Top 10 Rags-to-Riches Sports Stories of the Modern Era

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Top 10 Rags-to-Riches Sports Stories of the Modern Era
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The emergence of New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has been the hot topic in the sports world for the last two weeks. His meteoric rise has brought life to a storied franchise and captivated sports fans from all corners of the globe.

Lin's rise from obscurity to prominence is rare, but not totally uncommon. There have been other athletes who have burst onto the sports scene and, in some cases, stuck around for a while.

Here are the top 10 rags-to-riches athlete stories of the modern era.

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