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The Best Athletes Who Wore #32

Updated May 21, 2020 1.7k votes 177 voters 10.7k views51 items

List RulesOnly athletes who wore 32 for at least one professional season.

The best players to wear 32 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 32 jerseys include Dave Winfield, Roy Halladay, and Steve Carlton, all Hall of Fame players whose career highlights are among the greatest moments in baseball history. 

Basketball stars have had success with the number as well with Shaquille O'Neal, Karl Malone, and Julius Irving thriving with the number 32 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 #32 has a major legacy to live up to.

So check out the list of famous athletes who wore 32 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 32.

  • O. J. Simpson
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    League: NFL

    Years Active: 1969-1979

    Stats: 11,236 rushing yards, 4.7 yards per carry, 61 rushing touchdowns

    Career Highlights
    Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee (1985)
    5x Pro Bowl
    5x first-team All-Pro
    NFL MVP (1973)

    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Position: Running back
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  • League: NBA

    Years Active: 1994-2013

    Stats: 17,529 points, 8,725 rebounds, 12,091 assists

    Career Highlights
    Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (2018)
    10x NBA All-Star

    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Position: Point guard
    A great player?

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  • League: NBA

    Years Active: 1980-1993

    Stats: 17,335 points, 7,122 rebounds, 1,690 blocks

    Career Highlights
    Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (1999)
    7x All-Star
    2x NBA Sixth Man of the Year

    • Birthplace: Hibbing, Minnesota
    • Position: Power forward, Center
    A great player?

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  • League: MLB

    Years Active: 1973-1995

    Stats: .283 batting average, 3,110 hits, 465 home runs, 1,833 RBI

    Career Highlights
    Baseball Hall of Fame inductee (2001)
    12x All-Star

    • Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Position: Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
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