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 has played in more NFL games than anyone else.
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*
Brett Favre has played the most NFL games as quarterback.
No one has played more games at the cornerback position than Darrell Green
Bruce Matthews (left) has played a record 296 games as an offensive lineman. His brother Clay (right) holds the record for games at linebacker.
Warren Moon played 208 NFL games at quarterback.
Jim Marshall holds the record for most games played at defensive end, 282.
Tony Gonzalez, who holds the longevity record for tight ends, retired at the end of the 2013 season.
Emmitt Smith played a record 226 games at running back for the Cowboys and Cardinals
Patrick Mannelly played 245 games as the long snapper for the Bears. The 2013 season was his 16th playing on special teams.
Hall of Famer Randall McDaniel played 222 games at the Guard position.
Kicker Adam Vinatieri leads all active players with over 300 games played.
Jason Hanson holds the NFL record of 21 seasons with the same team as placekicker for the Lions.
Lou Groza was both a kicker and offensive tackle for 268 games from the 1940s thru the 1960s.
After playing 218 games as a Hall of Fame defensive tackle, Alan Page became an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Peyton Manning led two teams to Super Bowl victories.
Rod Woodson leads all kick and punt returners with 238 games played. He was primarily a cornerback and also played safety.
Regular Season Games Played
Rank Name Position Period Games Updated Thru
1 Andersen, MortenMorten Andersen* K ^ 1982–2007 382
2 Anderson, GaryGary Anderson K 1982–2004 353
3 Feagles, JeffJeff Feagles P ^ 1988–2009 352
4 Blanda, GeorgeGeorge Blanda* K, QB 1949–1975 340
5 Hanson, JasonJason Hanson K 1992–2012 327
6 Vinatieri, AdamAdam Vinatieri K 1996–present 322 2016
7 Rice, JerryJerry Rice* WR ^ 1985–2004 303
8 Carney, JohnJohn Carney K 1988–2010 302
Favre, BrettBrett Favre* QB ^ 1991–2010
10 Kasay, JohnJohn Kasay K 1991–2011 301
11 Stover, MattMatt Stover K 1991–2009 297
12 Matthews, BruceBruce Matthews* OL ^ 1983–2001 296
13 Green, DarrellDarrell Green* CB ^ 1983–2002 295
14 Landeta, SeanSean Landeta P 1985–2005 284
15 Marshall, JimJim Marshall DE ^ 1960–1979 282
16 Junkin, TreyTrey Junkin LS ^ TE, LB 1983–2002 281
17 Smith, BruceBruce Smith* DE 1985–2003 279
Dawson, PhilPhil Dawson K 1999–present 2016
19 Matthews, ClayClay Matthews LB ^ 1978–1996 278
20 Johnson, NormNorm Johnson K 1982–1999 273
21 Gonzalez, TonyTony Gonzalez TE ^ 1997–2013 270
Lechler, ShaneShane Lechler P 2000–present 2016
23 Groza, LouLou Groza* K, OT 1946–1967 268
Seau, JuniorJunior Seau* LB 1990–2009
Janikowski, SebastianSebastian Janikowski K 2000–present 2016
26 Manning, PeytonPeyton Manning QB 1998–2015 266
27 Stenerud, JanJan Stenerud* K 1967–1985 263
Brown, LomasLomas Brown OT ^ 1985–2002
