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The Master List

The 50 greatest sports figures of the century from each of the 50 states


1. Hank Aaron — Alltime home run king

2. Willie Mays — Baseball's 'Say Hey Kid'

3. Bo Jackson — NFL All-Pro and baseball All-Star

4. Ozzie Newsome — Browns' titanic tight end

5. Willie McCovey — NL MVP in 1969

6. Satchel Paige — Ageless pitching great

7. John Hannah — Best offensive lineman ever?

8. Bart Starr — Leader of Lombardi's dynasty

9. Charles Barkley — Auburn great became NBA great

10. Early Wynn — 1959 Cy Young winner

11. Buck Buchanan — Chiefs' star defensive tackle

12. John Stallworth — Steelers' greatest wideout

13. Ken Stabler — All-state in football and hoops in HS

14. Joe Sewell — 114 strikeouts in 7,132 at bats

15. Shug Jordan — Auburn's winningest coach

16. Lee Roy Jordan — Anchor of Doomsday Defense

17. Maxie Baughan — Named to nine Pro Bowls

18. Joe Cribbs — Auburn's third-leading rusher

19. Bobby Bowden — Built Florida State football

20. Davey Allison — NASCAR's 1987 rookie of the year

21. Jennifer Chandler — Diving gold in 1976

22. Billy Williams — 13 straight 20-homer seasons

23. Harvey Glance — Sprinter on three Olympic teams

24. Sanders Russell — 1,243 harness-racing victories

25. Percy Beard Silver — in hurdles at 1932 Olympics

26. Bobby Marlow — All-America halfback at 'Bama

27. Mel Allen — Voice of the New York Yankees

28. Howard Hill — Won 196 straight archery events

29. Fred Sington — Football, baseball star at 'Bama

30. Sam Byrd — New York Yankee turned pro golfer

31. Hubert Green — 19 PGA Tour victories

32. Charley Boswell — Blind golfer won 16 U.S. titles

33. Robert Brazile — Oilers' star linebacker in 1970s

34. Pat Sullivan — Auburn's first Heisman winner

35. Heinie Manush — Hit .330 over 17 seasons

36. Johnny Mack Brown — 'Bama Rose Bowl hero

37. Harry Gilmer — Triple-threat QB at Alabama

38. Jo Ann Prentice — Six wins on LPGA tour

39. Dixie Walker — Lifetime .306 hitter

40. Johnny Musso — Tide's third alltime rusher

41. Riggs Stephenson — Hit .336 over 14 seasons

42. Leah Marie Rawls Atkins — Waterskiing champ

43. Vince Dooley — Georgia coach won national title

44. Piper Davis — Globetrotter and Negro leagues star

45. Jeff Beard — Auburn AD from 1951 to '72

46. Zeke Smith — 1958 Outland Trophy winner

47. Andrew Toney — Two-time NBA All-Star

48. James Phillips — End on Auburn's 1957 title team

49. Rudy York — 277 home runs over 13 seasons

50. Ben Chapman — Yankees speed demon in 1930s


1. Trajan Langdon — Put state on national hoops map

2. Tommy Moe — Won 1994 Olympic downhill

3. George Attla — Famed dog trainer, sprint musher

4. Hilary Lindh — Downhiller was three-time Olympian

5. Susan Butcher — Four Iditarod victories

6. David Morris — Holds U.S. marathon record

7. Roxy Wright Champaine — Great sprint musher

8. Mark Schlereth — Winner of three Super Bowls

9. Don Clary — All-America cross-country runner

10. Brit Jacobson — Basketball and track champ

11. Rick Swenson — A record five Iditarod titles

12. Libby Riddles — First woman to win Iditarod

13. Tony Turner — Twice all-state in basketball

14. Reggie Tongue — Four years with the K.C. Chiefs

15. Rocky Klever — First Alaskan in the NFL

16. Molly Tuter — High school hoops standout

17. Brandon Drumm — Nine TDs in high school game

18. Joe Reddington Sr. — Founder of the Iditarod

19. Steve MacSwain — HS hockey scoring champ

20. Mike Vania — Collegiate wrestling All-America

21. Scott Gomez — Devils rookie one of NHL's best

22. Shane Bonham — Colts defensive end

23. Brian Swanson — Colorado College hockey star

24. Marshall Boze — First Alaskan in majors, in 1995

25. Wilbur Hooks — Four state sprint titles in 1997

26. Nina Kemppel — Olympic cross-country skier

27. Carlos Boozer — Followed Langdon to Duke

28. Megen Gerety — Two U.S. downhill titles in 1990s

29. Seth Spidahl — Pacific Lutheran soccer standout

30. Kris Thorsness — Rower won gold in 1984

31. Judy Rabinowitz — U.S. cross-country ski champ

32. Tom Neville — NFL guard from 1986 to '92

33. Doug Herron — State HS record for 800 meters

34. DeeDee Jonrowe — Mushed in 16 Iditarods

35. Jim Hajdukovich — UA-Anchorage hoops star

36. Vern Tejas — Climbed Mount McKinley solo

37. Butch Lincoln — Eskimo basketball star

38. Jeanie Hebert — Career assist leader at Miami

39. Jeff King — Three-time Iditarod champ

40. Matt Mattson — 106-1 record as HS wrestler

41. John Brown — Four state hoops titles, 1964 to '68

42. Jason Kaiser — 1,363 points at UA-Anchorage

43. Megan Irvine — Four-year volleyballer at Duke

44. Bill Spencer — Won eight Mount Marathon races

45. Mao Tosi — Played hoops and football at Idaho

46. Tom Roth — Cal State-Bakersfield swimming star

47. Leisa Wissler — Ohio State volleyball standout

48. David Kilpatrick — Linebacker at Washington

49. Dewey Skan — Amateur basketball star

50. Tony Reed — Twice HS hoops player of the year


1. Jim Palmer — Three-time Cy Young winner

2. Charlie Hickcox — Swam to four medals in 1968

3. Curley Culp — Star defensive lineman and wrestler

4. Michele Mitchell Nine-time U.S. diving champ

5. Ty Murray Six world rodeo titles

6. Randall McDaniel All-America guard at ASU

7. Sean Elliott Left Arizona as Pac-10's top scorer

8. Danny White College football Hall of Famer

9. Louis Tewanima Silver in 1912 Olympic 10,000

10. Bob Baffert Leading horse trainer last three years

11. Curt Schilling 319 strikeouts for Phils in 1997

12. Marilyn Ramenofsky-Wingfield Swimming champ

13. Michael Carbajal 48-4 career boxing record

14. John Denny Cy Young winner in 1983

15. Lafayette (Fat) Lever Two-time NBA All-Star

16. Kerri Strug Clinched gymnastics gold in 1996

17. Jim Grabb Two singles, 20 ATP doubles titles

18. Jon Cole Three-time Olympic weightlifter

19. Jerry Colangelo Suns, Diamondbacks owner

20. Wilford White NCAA rushing leader in 1950

