Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year Quiz

How well do you know athletes over the years?
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Last updated: November 12, 2012
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1954
Roger Bannister
1955
Johnny Podres
1956
Bobby Morrow
1957
Stan Musial
1958
Rafer Johnson
1959
Ingemar Johansson
1960
Arnold Palmer
1961
Jerry Lucas
1962
Terry Baker
1963
Pete Rozelle
1964
Ken Venturi
1965
Sandy Koufax
1966
Jim Ryun
1967
Carl Yastrzemski
1968
Bill Russell
1969
Tom Seaver
1970
Bobby Orr
1971
Lee Trevine
1972
Billie Jean King
1972
John Wooden
1973
Jackie Stewart
1974
Muhammad Ali
1975
Pete Rose
1976
Chris Evert
1977
Steve Cauthen
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1978
Jack Nicklaus
1979
Terry Bradshaw
1979
Willie Stargell
1980
U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
1981
Sugar Ray Leonard
1982
Wayne Gretzky
1983
Mary Decker
1984
Edwin Moses
1984
Mary Lou Retton
1985
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1986
Joe Paterno
1987
Bob Bourne
1987
Judi Brown King
1987
Kip Keino
1987
Dale Murphy
1987
Chip Rives
1987
Patty Sheehan
1987
Rory Sparrow
1987
Reggie Williams
1988
Orel Hershiser
1989
Greg LeMond
1990
Joe Montana
1991
Michael Jordan
1992
Arthur Ashe
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1993
Don Shula
1994
Bonnie Blair
1994
Johann Olav Koss
1995
Cal Ripken Jr.
1996
Tiger Woods
1997
Dean Smith
1998
Mark McGwire
1998
Sammy Sosa
1999
U.S. Women's Soccer Team
2000
Tiger Woods
2001
Curt Schilling
2001
Randy Johnson
2002
Lance Armstrong
2003
David Robinson
2003
Tim Duncan
2004
Boston Red Sox
2005
Tom Brady
2006
Dwayne Wade
2007
Brett Farve
2008
Michael Phelps
2009
Derek Jeter
2010
Drew Brees
2011
Mike Krzyzewski
2011
Pat Summit
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Level 44
Apr 10, 2013
I put in Red Sox, and it didn't accept it. It should not just have to be "Boston Red Sox." As once I put it in and it wasn't accepted, I assumed I was wrong and left it alone.
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Level 44
Apr 10, 2013
Also: Can't Coach K be accepted? Again, I knew he was a Sportsman of the Year but couldn't remember the spelling and wouldn't cheat to look it up...
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Level 16
Apr 27, 2014
incorrect spelling with Favre