Elam, JasonJason Elam K 1993–2009
30 Brown, RayRay Brown G ^ 1986–2005 262
31 Lowery, NickNick Lowery K 1978–1996 260
32 Slater, JackieJackie Slater* OT 1976–1995 259
Johnson, LeeLee Johnson P 1985–2002
34 Binn, DavidDavid Binn LS 1994–2010 256
Fletcher, LondonLondon Fletcher LB 1998–2013
36 Morrall, EarlEarl Morrall QB 1956–1976 255
Fryar, IrvingIrving Fryar WR 1984–2000
Brown, TimTim Brown* WR 1988–2004
39 Woodson, CharlesCharles Woodson S ^ 1998–2015 254
40 Kenn, MikeMike Kenn OT 1978–1994 251
41 Leahy, PatPat Leahy K 1974–1991 250
Murray, EddieEddie Murray K 1980–2000
Robinson, EugeneEugene Robinson S 1985–2000
44 Del Greco, AlAl Del Greco K 1984–2000 248
45 Tarkenton, FranFran Tarkenton* QB 1961–1978 246
Van Note, JeffJeff Van Note C ^ 1969–1986
Bush, BlairBlair Bush C ^ 1978–1994
48 Webster, MikeMike Webster* C 1974–1990 245
Mannelly, PatrickPatrick Mannelly LS 1998–2013
50 Donaldson, RayRay Donaldson C 1980–1996 244
Proehl, RickyRicky Proehl WR 1990–2006
Gardocki, ChrisChris Gardocki P 1991–2006
Turk, MattMatt Turk P 1995–2011
54 Romanowski, BillBill Romanowski LB 1988–2003 243
55 Marino, DanDan Marino* QB 1983–1999 242
56 White, EdEd White G 1969–1985 241
Hentrich, CraigCraig Hentrich P 1994–2009
Mawae, KevinKevin Mawae C 1994–2009
Barber, RondeRonde Barber CB 1997–2012
60 McDole, RonRon McDole DE 1961–1978 240
Tingelhoff, MickMick Tingelhoff* C 1962–1978
Longwell, RyanRyan Longwell K 1997–2012
63 Joiner, CharlieCharlie Joiner* WR 1969–1986 239
Fontenot, JerryJerry Fontenot C 1989–2004
Mohr, ChrisChris Mohr P 1989–2004
Neal, LorenzoLorenzo Neal FB ^ 1993–2008
67 Roby, ReggieReggie Roby P 1983–1998 238
Woodson, RodRod Woodson* CB, KR, PR, S 1987–2003
Barker, BryanBryan Barker P 1990–2005
Maynard, BradBrad Maynard P 1997–2011
71 Akers, DavidDavid Akers K 1998–2013 237
Brady, TomTom Brady QB 2000–present 2016
73 Simmons, ClydeClyde Simmons DE 1986–2000 236
Washington, TedTed Washington NT ^ 1991–2007
Albright, EthanEthan Albright LS, C 1995–2010
76 Bahr, MattMatt Bahr K 1979–1995 235
Metzelaars, PetePete Metzelaars TE 1982–1997
Mare, OlindoOlindo Mare K 1997–2012
Leach, MikeMike Leach LS 2000–2015
80 Bakken, JimJim Bakken K 1962–1978 234
Brock, StanStan Brock OT 1980–1995
Elway, JohnJohn Elway* QB 1983–1998
Reed, AndreAndre Reed* WR 1985–2000
Carter, CrisCris Carter* WR 1987–2002
Gammon, KendallKendall Gammon LS 1992–2006
Richardson, TonyTony Richardson FB 1995–2010
Milloy, LawyerLawyer Milloy S 1996–2010
Peppers, JuliusJulius Peppers DE, LB 2002–present 2016
89 Lofton, JamesJames Lofton* WR 1978–1993 233
Stark, RohnRohn Stark P 1982–1997
Testaverde, VinnyVinny Testaverde QB 1987–2007
Taylor, JasonJason Taylor* DE, LB 1997–2011
Brees, DrewDrew Brees QB 2001–present 2016
94 Doleman, ChrisChris Doleman* DE 1985–1999 232
White, ReggieReggie White* DE 1985–2000
96 Winters, FrankFrank Winters C 1987–2002 231
97 Farrior, JamesJames Farrior LB 1997–2011 230
Mason, DerrickDerrick Mason WR 1997–2011
