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The Best Athletes Who Wore #10 

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Updated September 23, 2019 362 votes 72 voters 3.6k views 30 items

List Rules Vote up the top athletes who wore 10 for at least one professional season

The most respected athletes who wore 10 as their jersey number delivered the work of a perfect 10 in their respective sports. The number 10 is among the most popular jersey numbers in general all across the board with relevant names in basketball, football, baseball, and hockey. Each talented athlete to wear the number hoped to create a legacy that made them the best. 

Among the famous NFL stars who wore #10 are players like Frank Tarkenton, Eli Manning, and DeAndre Hopkins. Legendary NBA talents like Steve Nash, Walt Frazier, and Tiny Archibald all crafted memorable runs with the number. NHL and MLB fans had their heroes wear 10 thanks to names like Andre Dawson, Chipper Jones, and Guy Lafleur. 

So check out the list of athletes who wore 10 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 10, then head over and check out some other iconic jersey numbers, including the best players to wear No. 25.

Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #10
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League: NFL
Years active: 1961-1978
Stats: 239 games played, 47,003 passing yards, 342 passing touchdowns

Career Highlights

  • Football Hall of Fame
  • 9× Pro Bowl (1964–1970, 1974–1976)
  • First-team All-Pro (1975)
  • Second-team All-Pro (1973)
  • NFL Most Valuable Player (1975)
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1975)

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

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#18 of 217 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #82 of 1,536 The Best Football Players Ever

Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #10
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League: MLB
Years active: 1993-2012
Stats: .303 batting average, 468 home runs, 1,623 RBIs

Career Highlights

  • Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 8× All-Star (1996–1998, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2011, 2012)
  • World Series champion (1995)
  • NL MVP (1999)
  • 2× Silver Slugger Award (1999, 2000)

Birthplace: DeLand, Florida, United States of America

Position: Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

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#63 of 599 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time #40 of 707 The Best Hitters in Baseball Historylisted on Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball

Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #10
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League: NBA
Years active: 1996-2015
Stats: 1,217 games played, 14.3 points per game, 8.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds

Career Highlights

  • Basketball Hall of Fame
  • 2× NBA Most Valuable Player (2005, 2006)
  • 8× NBA All-Star (2002, 2003, 2005–2008, 2010, 2012)
  • 3× All-NBA First Team (2005–2007)
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team (2008, 2010)
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team (2002, 2003)

Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Position: Point guard

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#5 of 239 The Best White Players in NBA History #2 of 151 The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings

Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #10
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League: NBA
Years active: 1967-1980
Stats: 825 games played, 18.9 points per game, 6.1 assists, 5.9 rebounds, 1.9 steals

Career Highlights

  • Basketball Hall of Fame
  • 2x NBA champion (1970, 1973)
  • 7× NBA All-Star (1970–1976)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1975)
  • NBA-ABA All-Star Game MVP (1971)
  • 4× All-NBA First Team (1970, 1972, 1974, 1975)
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team (1971, 1973)
  • 7× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1969–1975)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Position: Point guard

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