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: 1983-1984
Stats: 188 games played, 1,017 career tackles, 34.5 sacks, 13 fumble recoveries, 3 fumbles forced
- 2-time Pro Bowl selection (1987-1988)
- 1988 first-team All-Pro
- 1987 second-team All-Pro