Top 10 Athletes Best Remembered for One Bad Play

These are the top 10 athletes who either have may or may not have great careers and yet, are best remembered for one bad play.
The Top Ten
1 Scott Norwood

With the Bills down 20-19 in Super Bowl XXV, Scott Norwood missed what would have been the game-winning field goal in the loss to the New York Giants.

2 Earnest Byner

Ernest Byner had the game-tying touchdown in sight for the Cleveland Browns in the 1987 AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos. But a strip from a Broncos defensive player forced a fumble, and the Browns lost the game.

3 Chris Webber

Down by one in the 1993 NCAA Title game against North Carolina, Chris Webber of Michigan, who wasn't called for traveling, called a timeout. The only problem was that Michigan didn't have any timeouts left. The Tar Heels ended up winning 77-71.

I'm pretty sure Chris Webber's stellar career supersedes that one college play.

4 Jackie Smith

In Super Bowl XIII against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jackie Smith dropped what would have been a game-tying touchdown pass in the end zone. Dallas settled for a field goal to trail by four points. They lost the game by four points, 35-31.

5 Mark Sanchez
6 Gary Anderson

Perfect in field goals and extra points all season long, kicker Gary Anderson missed a game-sealing kick for the Minnesota Vikings. This miss would have given the Vikings a trip to the Super Bowl. Atlanta tied the game and won it in overtime.

7 Fred Brown

After Michael Jordan gave North Carolina a 63-62 lead in the 1982 NCAA Title game, Fred Brown of Georgetown made a critical turnover. He threw a pass directly to James Worthy of North Carolina, and Georgetown lost.

8 Charles Smith

With a chance to tie and beat the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks forward Charles Smith was blocked multiple times by Scottie Pippen. The Bulls won the game and the series.

9 Andres Escobar

At the 1994 World Cup, Colombian defender Andres Escobar accidentally scored an own goal. This allowed the United States to take a 1-0 lead in a 2-1 victory for the Americans. Escobar was later murdered for the mistake.

10 Bill Buckner

A great player who is almost entirely remembered for the ground ball that went between his legs. Such a shame.

The Contenders
11 Dennis Eckersley

Despite a Hall of Fame career, Dennis Eckersley is best remembered for giving up a walk-off homer to an injured Kirk Gibson of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1988 World Series. The Oakland A's lost the series in five games.

12 Ralph Branca
13 Cody Parkey
14 Donnie Moore
15 Mike Torrez

The pitcher who gave up Bucky Dent's go-ahead home run in a playoff for the 1978 American League East title.
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16 Nelson Cruz

In the 2011 World Series against the San Francisco Giants, Nelson Cruz dropped a fly ball that would have ended the game and made the Rangers the series winners.

17 Roberto Duran
18 Blair Walsh Blair Richard Walsh (born January 8, 1990) is an American football placekicker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Georgia and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Seattle Seahawks. He is well-known for missing... read more

He missed the game-winning field goal against Seattle in the playoffs a few years ago.

19 Jim Marshall
20 JR Smith
21 Scottie Pippen Scottie Maurice Pippen is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.
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