21. Mike Pagel NFL vet, played baseball at ASU too

22. Dwayne Evans Sprinter took bronze in Montreal

23. Darren Woodson Four-time All-Pro with Cowboys

24. Tom Pagnozzi 1992 All-Star catcher with Cards

25. Win Young Diver landed bronze in Mexico City

26. Fred Carr Packers 'backer was Super Bowl MVP

27. Michael Bates Olympic sprinter and NFL All-Pro

28. Rodney Peete Drafted by Lions and A's

29. Danny Villa ASU alum played 12 years in NFL

30. Jimmy Bryan 1958 Indy 500 champion

31. Hank Leiber All-Star outfielder in 1938, '40, '41

32. Mossy Cade HS track and football All-America

33. Patsy Willard Diver won bronze at 1964 Olympics

34. Cecil Mulleneaux First Arizonan in NFL, in 1932

35. Carl Mulleneaux Three-sport star at Utah State

36. Bob Horner NL Rookie of the Year in 1978

37. Billy Mayfair Five wins in 11 years on PGA Tour

38. Keith Russell Diving demon in late 1960s and '70s

39. Louie Espinoza Junior featherweight champ

40. Mike Bibby Led Arizona to 1997 NCAA hoops title

41. Billy Hatcher Hit .750 for Reds in 1990 Series

42. Ron Hassey 86 RBIs for 1974 Sun Devils

43. Howard Twitty 24 years on the PGA Tour

44. Mark Alarie Basketball All-America at Duke

45. Gilbert (Gib) Dawson Star HS back in 1940s

46. Vance Johnson One of Broncos' Three Amigos

47. Byron Evans Eagles linebacker for eight years

48. Alex Kellner 20-12 as rookie with A's in 1949

49. Eddie Urbano Twice All-America wrestler at ASU

50. Rob Waldrop Won Outland Trophy in 1993


1. Paul (Bear) Bryant Four states could claim him

2. Sonny Liston Heavyweight was 50-4-0 as pro

3. Bill Dickey Soul of Yankees in 1930s and '40s

4. Scottie Pippen One of the NBA's alltime top 50

5. Brooks Robinson 16 Gold Gloves at the hot corner

6. Dizzy Dean Ace of the Gas House Gang

7. Sidney Moncrief Five-time NBA All-Star

8. Don Hutson Possibly the best receiver ever

9. Barry Switzer Champion coach in college and NFL

10. George Kell Lifetime .306 hitter

11. Frank Broyles 144 wins as Arkansas grid coach

12. Nolan Richardson Led Hogs to 1994 hoops title

13. Bill Carr 400-meter gold at 1932 Olympics

14. Jerry Jones Arkansas alum made good

15. John McDonnell 34 NCAA titles as track coach

16. Hazel Walker Hoops star from 1933 to '65

17. Johnny Sain 24 wins for Braves in 1948

18. John Daly PGA title in 1991, British Open in '95

19. Bobby Mitchell Hurdler became NFL star

20. Joan Crawford AAU All-America in basketball

21. Willie Davis Anchor of Packers' defensive line

22. Ken Hatfield Twice led nation in punt returns

23. Mark Martin 17 seasons on NASCAR circuit

24. Corliss Williamson Star of Hogs' 1994 title team

25. Travis Jackson Hit over .300 six times for Giants

26. Wilson Matthews Coached 10 HS football champs

27. Ron Brewer Triplet played eight years in NBA

28. Fred Williams Defensive tackle in four Pro Bowls

29. Bettye Fiscus Razorbacks' first female hoops star

30. Clyde (Smackover) Scott 1940s multisport star

31. Reece (Goose) Tatum Harlem Globetrotter

32. Don Kessinger Six-time NL All-Star with Cubs

33. Cliff Harris Five Super Bowls, five Pro Bowls

34. Paul Runyan PGA winner in 1934 and '38

35. Dan Hampton All-America defensive tackle

36. Eddie Hamm Set world long jump record in 1928

37. Paul (Daffy) Dean Won 19 in Cards' 1934 title year

38. Caldwell Jones 14 seasons in the NBA

39. Jim Benton Led NCAA in receptions in 1937

40. Earl Bell Bronze in pole vault at 1984 Olympics

41. Dutch Harrison Won 18 PGA tournaments

42. Keith Jackson Tight end played in five Pro Bowls

43. Thomas Freeman Welterweight was 155-18-12

44. Billy Ray Smith Sr. Stellar defensive lineman

45. Ken Kavanaugh Scored on 50 of 162 receptions

46. Wear Schoonover All-America at end in 1929

47. Elijah Pitts Won five titles with Green Bay

48. Marvin Delph Third Triplet led Hogs in scoring

49. Monte Coleman LB with three Super Bowl rings

50. Amber Nicholas Stalwart Arkansas point guard


1. Joe DiMaggio 56 games...three-time MVP...

2. Jackie Robinson Changed baseball forever

3. Bill Russell Five-time NBA MVP, center of Celtics

4. Mark Spitz Seven world records in Munich

5. Ted Williams Best hitter (and fisherman) ever

6. Pete Sampras 12 Grand Slam singles titles

7. Tony Gwynn Eight batting titles, 3,067 hits

8. John Elway Winningest QB in NFL history

9. Pete Rozelle Built NFL into cultural force

10. Marcus Allen 1981 Heisman winner from USC

11. Duke Snider Dodgers' seven-time All-Star

12. Anthony Munoz Perennial All-Pro with Bengals

13. Tiger Woods 15 PGA Tour wins in four years

14. Jack Kramer They even named a racket after him

15. Greg LeMond Won Tour de France three times

16. Helen Wills Moody 19 Grand Slam titles

17. Bob Mathias 1948 and '52 decathlon champ

18. Barry Bonds 400 homers and 400 steals

19. Billie Jean King Helped ignite the tennis boom

20. Florence Griffith Joyner Three golds in Seoul

21. Greg Louganis Swept diving gold in 1984 and '88

22. Mark McGwire 70 home runs in 1998

23. Bill Walton Thrice college player of the year

24. Rafer Johnson Took decathlon gold in Rome

25. Frank Gifford All-America at USC, NFL MVP

26. Tom Seaver 311 wins, three Cy Young Awards

27. Peggy Fleming Figure skating champ, 1966 to '68

28. Don Budge Grand Slam winner in 1938

29. Frank Robinson Won MVP in both leagues

30. Don Drysdale 582/3 scoreless innings in 1958

31. Gino Marchetti 10 Pro Bowls with Colts

32. Cheryl Miller Led high school to 132-4 record

33. Norm van Brocklin NFL passing leader three times

34. Jim Hines First to run 100 meters under 10 seconds

35. Joe Morgan Second baseman was twice MVP

36. Glenn Davis Doc's partner won 1946 Heisman

37. Pancho Gonzales Twice U.S. tennis champ

38. O.J. Simpson Ran for 2,003 yards in 1973

39. Maureen Connolly Grand Slam winner in 1953

40. Willie Shoemaker Won 11 Triple Crown races

41. Bob Lemon Five 20-win seasons for Indians

42. Janet Evans Three swimming golds in Seoul

43. Karch Kiraly Greatest volleyball player ever