99 Christie, SteveSteve Christie K 1990–2004 229
Traylor, KeithKeith Traylor NT 1991–2007
101 Turner, JimJim Turner K 1964–1979 228
Ellard, HenryHenry Ellard WR 1983–1998
Sweeney, JimJim Sweeney C 1984–1999
Greene, KevinKevin Greene* LB 1985–1999
Lewis, RayRay Lewis LB 1996–2012
106 Jackson, RickeyRickey Jackson* LB 1981–1995 227
Jeffcoat, JimJim Jeffcoat DE 1983–1997
McKenzie, RaleighRaleigh McKenzie OL 1985–2000
Wiegmann, CaseyCasey Wiegmann C 1997–2011
110 Krause, PaulPaul Krause* S 1964–1979 226
Smith, EmmittEmmitt Smith* RB ^ 1990–2004
112 Eller, CarlCarl Eller* DE 1964–1979 225
Lewis, AlbertAlbert Lewis CB 1983–1998
Nickerson, HardyHardy Nickerson LB 1987–2002
Brooking, KeithKeith Brooking LB 1998–2012
116 Hadl, JohnJohn Hadl QB 1962–1977 224
Jones, Ed "Too Tall"Ed "Too Tall" Jones DE 1974–1989
Hairston, CarlCarl Hairston DE, DT 1976–1990
Monk, ArtArt Monk* WR 1980–1995
Royals, MarkMark Royals P 1987–2003
Stryzinski, DanDan Stryzinski P 1990–2003
Shields, WillWill Shields* G 1993–2006
Lynch, JohnJohn Lynch S 1993–2007
Brooks, DerrickDerrick Brooks* LB 1995–2008
Carter, KevinKevin Carter DE 1995–2008
Dawkins, BrianBrian Dawkins S 1996–2011
127 Montoya, MaxMax Montoya G 1979–1994 223
Mitchell, BrianBrian Mitchell KR^, PR 1990–2003
Bruce, IsaacIsaac Bruce WR 1994–2009
Witten, JasonJason Witten TE 2003–present 2016
131 Allen, MarcusMarcus Allen* RB 1982–1997 222
McDaniel, RandallRandall McDaniel* G 1988–2001
133 Smith, JustinJustin Smith DE 2001–2014 221
134 Tupa, TomTom Tupa P, QB 1988–2004 220
Moore, DaveDave Moore TE, LS 1992–2006
Whitfield, BobBob Whitfield OT 1992–2006
137 Randle, JohnJohn Randle* DT ^ 1990–2003 219
Zgonina, JeffJeff Zgonina DT ^ 1993–2009
Gandy, WayneWayne Gandy OT 1994–2008
Owens, TerrellTerrell Owens WR 1996–2010
Spikes, TakeoTakeo Spikes LB 1998–2012
Raiola, DominicDominic Raiola C 2001–2014
Smith, Sr., SteveSteve Smith, Sr. WR 2001–2016
144 Jurgensen, SonnySonny Jurgensen* QB 1957–1974 218
Page, AlanAlan Page* DT 1967–1981
Ritcher, JimJim Ritcher OL 1980–1995
Nash, JoeJoe Nash NT, DT 1982–1996
Turk, DanDan Turk LS 1985–1999
Moss, RandyRandy Moss WR 1998–2012
150 Wilson, JerrelJerrel Wilson P 1963–1978 217
Upshaw, GeneGene Upshaw* G 1967–1981
Morriss, GuyGuy Morriss OL 1973–1987
Bates, BillBill Bates S 1983–1997
Allen, EricEric Allen CB 1988–2001
Ward, HinesHines Ward WR 1998–2011
156 Butz, DaveDave Butz DT 1973–1988 216
Brown, DaveDave Brown CB 1975–1989
Talley, DarrylDarryl Talley LB 1983–1996
Stone, DwightDwight Stone KR, WR 1987–2000
Strahan, MichaelMichael Strahan* DE 1993–2007
161 Hendricks, TedTed Hendricks* LB 1969–1983 215
Coleman, MonteMonte Coleman LB 1979–1994
Kidd, JohnJohn Kidd P 1984–1998
Bailey, ChampChamp Bailey CB 1999–2013
165 Crockett, RayRay Crockett CB 1989–2002 214
Holliday, VonnieVonnie Holliday DE 1998–2012
167 Johnson, JimmyJimmy Johnson* CB 1961–1976 213
Fischer, PatPat Fischer CB 1961–1977
