By Jacob Kornhauser on September 3, 2014
There are some athletes who get the ball in their hands late in the game and make something happen. These 15 athletes are legendary because of their ability to turn it on when it matters most.
He flies under the radar because he's not flashy at all, but Roethlisberger is clutch. That's just part of the reason he already has two Super Bowl rings to his credit.
Generally regarded as the best quarterback in football when healthy, Rodgers turns it on when he needs to. His most recent case was the long touchdown pass he completed to Randall Cobb to clinch the NFC North in Week 17 last year.
Brees is incredibly talented and also steps up in big games all the time. The only problem is when he gets out into the cold, then his clutch gene gets turned off.
Bird had an unmatched confidence and that allowed him to perform in crunch time. As one of the best players in the game anyway, his clutch ability only made that much more dangerous.
There's a reason Jackson was known as "Mr. October." He was clutch in October and late in games and helped his various teams win a lot of games when they mattered most.
The best quarterback of all time made sure his team was never out of a game. Even if his 49ers were down late in the game, everyone knew there was a chance for a comeback.
Even though he hasn't been all that clutch in the postseason over the course of his career, Manning has put together countless fourth-quarter comebacks. That's just part of the reason he's put together so many wins over the course of his career.
Like some other former and current Red Sox players, Ramirez brought his A-game in October. He was crazy good for both the Red Sox and Dodgers in the playoffs.
Manning is off and on all the time, but when his Giants do get into the playoffs, he steps up. That's why he has more rings than his brother does.
Kobe might be the most clutch basketball player since Michael Jordan. He has an unmatched killer instinct and when he has the ball in his hands late, it's trouble for opposing teams.
Super Bowls eluded Elway for almost his entire career, but he finally got two rings at the end of his career. He showed off his ability to be clutch in those seasons and he actually could've won a couple more.
Everyone knows about Reggie Miller's trash talking and everyone knows that he's justified in his trash talk as well. Some of his insanely clutch games are now things of legend in basketball.
Brady is one of the most clutch quarterbacks of all time. When the Patriots need a win, he steps up and usually delivers.
Ortiz's postseason last year was one of the best of all time. With a batting average above .700 in the World Series, there's no doubt Ortiz is one of the best late-game players in baseball history.
Jordan was the best at just about everything he did on the basketball court. That included being clutch as he hit 25 game-winning shots in his career. Fittingly, his last shot as a Bull won them their sixth title in eight years.
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