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The Best Athletes Who Wore #69  

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

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.

Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #69
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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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Tim Krumrie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #69
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League: NFL
Years active: 1983-1984
Stats: 188 games played, 1,017 career tackles, 34.5 sacks, 13 fumble recoveries, 3 fumbles forced

Career Highlights

  • 2-time Pro Bowl selection (1987-1988)
  • 1988 first-team All-Pro
  • 1987 second-team All-Pro
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