Picking the best athletes who wore 69 in their careers is a tricky errand, involving some jokesters, some unfortunate newbies, and a lot of NFL lineman.
Some jersey numbers are famous because of players who have worn them like Michael Jordan's 23, Babe Ruth's 3, Jackie Robinson's 42, some for their cultural cache like lucky number 7 or unlucky 13. But #69, that's a whole different ballgame.
These are the top athletes who wore jersey number 69 proudly, at least for a little while. Add any you think are missing who could be considered the best to wear number 69.
Years active: 2004-2015
Stats: 187 games, 136 sacks, 6 interceptions, 19 fumble recoveries
- 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
Years active: 1990-2000
Stats: 142 games played, 6 fumble recoveries
- 3-time Pro Bowl selection (1993-1995)
- 1994 second-team All-Pro
- Inducted into Iowa State Hall of Fame in 2006
Years active: 2000-2014, 2017
Stats: 148-137 (W-L), 4.28 career ERA, 1,571 strikeouts
- 2004 World Series champion
- 2006 All-Star
- 2010 Gold Glove winner
Years active: 2013-present (Green Bay Packers)
Stats: 90 games played, 1 tackle
- 2016 Pro Bowl selection
- 2018 first-team All-Pro