We'll Give You the Achievements, You Tell Us the Athlete

By: Stella Alexander

We'll Give You the Achievements, You Tell Us the Athlete
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About This Quiz

HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES! Or is he swinging a bat? Maybe she is swinging a tennis racket! With all the professional sports, there have been tons of athletes who have mastered their craft. From a list of all their major achievements, can you pair it with the athlete?

When thinking about the United States and all of its professional sports, you're probably breaking it down into your favorite league. Are you watching the NFL all season to make it to the Super Bowl or are you waiting for your favorite NHL team to take home the Stanley Cup?

All these premiere leagues, like the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL, come with a host of teams. The NFL has 32 teams and the NHL has 31 teams, while both MLB and the NBA have 30 each. With all these teams come some of the most decorated athletes in the world. Names like Bill Russell, Joe Montana, Babe Ruth and Wayne Gretzky have to be mentioned when talking about the greats.

While these athletes led the team sports, what about the athletes who worked solo? You can't think of golf without names like Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer. The sport of tennis has been led by Roger Federer and Serena Williams. 

All of these athletes have dedicated their lives to their sport. With a list of their achievements, can you match it to the athlete? Who is the all-time leading scorer in the NBA? Which NFL player has won the most championships?

Are you ready to score a goal, or will you hit a foul ball? Let's find out!

This 'Saint' holds the record for the most completions in a single season (468) as well as the highest completion percentage in a single season (71.2 percent).
Brett Favre
Petyon Manning
Drew Brees
Drew Brees was drafted into the NFL in 2001 by the San Diego Chargers. In 2006, he was traded to the Saints where he has spent his career since. Holding numerous NFL records, Brees won his only championship so far in 2010.
Aaron Rodgers

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This NBA star is the second all-time leading scorer (36,928) and also holds the career high of free throws made (9,787).
Karl Malone
Karl Malone began his NBA career in 1985 as a power forward for the Utah Jazz. He would spent most of his career with the team before spending his last professional year on the Los Angeles Lakers.
Wilt Chamberlain
Magic Johnson
Larry Bird

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This left-fielder holds the record for the most runs scored (2,295) and most stolen bases (1,406).
Hank Aaron
Pete Rose
Ted Williams
Rickey Henderson
Rickey Henderson joined the MLB in 1979 with the Oakland Athletics. He played with many different teams throughout his 24-year career. By 2003, he was a 10-time All-Star as well as a two-time World Series champion.

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This "Brave" MLB player holds the record for the most runs batted in (2,297) and total bases (6,856).
Babe Ruth
Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron began his MLB career in 1954 with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves. His was 1957 World Series champion and a 25-time All-Star.
Reggie Jackson
Ty Cobb

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This 'Packer' holds the record for the most career completed passes (5,377).
Peyton Manning
Ben Roethlisberger
Brett Favre
Brett Favre was drafted to the NFL in 1991 by the Atlanta Falcons. He would go on to spend most of his 19-year career with the Green Bay Packers. He won his first and only championship in 1997.
Jim McMahon

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This NBA star leads the way in assists (15,806) and steals (15,806).
John Stockton
John Stockton spent the entirety of his 19-year NBA career with the Utah Jazz. While holding numerous records, he was also a 10-time NBA All-Star.
Bill Russell
Oscar Robertson
Steve Nash

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This golfer holds the record for the most PGA Tour wins (82).
Tiger Woods
Arnold Palmer
Sam Snead
Sam Snead began his professional golf career in 1931. He holds the record for the most PGA Tour wins and has won seven other major championships.
Ben Hogan

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This Celtics player holds the record for the most NBA championships (11).
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Bill Russell
Bill Russell spent his 13-year basketball career playing for the Boston Celtics. The entire time he played with the team, they reached the NBA Finals, winning 11/13. In 2009, the NBA renamed The Finals' MVP trophy after Russell.
Wilt Chamberlain
Larry Bird

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This tennis star holds the record for the most singles match wins (1,256).
Rafael Nadal
Pete Sampras
Andre Agassi
Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors made a name in his professional career when he won the Australian Open in 1974. He would go on to win seven Grand Slam titles and has won the most singles games of any athlete with a record of 1,256-279.

