10 Famous Athletes With Equally Famous Siblings

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As part of our series on siblings, today we’ll look at famous siblings in sports. We’ve put together a list of siblings from a variety of sports, and siblings of all forms – brothers, sisters, brother/sister, even twins. Check out our assemblage of genetic prowess, and see if your favorites made the cut:

  1. Peyton and Eli Manning – You may have heard of these two. They’ve been in the press once or twice regarding their athletic exploits. They’ve got three Super Bowl rings between them, and a dad (Archie Manning) who knows a little bit himself about playing quarterback.
  2. Cheryl and Reggie Miller – A couple of very talented basketball siblings. Cheryl is a former standout college player and hall of famer, coach and current TV analyst. Brother Reggie, a hall of famer himself, played with the Indiana Pacers for 18 seasons and is also a TV commentator.
  3. Venus and Serena Williams – Both former world  No. 1 seeds, these star siblings took the tennis world by storm in 1994 and 1995 respectively. When Venus became the world number 1 ranked player on Fe. 25, 2002, she was the first black woman to do so in the open era of tennis.
  4. Kurt and Kyle Busch – NASCAR driver siblings, Kurt drives the no. 51 TAG Heuer Chevrolet for Phoenix Racing while brother Kyle  sits behind the wheel of the no. 10 Mars, Inc./Interstate Batteries Toyota – the M&M’s car.
  5. Tiki and Ronde Barber – NFL siblings and identical twins, Tiki played running back for the New York Giants and Ronde was cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both played college ball for the University of Virginia.
  6. Phil and Tony Esposito – NHL Hall of Fame members, Phil played center for 18 seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. Younger brother Tony was a goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks and Montreal Canadiens.
  7. Al Joyner and Jackie Joyner-Kersee – Al was a 1984 Olympic gold medalist in the triple jump, and coached the UCLA Women’s Track and Field team as Assistant Coach for the Jumps squad in 2000. Jackie is a winner of three gold, one silver and two bronze Olympic medals in women’s heptathlon and long jump.
  8. Shannon and Sterling Sharpe – Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe played tight end for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens. He won three Super Bowls and retired with NFL records in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns by a tight end. Sterling played for 7 seasons as wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers before a neck injury ended his career. He and Shannon both currently work as TV commentators.
  9. Phil and Joe Niekro – Baseball Hall of Fame knuckleballer Phil pitched for 24 seasons, 20 of which were for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves. His 318 career wins ranks 16th all-time and are the most by any knuckleballer. Joe pitched for 22 seasons, mostly for the Houston Astros, and won a World Series in 1987 with the Minnesota Twins.
  10. Bobby and Terry Labonte – Another pair of NASCAR brothers. Bobby drives the #47 Kroger  Toyota Camry, while Terry is semi-retired, currently driving the #32 U.S. Chrome Ford for FAS Lane Racing.
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