In the NFL, special teams makes up a third of the game.
Without a good special teams unit, a team will not have success and will not be in Super Bowl contention.
Plenty of players have made long careers out of playing special teams and they deserve to be recognized.
Here is a list of the best special team players on every NFL roster.
Dez Bryant had a great rookie special teams year for the Dallas Cowboys.
In 15 returns, Bryant scored two touchdowns and had a total of 215 return yards.
It was a great start to what should be a great career.
New York Giants fans, look away.
DeSean Jackson's explosive return game makes him a threat to score every time he touches the ball.
Matt Dodge has become just as famous for that punt return as DeSean Jackson.
Dodge had a horrible rookie year, capped off by that horrible play.
Brandon Banks is the Washington Redskins return specialist and was 12th in the league in kick return average.
The Redskins lack special teams talent which is why Banks is No. 1.
Jay Feely is one the league's best kickers and the Arizona Cardinal's best special teams player.
Last season, Feely made 24 out of 27 field goals and had one of the best field goal percentages in the league.
One of the best punters in the league, Andy Lee finished fourth in the league in punt average and third in punts inside the 20.
Leon Washington had a great comeback season last year for the Seattle Seahawks on special teams.
Washington returned three kickoffs for touchdowns, including two in one game.
Chris Chamberlain was one of the top special teams tacklers in the NFL last season and was the driving force behind the Rams kickoff coverage unit.
Stefan Logan is one of the top kick return men in the league and provides a nice spark for Lions, before they take over on offense.
Young Percy Harvin is a very dangerous return man and has his best days ahead of him.
Harvin scored a touchdown on a kick return last season and averaged 23.3 yard per return.
Mason Crosby didn't kick a whole lot of field goals because of the high powered Green Bay Packers offense, but he did kick a lot of extra points.
Crosby was third in the league extra points made and is an overall solid kicker.
Eric Weems does it all for the Atlanta Falcons special teams unit.
Weems led the team in special teams tackles and return yards and is a true special teams wonder boy.
Not a well known guy, but that doesn't mean Marcus Hudson doesn't get the job done.
Hudson led the Panthers in special teams tackles and is a work horse on the field.
Bush is a dynamic return man who uses his explosiveness to set up his offense in great field position.
Bush will be a great acquisition for whoever ends up signing him.
Michael Spurlock was 12th in the NFL in total kickoff return yards and scored one touchdown for the Buccaneers in 2010.
Spurlock is a consistent return man and a nice player for the Bucs.
C.J. Spiller is another young, dynamic return man in the NFL and has his best years ahead of him.
Spiller scored a touchdown on a 95-yard kick return last season and had over 1,000 return yards total.
Stephen Gostkowski only made 10 field goals last season and had a down year but is still a good kicker who should bounce back.
The New England Patriots offense will not need a lot of field goal help but they move the ball so well that Gotkowski should get a lot of attempts this season.
Brad Smith was drafted as a special teams player and he excels there in the NFL.
Smith lead the Jets in special teams tackles and is a great return man. Smith will make a living in this league as a special teams player like so many before him.
Dan Carpenter was the kicker on my fantasy team last year which is why he made this list.
Carpenter had a solid year for a bad team and put up some solid points.
Matt Prater is a solid NFL kicker who made this list only because of the lacking special teams talent on the Denver Broncos.
Dexter McCluster is just another player to add to the "freakishly athletic young return men" list and last season he was a big part of the Kansas City Chiefs' surprise season.
Shane Lechler is the best punter in the NFL without question and easily the best special teams player on the Oakland Raiders.
Lechler was second in the league in punt average and his leg is something Raider fans should be proud of.
The San Diego Chargers had the worst special teams unit in the NFL last season but that wasn't because of Nate Kaeding.
Kaeding is a great kicker and is probably the only player worth keeping on that unit.
David Reed led the league in kick return yard average and is a quality special teams player.
Reed had one touchdown to go along with 616 yards on 21 returns. His return "long" was 103 yards.
Another team lacking special teams talent, Bernard Scott makes the list for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Scott is a solid return man who won't get you great field position but won't screw you either.
Josh Cribbs is a great return man in the NFL and only second to Devin Hester.
Cribbs wasn't his normal self last year but I feel he will return to his once great form and become a threat to score with each return.
Anthony Madison led the Pittsburgh Steelers in special teams tackles last year and is a great special teams player.
James Casey was one of the top special teams tacklers in the NFL last season and led his Houston Texans team in the category.
I know nothing else about James Casey.
Adam Venateri is the most clutch kicker in NFL history and continues to be productive for the Indianapolis Colts.
Venateri is near the top of all field goal kicking statistics and his past clutch performances seal him on this list.
Kassim Osgood is near the top of the league in special team tackles and leads the category for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Tennessee Titans have one of the league's best kickers in Rob Bironas and he should continue to kick at that level.
Bironas was third in the league in field goal percentage and made 24 of 26 kicks.