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The Best Athletes Who Wore #69 

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Updated February 14, 2020 1k votes 230 voters 8k views 26 items

List Rules Only athletes who wore the number 69 for at least one professional season

The best players to wear 69 as their jersey numbers are sprinkled across all major sports. It has been a popular jersey number for decades with successful athletes across the board, whether they are jokesters, newbies, or NFL linemen. Top MLB players with number 69 jerseys include Bronson Arroyo and Jordy Mercer, who are among the few in baseball to take on a tricky number. 

Many football stars have had success with the number as well with Jared Allen and Keith Sims thriving with the number 69 in the NFL. Hockey isn't too far behind with quite a few top stars rocking the number in NHL history, but surprisingly, no basketball player in NBA history has ever worn the #69.

So check out the list of famous athletes who wore 69 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 69.

Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #69
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

League: NFL
Years active: 2004-2015
Stats: 187 games, 136 sacks, 6 interceptions, 19 fumble recoveries

Career Highlights

  • 5-time Pro Bowl selection (2007-2009, 2011-2012)
  • 4-time first-team All-Pro (2007-2009, 2011)
  • Tied for NFL record with 4 career safeties
     
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Keith Sims is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #69
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League: NFL
Years active: 1990-2000
Stats: 142 games played, 6 fumble recoveries

Career Highlights

  • 3-time Pro Bowl selection (1993-1995)
  • 1994 second-team All-Pro
  • Inducted into Iowa State Hall of Fame in 2006
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Bronson Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #69
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League: MLB
Years active: 2000-2014, 2017
Stats: 148-137 (W-L), 4.28 career ERA, 1,571 strikeouts

Career Highlights

  • 2004 World Series champion
  • 2006 All-Star
  • 2010 Gold Glove winner
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David Bakhtiari is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #69
Photo: Kyle Engman/Wikimedia Commons

League: NFL
Years active: 2013-present (Green Bay Packers)
Stats: 90 games played, 1 tackle

Career Highlights

  • 2016 Pro Bowl selection
  • 2018 first-team All-Pro
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