Thomas makes list of top 20 athletes of 2011

With the year winding down, ESPN’s Cross-Sport Power Rankings looks back and ranks the top 20 athletes of 2011 across all sports. The highest-ranked Boston athlete is not surprisingly Bruins goalie Tim Thomas. Thomas, who led the Bruins to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup Championship since 1972, checks in at No. 7. The only other local athlete in the top 20 is Patriots QB Tom Brady, who is No. 17.

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