Moseley, MarkMark Moseley K 1970–1986
McMichael, SteveSteve McMichael DT 1980–1994
Krieg, DaveDave Krieg QB 1980–1998
Gogan, KevinKevin Gogan G 1987–2000
Thomas, HenryHenry Thomas DT 1987–2000
Steussie, ToddTodd Steussie OL 1994–2007
175 Gossett, JeffJeff Gossett P 1981–1996 212
Holman, RodneyRodney Holman TE 1982–1995
Hansen, BrianBrian Hansen P 1984–1999
Armstrong, BruceBruce Armstrong OT 1987–2000
Phifer, RomanRoman Phifer LB 1991–2005
McGinest, WillieWillie McGinest LB 1994–2008
Lindell, RianRian Lindell K 2000–2013
182 Unitas, JohnnyJohnny Unitas* QB 1956–1973 211
Dawson, LenLen Dawson* QB 1957–1975
Hill, DrewDrew Hill WR 1979–1993
Byner, EarnestEarnest Byner RB 1984–1997
West, EdEd West TE 1984–1997
Dellenbach, JeffJeff Dellenbach C 1985–1999
Armstrong, TraceTrace Armstrong DE 1989–2003
Williams, AeneasAeneas Williams* CB, S 1991–2004
Saturday, JeffJeff Saturday C 1999–2012
Feely, JayJay Feely K 2001–2014
Wayne, ReggieReggie Wayne WR 2001–2014
193 Otto, JimJim Otto* C 1960–1974 210
Cox, FredFred Cox K 1963–1977
Smith, JackieJackie Smith* TE 1963–1978
Bethea, ElvinElvin Bethea* DE 1968–1983
Bahr, ChrisChris Bahr K 1976–1989
Birk, MattMatt Birk C 1998–2012
199 White, RandyRandy White* DT 1975–1988 209
Tuggle, JessieJessie Tuggle LB 1987–2000
Buckley, TerrellTerrell Buckley CB 1992–2005
McCardell, KeenanKeenan McCardell WR 1992–2007
Hasselbeck, MattMatt Hasselbeck QB 1999–2015
Meester, BradBrad Meester C 2000–2013
Freeney, DwightDwight Freeney DE 2002–present 2016
206 Rohde, LenLen Rohde OT 1960–1974 208
Olsen, MerlinMerlin Olsen* DT 1962–1976
Jackson, HaroldHarold Jackson WR 1968–1983
Clayborn, RaymondRaymond Clayborn CB 1977–1991
Moon, WarrenWarren Moon* QB 1984–2000
Patton, MarvcusMarvcus Patton LB 1990–2002
Pritchett, KelvinKelvin Pritchett DT 1991–2004
Gray, ChrisChris Gray G 1993–2007
Young, BryantBryant Young DT, DE 1994–2007
Jennings, BrianBrian Jennings LS 2000–2012
216 Morton, CraigCraig Morton QB 1965–1982 207
Rasmussen, RandyRandy Rasmussen G 1967–1981
Shell, ArtArt Shell* OT 1968–1982
Yary, RonRon Yary* OT 1968–1982
Riley, KenKen Riley CB 1969–1983
Guy, RayRay Guy* P 1973–1986
Daniel, EugeneEugene Daniel CB 1984–1997
Cross, HowardHoward Cross TE 1989–2001
Coleman, MarcoMarco Coleman DE 1992–2005
Vincent, TroyTroy Vincent CB, S 1992–2006
Runyan, JonJon Runyan OT 1996–2009
Robinson, BryanBryan Robinson DE 1997–2010
Pickett, RyanRyan Pickett DT 2001–2014
229 Cowan, CharlieCharlie Cowan OT 1961–1975 206
Adams, JuliusJulius Adams DE 1971–1987
Wersching, RayRay Wersching K 1973–1987
Williams, ReggieReggie Williams LB 1976–1989
DeBerg, SteveSteve DeBerg QB 1978–1998
Bennett, CorneliusCornelius Bennett LB 1987–2000
Hasty, JamesJames Hasty CB 1988–2001
Wisniewski, SteveSteve Wisniewski G 1989–2001
Mathis, TeranceTerance Mathis WR 1990–2002
Adams, SamSam Adams DT 1994–2007
Vrabel, MikeMike Vrabel LB 1997–2010
Faneca, AlanAlan Faneca G 1998–2010
Garza, RobertoRoberto Garza G, C 2001–2014