44. Tommie Smith Set seven sprint world marks

45. Mickey Wright Won 82 women's pro golf titles

46. Dennis Eckersley 150 wins and 300 saves

47. Bob Waterfield NFL MVP in 1945 and '50

48. Rickey Henderson Alltime steals leader

49. Matt Biondi 11 swimming medals in three Olympics

50. Eddie Mathews 512 home runs from 1952 to '68


1. Jack Dempsey Heavyweight champ, 1919 to '26

2. Byron (Whizzer) White Running back supreme

3. Amy Van Dyken Four swimming medals in Atlanta

4. Glenn Morris Decathlon champ at 1936 Olympics

5. Hale Irwin Star defensive back turned golf great

6. Jack Christiansen Twice NFL interception leader

7. Ed (Dutch) Clark Rushed for 763 yards in 1934

8. Pat Day Ridden winners in eight Triple Crown races

9. Eddie Eagan Winter and summer gold medalist

10. Rich (Goose) Gossage Eight-time All-Star

11. Dave Logan Buffaloes alum drafted in three sports

12. Dick Anderson Nine years in Dolphins defense

13. Joe Romig Two-way lineman was Rhodes scholar

14. Tom Chambers 18.1 average in 16 years in NBA

15. Bobby Anderson Colorado All-America tailback

16. Hayes Alan Jenkins Figure skating gold in 1956

17. David Jenkins Figure skating gold in 1960

18. Steve Jones 1996 U.S. Open golf champion

19. Scott Wedman Straight shooter with K.C. Kings

20. Tony Boselli Three-time All-Pro with Jaguars

21. Phyllis Lockwood Basketball and tennis star

22. William Thayer Tutt Brought USOC to Colorado

23. John Stearns Four-time All-Star as Mets catcher

24. Bill Marolt Ski coach now CEO of U.S. Ski

25. Don Cockroft Consistent kicker for Browns

26. Wallace (Buddy) Werner Top U.S. skier

27. Chauncey Billups Onetime Buffalo now Nugget

28. Danny Jackson 23-8 for Reds in 1988

29. Barney McLean Captain of U.S. ski team in 1948

30. Dale Douglass Won 1986 U.S. Senior Open

31. Young Corbett II Featherweight champ, 1901 to '02

32. Bridget Turner Colorado hoops star, 1985 to '87

33. Pat Porter Eight-time U.S. cross-country champ

34. Thurman (Fum) McGraw All-America tackle

35. Charles Bresnahan 16 letters at Colorado State

36. Joel Steed Steelers nosetackle since 1993

37. Davis Phinney Bronze in 1984 Olympic cycling

38. Tom Rouen Colorado, CSU, Broncos punter

39. Irv Brown Reffed in six Final Fours

40. Bruce Ford Five titles as bareback-bronc rider

41. Chuck Darling 1956 Olympic hoops gold medalist

42. Tippy Martinez 115 saves in the majors

43. Eddie Dove All-NFL in 1961 as 49er

44. Bob Howsam G.M. of Big Red Machine

45. Greg Myers Colorado State star defensive back

46. Adam Berry National high jump champ in 1941

47. Art Unger Three-sport letterman at Colorado

48. Cullen Bryant Colorado DB became NFL RB

49. Gordy Wren Alpine and Nordic Olympian in 1948

50. Greeley Timothy 16 dropkicks in one HS game


1. Bruce Jenner Won decathlon at 1976 Olympics

2. Steve Young Top-rated passer in NFL history

3. Calvin Murphy NBA season free throw record

4. Kristine Lilly World Cup-winning midfielder

5. Chris Drury Little League phenom, NHL rookie star

6. Bill Rodgers Leading marathoner of 1970s

7. Willie Pep Featherweight champ (229-11-1)

8. Floyd Little Five Pro Bowls with Broncos

9. Bobby Valentine Three-time football all-stater

10. Dorothy Hamill Skating queen at 1976 Olympics

11. Brian Leetch Rangers' high-scoring defenseman

12. Jeff Bagwell 1994 National League MVP

13. Vin Baker Four-time NBA All-Star

14. Joan Joyce Flame-throwing softball pitcher

15. Jim Murray Century's preeminent sportswriter

16. Jen Rizzotti UConn's career assists leader

17. Mo Vaughn American League MVP in 1995

18. Walter Camp College football patriarch

19. Marlon Starling Welterweight champion

20. Lindy Remigino Two sprint golds at 1952 Games

21. Marcus Camby Second pick in 1998 NBA draft

22. Nykesha Sales UConn's alltime leading scorer

23. Julius Boros Won 18 PGA tournaments

24. Bill Toomey Olympic decathlon gold in 1968

25. Mike Gminski Duke's alltime leading rebounder

26. Walt Dropo AL Rookie of the Year in 1950

27. Andy Robustelli Giants' Pro Bowl defensive end

28. Steve Blass World Series MVP in 1971

29. Michael Adams 13-year NBA shooting guard

30. Moe Drabowsky 0.90 ERA in three World Series

31. Henry Williams First Minnesota football coach

32. Charles Nagy Five straight 15-win seasons

33. Jimmy Piersall Gold Glove centerfielder

34. Nick Tronsky Dominant duckpin bowler

35. Rico Brogna Phillies run-producing first baseman

36. Sidney Wood Fixture in tennis's Top 10

37. Charles Smith Big East hoops player of the year

38. A.J. Mleczko Won gold with 1998 hockey team

39. Rick Mahorn Had 19-year NBA career

40. J. Walter Kennedy NBA's second commissioner

41. George Weiss Architect of Yankees dynasty

42. Chris Smith UConn men's career scoring leader

43. Scott Burrell First-rounder in baseball, basketball

44. Rob Dibble Overpowering Reds closer

45. Eugene Robinson Active NFL interceptions leader

46. John Bagley Cavaliers' first-round pick in 1982

47. Albie Booth Yale football star from 1929 to '31

48. Ken Strong Retired in 1947 as NFL's leading scorer

49. John Williamson Won two ABA titles with Nets

50. Bill Romanowski Has four Super Bowl rings


1. Randy White Nine Pro Bowls with Cowboys

2. Judy Johnson Negro leagues star in 1930s

3. Delino DeShields 393 steals in 10 seasons

4. Harold (Tubby) Raymond Delaware grid coach

5. Victor Willis Eight-time 20-game winner

6. Margaret Osborne DuPont Wimbledon champ

7. Val Whiting Hoops All-America at Stanford

8. Steve Watson Broncos All-Pro receiver

9. Vicki Huber Eight-time NCAA track champion

10. Mike Hall Won five world powerlifting titles

11. Dave Nelson Delaware football coach in 1950s

12. Ed (Porky) Oliver Eight PGA Tour wins

13. Dallas Green Managed Phillies to World Series win

14. Frank Masley Three-time Olympian in luge

15. Dionna Harris Won Olympic softball gold in 1996

16. William McGowan AL umpire from 1925 to '54

17. Audie Kujula Showalter Delaware softball star

