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Didn't See That Coming: The 20 Most Unexpected Heroes In Sports History

Michael AkelsonCorrespondent IMay 8, 2010

Didn't See That Coming: The 20 Most Unexpected Heroes In Sports History

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20. Desmond Howard, Super Bowl XXXI

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19. Jumbo Elliott, "The Monday Night Miracle"

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18. John Paxson, 1993 NBA Finals

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17. Dexter Jackson, Super Bowl XXXVII

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16. James Washington, Super Bowl XXVIII

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15. Robert Horry, a Few Thousand Times

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14. Kirk Gibson, 1988 World Series

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13. Don Larsen, 1956 World Series

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12. Mike Jones, Super Bowl XXXIV

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11. Tom Brady, The 2001 Season

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10. Derek Fisher, 2004 Western Conference Semi-Finals

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9. Bucky Dent, 1978 AL East One-Game Playoff

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8. Upset, 1919 Sanford Memorial Stakes

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7. Buster Douglas, Febuary 11, 1990

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6. Timmy Smith, Super Bowl 22

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5. Mike Eruzione, 1980 Winter Olympics

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4. Stephane Matteau, 1994 Eastern Conference Finals

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3. Aaron Bleepin' Boone, 2003 ALCS

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2. Steve Bartman, 2003 NLCS

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1. David Tyree, Super Bowl 42

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