If We Give You 3 Athletes, Can You Guess What They Have in Common?

By: Talin Vartanian

If We Give You 3 Athletes, Can You Guess What They Have in Common?
Image: Wiki Commons by U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachary Cacicia

About This Quiz

In this athlete comparison quiz, we're giving you a short list of athletes, and all you have to do is tell us how they are similar! We're covering all kinds of sports in this quiz, including soccer, football, hockey, baseball, basketball and even some Olympic games as well!

Let's do a brief warm up exercise to help you prep for this quiz. What do you think Clint Boling, Malik Jefferson and Chris Worley all have in common? If you know some stuff about football, you might guess that these are NFL players who belong to the Cincinnati Bengals football team!

You won't just need to know about teams and players, though, as some questions will require you to know when and where certain athletes were born. You'll also need to know the various positions of different sports, like the positions on a football, baseball and basketball team. Other questions will hint at records for players with regard to the game, season and career.

If you're a sports fanatic, we encourage you to do your best on this athletes comparison quiz, where you'll have a chance to show us just how much you know about athletes! Try and score at least a 90% now!

What do Tony Eason, Tom Brady and Steve Grogan all have in common?
They were/are quarterbacks for the New England Patriots.
Tom Brady is the current quarterback for the New England Patriots. Tony Eason and Steve Grogan were also once quarterbacks for the New England Patriots. Tom Brady has also won more Super Bowls than any other quarterback.
They all live in California.
They all graduated from high school in 1973.
They were/are pitchers for the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Herb Adderley, Morten Andersen and Doug Atkins all have what in common?
They were all kickers.
They all played for the Minnesota Vikings.
They are all in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Those who have been phenomenal players in pro football have been inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Though the list includes many football players, Herb Adderley, Morten Andersen and Doug Atkins are all on that list.
They were all cornerbacks.

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Can you spot the similarity between Greg Oden, Gilbert Arenas and George Foreman?
They all have the Capricorn zodiac sign.
They were all basketball players.
They were all born in January.
Greg Oden, Gilbert Arenas and George Foreman were all born in January! Greg Oden is actually an Aquarius while the other two athletes are Capricorn.
They were all born in 1988.

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Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and Michael Jordan were all ...
NHL players
MLB players
NFL players
NBA players
These three athletes were all great NBA players who are currently retired. Specifically, Michael Jordan has been named NBA Champion 6 times.

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Bart Starr, Curly Lambeau and Forrest Gregg were all NFL players for the ...
Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are noted for their long list of players, which also includes Len Ford and Vince Lombardi. Bart Starr, Curly Lambeau and Forrest Gregg all once played for the Green Bay Packers (and are included in the Hall of Fame).
Minnesota Vikings
Chicago Bears
Oakland Raiders

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What do you think is the similarity between LeBron James, Mickey Mantle and Kobe Bryant?
They are all basketball players.
Their jersey numbers are all less than 10.
If you note the jersey numbers of LeBron James, Mickey Mantle and Kobe Bryant, you'll notice it's 6,7 and 8 respectively. Thus, all of their jersey numbers are less than "10!"
They are all soccer athletes.
They all won the Super Bowl.

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Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer and Chris Sale are all MLB __________.
Catchers
Pitchers
A pitcher is someone who starts the baseball game by pitching the ball. Some of these notable pitchers include Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer and Chris Sale (though they play for different teams).
Outfielders
Shortstops

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Christie Rampone, Edoardo Mangiarotti and Larisa Latynina are all ...
NHL players
MLB players
Gymnasts
Olympic athletes
The Olympic games is a culmination of a variety of games and athletes who are considered to be the "best" in their sport. Some of these famous Olympic athletes includes Christie Rampone, Edoardo Mangiarotti and Larisa Latynina.

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What do Kerri Walsh Jennings, Regla Bell and Ana Fernández have in common?
They all excelled at water polo in the Olympics.
They were all Taekwondo athletes who participated in the Olympics.
They were all volleyball players who played in the Olympics.
Kerri Walsh Jennings, Regla Bell and Ana Fernández were famous volleyball players who have all played in the Olympics. Though their countries of origin are different, they each share a love of this sport.
They are all kickers for the Chicago Bears.

