The 10 Best Performances by Athletes Passed Their Prime

Josh Sawyers@GatorholicsContributor IApril 6, 2009

The 10 Best Performances by Athletes Passed Their Prime

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    11 Apr 2002:  Sam Snead of the USA drives off on the first tee to start the first day of the Masters Tournament from the Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia. DIGITAL IMAGE. EDITORIAL USE ONLY Mandatory Credit: Craig Jones/Getty Images

9. Chris Weinke

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    16 Sep 2000:  Quarterback Chris Weinke #16 of the Florida State Seminoles passes the ball during the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Doak Cambell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles defeated the Tar Heels 63-14.Mandatory Credit

8. Harry Gant

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    BRISTOL, TN - MARCH 21:  Harry Gant prepares to drive during the NASCAR Legends UARA Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 21, 2009 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

7. Carl Lewis

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    GEORGIA, US - JULY 29:  Carl Lewis of the USA makes the winning Long Jump 8.50ft during the 1996 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 29, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

6. Dara Torres

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    BEIJING - AUGUST 16: Dara Torres of the United States prepares to compete in the Women's 50m Freestyle Semifinal held at the National Aquatics Centre during Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw

5. Rickey Henderson

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    LOS ANGELES - JULY 24:  Left fielder Rickey Henderson #25 of the Los Angeles Dodgers studies the pitcher as he leads off of first base during the National League game against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on July 24, 2003 in Los Angeles, Californ

4. George Foreman

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    5 Nov 1994: George Foreman throws a punch during a fight against Michael Moorer in Las Vegas, Nevada.. Foreman defeated Moorer by a TKO in the 10th round. Mandatory Credit: Holly  Stein  /Allsport

3. Nolan Ryan

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    ARLINGTON, TX - 1990s:  Nolan Ryan #34 of the Texas Rangers pitches during a circa 1990s game at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Ryan pitched for the Rangers from 1989-93.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2. John Elway

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    John Elway releases a pass during an alumni air it out flag football game February 10 before  the 2006 Pro Bowl in Honolulu.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

1. Jack Nicklaus

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    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09:  Jack Nicklaus watches his shot during the third day of practice prior to the start of the 2008 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2008 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)