Athletes who have hosted the ESPY Awards

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The 2022 ESPYS presented by Capital One will shine a light on the top players, moments and games in sports.

This year, the 29th edition of the ESPYs will be full of stars -- including the host, reigning NBA champion and Finals MVP Stephen Curry.

Curry joins a list of athletes who went above and beyond by delivering opening monologues, handing out trophies and more as hosts for one of the biggest award shows in sports.

Sue Bird, Megan Rapinoe, Russell Wilson - 2020

With a four-time WNBA champion, two-time FIFA World Cup winner and Super Bowl champion coming together, the first trio to co-host the ESPYs had plenty of hardware.

Danica Patrick - 2018

The former professional race car driver found herself in the driver's seat as the first woman to host the award show.

Peyton Manning - 2017

A year after he was given the Icon Award, the two-time Super Bowl champion made his way back to the ESPYs stage as a host.

John Cena - 2016

Prior to handing out trophies as the 2016 ESPYS host, the WWE superstar described the show as "three hours of everything."

"I admire what the show does, because it is a show where you can celebrate achievement, you can laugh, and at the same point you can be moved emotionally ... and it gets you to think," Cena said. "It's one of the very rare programs that has all of that combined under one roof."

LeBron James - 2007

As a 22-year-old star for the Cleveland Cavaliers, he co-hosted the event with late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Lance Armstrong - 2006

The former cyclist became the first athlete to serve as host in the 14th annual ESPY Awards.