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Quiz: Can You Identify These Sports Legends If We Remove the Number From Their Jersey?

Numbers have been used to identify athletes since the beginning of professional sports. In sports like football and hockey, it would almost be impossible to identify an athlete without seeing their jersey number. The NFL actually has really strict numbering rules like requiring wide receivers to wear a number between 10 - 19 or 80 - 89. Quarterbacks can wear only 1 - 19, and every position has its own rules. NBA players can wear any number from 0 - 99, including 00, but the NCAA only allows single and double digits from 0 - 5 to be used. Since most NBA players went to college and they want to keep their college number in the NBA, it isn't common to see NBA players wear digits 6 - 9, but it is allowed.The first number to ever be retired in all of sports happened in 1934, when the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs retired No. 6 for their All-Star Ace Bailey. The first MLB team to ever retire a number was the New York Yankees when they retired Lou Gehrig's No. 4 in 1939. Major League Baseball retired Jackie Robinson's No. 42 league-wide in 1997, and UCLA retired the number 42 for all school sports to honor Robinson, who played four sports at the school.The NHL retired Wayne Gretzky's No. 99 league-wide in 2000, and the No. 23 is synonymous with one man and one man only.The sports world is dominated by numbers, and the numbers on the player's jersey might be the most important ones. Can you identify these sports legends if we remove the number from their jersey?

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Who is this basketball legend who won six NBA championships, five MVPs and is considered the greatest of all time?

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Do you know this quarterback who was drafted 199th overall and today has won the most Super Bowls of any quarterback in NFL history?

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Can you name this running back who is the only NFL player to average more than 100 rushing yards per game for his entire career?

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Who is this megastar footballer from Portugal who has more than 170 million Instagram followers?

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Who is this country kid from Indiana who became a three-time NBA champion and one of the greatest forwards in the game?

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This wide receiver holds the record for most career touchdowns with 208 and was voted one of the best players of all time.

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Can you name this quarterback who led the league in pass completions for six seasons but never won a Super Bowl?

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Can you name this Alabama native and Auburn alum who never won a championship but is considered one of the NBA's greatest players?

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Who is this Russian native who won a Stanley Cup in 2018 and holds the record for most goals scored in overtime?

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What women's soccer icon led the U.S. Women's National team to two Olympic gold medals and two FIFA World Cup championships?

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This NBA legend introduced "Showtime" to the NBA and led his team to five championships in the 1980s.

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Who is this three-time Super Bowl champion who rushed for more than 1,000 yards in 11 seasons of his career?

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Although his nickname is "Mr. Clutch," this player only won one of the nine NBA championships he played in.

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What is the name of this former No. 1 overall draft pick who has won three Stanley Cup championships and back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies?

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Do you know this seven-time World Series champion who is arguably the most famous baseball player ever?

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In 2010 she became the first American woman to win Olympic gold at the women's downhill ski event. Who is she?

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Can you name this baseball legend who played 21 seasons in the MLB and holds the record for most consecutive games played?

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This 7'1'' giant has four rap albums to his name, numerous acting credits and is one of the most dominant basketball players the NBA has ever seen.

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He's one of the few MLB legends to emerge from the steroid era untarnished and is considered one of the game's greatest.

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Who is this Czech native who at age 18 was the youngest player in the NHL and at age 45 was the oldest player in the NHL.

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Nicknamed "Flo-Jo," her 1988 world records in the 100- and 200-meter sprints earned her the recognition of fastest woman in the world. Who is she?

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What archenemy of Tom Brady holds the career record for most passing touchdowns?

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This former MLB All-Star is engaged to singer and actress Jennifer Lopez and holds the MLB career record for most grand slams.

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Who is this NHL legend who played 17 seasons in Pittsburgh and is the only person to have his name on the Stanley Cup as a player and an owner?

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Do you know this women's basketball icon who joined the WNBA in its first season and is the first person to ever dunk in a WNBA game?

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Along with Karl Malone, this point guard joined Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing as 90s NBA legends who could never beat Michael Jordan to win a championship.

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This 6'10'' pitcher nicknamed the "Big Unit" once exploded a pigeon with a fastball during a live baseball game.

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This controversial Bay Area slugger set the MLB home run record at the height of the steroid era.

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What six-time Stanley Cup champion earned the nickname "The Messiah" after bringing a Stanley Cup to New York City for the first time in 54 years?

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Who is this softball pitcher who won the Women's College World Series in 2001 and Olympic gold in 2004?

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Can you name this two-sport professional athlete who won two Super Bowls and played in a World Series?

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This expert closer won five World Series championships and was the first player to ever attain 100% of first ballot votes for Hall of Fame induction.

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Do you know this two-time Stanley Cup Champion who is idolized in an iconic statue in Boston?

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This Norwegian runner won 12 World Marathon Majors and was the first woman to ever run a marathon under two and a half hours. Who is she?

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What two-time NBA champion nicknamed "The Admiral" is one of only four NBA players in history to have ever recorded a quadruple-double?

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Do you know this two-time Super Bowl champion linebacker who played his entire career in New York City?

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No NHL player is allowed to wear his number. Can you name this NHL legend nicknamed "The Great One"?

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Can you name this Jamaican sprinter who has eight Olympic gold medals and is considered the fastest man in the world?

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This 13-time MLB All-Star played one season with his father and was due for even more greatness until injury hampered his career.

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Can you name this NHL legend who played a remarkable 26 seasons in the league and held a multitude of records until Wayne Gretzky came along and broke them?

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