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This Swiss star holds the record for the most male Grand Slam singles titles (20) and the most Wimbledon titles (8).
Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
Born in Switzerland, Roger Federer began his professional tennis career in 2000. Wihtin his 20 Grand Slam wins, he has won five US Opens, six Australian Opens, and one French Open.
Andre Agassi

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This quarterback has won more Super Bowl championships than any other and holds the record for the most career wins (223) by a starting quarterback.
Kurt Warner
Tom Brady
Tom Brady was drafted to the NFL in 2000 by the New England Patriots. He has since spent his entire career with the team and has won five Super Bowl championships.
Ben Roethlisberger
Peyton Manning

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This NHL athlete had the most career regular season goals (894), assists (1,963), points (2,857), and hat tricks (50).
Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky began his hockey career in 1978 and would play for a total of 21 years. He earned a series of NHL records while playing for the Oilers, Kings, Blues, and Rangers.
Mario Lemieux
Bobby Orr
Guy Lafleur

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This female tennis star holds the record for the most Grand Slam Singles wins with 24.
Steffi Graf
Venus Williams
Martina Navratilova
Margaret Court
Australian-born Margaret Court began her professional tennis career in 1959. During her career, she won 24 Grand Slams. In 1970, she swept all the Grand Slams by winning at the Australian Open, French Open, US Open, and Wimbledon.

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This MLB pitcher holds both records for the most wins (511) and the most losses (316).
Cy Young
Cy Young began his MLB career in 1890 with the Cleveland Spiders. HE would go on to play for four other teams. He won one World Series championship, in 1903.
Ty Cobb
Babe Ruth
Wes Ferrell

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This NBA star holds the all-time record for rebounds (23,924) as well as holding the record for the most points (100) scored in a single game.
Michael Jordon
Dominique Wilkins
Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain got his start in the NBA in 1959 after a short stint with the Harlem Globetrotters. Throughout his career, he played with the Warriors, 76ers, and the Lakers. He is a two-time NBA champion.
Magic Johnson

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This tennis star holds the record as the only player to win more than 10 Grand Slam singles in two separate decades: 2000s (10) and 2010s (12).
Maria Sharapova
Serena Williams
Serena Williams got her professional tennis start in 1998. Not only has she set many records, she is also the highest paid female athlete within any sport.
Venus Williams
Martina Hingis

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This recent MLB retiree holds the record for the most grand slams (25).
Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez began his MLB career in 1994 with the Seattle Mariners. He would go on to play with the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees. He is a 14-time All-Star and won his first and only World Series in 2009.
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ichiro Suzuki

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This boxer holds the record for the most title fight victories (31) as well as the holding the longest undefeated streak (87).
Joe Frazier
Mike Tyson
Julio Cesar Chavez
Julio Cesar Chavez is a Mexican-born boxer who competed for 25 years from 1980-2005. With a total of 115 fights in his career, his final record was 107-6-2.
Rocky Marciano

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This NFL athlete holds the record for the most games played (327) and the most career points scored (2,544).
LaDainian Tomlinson
Morten Andersen
Morten Andersen was drafted to the NFL in 1982. He spent half of his career with the New Orleans Saints before playing for other teams, such as the Falcons and Giants.
Jason Hanson
Jerry Rice

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This MLB "Bambino" holds the record for the highest slugging percentage (.690).
Nolan Ryan
Mariano Rivera
Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth began his MLB career with the Boston Red Sox before spending most of his career with the New York Yankees. He went on to win seven World Series championships.
Cy Young

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This Canadiens' player joined the NHL in 1955 and holds the record for the most Stanley Cup wins of any player with 11.
Sidney Crosby
Gordie Howe
Alexander Ovechkin
Henri Richard
Henri Richard joined the NFL in 1955 and spent his entire career on the Montreal Canadiens. He was inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame in 1979.

