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The Best Athletes Who Wore #99

Updated February 5, 2020 1.6k votes 102 voters 2.2k views50 items

List RulesOnly athletes who wore 99 for at least one professional season.

The best players to wear 99 as their jersey numbers are sprinkled across all major sports. It has been a popular jersey number for decades with success of athletes across the board. Iconic MLB players with number 99 jerseys include Aaron Judge, Manny Ramirez, and Hyun-jin Ryu, all Hall of Fame-level players whose career highlights are among the greatest moments in baseball history. 

Football stars have had success with the number as well with Warren Sapp, Jason Taylor, and JJ Watt thriving with the number 99 in the NFL. Basketball isn't too far behind with quite a few superstars rocking the number in NBA history. And of course, Wayne Gretzky is one of the greatest athletes ever to wear the number as the best hockey player in NHL history.

So check out the list of famous athletes who wore 99 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 99.

  • League: NHL

    Years active: 1979-1999

    Stats: 894 goals, 1,963 assists, 2,857 points

    Career Highlights
    Hockey Hall of Fame (1999)
    9x NHL MVP
    4x Stanley Cup champion

    • Birthplace: Brantford, Canada
    • Position: Centerman
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  • League: NFL

    Years active: 1995-2007

    Stats: 573 tackles, 96.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 19 forced fumbles, 3 touchdowns

    Career Highlights
    Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee (2013)
    7x Pro Bowl
    4x First-team All-Pro

    • Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States of America
    • Position: Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle
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  • League: NFL

    Years active: 2011-present

    Stats: 479 tackles, 96 sacks, 23 forced fumbles, 1 interception, 2 touchdowns

    Career Highlights
    5x Pro Bowl
    5x First-team All-Pro
    3x Defensive Player of the Year

    • Birthplace: Waukesha, Wisconsin
    • Position: Defensive end
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  • League: NFL

    Years active: 1997-2011

    Stats: 775 tackles, 139.5 sacks, 8 interceptions, 46 forced fumbles

    Career Highlights
    Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee (2017)
    6x Pro Bowl
    3x first-team All-Pro

    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Position: Linebacker
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