Some athletes are more intimidating than others. Intimidation comes in many forms. Sometimes, it’s a barometer of their greatness because their skills cause opponents to accept defeat before they even face off. But then there are less-skilled athletes who have an aura about them that puts their rivals on edge. There is something about their eyes and the sudden feeling that they could do something unhinged.
Today we’re going to take a look at 30 athletes who different sports fans found intimidating. This isn’t a comprehensive list of the most intimidating ever, but rather a guide to why these fans were intimidated by these sports stars. Also, there are brilliant stars who don’t make this list because they simply weren’t scary enough. Check out the list below via Reddit and Ranker.
30. The Milk Man
There is no doubt that J.J Watt is one of the NFL’s most intimidating players. Despite spending the bulk of his career with the Houston Texans, he won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award three times in his first five seasons. “You can game plan around a good QB/RB, but stopping someone like that on a regular basis is downright scary,” darwinn_69 wrote on Reddit.
Watt is a brilliant defensive end because he is such a great athlete. This makes him a nightmare for quarterbacks to deal with. “Since I’ve been watching, JJ Watt is the most intimidating,” Fruit_loops_jesus wrote. “The dude is ruthless. I swear he gets a roughing the passer every other game. The amount of QB hits he gets is absurd. As a QB you know he will be coming after you all day.”