Google releases Top Searched Athletes of 2013 list

Jun 26, 2013; North Attleborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots former tight end Aaron Hernandez (left) stands with his attorney Michael Fee as he is arraigned in Attleboro District Court. Hernandez is charged with first degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd. Mandatory Credit: The Sun Chronicle/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday morning, Google released its annual Zeitgeist to allow us to remember the past year by taking a look at the most searched figures from the previous 12 months. In 2013, the likes of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Louisville guard Kevin Ware, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez and skier Lindsey Vonn all made the list for very different reasons.

Ware was searched at a feverish rate because of his gruesome leg injury, while Adrian Peterson searches were boosted when his young child was tragically beaten to death. Vonn, who is one of the most likely Americans to win gold in the Sochi Olympics, had her fair share of knee injuries and rehab as she worked her way back to the slopes, while Hernandez was involved in the murder of a 27-year old Massachusetts man.

Who else topped the list?

Here is the list of the most searched athletes, sports and venues of 2013: 

ports Athletes Stadiums / Arenas / Ballparks
Basketball Aaron Hernandez AT&T Park
Running Adrian Peterson BB&T Center
Football Kevin Ware Sleep Train Arena
Golf Jason Collins Forest National
Shooting Oscar Pistorius United Center
Hockey Lamar Odom Staples Center
Tennis Richie Incognito Rose Bowl
CrossFit Ray Lewis Verizon Center
Bowling Colin Kaepernick Madison Square Garden
Hunting Lindsey Vonn Yankee Stadium

Topics: College Basketball, NBA, NFL

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