Athletes Who Have Come Out of Retirement

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  • Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers
  • Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Ken Norton
  • Ricky Williams
  • Floyd Mayweather
  • Brett Favres comes out of Retirement Jets Vikings
  • Allen Iverson, Memphis Grizzlies
  • Deion Sanders
  • George Foreman
  • Roger Clemens
  • Felix Trinidad
  • Michael Phelps comes out of retirement
  • Michael Jordan comes out of retirement twice

Ricky Williams Retires and Comes Back in One Year

When Ricky Williams was rumored to have failed a third drug test in 2004, he retired before his official retirement announcement was scheduled to take place. But after sitting out the 2004 season, Williams returned in 2005 and proved to be quite serviceable for the Miami Dolphins ground game. (Photo:  Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

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