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The Best Athletes Who Wore #11

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List RulesOnly athletes who wore 11 for at least one professional season.

The best players to wear 11 as their jersey numbers are sprinkled across all major sports. It has been a popular jersey number for decades with success of athletes across the board. Iconic MLB players with number 11 jerseys include Barry Larkin, Jimmy Rollins, and Gary Sheffield, all Hall of Fame-level players whose career highlights are among the greatest moments in baseball history. 

Basketball stars have had success with the number as well with Kyrie Irving, Yao Ming, and Klay Thompson thriving with the number 11 in the NBA. Football and hockey aren’t too far behind with quite a few superstars rocking the number in NFL and NHL history. It's all proof that anyone who wears #11 has a major legacy to live up to.

So check out the list of famous athletes who wore 11 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 11.

  • League: NFL
    Years active: 2004-present
    Stats: 1,378 receptions, 17,083 receiving yards, 120 receiving touchdowns

    Career Highlights
    11x Pro Bowl selection
    Walter Payton Man of the Year (2016)

    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Team: Arizona Cardinals
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  • League: NFL
    Years active: 2011-present
    Stats: 797 receptions, 12,125 receiving yards, 57 receiving touchdowns

    Career Highlights
    7x Pro Bowl selection
    2x first-team All-Pro selection

    • Age: 30
    • Birthplace: Foley, Alabama
    • Team: Atlanta Falcons
    A great player?

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  • League: NBA
    Years active: 1981-1994
    Stats: 18,822 points, 9,061 assists, 1,861 steals

    Career Highlights
    2x NBA champion
    12x NBA All-Star selection

    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Team: Detroit Pistons
    A great player?

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  • Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #11
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    League: NBA
    Years active: 2011-present
    Stats: 22.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 5.7 apg

    Career Highlights
    1x NBA champion
    6x NBA All-Star selection

    • Age: 27
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
    • Team: Brooklyn Nets
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