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Evidently, some athletes have all the right moves. Out of the many celebrities who have won 'Dancing With The Stars', many have been athletes. Here are 15 of the most memorable athletes to appear on the hit show.

15. Clyde Drexler

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15. Clyde Drexler

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Finish: 8th place

The former NBA star put his moves to the test and didn't fare terribly well, but still was pretty impressive. His fancy footwork on the basketball court transferred over well to the ballroom.

14. Evander Holyfield

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14. Evander Holyfield

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Finish: 5th place

Surprisingly, this boxer has some pretty nice moves. You'd think he'd be tired of physical activity after a career of boxing, but he managed a top five finish.

13. Kurt Warner

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13. Kurt Warner

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Finish: 5th place

Warner could be headed for the NFL Hall of Fame in the near future and he should also be headed to the 'Dancing With The Stars' Hall of Fame. He wasn't exactly known for being fleet of foot during his playing days, but he certainly was when he was featured on the show.

12. Floyd Mayweather

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12. Floyd Mayweather

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Finish: 9th place

Even though he didn't finish very high, Mayweather is on this list because it's surprising he was even on the show in the first place. Known as a hard-nosed boxer, Mayweather surprised by showing off his moves on the dance floor.

11. Chad Ochocinco

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11. Chad Ochocinco

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Finish: 4th place

Ochocinco always had quick footwork as an NFL receiver so it's no surprise he did so well on the show. After all, he got enough practice doing his over-the-top touchdown celebration dances.

10. Laila Ali

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10. Laila Ali

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Finish: 3rd place

The daughter of the greatest boxer of all time impressed everyone with a third place finish. Evidently, her boxing training got her footwork going and helped her out on the dance floor.

9. Jason Taylor

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9. Jason Taylor

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Finish: 2nd place

Taylor was a freak of nature on the football field, so it wasn't surprising when he finished as a runner-up on the show. He looked extremely smooth and probably could've won the whole thing.

8. Warren Sapp

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8. Warren Sapp

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Finish: 2nd place

How Sapp finished second on the show, nobody will ever know. He's the furthest thing from graceful, but somehow he kept improving enough every week to almost win the entire thing.

7. Jerry Rice

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7. Jerry Rice

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Finish: 2nd place

The best receiver in NFL history looked like a natural on the dance floor. He was used to side-stepping defenders on the field, but he did a little side step to perfection during the entire show.

6. Helio Castroneves

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6. Helio Castroneves

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Finish: 1st place

One of the athletes who won the title on the show, the Indy Car driver channeled his inner ballroom dancer all season long. For someone who spends most of his time in a car, he was brilliant on the dance floor.

5. Kristi Yamaguchi

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5. Kristi Yamaguchi

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Finish: 1st place

It shouldn't be surprising at all that Yamaguchi won during the season she was on the show. She practically did the same thing, but in ice skates at the Olympics, so it probably seemed like a piece of cake to her.

4. Shawn Johnson

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4. Shawn Johnson

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Finish: 1st place

Little Shawn Johnson put her gymnastics skills to work on the dance floor and took home the title. While she may be small, she was super graceful throughout the entire show.

3. Apolo Anton Ohno

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3. Apolo Anton Ohno

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Finish: 1st place

Another Olympic athlete, Ohno was known for his speed and not necessarily his grace on the ice. However, he showed us that he can do both by winning the title during the season he competed on the show.

2. Hines Ward

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2. Hines Ward

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Finish: 1st place

For a big guy, Hines Ward can really move. The legendary Steelers receiver won during the season he was on and may have been the biggest surprise of any athlete winner in the show's history.

1. Emmitt Smith

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1. Emmitt Smith

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Finish: 1st place

The all-time leading rusher in NFL history was extremely impressive on the show. He showed off his little two-step and took it all the way for the show's title.