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Paul Coffey, Ray Bourque and Wayne Gretzky are all NHL players who have ...
1000 assists
In the realm of hockey, Paul Coffey, Ray Bourque and Wayne Gretzky are all known for having at least 1000 assists. Wayne Gretzky has the highest number of assists, with a stunning 1963.
500 goals
300 wins
50-goal seasons

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The NHL athletes are Stan Mikita, Peter Bondra and Marcel Hossa. All of these athletes are from ...
South Africa
Australia
Slovakia
Slovakia is home to many great NHL players. Some of these includes Stan Mikita, Peter Bondra and Marcel Hossa. Other notable NHL Slovaks includes Zdeno Chára and Pavol Demitra.
Armenia

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Mario Lemieux, Sam Gagner and Darryl Sittler have all scored at least ____ points during an NHL game.
8
In an NHL game, Mario Lemieux, Sam Gagner and Darryl Sittler are all known for scoring at least 8 points. Darryl Sittler is actually the only NHL player who has scored 10 points in a game.
10
5
6

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Tony Armas Jr., Earl Averill Jr. and Mike Adams are all MLB players, but what do they have in common?
They are all inductees of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
They were all pitchers.
Their fathers were also great MLB players.
Tony Armas Jr., Earl Averill Jr. and Mike Adams are all the sons of top-notch MLB players. For example, Mike Adams' father was Bobby Adams and Earl Averill Jr.'s father was Earl Averill.
They were all born in Ohio.

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Jorge Alfaro, Yamid Haad and José Quintana were all born in ...
Colombia
Jorge Alfaro, Yamid Haad and José Quintana are MLB players who are all from Colombia, which is located in South America. They were however, born in different cities in Colombia (for example, Yamid Haad was born in Cartagena).
Spain
Cuba
Brazil

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Can you guess what Buster Clarkson, Reggie Cleveland and Sid Bream have in common?
They have all participated in the Caribbean Series.
In baseball, there's a Latin American tournament called the Caribbean Series. This includes champions from a variety of Latin American countries, including Cuba and Puerto Rico. Buster Clarkson, Reggie Cleveland and Sid Bream are all examples of MLB players who have participated in this tournament.
They have all won a Super Bowl.
They are all NHL players.
They are all gymnasts.

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Marty Barry, Stan Baluik and Alex Auld all played for the ...
Carolina Hurricanes
Boston Bruins
The Boston Bruins were once made up of notable NHL players like Marty Barry, Stan Baluik and Alex Auld. Other famous Boston Bruins players have included Scott Arniel and Dave Andreychuk.
Buffalo Sabres
Calgary Flames

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Chelle Stack, Nastia Liukin and Carly Patterson were all female ...
Soccer players
Gymnasts
Chelle Stack, Nastia Liukin and Carly Patterson were all once famous female gymnasts who have competed in the Olympics. Other notable gymnasts includes Shawn Johnson and Simone Biles.
Swimmers
Hockey players

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Lamar Jackson, Derrick Henry and Marcus Mariota are all recipients of the ...
Olympic Gold medal
Vince Lombardi Trophy
Heisman Trophy
With regard to the NCAA, the Heisman Trophy is given to players who have demonstrated remarkable performances for the year. Past recipients have included Lamar Jackson, Derrick Henry and Marcus Mariota.
Olympic silver medal

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Marquise Goodwin, Gerald Tinker and Jahvid Best are all NFL players who have participated in the...?
Summer Olympics
Believe it or not, many NFL players have actually competed in several Summer Olympic games. Marquise Goodwin, Gerald Tinker and Jahvid Best are just several of these NFL players (who have also played for the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions, respectively).
Winter Olympics
FIFA World Cup
Stanley Cup

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Tom Fears, Ted Hendricks and Jan Stenerud are all _______ players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
American
Foreign
The athletes in the question are all foreign NFL athletes who have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Other famous foreign NFL players include Bronko Nagurski and Arnie Weinmeister.
Current
Canadian

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What is the similarity between Peyton Manning, Danica Patrick and Blake Griffin?
They are all MLB players.
They are all NHL players.
They're all from Louisiana.
They were all born in March.
Peyton Manning, Danica Patrick and Blake Griffin were all born in March, but Blake Griffin is actually a Pisces. Manning was an NFL player, Patrick was a race car driver and Griffin is an NBA player.

