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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.

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  • Jim Kelly
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY

    League: NFL

    Years Active: 1986-1996

    Career Highlights: 5x Pro Bowl, 1x First-Team All-Pro, Pro Football Hall of Fame

    • Position: Quarterback
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  • Joe Namath
    Photo: flickr / CC0

    League: NFL

    Years Active: 1965-1977

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

    • Position: Quarterback
    12
    2
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  • John Stockton
    Photo: via Youtube.com

    League: NBA

    Years Active: 1984-2003

    Career Highlights: 10 NBA All-Star, 1x NBA All-Star Game MVP, 2x All-NBA First-Team, Basketball Hall of Fame

    • Position: Point guard
    21
    14
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  • Andrew Luck
    Photo: NFLfan18 / flickr / CC-BY-ND 2.0

    League: NFL

    Years Active: 2012-2018

    Career Highlights: 4x Pro Bowl, 1x NFL Comeback Player of the Year

    • Team: Indianapolis Colts
    • Position: Quarterback
    21
    15
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