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The Best Athletes Who Wore #28

Updated July 13, 2020 308 votes 49 voters 1.7k views25 items

List RulesOnly athletes who wore 28 for at least one professional season

The best players to wear 28 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. Top NFL players with number 28 jerseys include Marshall Faulk and Adrian Peterson, 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 Wayne Embry thriving with the number 28 in the NBA. Baseball and hockey aren’t too far behind with quite a few superstars, like Gaylord Perry and Steve Larmer, rocking the number in MLB and NHL history, respectively.

Check out the list of famous athletes who wore 28 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 28.

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  • Marshall Faulk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #28
    Photo: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

    League: NFL
    Years Active: 1994-2006
    Career Highlights: Pro Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl champion (St. Louis Rams, 7× Pro Bowl, 3× First-team All-Pro, 3× Second-team All-Pro (1994, 1995, 1998)
    NFL Most Valuable Player, 3× NFL Offensive Player of the Year, NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, NFL rushing touchdowns leader 

    • Team: St. Louis Rams, Indianapolis Colts
    • Position: Running back
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #28
    Photo: Visionhaus / Getty Images

    League: Serie A 
    Years Active: 2002-present
    Career Highlights: FIFA World Player of the Year, FIFPro World Player of the Year, The Best FIFA Men's Player, Serie A Most Valuable Player, Serie A Footballer of the Year, Serie A Team of the Year (2019)

    • Team: Juventus
    • Position: Forward, Midfielder
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  • Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #28
    Photo: Arvee / Flickr

    League: NFL
    Years Active: 2007-present
    Career Highlights: NFL Most Valuable Player, NFL Offensive Player of the Year, 4× First-team All-Pro, 3× Second-team All-Pro, 7× Pro Bowl, NFL All-Decade Team, NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, 3× NFL rushing yards leader, 2× NFL rushing touchdowns leader

    • Team: Washington Redskins
    • Position: Running back
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  • League: MLB
    Years Active: 1962-1983
    Career Highlights: Baseball Hall of Fame, 5× All-Star, 2× Cy Young Award, 3× Wins leader, No Hitter

    • Team: Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers
    • Position: Pitcher
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