From World Series to Super Bowls, Stanley Cups and NBA Championships, New Jersey has produced some of the best athletes in the professional sports world.

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Not only were there debates around the offices of New Jersey 101.5 as to who the top NJ athletes are, but for a long time I've always wanted to personally gather a list of these athletes and rank them.

Statistics and championships play a huge role in these rankings. But, we also have to take into consideration the different eras these athletes played in. It was a lot harder for Joe Flacco and the Ravens to win a Super Bowl in 2012, than it was for Franco Harris and the four-time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers back in 1976.

With that said, let's take a look at the top athletes from New Jersey...

 

30. Greg Olsen (Wayne, NJ)

29. J.R. Smith (Millstone, NJ)

28. Miles Austin (Garfield, NJ)

27. Brian Cushing (Park Ridge, NJ)

26. Todd Frazier (Toms River, NJ)

25. Jozy Altidore (Livingston, NJ)

24. Christie Rampone (Point Pleasant, NJ)

23. Milt Campbell (Plainfield, NJ)

22. Al Golden (Colts Neck, NJ)

21. John Farrell (Monmouth Beach, NJ)

20. Victor Cruz (Paterson, NJ)

19. Jim Dowd (Brick, NJ)

18. Frankie Edgar (Toms River, NJ)

17. Mike Trout (Vineland, NJ)

16. Joe Flacco (Audubon, NJ)

15. Tim Howard (North Brunswick, NJ)

14. Art Thoms (Brick, NJ)

13. Denny Walling (Wall, NJ)

12. Carli Lloyd (Delran, NJ)

11. Rick Barry (Roselle Park, NJ)

10. Jim Ringo (Phillipsburg, NJ)

9. Marvin Hagler (Newark, NJ)

8. Joe Theismann (South River, NJ)

7. Dennis Rodman (Trenton, NJ)

6. Shaquille O'Neal (Newark, NJ)

5. Tommy Heinsohn (Jersey City, NJ)

4. Al Leiter (Bayville, NJ)

3. Bill Parcells (Hasbrouck Heights, NJ)

2. Franco Harris (Mount Holly, NJ)

1. Derek Jeter (Pequannock, NJ)