It’s Michael Phelps vs LaDainain Tomlinson this time.
Competed in the 2000 Olympic Games at the age of 15
Currently holds 7 World records (including 4 individual records)
Has been the American Swimmer of the Year every year since 2001
5 time World Swimmer of the Year
Won 8 gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics (most gold medals by any athlete in a single Olympic games ever)
Set 7 World Records at the Beijing Games
Medaled in 48 out of 51 international events (94%)
Smoked marijuana and is still the best swimmer in the world
In college he won the Mobile Alabama Bowl MVP in ‘00, the Doak Walker Award in ‘00, and the Senior Bowl MVP in ‘01.
Set NCAA record with 406 yards against UTEP. He ended the year leading the nation with over 1800 yards
Career stats (NFL): 11,760 yards, 126 rushing TDs, 3801 recieving yards, 15 recieving TDs
5-time Pro Bowler, 6-time All Pro selection
AP NFL MVP, PFWA NFL MVP and Co-Walter Payton Man of the Year award winner in 2006
In 2007, he won ESPYs in the following categories: Best NFL Player, Best Record-Breaking Performance, Best Male Athlete
In 2006, he scored 31 total TDs, an NFL record. He also set the record for points in a season with 186.
Holds the NFL record for most consecutive multi-TD games (8) as well as most consecutive games with at least 1 TD (18)
This one is still going to Phelps, even with the trouble he has gotten into recently. Phelps faces Kobe Bryant in the next round.