1994–2008
Terrell Owens* WR 1996–2010
Takeo Spikes LB 1998–2012
Dominic Raiola C 2001–2014
Steve Smith, Sr. WR 2001–2016
147 Sonny Jurgensen* QB 1957–1974 218
Alan Page* DT 1967–1981
Jim Ritcher OL 1980–1995
Joe Nash NT, DT 1982–1996
Dan Turk LS 1985–1999
Randy Moss* WR 1998–2012
Dwight Freeney DE 2002–2017
Larry Fitzgerald WR 2004–present 2017
155 Jerrel Wilson P 1963–1978 217
Gene Upshaw* G 1967–1981
Guy Morriss OL 1973–1987
Bill Bates S 1983–1997
Eric Allen CB 1988–2001
Hines Ward WR 1998–2011
Andy Lee P 2004–present 2017
162 Dave Butz DT 1973–1988 216
Dave Brown CB 1975–1989
Darryl Talley LB 1983–1996
Dwight Stone KR, WR 1987–2000
Michael Strahan* DE 1993–2007
Eli Manning QB 2004–present 2017
168 Ted Hendricks* LB 1969–1983 215
Monte Coleman LB 1979–1994
John Kidd P 1984–1998
Champ Bailey CB 1999–2013
172 Ray Crockett CB 1989–2002 214
Vonnie Holliday DE 1998–2012
Donnie Jones P 2004–present 2017
175 Jimmy Johnson* CB 1961–1976 213
Pat Fischer CB 1961–1977
Mark Moseley K 1970–1986
Steve McMichael DT 1980–1994
Dave Krieg QB 1980–1998
Kevin Gogan G 1987–2000
Henry Thomas DT 1987–2000
Todd Steussie OL 1994–2007
Terrell Suggs LB 2003–present 2017
184 Jeff Gossett P 1981–1996 212
Rodney Holman TE 1982–1995
Brian Hansen P 1984–1999
Bruce Armstrong OT 1987–2000
Roman Phifer LB 1991–2005
Willie McGinest LB 1994–2008
Rian Lindell K 2000–2013
Karlos Dansby LB 2004–present 2017
192 Johnny Unitas* QB 1956–1973 211
Len Dawson* QB 1957–1975
Drew Hill WR 1979–1993
Earnest Byner RB 1984–1997
Ed West TE 1984–1997
Jeff Dellenbach C 1985–1999
Trace Armstrong DE 1989–2003
Aeneas Williams* CB, S 1991–2004
Jeff Saturday C 1999–2012
Jay Feely K 2001–2014
Reggie Wayne WR 2001–2014
Don Muhlbach LS 2003–present 2017
204 Jim Otto* C 1960–1974 210
Fred Cox K 1963–1977
Jackie Smith* TE 1963–1978
Elvin Bethea* DE 1968–1983
Chris Bahr K 1976–1989
Matt Birk C 1998–2012
210 Randy White* DT 1975–1988 209
Jessie Tuggle LB 1987–2000
Terrell Buckley CB 1992–2005
Keenan McCardell WR 1992–2007
Matt Hasselbeck QB 1999–2015
Brad Meester C 2000–2013
216 Len Rohde OT 1960–1974 208
Merlin Olsen* DT 1962–1976
Harold Jackson WR 1968–1983
Raymond Clayborn CB 1977–1991
Warren Moon* QB 1984–2000
Marvcus Patton LB 1990–2002
Kelvin Pritchett DT 1991–2004
Chris Gray G 1993–2007
Bryant Young DT, DE 1994–2007
Brian Jennings LS 2000–2012
John Denney LS 2005–present 2017
227 Craig Morton QB 1965–1982 207
Randy Rasmussen G 1967–1981
Art Shell* OT 1968–1982
Ron Yary* OT 1968–1982
Ken Riley CB 1969–1983
Ray Guy* P 1973–1986
Eugene Daniel CB 1984–1997
Howard Cross TE 1989–2001
Marco Coleman DE 1992–2005
Troy Vincent CB, S 1992–2006
Jon Runyan OT 1996–2009
Bryan Robinson DE 1997–2010
Ryan Pickett DT 2001–2014
240 Charlie Cowan OT 1961–1975 206
Julius Adams DE 1971–1987
Ray Wersching K 1973–1987
Reggie Williams LB 1976–1989
Steve DeBerg QB 1978–1998
Cornelius Bennett LB 1987–2000
James Hasty CB 1988–2001
Steve Wisniewski G 1989–2001
Terance Mathis WR 1990–2002
Sam Adams DT 1994–2007
Mike Vrabel LB 1997–2010
Alan Faneca G 1998–2010
Roberto Garza G, C 2001–2014
Mike Adams S 2004–present 2017
Dustin Colquitt P 2005–present 2017
255 Doug Atkins* DE 1953–1969 205
Dave Dalby C 1972–1985
Dave Jennings P 1974–1987
Nesby Glasgow S 1979–1992
Rich Camarillo P 1981–1996
Mike Horan P 1984–1999
Dale Hellestrae LS 1985–2001
Aaron Glenn CB 1994–2008
Darren Sharper S 1997–2010
Donald Driver WR 1999–2012
L.P. Ladouceur LS 2005–present 2017
266 Y. A. Tittle* QB 1948–1964 204
Grady Alderman OT 1960–1974
Willie Brown* CB 1963–1978
Doug Wilkerson G 1970–1984
Lionel Washington CB 1983–1997
Kyle Clifton LB 1984–1996
Kevin Ross CB 1984–1997
Shannon Sharpe* TE 1990–2003
274 Doug Dieken OT 1971–1984 203
Tom Rafferty OL 1976–1989
Ken Clarke NT, DT 1978–1991
Richard Dent* DE 1983–1997
John Jackson OT 1988–2001
Larry Allen* G 1994–2007
Ty Law CB 1995–2009
Jason Kyle LS 1995–2010
Kevin Williams DT 2003–2015
283 Gene Hickerson* G 1958–1973 202
Joe Scibelli G 1961–1975
Tony McGee DE 1971–1984
Jack Youngblood* DE 1971–1984
Adam Schreiber LS, G 1984–1999
Rob Burnett DE 1990–2003
Anthony Pleasant DE, DT 1990–2003
Jeff Robinson DE, TE, LS 1993–2009
Muhsin Muhammad WR 1996–2009
Brian Moorman P 2001–2013
Anquan Boldin WR 2003–2016
294 John Brodie QB 1957–1973 201
Jim Hart QB 1966–1984
Donnie Shell S 1974–1987
George Martin DE 1975–1988
Scott Studwell LB 1977–1990
Tim Irwin OT 1981–1994
Sean Jones DE 1984–1996
Mack Strong FB 1994–2007
Phillip Daniels DE 1996–2010
Josh Brown K 2003–2016
Jon Dorenbos LS 2003–2016
305 Wayne Walker LB, K 1958–1972 200
Russ Washington OT, DT 1968–1982
Mel Blount* CB 1970–1983
Steve Largent* WR 1976–1989
Fred Smerlas NT 1979–1992
Adam Lingner LS 1983–1995
Greg Kragen NT 1985–1997
Joe Phillips NT, DT, DE 1986–1999
Mo Lewis LB 1991–2003
Jeff Wilkins K 1994–2007
Larry Izzo LB 1996–2009
Pat Williams DT 1997–2010
Justin Snow LS 2000–2012
Ben Roethlisberger QB 2004–present 2017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NFL players with at least 200 games played". Pro football reference.com. Retrieved 10 April 2016.