New York Sports: Ranking the Top 25 Athletes of 2014

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Nov 2, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Jets guard Willie Colon (66) and center Nick Mangold (74) on the line of scrimmage during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

15.) Nick Mangold

It may have been a very poor season for the New York Jets, but their center Nick Mangold continued to be one of the best centers in the NFL.

Mangold was recently named to his sixth Pro-Bowl team for his good 2014 season. Offensive lineman generally don’t get the recognition they deserve but in New York football fans know that Mangold is the Jets’ best offensive lineman, and is an important part of their ground and pound style of football that has seen much success in recent years.

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