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Show these athletes a little more appreciation

They aren't flashy and sometimes they're forgotten -- here are the 10 most underappreciated active pro athletes. Story

Updated: December 4, 2007, 2:09 PM ET
By Jonah Keri | Special to Page 2

When Terrell Owens takes the field, everyone knows it. He earns the spotlight with his outrageous talent. Other times, the spotlight follows him, from a set of pom-poms snatched from the nearest cheerleader to the tip of a sock-stuffed Sharpie, all the way to the 50-yard-line for a spike on the other team's logo.

Then there are the anti-Owenses. In every sport, we see players who make huge contributions, but fail to gain the recognition given to flashier rivals. Playing in a small media ...

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