18. Creighton Miller Notre Dame All-America halfback

19. Franklin Shakespeare Won Olympic rowing gold

20. Dave May Major league outfielder for 12 years

21. Ron Waller Rams All-Pro running back in 1955

22. Ed Michaels Villanova's best offensive lineman

23. Jimmy Caras Four-time world pool champion

24. Vic Zwolak Twice NCAA steeplechase champion

25. Bill Bruton Led NL in steals three times

26. Terence Stansbury First Delawarean in NBA

27. Conway Hayman All-America offensive guard

28. George Schollenberger HS football coach

29. Chris Short Won 17 games for 1964 Phillies

30. Tim Wilson Spent six years as Oilers running back

31. Derrick May Hit .271 in 10 major league seasons

32. John Wockenfuss Tigers' catcher and outfielder

33. Lou Brooks Won more than 100 amateur fights

34. Jamie Duncan Vandy All-America, Bucs linebacker

35. Rosemary Y. Miller Eight state trapshooting titles

36. Madge Vosters Squash star in 1940s and '50s

37. Laron Profit Maryland hoops star, Wizards guard

38. R.R.M. (Bob) Carpenter Phils owner, 1943 to '72

39. John Wilcutts 1,755 wins as harness-racing driver

40. Mary Ann Hitchens Delaware field hockey coach

41. Luke Petitgout Star lineman at Notre Dame

42. Rita Justice Top 10 bowler in 1960s and '70s

43. Bill Collick Delaware State football coach

44. Dave Tiberi Ranked middleweight

45. Dexter Boney Thrice a basketball all-stater

46. Patsy Hahn State's best female junior golfer

47. Lennell Shepherd Junior weightlifting champ

48. Milton Roberts Delaware lacrosse cofounder

49. Arthur Redden Won Pan Am Games boxing gold

50. Spencer Dunkley Delaware center from 1989 to '93


1. Deion Sanders Prime Time

2. Emmitt Smith NFL leader in rushing touchdowns

3. Steve Carlton Four-time Cy Young winner

4. Chris Evert Unflappable baseline tennis great

5. Bob Hayes Two Olympic golds, three Pro Bowls

6. Rowdy Gaines Set 14 swimming world records

7. Deacon Jones Bashed QBs, coined term sack

8. Doris Hart Won 35 Grand Slam tennis titles

9. Kurt Thomas Won gymnastics world title in 1978

10. Wade Boggs Hit .300 in 15 of 18 seasons

11. Artis Gilmore 11-time ABA and NBA All-Star

12. Tim Raines Fifth on alltime stolen base list

13. Nancy Hogshead Three Olympic swimming golds

14. Ted Hendricks Eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end

15. Mitch Richmond NBA Rookie of the Year in 1989

16. Michael Irvin Cowboys' alltime leading receiver

17. Jim Courier French and Australian Open champ

18. Andre Dawson National League MVP in 1987

19. Anthony Carter NCAA all-purpose yards leader

20. George Mira All-America Miami quarterback

21. Bobby Allison Won 84 NASCAR events

22. John Pennel Two-time Olympian pole vaulter

23. Dwight Gooden Doctor K

24. Pete Pihos Eagles end in 1940s and '50s

25. Don (Big Daddy) Garlits Drag racing king

26. David Duval Eight PGA Tour wins in two years

27. Alex Rodriguez Wunderkind shortstop

28. Arnold Tucker Army backfield star in 1940s

29. Harold Carmichael Four-time Pro Bowl wideout

30. Jose Canseco Baseball's first 40-40 man

31. Warren Sapp Fearsome defensive lineman

32. Steve Garvey NL ironman, Gold Glove winner

33. Gardnar Mulloy Won four U.S. doubles titles

34. Rafael Palmeiro Big slugging numbers in 1990s

35. Ottis Anderson Six 1,000-yard NFL seasons

36. Wes Chandler Deep threat in Air Coryell

37. Al Lopez Hall of Fame catcher and manager

38. Larry Little Dolphins All-Pro offensive lineman

39. Boog Powell 1970 AL MVP, 339 career homers

40. Dot Richardson Led U.S. to softball gold in 1996

41. Nat Moore Florida rushing, Dolphins receiving star

42. Cris Collinsworth Bengals Pro Bowl receiver

43. Chipper Jones 1999 National League MVP

44. Jack Youngblood 201 straight games for Rams

45. Rick Casares Bears' third-leading alltime rusher

46. Derrick Thomas Made nine Pro Bowls in 10 years

47. Herb Score 36 wins in first two years with Indians

48. Glenn (Fireball) Roberts 32 NASCAR victories

49. Willie Galimore Florida A&M, Bears rushing star

50. Don Sutton Hall of Famer, with 324 wins


1. Ty Cobb Baseball's best lifetime average (.366)

2. Herschel Walker Heisman winner, NFL star

3. Bobby Jones Golf Grand Slam winner in 1930

4. Fran Tarkenton Mobile and durable quarterback

5. Walt (Clyde) Frazier Knick won two NBA titles

6. Gwen Torrence Took three Olympic track golds

7. Wyomia Tyus Won back-to-back 100-meter golds

8. Johnny Mize 359 homers, 10 All-Star Games

9. Mel Blount Mainstay of Steel Curtain secondary

10. Roger Kingdom Won two Olympic hurdles golds

11. George Rogers Heisman winner in 1980

12. Bill Terry Last in NL to hit .400, in 1930

13. Frank Thomas Hits for average and power

14. Alice Coachman Davis High jump gold in 1948

15. Kevin Brown Majors' best ERA from 1996 to '98

16. Norm Nixon Twice an NBA All-Star guard

17. Louise Suggs Founding member of the LPGA

18. Luke Appling Hit .300 16 times in 20 years

19. James Brooks Bengals' alltime leading rusher

20. Teresa Edwards Has four Olympic hoops medals

21. Willie Gault Sprinter, bobsledder, NFL wideout

22. Bill Stanfill Dolphins All-Pro defensive end

23. Dan Reeves NFL's winningest active coach

24. Ray Guy Seven-time Pro Bowl punter

25. Edith McGuire Won 200-meter dash in 1964

26. Theodore (Tiger) Flowers Middleweight champ

27. Charlie Ward Won Heisman and national title

28. Ted Turner America's Cup winner, Braves' boss

29. Dick (Cannonball) Redding Negro leagues star

30. Bill Elliott First driver to win Winston Million

31. Dale Ellis Second on alltime NBA three-point list

32. Forrest (Spec) Towns Won Olympic hurdling gold

33. Spurgeon (Spud) Chandler 20-4, MVP in 1943

34. William Andrews Four Pro Bowls as Falcons back

35. Richard Dent Star of Bears 1986 defensive line

36. Paul Anderson Won weightlifting gold in 1956

37. Steve Lundquist Two swimming golds in 1984

38. Tim Flock Two-time NASCAR champion

39. Bobby Walthour Set 26 cycling world records

