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If We Give You 3 Athletes, Can You Guess What They Have in Common?
By: Talin Vartanian
6 Min Quiz
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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?
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.
Herb Adderley, Morten Andersen and Doug Atkins all have what in common?
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.
Can you spot the similarity between Greg Oden, Gilbert Arenas and George Foreman?
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.
Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and Michael Jordan were all ...
These three athletes were all great NBA players who are currently retired. Specifically, Michael Jordan has been named NBA Champion 6 times.
Bart Starr, Curly Lambeau and Forrest Gregg were all NFL players for the ...
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).
What do you think is the similarity between LeBron James, Mickey Mantle and Kobe Bryant?
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!"
Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer and Chris Sale are all MLB __________.
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).
Christie Rampone, Edoardo Mangiarotti and Larisa Latynina are all ...
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.
What do Kerri Walsh Jennings, Regla Bell and Ana Fernández have in common?
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.
Paul Coffey, Ray Bourque and Wayne Gretzky are all NHL players who have ...
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.
The NHL athletes are Stan Mikita, Peter Bondra and Marcel Hossa. All of these athletes are from ...
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.
Mario Lemieux, Sam Gagner and Darryl Sittler have all scored at least ____ points during an NHL game.
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.
Tony Armas Jr., Earl Averill Jr. and Mike Adams are all MLB players, but what do they have in common?
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.
Jorge Alfaro, Yamid Haad and José Quintana were all born in ...
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).
Can you guess what Buster Clarkson, Reggie Cleveland and Sid Bream have in common?
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.
Marty Barry, Stan Baluik and Alex Auld all played for the ...
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.
Chelle Stack, Nastia Liukin and Carly Patterson were all female ...
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.
Lamar Jackson, Derrick Henry and Marcus Mariota are all recipients of the ...
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.
Marquise Goodwin, Gerald Tinker and Jahvid Best are all NFL players who have participated in the...?
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).
Tom Fears, Ted Hendricks and Jan Stenerud are all _______ players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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.
What is the similarity between Peyton Manning, Danica Patrick and Blake Griffin?
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.
Which of the following zodiac signs applies to C.C. Sabathia, Brock Lesnar and Stephen Strasburg?
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.
Patrick Peterson, Rick Ankiel and Andre Johnson were all born in ...
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.
Barry Sanders, Nate Kmic and Terrance West have all had the most rushing yards in a __________.
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.
Chad Kessler, Mark Gould and Ryan Anderson all have the ...
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.
Carole Duffy, Linda Caruso and Malissa Miles were all female ...
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.
Elmore Smith, George T. Johnson and Manute Bol have all achieved the most _______ in a half game.
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.
LaDainian Tomlinson, Jerry Rice and Don Hutson have all achieved the highest number of consecutive _________ in a season.
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.
Bobby Douglass, Gary Huff and Vince Evans all played for the ...
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.
What position did Joe Banyard, Vick Ballard and Damien Anderson all play?
Joe Banyard, Vick Ballard and Damien Anderson were all running backs in the NFL. It's also called a "tailback."
Carl Lewis, Meagan Duhamel and Andy Lally are all ...
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.
What do Ed Marinaro, Jennifer Capriati and Moe Berg have in common?
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.
Serena Williams, Evelyn Sears and Steffi Graf are all famous ...
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.
Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player are all ________ champions.
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.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale are all notable ________ players.
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.
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