AP Photo/Kathy Willens
2011 — Aaron Rodgers, football
AP Photo/Kathy Willens

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers warms up before an NFL football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 in East Rutherford, N.J.

2010 — Drew Brees, football
AP Photo/Dave Martin

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a winning touchdown pass during the fourth quarter as Atlanta Falcons Jonathan Babineaux (95) defends, in an NFL football game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. The Saints won 17-14.

2009 — Jimmie Johnson, auto racing
AP Photo/Chuck Burton

Jimmie Johnson celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season championship, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009.

2008 — Michael Phelps, swimming
AP Photo/Luca Bruno

United States' Michael Phelps swims to the gold in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay final at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Sunday, Aug 17, 2008.

2007 — Tom Brady, football
AP Photo/Stephan Savoia

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls out an audible at the line of scrimmage during their NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday afternoon, Oct. 8, 2007.

2006 — Tiger Woods, golf
AP Photo/Reed Saxon

Tiger Woods smiles as he discusses being named professional golf's Player of the Year for the eighth time in his career at a news conference at Sherwood Country Club, where he is preparing to host the Target World Challenge, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006.

2005 — Lance Armstrong, cycling
AP Photo/Peter Dejong

Overall leader Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, signals seven for his seventh straight win in the Tour de France cycling race, as he rides during the 21st and final stage of the race between Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris, and the French capital, Sunday, July 24, 2005.

2004 — Lance Armstrong, cycling
AP Photo/Franck Prevel

Overall leader Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, rides down the Champs Elysees avenue past U.S. flags during the 20th and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Montereau, southeast of Paris, and the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, Sunday, July 25, 2004. Armstrong won his six straight Tour de France race on Sunday.

2003 — Lance Armstrong, cycling
AP Photo/Peter Dejong

Overall leader Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, foreground, and second-placed Jan Ullrich of Germany, in the middle of the pack at left, strain in the ascent of the Soudet pass during the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Pau and Bayonne, southwestern France, Wednesday, July 23, 2003.

2002 — Lance Armstrong, cycling
AP Photo/Peter Dejong

Overall leader Lance Armstrong of Austin, Texas, walks past the Tour de France logo as he leaves the podium after the 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Cluses, French Alps, and Bourg-en-Bresse, central France, Friday, July 26, 2002. Thor Hushovd of Norway won the stage.