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The Biggest Jocks In TV History

Updated May 2, 2019 399 votes 53 voters20 items

List RulesVote up your favorite jocks and jockettes, regardless of how old they are or which series they're from.

Strap on your helmet and get ready for the big game as we rank the greatest jocks in TV history. Whether you’re with them or against them, there’s no denying how entertaining jocks can be. Most TV jocks are often stereotyped as big, dumb oafs, and while there are certainly some of those characters on this list, these characters don't always fit those labels.

Some characters like Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights) and Lucas Scott (One Tree Hill) have troubled lives and are layered individuals, while other jocks like Kenny Powers (Eastbound and Down) and Al Bundy (Married with Children) seem to have difficulties adjusting to not being the center of attention due to their past success as athletes. Jocks on TV can be the foil to the show’s protagonist, the comic relief, or even the star of the show. The best jock characters make you cheer for them much louder than for the team they play for, and that makes all the characters a home run!

Vote for the greatest jocks (or jockettes) on television, share the list with your friends, and please add any jocks you feel are missing from the list!

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    Spencer Strasmore

    Ballers
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    16
    5

    Al Bundy

    Married... with Children

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    20
    10

    A.C. Slater

    Saved by the Bell, Saved by the Bell: The College Years
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    20
    10

    More Sam Malone 

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    11
    6

    Kelly Kapowski

    Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style, Saved by the Bell: The College Years
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    13
    9

    Finn Hudson

    Glee, Glee Encore
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    16
    13

    Lucas Scott

    One Tree Hill
  • 8

    More Coach Ernie Pantusso 

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    13
    11

    Troy Barnes

    Community
  • 10
    8
    5

    Dauber Dybinski

    Coach
  • 11
    11
    11

    Kenny Powers

    Eastbound & Down
  • 12
    8
    8

    Donald "Donnie" Stevens

    Even Stevens, The Even Stevens Movie
  • 13
    8
    7

    Tony Banta

    Taxi
  • 14
    9
    10

    Tim Riggins

    Friday Night Lights
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    7
    9

    Matt Saracen

    Friday Night Lights
  • 16
    6
    8

    Archie Andrews

    Riverdale, Archie's Weird Mysteries
  • 17
    9
    13

    Axl Heck

    The Middle
  • 18
    5
    8

    DeMarcus Tillman

    American Vandal
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    2
    9

    Kevin Thompson

    Daria, Is It Fall Yet?
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    2
    10

    Steve Holt

    Arrested Development