40. Larry Mize 1987 Masters winner

41. Bobby Lee Bryant Had 51 interceptions with Vikes

42. Rayfield Wright Six-time Pro Bowl tackle

43. Jeff Malone Twice an NBA All-Star guard

44. Bitsy Grant Won three U.S. clay court titles

45. Clarence Scott Browns defensive back, 1971 to '83

46. Cindy Brogdon Three-time All-America forward

47. Tommy Aaron 1973 Masters winner

48. Bucky Dent All-Star shortstop, Red Sox killer

49. Mildred McDaniel Won high jump gold in 1956

50. Doug Sanders Had 20 PGA Tour wins


1. Duke Kahanamoku Greatest Hawaiian swimmer

2. Chad Rowan Sumo grand champ, a.k.a. Akebono

3. Clarence (Buster) Crabbe Swimming gold in 1932

4. Russ Francis Three-time Pro Bowl tight end

5. Mosi Tatupu Special teams standout at USC

6. Herman Wedemeyer All-America running back

7. Ford Konno Swimming gold in 1952, silver in '56

8. Warren Kealoha Dominant backstroker in 1920s

9. Derek Tatsuno Set NCAA career strikeout mark

10. Sid Fernandez Two-time All-Star pitcher

11. Robyn Ah Mow Hawaii volleyball All-America

12. Robby Naish Dominant pro boardsailer in 1980s

13. Mike Lum 103 career major league pinch hits

14. Jesse Sapolu Four Super Bowl wins with 49ers

15. Adrian Murrell Three-time 1,000-yard NFL rusher

16. Tom Haine U.S. volleyball captain at 1968 Games

17. Jackie Pung First Hawaiian on LPGA tour

18. Mark Tuinei Three Super Bowl rings with Dallas

19. Jesse Kuhaulua First foreigner to win sumo title

20. Rell Sunn Women's pro surfing tour pioneer

21. Carl (Bobo) Olson Middleweight champ in 1950s

22. Wally Yonamine Japanese baseball pioneer

23. Dave Shoji Top women's volleyball coach

24. Kurt Gouveia Super Bowl ring with 1987 Redskins

25. Aileen Riggin-Soule Diving gold at 1920 Olympics

26. Garrett Gabriel Record-setting Hawaii QB

27. Derek Ho Won pro surfing tour title in 1993

28. Thomas Kaulukukui All-America halfback in 1935

29. Nani Cockett HS hoops and volleyball champ

30. Ted Makalena First Hawaiian to win on PGA Tour

31. Keala O'Sullivan Diving bronze in 1968 Games

32. Lenn Sakata Major league infielder from 1977 to '87

33. Ben Villaflor 44-5 as junior lightweight

34. Red Rocha First Hawaiian to join NBA, in 1947

35. Peter Velasco Alltime volleyball great

36. Benny Agbayani Mets' breakout rookie in 1999

37. Rich Miano Played 10 years at safety in NFL

38. Cal Lee Coach of 13 state HS football champs

39. Pua Kealoha Swam to two medals in 1920 Games

40. Fred Hemmings World surfing champ in 1968

41. Salvador (Dado) Marino World flyweight champ

42. Nuu Faaola Four seasons with Jets and Dolphins

43. Traci Phillips Three-time Olympic kayaker

44. Charlie Ane Lions two-time Pro Bowl tackle

45. Brian Viloria Amateur light flyweight champion

46. Al Noga Vikings defensive end from 1988 to '92

47. Jim Nicholson Six seasons as Chiefs tackle

48. Rockne Freitas Lions' two-time All-Pro tackle

49. Alika Smith Top three-point shooter at Hawaii

50. David Ishii Five top 10 finishes on PGA Tour


1. Harmon Killebrew 573 homers, fifth alltime

2. Jerry Kramer Leader of the Pack's power sweep

3. Picabo Street Won Super G at 1998 Olympics

4. Gary Stevens Jockey has six Triple Crown wins

5. Vern Law 1960 Cy Young Award winner

6. Larry Wilson Cards' eight-time Pro Bowl safety

7. Jake Plummer QB led Cards to 1998 NFL playoffs

8. Mike Young 56-1 as wrestler at BYU

9. Wayne Walker Three-time Pro Bowl linebacker

10. Merril Hoge Idaho State, Steelers running back

11. John Friesz 10 straight 300-yard games at Idaho

12. Larry Jackson 194 wins in 14 big league seasons

13. Jason Buck 1986 Outland Trophy winner at BYU

14. Andrea Lloyd Won basketball gold at 1988 Games

15. Doug Riesenberg Nine years with NFL Giants

16. Chris Owens 123-0 as HS wrestler in 1980s

17. Dean Oliver Eight-time world calf-roping champ

18. John Grant Seven years Broncos defensive end

19. Mike Garman Pitched in majors for nine seasons

20. Randy Trautman Boise State football star

21. Dee Pickett 1984 world all-around rodeo champ

22. Amber Welty 1988 NCAA high jump champ

23. Babe Caccia Idaho State coaching legend

24. Laverne Fator Jockey won 143 races in 1926

25. Corissa Yasen 1996 NCAA heptathlon champion

26. Davey Hamilton Driven to 13 top five IRL finishes

27. Rick Woods 13 interceptions in NFL career

28. David Archer NFL quarterback for six seasons

29. Brent Pease Record-setting Montana QB in 1986

30. Roland Woolsey Played four years in NFL

31. Kipp Bedard Boise State All-America wideout

32. Cedric Minter Set Big Sky rushing record

33. Babe Hiskey Three wins on PGA Tour in 1960s

34. Dee Wilde Dominant in indoor archery

35. Andy Toolson BYU's top three-point shooter

36. Ray McDonald Idaho back led nation in rushing

37. Steve Hayes Idaho State's alltime top rebounder

38. Ed Jacoby Stellar Boise State track coach

39. John L. Smith 1971 All-Big Sky QB at Weber State

40. Teresa Spaulding Won hoops gold at 1984 Games

41. Brad White NFL defensive lineman, 1981 to '87

42. Clarence Edmundson Legendary hoops coach

43. Hal Espy NCAA boxing champ in 1957 and '59

44. Yo Murphy Idaho All-America receiver in 1992

45. Ken Hobart 10,000 yards passing at Idaho

46. Scott Auker Idaho's All-Big Sky tight end

47. Vic Kobe 1953 NCAA 119-pound boxing champ

48. Jane Chi Won NCAA indoor tennis title in 1995

49. Gary Simmons All-America hoops player at Idaho

50. Robbie Davis Leading apprentice jockey in 1982


1. Jackie Joyner-Kersee Won six Olympic medals

2. George Halas Patriarch of the NFL

3. Dick Butkus Illinois, Bears linebacker supreme

4. Red Grange Football's Galloping Ghost

5. Bonnie Blair Won five speed skating golds

6. George Mikan Made hoops a big man's game

7. Jimmy Connors Won eight Grand Slam events

8. Isiah Thomas Led Pistons to consecutive titles

9. Otto Graham QB took Browns to seven pro titles

10. Ray Nitschke Hard hitter was Packers' soul

11. Dianne Holum Won four speed skating medals

12. Mark Aguirre 1980 Naismith winner at DePaul

