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The Best Athletes Who Wore #12

Updated July 13, 2020 536 votes 68 voters 1.5k views30 items

List RulesOnly athletes who wore 12 for at least one professional season

The best players to wear 12 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. Legendary NFL players with number 12 jerseys include Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, all Hall of Fame-level players whose career highlights are among the greatest moments in football history

Basketball stars have had success with the number as well with LaMarcus Aldridge and Dwight Howard thriving with the number 12 in the NBA. Baseball and hockey aren’t too far behind with quite a few superstars, like Wade Boggs and Yvan Cournoyer, rocking the number in MLB and NHL history, respectively. There are also several soccer players who wear number 12, like Marcelo Vieira.

Check out the list of famous athletes who wore 12 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 12.

  • Tom Brady
    Photo: user uploaded image / NBC Sports

    League: NFL

    Years Active: 2000-present

    Career Highlights: 14x Pro Bowl, 3x NFL MVP, 6x Super Bowl Champion, 3x First-Team All-Pro, 4x Super Bowl MVP

    • Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots
    • Position: Quarterback
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  • League: NFL

    Years Active: 2005-present

    Career Highlights: 8x Pro Bowl, 2x NFL MVP, 1x Super Bowl Champion, 1x Super Bowl MVP, 2x First-Team All-Pro

    • Team: Green Bay Packers
    • Position: Quarterback
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  • Terry Bradshaw
    Photo: flickr / CC0

    League: NFL

    Years Active: 1970-1983

    Career Highlights: 3x Pro Bowl, 1x NFL MVP, 4x Super Bowl Champion, 2x Super Bowl MVP, Pro Football Hall of Fame

    • Position: Quarterback
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  • League: NFL

    Years Active: 1969-1979

    Career Highlights: 6x Pro Bowl, 2x Super Bowl Champion, 1x Super Bowl MVP, Pro Football Hall of Fame

    • Position: Quarterback
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