Bryant, MattMatt Bryant K 2002–present 2016
243 Atkins, DougDoug Atkins* DE 1953–1969 205
Dalby, DaveDave Dalby C 1972–1985
Jennings, DaveDave Jennings P 1974–1987
Glasgow, NesbyNesby Glasgow S 1979–1992
Camarillo, RichRich Camarillo P 1981–1996
Horan, MikeMike Horan P 1984–1999
Hellestrae, DaleDale Hellestrae LS 1985–2001
Glenn, AaronAaron Glenn CB 1994–2008
Sharper, DarrenDarren Sharper S 1997–2010
Driver, DonaldDonald Driver WR 1999–2012
Newman, TerenceTerence Newman CB 2003–present 2016
254 Tittle, Y. A.Y. A. Tittle* QB 1948–1964 204
Alderman, GradyGrady Alderman OT 1960–1974
Brown, WillieWillie Brown* CB 1963–1978
Wilkerson, DougDoug Wilkerson G 1970–1984
Washington, LionelLionel Washington CB 1983–1997
Clifton, KyleKyle Clifton LB 1984–1996
Ross, KevinKevin Ross CB 1984–1997
Sharpe, ShannonShannon Sharpe* TE 1990–2003
Gates, AntonioAntonio Gates TE 2003–present 2016
263 Dieken, DougDoug Dieken OT 1971–1984 203
Rafferty, TomTom Rafferty OL 1976–1989
Clarke, KenKen Clarke NT, DT 1978–1991
Dent, RichardRichard Dent* DE 1983–1997
Jackson, JohnJohn Jackson OT 1988–2001
Allen, LarryLarry Allen* G 1994–2007
Law, TyTy Law CB 1995–2009
Kyle, JasonJason Kyle LS 1995–2010
Williams, KevinKevin Williams DT 2003–2015
272 Hickerson, GeneGene Hickerson* G 1958–1973 202
Scibelli, JoeJoe Scibelli G 1961–1975
McGee, TonyTony McGee DE 1971–1984
Youngblood, JackJack Youngblood* DE 1971–1984
Schreiber, AdamAdam Schreiber LS, G 1984–1999
Burnett, RobRob Burnett DE 1990–2003
Pleasant, AnthonyAnthony Pleasant DE, DT 1990–2003
Robinson, JeffJeff Robinson DE, TE, LS 1993–2009
Muhammad, MuhsinMuhsin Muhammad WR 1996–2009
Moorman, BrianBrian Moorman P 2001–2013
Fitzgerald, LarryLarry Fitzgerald WR 2004–present 2016
Boldin, AnquanAnquan Boldin WR 2003–present 2016
284 Brodie, JohnJohn Brodie QB 1957–1973 201
Hart, JimJim Hart QB 1966–1984
Shell, DonnieDonnie Shell S 1974–1987
Martin, GeorgeGeorge Martin DE 1975–1988
Studwell, ScottScott Studwell LB 1977–1990
Irwin, TimTim Irwin OT 1981–1994
Jones, SeanSean Jones DE 1984–1996
Strong, MackMack Strong FB 1994–2007
Daniels, PhillipPhillip Daniels DE 1996–2010
Brown , JoshJosh Brown K 2003–2016
Lee, AndyAndy Lee P 2004–present 2016
Dorenbos, JonJon Dorenbos LS 2003–present 2016
Manning, EliEli Manning QB 2004–present 2016
297 Walker, WayneWayne Walker LB, K 1958–1972 200
Washington, RussRuss Washington OT, DT 1968–1982
Blount, MelMel Blount* CB 1970–1983
Largent, SteveSteve Largent* WR 1976–1989
Smerlas, FredFred Smerlas NT 1979–1992
Lingner, AdamAdam Lingner LS 1983–1995
Kragen, GregGreg Kragen NT 1985–1997
Phillips, JoeJoe Phillips NT, DT, DE 1986–1999
Lewis, MoMo Lewis LB 1991–2003
Wilkins, JeffJeff Wilkins K 1994–2007
Izzo, LarryLarry Izzo LB 1996–2009
Williams, PatPat Williams DT 1997–2010
Snow, JustinJustin Snow LS 2000–2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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