13. Kellen Winslow Caught 541 passes for Chargers

14. Robin Roberts Six-time 20-game winner

15. Kirby Puckett 10-time All-Star with Twins

16. Johnny Weismuller Swam to five Olympic golds

17. Knute Rockne Built Fighting Irish tradition

18. Red Ruffing Won 20 four times, 273 wins in all

19. Ray Meyer Coached DePaul hoops for 42 years

20. Dan Issel Kentucky's top career basketball scorer

21. John Kinsella Swimmer won 1970 Sullivan Award

22. Johnny Lattner Notre Dame Heisman winner

23. Lou Boudreau AL MVP in 1948 for Indians

24. Bart Conner Gymnast won two Olympic golds

25. Kenesaw Mountain Landis The commissioner

26. Bob Richards Won pole vault golds in 1952, '56

27. Jerry Sloan Two-time NBA All-Star with Bulls

28. George Connor NFL All-Pro at three positions

29. Jack Sikma Hoops All-America at Illinois Wesleyan

30. Red Schoendienst All-Star second baseman

31. Terry Cummings NBA Rookie of the Year in 1983

32. Ken Anderson 1981 NFL MVP as Bengals QB

33. Ted Kluszewski Sleeveless slugger hit 279 homers

34. Bill Fischer Notre Dame Outland Trophy winner

35. Maurice Cheeks Stifling NBA defender

36. Harold Osborn 1924 decathlon gold medalist

37. Joe McGinnity Led NL in wins five times

38. Mike Krzyzewski Taken Duke to two NCAA titles

39. Tim Hardaway Five-time NBA All-Star guard

40. Ray Schalk Brilliant defensive backstop

41. Bill Veeck Baseball's master showman

42. Red Kerr Center played 844 straight NBA games

43. Quinn Buckner HS, college and pro hoops champ

44. Frederick (Fritz) Pollard First black NFL coach

45. Phil Cavarretta 1945 NL MVP and batting champ

46. Cazzie Russell Michigan basketball All-America

47. Ralph Metcalfe Won four Olympic track medals

48. John (Paddy) Driscoll College football legend

49. Jim Bottomley 1928 NL MVP for Cardinals

50. Sam Jethroe Negro leagues, Braves star


1. John Wooden Hoops great on floor and bench

2. Larry Bird Revitalized NBA and won three MVPs

3. Oscar Robertson Averaged triple-double, 1961-62

4. Bob Griese Led Miami to two Super Bowl wins

5. Chuck Klein Phillies' Triple Crown winner in 1933

6. Ray Ewry Won 10 Olympic jumping gold medals

7. Rod Woodson Great NFL cornerback

8. Jeff Gordon Three-time Winston Cup champion

9. Tony Hulman Made Indy 500 a premier event

10. Mordecai (Three Finger) Brown Won 239 games

11. Bobby Plump Shot gave Milan HS 1954 hoops title

12. Gil Hodges Dodgers perennial All-Star

13. Oscar Charleston The Black Ruth

14. George McGinnis Star for Hoosiers, ABA, NBA

15. James (Doc) Counsilman Legendary swim coach

16. Glenn Robinson Winner of 1994 Wooden Award

17. Alex Karras Four-time All-Pro with Lions in 1960s

18. Clyde Lovellette Held NCAA career scoring mark

19. Edd Roush Hit .323 in 18 major league seasons

20. Kent Benson Thrice Indiana hoops All-America

21. Billy Herman Hit .433 in 10 All-Star Games

22. Steve Alford Took Hoosiers to 1987 NCAA title

23. Weeb Ewbank Coached Jets to Super Bowl III win

24. Branch McCracken Led Indiana to two NCAA titles

25. Stephanie White-McCarty Purdue hoops star

26. Fuzzy Zoeller Won 10 PGA events, two majors

27. Don Mattingly Yankees retired his number

28. Rick Mount Top Big Ten career scorer (32.3 ppg)

29. Muriel Davis Grossfeld U.S. gymnastics great

30. Don Lash Seven-time U.S. cross-country champ

31. Bob Kuechenberg Six Pro Bowls for Dolphins

32. Tommy John Won 288 games in the majors

33. Tom Harmon 1940 Heisman winner at Michigan

34. Shawn Kemp Six-time NBA All-Star

35. Dick Weber Three-time Bowler of the Year

36. Fred Wilt Runner won 1950 Sullivan Award

37. Kenny Lofton Has led AL in steals five times

38. Charles O. Finley Eccentric owner of the A's

39. Tony Zale Premier middleweight of the 1940s

40. Tony Hinkle Butler coaching legend, 1921 to '70

41. Fuzzy Vandivier Won three state basketball titles

42. Major Taylor Cyclist, first famed U.S. black athlete

43. Damon Bailey Leading high school hoops scorer

44. Mark Clayton Dan Marino's favorite TD target

45. LaTaunya Pollard College hoops top player in 1983

46. Max Carey 10-time NL stolen base champion

47. Lamar Lundy Part of Rams' Fearsome Foursome

48. Charles (Stretch) Murphy Purdue All-America

49. Maicel Malone-Wallace High school track star

50. Scott Rolen 1997 NL Rookie of the Year


1. Dan Gable Iowa wrestling kingpin

2. Bob Feller Threw three no-hitters, won 266 games

3. Nile Kinnick 1939 Heisman Trophy winner

4. Elmer Layden One of Notre Dame's Four Horsemen

5. Jay Berwanger Won first Heisman, in 1935

6. Roger Craig Versatile 49ers running back

7. Fred (Cap) Clarke Hit .351, slugged .532 in 1903

8. Raef LaFrentz Kansas hoops No. 2 alltime scorer

9. Jim Zalesky Three-time NCAA wrestling champ

10. Don Perkins Four-time All-Pro running back

11. Fred Hoiberg 20.2 ppg in 1993-94 at Iowa State

12. Jack Fleck Won 1955 U.S. Open in 18-hole playoff

13. Urban (Red) Faber 254 wins, 273 complete games

14. Gary Thompson Iowa State's first to score 1,000

15. Aubrey Devine All-America Iowa quarterback

16. Terry and Tom Brands Wrestling champ brothers

17. Bryce Paup 17.5 sacks in 1995 led NFL

18. Mack Garner Jockey won 1934 Kentucky Derby

19. Bing Miller Hit .311 over 16 major league seasons

20. Gordon Locke All-America fullback at Iowa

21. Harold Nichols Iowa State wrestling coach

22. Hal Trosky Drove in 162 runs for Indians in 1936

23. Dan McGugin Vanderbilt football coach, 197 wins

24. Denise Long Averaged 62.8 points as HS senior

25. Bill Logan Twice All-Big Ten in basketball for Iowa

26. Dave Bancroft Slick-fielding shortstop of 1920s

27. Frank Gotch Held wrestling title from 1906 to '13

28. Randy Duncan Led Iowa to Rose Bowl win

29. Reggie Roby Three-time Pro Bowl punter

30. Lynne Lorenzen Set U.S. HS hoops scoring mark

31. Doreen Wilbur Won archery gold at 1972 Olympics

32. Hayden Fry Coached Hawkeyes to 14 bowl games

33. Tim Dwight Alltime receiving yards leader at Iowa

