The National Hockey League goalie, most notably for the Chicago Blackhawks, Tony Esposito is the best athlete to wear the number 35. Tony, who was one of the first to utilize the butterfly style of goaltending, was elected to the NHL Hall of Fame in 1988. In 1970, Mr. Esposito was the winner of both the Calder and Vezina trophies, as well as a runner up for the Hart trophy. That year he also set a modern day record with fifteen shutouts.
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Sweetness comes in as the best athlete to wear number 34. He is in my opinion, the best running back to ever play football in the NFL. He could run through, over or around you. Sir Sweetness used his skills to become the NFL's all-time leading rusher from 1984 through 2002. (Emmitt Smith now holds that title.) Walter Payton was the NFL and Pro Bowl MVP in 1977. Walter was elected to the Pro Bowl nine times, and held the record for most consecutive years with 1,000 plus yards (10.)
The best athlete to wear number 33 is Tony Dorsett. The Pennsylvania native and Heisman trophy winner in 1976 was the 1st draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 1977. He went on to be one of the best running backs in NFL History. He led the Cowboys in rushing yards and touchdowns in is rookie season, despite not starting until the 10th game of the season. He was a four time pro-bowler, playing in two Super Bowls and five NFC championship games. Tony rushed for 12, 739 yards in his career. Tony set a record for a touchdown from scrimmage with a 99-yard scoot against the Vikings during a Monday night game. (photo courtesy of allposters.com)