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The Best Athletes Who Wore #7

Updated May 21, 2020 2.7k votes 410 voters 20.4k views31 items

List RulesVote up the top athletes who wore 7 for at least one professional season

The athletes who wore Lucky Number 7 as their jersey number include a combination of players across various sports who achieved various levels of success. John Elway, Ben Roethlisberger, and Michael Vick are among the top NFL names who wore #7 while delivering incredible results at the quarterback position.

The NBA has had players find success with the jersey 7 thanks to Carmelo Anthony, Pete Maravich, and Kyle Lowry. Some of the MLB players to wear 7 across their careers include Mickey Mantle, Barry Bonds, and Joe Mauer. The NHL is represented by famous players like Ray Borque and Paul Coffey. 

So check out the list of athletes who wore 7 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 7, then head over and check out some other iconic jersey numbers, including the best players to wear No. 25.

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  • League: NFL
    Years active: 2004-present
    Stats: 218 games played, 56,545 passing yards, 363 passing touchdowns

    Career Highlights

    • 2× Super Bowl champion (XL, XLIII)
    • 6× Pro Bowl (2007, 2011, 2014–2017)
    • 2× NFL passing yards leader (2014, 2018)
    • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2004)
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    • League: NHL
      Years active: 1964-1981
      Stats: 1,282 games played, 717 goals, 873 assists

      Career Highlights

      • Hockey Hall of Fame
      • 2x Stanley Cup winner
      • 8x All-Star
      • 5x Ross Trophy winner
      • 2x Hart Memorial Trophy winner
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      • League: NHL
        Years active: 1979-2001
        Stats: 1,612 games played, 410 goals, 1,169 assists

        Career Highlights

        • Hockey Hall of Fame
        • Stanley Cup winner
        • 19x All-Star
        • 5x Norris Memorial Trophy winner
        • Calder Memorial Trophy winner
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        • League: MLB
          Years active: 1986-2007
          Stats: .298 batting average, 762 home runs, 1,996 RBIs

          Career Highlights

          • 14× All-Star (1990, 1992–1998, 2000–2004, 2007)
          • 7× NL MVP (1990, 1992, 1993, 2001–2004)
          • 8× Gold Glove Award (1990–1994, 1996–1998)
          • 12× Silver Slugger Award (1990–1994, 1996, 1997, 2000–2004)
          • 3× NL Hank Aaron Award (2001, 2002, 2004)
          • 2× NL batting champion (2002, 2004)
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