Underdog Sports: The Top Five Underdog Pro Athletes

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Underdog Sports: The Top Five Underdog Pro Athletes
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Continuing the tradition and focus of the website Underdog Sports, we are announcing the top five underdogs in U.S. professional sports.

The criteria we are using is similar to that used to rank venues and teams.
1. The degree to which obstacles and disadvantages were overcome to achieve greatness.
2. The degree to which one's team is also an underdog.
3. Other aspects of the personal story that enhance underdog status.
4. The degree to which the individual was under-rated or unknown prior to legendary achievement.

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