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The Best Athletes Who Wore #25

Updated September 24, 2019 1.8k votes 378 voters 27.9k views32 items

List RulesVote up the top athletes who wore 25 for at least one professional season

The best players to wear 25 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 25 jerseys include Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson, and George Brett, 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 Vince Carter, Mark Price, and Ben Simmons thriving with the number 25 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 #25 has a major legacy to live up to.

So check out the list of famous athletes who wore 25 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 25, then head over and check out some other iconic jersey numbers, including the best players to wear No. 23.

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  • League: NFL
    Years active: 2011-present
    Stats: 119 games, 32 interceptions, 2 touchdowns

    Career Highlights

    • Super Bowl champion (XLVIII)
    • 4× Pro Bowl (2013–2016)
    • 3× First-team All-Pro (2012–2014)
    • Second-team All-Pro (2015)
    • NFL interceptions leader (2013)
    • Age: 31
    • Birthplace: Compton, California
    • Team: Seattle Seahawks
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  • League: MLB
    Years active: 1991-2012
    Stats: .276 batting average, 612 home runs, 1,699 RBIs

    Career Highlights

    • 5× All-Star (1997–1999, 2004, 2006)
    • Silver Slugger Award (1996)
    • AL Comeback Player of the Year (2006)
    • NL home run leader (2003)
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States of America
    • Team: Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers
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  • League: NFL
    Years active: 2009-present
    Stats: 10,606 rushing yards, 69 rushing touchdowns, 3,616 receiving yards, 15 receiving touchdowns

    Career Highlights

    • 6× Pro Bowl (2011, 2013–2017)
    • 2× First-team All-Pro (2011, 2013)
    • NFL rushing yards leader (2013)
    • NFL rushing touchdowns leader (2011)
    • Age: 31
    • Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    • Team: Buffalo Bills
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  • Fred Biletnikoff
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    League: NFL
    Years active: 1965-1980
    Stats: 8,974 receiving yards, 76 receiving touchdowns,

    Career Highlights

    • Super Bowl champion (XI)
    • Super Bowl MVP (XI)
    • 4× Pro Bowl (1970, 1971, 1973, 1974)
    • First-team All-Pro (1972)
    • NFL receptions leader (1971)
    • AFL champion (1967)
    • 2× AFL All-Star (1967, 1969)
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Team: Oakland Raiders
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