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Which of the following zodiac signs applies to C.C. Sabathia, Brock Lesnar and Stephen Strasburg?
Gemini
Leo
Pisces
Cancer
C.C. Sabathia, Brock Lesnar and Stephen Strasburg were all born in July, and thus have the zodiac sign of Cancer. Lesnar was also born in South Dakota, while Strasburg and Sabathia were born in California.

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Patrick Peterson, Rick Ankiel and Andre Johnson were all born in ...
Illinois
Florida
Patrick Peterson, Rick Ankiel and Andre Johnson were all born in Florida, albeit in different cities. Peterson was born in Fort Lauderdale, Johnson was born in Miami and Ankiel was born in Fort Pierce.
California
West Virginia

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Barry Sanders, Nate Kmic and Terrance West have all had the most rushing yards in a __________.
Game
Career
Season
Barry Sanders, Nate Kmic and Terrance West are all notable because they have achieved the most rushing yards in a season (for the NCAA). Terrance West, for instance, has achieved 413 rushes in a single season.
History

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Chad Kessler, Mark Gould and Ryan Anderson all have the ...
Highest punting average for the season
Chad Kessler, Mark Gould and Ryan Anderson are all known for their incredibly high punting averages for the season. Another notable player in this category would be Steve Ecker.
Highest punting average in a game
Most punts in a season
Most punts in a game

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Carole Duffy, Linda Caruso and Malissa Miles were all female ...
Football players
Carole Duffy, Linda Caruso and Malissa Miles were all female football players in various women's football leagues. Another example would be Sami Grisafe, who played for the Chicago Force.
Soccer players
Gymnasts
Baseball players

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Elmore Smith, George T. Johnson and Manute Bol have all achieved the most _______ in a half game.
Blocks
The highest number of blocks in a half game were achieved by Elmore Smith, George T. Johnson and Manute Bol. All of these NBA athletes have blocked 11 times in a half.
Steals
Turnovers
Wins

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LaDainian Tomlinson, Jerry Rice and Don Hutson have all achieved the highest number of consecutive _________ in a season.
Losses
Kicks
Touchdowns
The highest number of consecutive touchdowns in a season were achieved by LaDainian Tomlinson, Jerry Rice and Don Hutson. Other notable NFL players who have also achieved a high number of consecutive touchdowns (in a season) includes Terrell Owens and Marvin Harrison.
Two-point conversions

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Bobby Douglass, Gary Huff and Vince Evans all played for the ...
New Orleans Saints
Chicago Bears
Bobby Douglass, Gary Huff and Vince Evans were all once notable players for the Chicago Bears team. These players were also prominent during the 1970s.
Cincinnati Bengals
Green Bay Packers

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What position did Joe Banyard, Vick Ballard and Damien Anderson all play?
Quarterback
Wide receiver
Running back
Joe Banyard, Vick Ballard and Damien Anderson were all running backs in the NFL. It's also called a "tailback."
Fullback

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Carl Lewis, Meagan Duhamel and Andy Lally are all ...
Wrestlers
MLB players
Figure skaters
Vegan
Carl Lewis, Meagan Duhamel and Andy Lally all have a vegan diet, which means that they don't eat animal products. Other vegan athletes includes Neil Robertson and Dustin Watten.

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What do Ed Marinaro, Jennifer Capriati and Moe Berg have in common?
They were all born in June.
They were all born in New York City, New York.
Ed Marinaro, Jennifer Capriati and Moe Berg were all born in New York City, New York (which is known for its cold winters). These athletes were also born in March.
They are all Aries (zodiac sign).
They are all NFL players.

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Serena Williams, Evelyn Sears and Steffi Graf are all famous ...
Football players
Soccer players
Tennis players
These female athletes were all tennis players who are champions of the Grand Slam. Williams and Sears represented the United States while Graf represented Germany.
Hockey players

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Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player are all ________ champions.
Hockey
Soccer
Baseball
Golf
These male athletes are all golf champions who have won the major championship many times over. In fact, Jack Nicklaus has won 18 times, Woods has won 14 times and Gary Players has won 9 times.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale are all notable ________ players.
Golf
Soccer
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale are all professional soccer players. Bale is a winger, while both Messi and Ronaldo are captains and forwards.
Football
Hockey

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