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

By: Stella Alexander
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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).

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.

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 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.

This left-fielder holds the record for the most runs scored (2,295) and most stolen bases (1,406).

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.

This "Brave" MLB player holds the record for the most runs batted in (2,297) and total bases (6,856).

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.

This 'Packer' holds the record for the most career completed passes (5,377).

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.

This NBA star leads the way in assists (15,806) and steals (15,806).

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.

This golfer holds the record for the most PGA Tour wins (82).

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.

This Celtics player holds the record for the most NBA championships (11).

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.

This tennis star holds the record for the most singles match wins (1,256).

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.

This Swiss star holds the record for the most male Grand Slam singles titles (20) and the most Wimbledon titles (8).

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.

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.

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.

This NHL athlete had the most career regular season goals (894), assists (1,963), points (2,857), and hat tricks (50).

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.

This female tennis star holds the record for the most Grand Slam Singles wins with 24.

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.

This MLB pitcher holds both records for the most wins (511) and the most losses (316).

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

This recent MLB retiree holds the record for the most grand slams (25).

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.

This boxer holds the record for the most title fight victories (31) as well as the holding the longest undefeated streak (87).

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.

This NFL athlete holds the record for the most games played (327) and the most career points scored (2,544).

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.

This MLB "Bambino" holds the record for the highest slugging percentage (.690).

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.

This Canadiens' player joined the NHL in 1955 and holds the record for the most Stanley Cup wins of any player with 11.

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.

This MLB hitter holds many records, the most renowned being the most career home runs (762).

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.

This wide receiver holds more than 100 records, the most prominent being the career record for most touchdowns (208).

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.

This athlete is the NBA's all-time leading scorer (38,387) and comes in third in rebounds (17,440) and blocks (3,189).

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.

This golfer holds the record for the most major championhship wins (18).

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.

This quarterback holds the record for the most career passing yards (71,940) as well as the most touchdown passes (539).

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

This MLB star holds many records: most singles (3,215), hits (4,256), at bats (14,555) and most games played (3,562).

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.

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.

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.

This MLB player holds the record for the highest batting average (.3664) and most steals of home (54).

Ty Cobb spent his 23-year career playing for the early 1990s teams, the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics.

This 'Charger' holds the record for the most touchdowns scored in a single season (31).

LaDainian Tomlinson was drafted to the NFL in 2001 by the San Diego Chargers before retiring 10 years later with the New York Jets.

This NBA star holds the record for the most three-point field goals (13) in a single game.

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.

This 'Bull' holds the highest point per game average (30.12) as well as the most 30+ point games (562).

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.

This running back holds the record for the most rushing yards (18,355) and the most rushing touchdowns (164).

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.

This NHL right winger holds the record for the most goals (34) in a Stanley Cup final.

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.

This heavyweight champion is one of the few boxers with an undefeated record (49-0-0).

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.

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