Alphabetical Athletes

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Can you name the athletes whose first and last name start with the same initials?

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The stadium that hosts the US Open is named for this African-American tennis great.AA
Before he was a US Senator, he played basketball at Princeton and won two NBA Championships with the New York Knicks ('70, '73).BB
This outfielder won the 2007 World Series with the Red Sox, and currently plays for the Oakland A's. Is not a cereal.CC
This American gymnast was a three-time Olympian and a part of the gold medal winning 'Magnificent Seven' in 1996.DD
This 1B/DH debuted with the Cincinnati Reds in 2005 and currently plays for the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2012, he hit 40 home runs for the first time in his career.EE
He won the US Seniors Open in 2009. In 2005, he was the oldest golfer to win the Players Championship and famously wore a pink skirt on his way to winning the Skins Game.FF
Known as 'The Iceman', this Hall of Fame shooting guard played in both the ABA and NBA, most notably with the Spurs.GG
Terry Bollea adopted this ring name on his way to a pro wrestling career that spanned four decades and launched his second career in film and reality television.HH
Known as 'The President', this Nigerian heavyweight boxer tallied a 20-0 record with 15 KOs. In 1999, his arrest in Las Vegas signaled the end of his career.II
One of the greatest all-time athletes in the women's heptathlon, this American won three Golds, one Silver, and two Bronze medals over the course of four Olympics.JJ
This NASCAR driver is a member of Hendrick Motorsports, and was the 2004 Rookie of the Year.KK
Known as 'The Lion', this London-born heavyweight boxer tallied 41 wins, 32 KOs, and became the undisputed world heavyweight champion when he defeated Evander Holyfield in 1999.LL
This center played 21 years in the NHL, mostly with the North Stars/Stars franchise. He holds the record for most points scored by a US-born player.MM
Known as 'the Kitchen', this gargantuan offensive lineman earned six Pro Bowl appearances, and won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys.NN
This Puerto Rican righty pitched for eight different teams in his twelve year career, but primarily with the Cardinals. He wore the number 00 in reference to his initials.OO
This All-American cornerback/punt returner starred at LSU, and earned Pro Bowl honors with the Arizona Cardinals in his rookie NFL season in 2011.PP
He is the Head Coach for the New York Jets. His father, Buddy, was a legendary coach for the Eagles and Cardinals. His twin brother is also a coach in the NFL.RR
This three-time Olympic Gold medalist was the first basketball player to sign a WNBA contract. She is a 4-time WNBA champion, and a 3-time WNBA MVP.SS
This 5-time Pro Bowl running back helped lead the Buffalo Bills to four Super Bowl appearances, but never won the big game.TT
This reliever played 11 MLB seasons, earning two All-Star appearances. In 2003, he won the World Series with the Marlins, but is currently serving a 14-year sentence in Venezuela.UU
This Spanish-born goalkeeper plays for FC Barcelona, where he has helped the club win five La Liga titles and three Champions League titles.VV
This sharpshooting forward was an All-American at Maryland in 1992. An 11 year NBA player, he wore high socks as a tribute to our 'GG' athlete, and appeared in the movie 'Eddie'.WW
This soccer player was one of the greatest French footballers of all time. He infamously headbutted an Italian opponent in the chest during the 2006 World Cup.ZZ

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