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Most of us have given thought about what we’d do if we were stuck in the zombie apocalypse. If you’re anything like us, you map out an escape route wherever you go no matter how insane that might sound to anyone you actually tell that little detail to, but those guys won’t be laughing when the zombies come and you’re the only one with an actual plan.

Of course, some people are naturally better equipped to survive in a zombie apocalypse, like for example the truly elite athletes in the world. Chances are the most athletic, competitive people in the world of pro sports would do alright, but there are some world-class athletes who would have a real leg up. These are the athletes we would want by our side when squaring off against a horde of zombies.

15Jared Allen



Not only is football player Jared Allen a big, strong, fierce athlete and competitor, but he’s also famous for his passion and ability to hunt – something that would come in quite handy in an apocalypse.

14LeBron James

LeBron James

There may not be a more physically perfect athlete on the planet than King James, who was also an all-State football player in high school in addition to being the best hoops player in the world.

13Kohei Uchimura

Kohei Uchimura

Not only is Kohei Uchimura one of the greatest gymnasts in history, but his actual nickname is “Superman” so, yeah, he’d be a good guy to have by your side in the apocalypse.

12Ashton Eaton

Ashton Eaton

Just like Kohei, Ashton Eaton is just one of those guys you want to have around because he can do a little bit of everything athletically as an Olympic decathlete.

11Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

Who in the world would be a better asset if you need something to be retrieved quickly in the middle of a zombie horde than the fastest man on the planet?

10Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas

Measuring in at 6’7” and over 300 pounds, Joe Thomas is a massive dude skilled in the art of protection, and is one of the quickest and most powerful offensive linemen in history.

9Greg Biffle

 Greg Biffle

It’s always nice to have a world-class driver to get you in and out of dangerous areas, and as a pretty huge bonus, he’s a licensed helicopter and airplane pilot.

8Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey

You can’t have an all-guy team in the zombie apocalypse, and Ronda Rousey is about as good a female ally you could ask for with her ability to knock people out in a matter of seconds.

7Zdeno Chara


A 69, 256-pound behemoth, Zdeno Chara is one of the most feared fighters in the NHL and in a pinch, he could just take his skates and slice off a zombies head.

6Giancarlo Stanton


The 66, 240 pound Giancarlo Stanton was a three-sport star as a kid, and he’s one of the biggest, strongest athletes in any sport in the world.

5Lionel Messi


You may think that a soccer player would be pointless in the apocalypse but Messi ridiculously quick and agile, and he’s small enough to slip in and out of places without being noticed.

4Michael Phelps


Were going with Michael Phelps for basically one reason: you never know when you encounter water, so who better to retrieve something submerged?

3Aroldis Chapman


In addition to being a 64, 205-pound stud athlete, he got one of the strongest arms in baseball history, clocking in at 105 MPH – which comes in handy for throwing grenades at zombies.

2Steve Nash


Every zombie fighting team needs a leader, and there may not be a better general in all of the professional sports than Steve Nash.

1Jon Bones Jones


Simply stated, there may not be a more lethal hand to hand fighter in any professional sport than Jon Bones Jones, and his size and athleticism would make him a key ally.