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This MLB hitter holds many records, the most renowned being the most career home runs (762).
Alex Rodriguez
Derek Jeter
Barry Bonds
Barry Bonds began his MLB career in 1986 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Although his career was riddled with steroid controvery, Bonds holds records for the most home runs, walks, and runs scored.
Joe DiMaggio

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This wide receiver holds more than 100 records, the most prominent being the career record for most touchdowns (208).
Jerry Rice
Jerry Rice began his football career with the San Francisco '49ers in 1985. He would go on to spend the majority of his career with them. By the end of his career, he was a three-time Super Bowl champion.
Emmitt Smith
Walter Payton
Adrian Peterson

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This athlete is the NBA's all-time leading scorer (38,387) and comes in third in rebounds (17,440) and blocks (3,189).
Magic Johnson
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar began his NBA career in 1969 and would go on to play for 20 years. He spent his years with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. He was a six-time NBA champion.
Larry Bird
Jerry West

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This golfer holds the record for the most major championhship wins (18).
Arnold Palmer
Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus is often regarded as the best golfer of all time. He won 18 major championships and comes in third with the most PGA wins of all time.
Phil Mickelson
Lee Trevino

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This quarterback holds the record for the most career passing yards (71,940) as well as the most touchdown passes (539).
Ben Roethlisberger
Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning is one of the most successful quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL. Holding many records, this QB spent the majority of his career with the Colts before ending his career with the Denver Broncos, and winning his second Super Bowl Championship
Eli Manning
Aaron Rodgers

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This MLB star holds many records: most singles (3,215), hits (4,256), at bats (14,555) and most games played (3,562).
Ty Cobb
Cy Young
Pete Rose
Pete Rose began his MLB career in 1963 with the Cincinnati Reds. He would go on to play with the Phillies and Expos. He was a 17-time All-Star and three-time World Champion.
Babe Ruth

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This current NBA star was the youngest rookie starter in the NBA at 18 years old and is the youngest player to ever score more than 40 points in a game.
Kevin Durantt
LeBron James
LeBron James joined the NBA in 2003 with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Since his start, he has become a three-time NBA champion, twice with the Miami Heat.
James Harden
Tim Duncan

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This MLB player holds the record for the highest batting average (.3664) and most steals of home (54).
Ty Cobb
Ty Cobb spent his 23-year career playing for the early 1990s teams, the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics.
Jimmy Rollins
Mark Reynolds
Hugh Duffy

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This 'Charger' holds the record for the most touchdowns scored in a single season (31).
LaDainian Tomlinson
LaDainian Tomlinson was drafted to the NFL in 2001 by the San Diego Chargers before retiring 10 years later with the New York Jets.
Walter Payton
Jim Brown
Adrian Peterson

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This NBA star holds the record for the most three-point field goals (13) in a single game.
Kobe Bryant
Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry was drafted into the NBA in 2009 by the Golden State Warriors. While sealing the record for the most three-point field goals in a game, he has also won two NBA championships.
Russell Westbrook
Chris Paul

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This 'Bull' holds the highest point per game average (30.12) as well as the most 30+ point games (562).
Michael Jordan
One of the most well-known NBA stars, Michael Jordan was drafted to the NBA in 1984. He spent most of his career with the Chicago Bulls with which he won six NBA championships.
Oscar Roberson
Larry Bird
Patrick Ewing

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This running back holds the record for the most rushing yards (18,355) and the most rushing touchdowns (164).
Jim Taylor
Jerry Rice
Ernie Nevers
Emmitt Smith
Emmitt Smith began his NFL career in 1990 when he was drafted to the Dallas Cowboys. He would spend 12 years with the team before retiring from the Arizona Cardinals. He won three Super Bowl championships.

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This NHL right winger holds the record for the most goals (34) in a Stanley Cup final.
Mark Messier
Maurice Richard
Maurice Richard began his NHL career in 1942 and played the entirety of his 18-year career with the Montreal Canadiens. He was inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame in 1961, an honor he shares with his brother, Henri Richard.
Steve Yzerman
Bobby Hull

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This heavyweight champion is one of the few boxers with an undefeated record (49-0-0).
Muhammad Ali
George Foreman
Rocky Marciano
Rocky Marciano was a professional boxer from 1947 to 1955. He is one of the few undefeated boxers with a win record of 49, 43 of which were knockouts. The film series, "Rocky," starring Sylverster Stallone was inspired by his life.
Sugar Ray Robinson

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