Spoiler alert: Tim Tebow is not on this list.

Tebow didn't become the starter for the Broncos until Oct. 23, and a big final quarter of the year in 2011 wasn't enough for him to crack the Top 10 of most searched athletes on Yahoo!. In fact, no NFL player made the list.

Check out who did:

Top 10 Athletes Searched On Yahoo! In 2011 Slideshow


10. Caroline Wozniacki

No Grand Slam titles yet, but she does have the No. 1 ranking and a special place in Rory McIlroy's heart.


9. Lamar Odom

He got his name in the marquee as "Khloe & Lamar" launched as a spinoff of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."


8. Kobe Bryant

If his divorce turns testy (and they usually do), Kobe has a shot at the top spot in 2012.


7. Hope Solo

Without the World Cup and "Dancing With The Stars" in 2012, Solo will need some creativity to hold down a spot in the Top 10.


6. Kris Humphries

He might need another marriage or reality show -- or both -- to stay in the Top 10 for 2012.


5. Serena Williams

Williams was sidelined for nearly a year because of health issues (hematoma and pulmonary embolism) but returned to action in the spring of 2011. She made it to the finals of the U.S. Open where she lost to Samantha Stosur while blowing a gasket with the chair umpire.


4. Maria Sharapova

Sharapova, the most searched athlete on Yahoo! in 2005 and 2008, was named by Forbes this year as the world's highest-paid female athlete with $25 million in prize money and endorsements.


3. Manny Pacquiao

He sings, he plays basketball and he is a member of Congress in the Philippines. Always good to have balance in your life.


2. Tiger Woods

He didn't win any majors, but Tiger still generated serious buzz by firing his longtime caddy, picking up a new endorsement deal with a start-up nutrition company and getting a hot dog thrown at him by a fan.


1. Danica Patrick

Danica has a good shot at repeating as search champ in 2012 with her shift to NASCAR and two GoDaddy Super Bowl commercials, including one in which she dances with the new Pussycat Dolls.

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