34. Bucky O'Connor Coached Iowa to two Final Fours

35. Glen Brand Middleweight wrestling gold in 1948

36. Forest Evashevski Two Rose Bowl wins at Iowa

37. Earl Whitehill 22-8 with Senators in 1933

38. Murray Wier All-America hoopster at Iowa in 1948

39. Ed Podolak Set Iowa single-game rushing mark

40. Zoe Ann Olsen Won diving silver at 1948 Games

41. Maury John Coached Drake to 1969 Final Four

42. Gerald Leeman Thrice Iowa HS wrestling champ

43. Judy Kimball Won 1962 LPGA Championship

44. F. Morgan Taylor Took hurdles gold in 1924

45. Eddie Anderson All-America end at Notre Dame

46. Kenny Ploen MVP of 1957 Rose Bowl for Iowa

47. Paul Moon Won seven state hoops titles as coach

48. Mike Busch All-America tight end, Dodgers 3B

49. Marv Cook Patriots' Pro Bowl tight end

50. J.L. Wilkinson Founded Kansas City Monarchs


1. Barry Sanders NFL's No. 2 alltime rusher

2. Dean Smith Winningest college basketball coach

3. Walter Johnson Senators ace won 416 games

4. Adolph Rupp 876 hoops victories at Kentucky

5. Jim Ryun First HS miler under four minutes

6. Lynette Woodard Hoops gold at 1984 Olympics

7. John Riggins NFL's 10th-leading alltime rusher

8. John Hadl Six-time Pro Bowl quarterback

9. Jess Willard Heavyweight champ from 1915 to '19

10. Nolan Cromwell HS track star, Pro Bowl safety

11. Maurice Greene Ran fastest 100 meters ever

12. Joe Tinker Began famous double-play combo

13. Lynn Dickey K-State's career passing leader

14. James Bausch Decathlon record at 1932 Games

15. Gene Mauch Three-time NL Manager of the Year

16. Thane Baker All-America sprinter won 1956 gold

17. Ralph Miller Hoops legend was HS track star

18. Glenn Cunningham World mile record, 1934 to '37

19. Johnny Adams Fourth jockey with 3,000 wins

20. Otto Schnellbacher Played in NBA and Pro Bowl

21. Cleo Littleton Wichita State basketball star

22. Darren Daulton Phillies All-Star catcher

23. Bill Nieder 1960 Olympic shot put gold medalist

24. Ray Evans Jayhawks football, hoops All-America

25. Fred Clarke 1,422 victories as Pirates manager

26. Mike McCormack Six-time Pro Bowl tackle

27. Steve Renko Pitched 15 years in major leagues

28. Steve Grogan K-State QB spent 16 years with Pats

29. Antoine Carr Wichita State alum, 14 NBA seasons

30. Fred Etchen 1924 trapshooting gold medalist

31. William Roy (Link) Lyman Five NFL titles

32. Lon Kruger Big Eight great, Final Four coach

33. Elden Auker Submarine pitcher won 130 games

34. John Kuck World records in shot, javelin in 1926

35. John McLendon First black pro hoops coach

36. Sandra Myers Set U.S. record in 400 hurdles

37. Ralph Houk Yanks skipper won three pennants

38. Steve Little All-America kicker at Arkansas

39. Ernie Barrett K-State All-America hoops guard

40. Jim Colbert 1995 Senior tour player of the year

41. Arthur (Dutch) Lonborg Jayhawks hoops star

42. Veryl Switzer Kansas football and track standout

43. Gerald Roberts World rodeo champ, 1942 and '48

44. Pete Mehringer Wrestling gold at 1932 Olympics

45. Ernie Schmidt Winfield High hoops star in 1920s

46. Jeff Farrell Two swimming golds in Rome

47. Gary Spani K-State All-America; Chiefs, 1978 to '86

48. Bullet Joe Rogan Starred for K.C. Monarchs

49. Brian Shay NCAA all-division rushing leader

50. Iva Pembridge Jarvis Trapshooting champion


1. Muhammad Ali The Greatest

2. Mary T. Meagher Three swimming golds in 1984

3. Wes Unseld NBA Rookie of the Year, MVP in 1969

4. Harold (Pee Wee) Reese Slick Dodgers shortstop

5. Cliff Hagan All-America center at Kentucky

6. Paul Hornung Set NFL season scoring mark

7. Darrell Waltrip Three-time Winston Cup champ

8. John Beckwith Versatile Negro leagues star

9. Eddie Arcaro Only jockey to win two Triple Crowns

10. Phil Simms Won Super Bowl XXI with Giants

11. A.B. (Happy) Chandler Baseball commissioner

12. Matt Winn Built Derby into premier horse race

13. Frank Ramsay Won seven NBA titles with Celtics

14. Wallace (Wah Wah) Jones Hoops, football star

15. Dave Cowens Seven-time NBA All-Star center

16. Leonard Lyles Defensive back for Colts, 49ers

17. Man o' War Lost one race in 21 career starts

18. Darrell Griffith Led Louisville to 1980 hoops title

19. Citation Won 1948 Triple Crown

20. Allan Houston Has more than 7,000 points in NBA

21. Jeff Van Note Six-time Pro Bowl center

22. Tim Couch No. 1 pick in 1999 NFL draft

23. Jack (Goose) Givens Kentucky's 1978 hoops hero

24. Howard Schnellenberger Led Miami to grid glory

25. Clarence Gaines No. 3 in NCAA hoops wins (828)

26. Earle Combs Murderers' Row outfielder

27. Joe B. Hall 297-100 as Wildcats hoops coach

28. Jim Bunning Pitched perfect game for Phillies

29. Woody Stephens Trained five Belmont winners

30. Carl Mays Submariner with 208 career wins

31. Ellis Johnson First four-sport athlete at Kentucky

32. Ralph Beard Led Kentucky to 1949 hoops title

33. "King" Kelly Coleman 46.9 ppg as HS senior

34. Ed Diddle Western Kentucky hoops coach, 759 wins

35. Joe Fulks Helped popularize the jump shot

36. John Hillerich Half of Louisville Slugger team

37. Rex Chapman Star guard at Kentucky

38. Ralph Waldo Rose Won two Olympic shot puts

39. Butch Beard Nine-year NBA guard

40. David Russell (Gus) Bell Four-time Reds All-Star

41. Tamara McKinney Three-time Olympic skier

42. Bill Arnsparger Architect of No Name Defense

43. Clinton (Hawk) Thomas Negro leagues outfielder

44. Don Gullett Won 109 games in nine-year career

45. Sherman Lewis Third in 1963 Heisman voting

46. Don Fightmaster Champion one-armed golfer

47. Marvin Hart Early-century heavyweight champ

48. Charlie Tyra 1,000 points and boards at Louisville

49. Clem Haskins Two-time basketball All-America

50. Cawood Ledford Kentucky's longtime radio voice


1. Karl Malone All-NBA first-team 11 times

2. Eddie Robinson Grambling coach won 408 games

3. Mel Ott First in National League to 500 homers

4. Terry Bradshaw Led Steelers to four NFL titles

5. Bob Pettit LSU alum, Hawks 11-time NBA All-Star

6. Elvin Hayes 12-time NBA All-Star

7. Lou Brock Basestealing great had 3,023 hits

8. Billy Cannon LSU folk hero won 1959 Heisman

9. Robert Parish Played in NBA-record 1,611 games

10. Willis Reed Two titles with Knicks, 1970 NBA MVP

11. Charlie Joiner 750 NFL receptions, 12,146 yards

12. Joe Dumars Pistons guard was six-time All-Star

13. Jim Taylor Five 1,000-yard seasons for the Pack

14. Ted Lyons Righty won 260 big league games

15. Ron Guidry 1978 numbers: 25-3, 1.74 ERA

16. Peyton Manning Vols All-America, Colts QB

17. Vida Blue A's pitcher was 1971 AL MVP

18. Eddie Delahoussaye Rode two Derby winners

19. Steve Van Buren Four rushing titles for Eagles

20. Bert Jones LSU, Colts QB was 1976 NFL MVP

21. Rod Milburn Hurdler won Olympic gold in 1972

22. Lee Smith Baseball's alltime saves leader (478)

23. Joe Ferguson Threw for 29,817 yards in NFL

24. Doug Williams MVP of Super Bowl XXII

25. Albert Belle Averaging 39 HRs, 122 RBIs

26. Leslie Gaudet HS hoops coach had 1,026 wins

27. Pam Kelly Louisiana Tech basketball All-America

28. Dalton Hilliard LSU's alltime leading rusher

29. John David Crow 1957 Heisman winner at A&M

30. Skip Bertman LSU baseball teams won four titles

31. J.R. Richard Stroke cut short fireballing career

32. Cotton Nash Kentucky hoops star in the 1960s

33. Glenn (Slats) Hardin Hurdler won gold in 1936

34. Pat Henry Led LSU to 19 national track titles

35. Marshall Faulk Five 1,000-yard seasons in NFL

36. Greg Procell Nation's alltime HS hoops scorer

37. Kim Mulkey Two NCAA hoops titles, 1984 gold

38. Jackie Smith NFL tight end had 480 catches

39. Joe Adcock 336 homers, four in one game in 1954

40. Kathy Johnson Clarke 1984 Olympic gymnast

41. Dub Jones Scored record six TDs in an NFL game

42. Johnny Robinson 57 NFL interceptions

43. Hal Sutton Won 1983 PGA Championship

44. Alvin Dark NL Rookie of the Year for Braves in 1948

45. Mickey Patterson Sprint medalist at 1948 Olympics

46. Bob Love Led Bulls in scoring seven times

47. Joe Brown Won lightweight title in 1956

48. Kent Desormeaux Top jockey of 1989 and '92

49. Rich Jackson Four-time All-Pro defensive end

50. Gaynell (Gus) Tinsley LSU football All-America


1. Joan Benoit Samuelson Won Olympic marathon

2. Cindy Blodgett No. 5 alltime in NCAA hoops scoring

3. Jack Coombs Won 31 games, 13 shutouts in 1910

4. Edmund (Rip) Black Third in Olympic hammer

5. Dick MacPherson Coached Syracuse and Patriots

6. Billy Swift Led NL with 2.08 ERA in 1992

7. Mike Bordick Shortstop for Maine and Orioles

8. Joey Gamache WBA lightweight champ in 1992

9. Mark Plummer 10 Maine amateur golf titles

10. Bill (Rough) Carrigan Managed 1915, '16 Red Sox

11. Chet Bulger Two-way NFL tackle from 1942 to '50

12. Walter Case Harness-record 1,077 wins in 1998

13. Bob Legendre Bronze in 1924 Olympic pentathlon

14. Abby Spector Four Maine amateur golf titles

15. Al McCoy Versatile boxer of the 1930s and '40s

16. John Winkin Led Maine to six College World Series

17. Eric Weinrich Defenseman for Maine and in NHL

18. Freddy Parent Shortstop for 1903 champ Red Sox

19. John Bower First U.S. skier to win Holmenkollen

20. John Huard Linebacker for Maine and Broncos

21. Dot Petty Twice world candlepin champion

22. John Wassenbergh NAIA basketball All-America

23. Carl Willey Career ERA of 3.76 in eight years

24. Paul Junior Lightweight boxer was 476-13

25. Tony Miner 35-game college hitting streak

26. Whitney Leeman 16 New England swimming titles

27. Kevin Mahaney Silver in sailing at 1992 Olympics

28. Raymond Lebel Won six Maine amateur golf titles

29. Bert Roberge Maine righty won 12 games in bigs

30. Harold White Bowdoin All-America swimmer

31. Jean Roy All-America defenseman at Bowdoin

32. Clyde Sukeforth Helped sign Jackie Robinson

33. Robert Aceto Southern Maine All-America pitcher

34. Jay Ramsdell CBA commissioner at age 23

35. Marcus Nash Standout cross-country skier

36. Gail Liberty U.S. women's pistol champ, 1961 to '63

37. Stump Merrill Maine catcher, Yankees manager

38. L.L. Bean Invented waterproof boots in 1912

39. Erik Nedeau Ran 3:59.6 mile for Northeastern

40. Danny Bolduc First Maine player to reach NHL

41. Gary Williamson Southern Maine baseball star

42. Julie Parisien Two U.S. ski championships in 1991

43. Francois Bouchard Hoops HS All-America

44. Shawn Walsh Coached Maine to two hockey titles

45. Fred Tootell Won 1924 Olympic gold in hammer

46. Barbara Krause Multisport star at Freeport High

47. Coley Welch World's No. 3 middleweight in 1942

48. Bob Prince Star outfielder for Southern Maine

49. Mike Thurston Clinched 1969 state hoops title

50. Charles Milan III 23 candlepin titles


1. Babe Ruth Larger-than-life, on and off the field

2. Cal Ripken Jr. 2,632 consecutive games played

3. Lefty Grove 300 wins and nine AL ERA titles

4. Jimmie Foxx First righty to hit 500 home runs

5. Al Kaline Youngest batting champ, at 20 in 1955

6. Morgan Wootten Legendary DeMatha hoops coach

7. Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing champ in five classes

8. Adrian Dantley Two-time NBA scoring leader

9. Pam Shriver Won 20 Grand Slam doubles titles

10. Gene Shue Five-time NBA All-Star coached 21 years

11. Walt Williams Terps alum in eighth NBA season

12. Joe Gans Considered alltime best lightweight

13. Leon Day Versatile Hall of Fame Negro leaguer

14. Chuck Foreman Three 1,000-yard seasons for Vikes

15. Mike Curtis Four-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker

16. Harold Baines 373 career homers, 2,783 hits

17. Joe and Vince Dundee Champion boxing brothers

18. Eddie Rommel Knuckleballer turned AL umpire

19. Len Bias Celtics' No. 2 pick died at age 22

20. Jim Tatum Maryland's greatest football coach

21. Robert Garrett 1900 Olympic track and field star

22. Reggie Lewis Dunbar and Celtics star died at 27

23. Frank (Home Run) Baker Dead Ball Era slugger

24. Louis (Bosey) Berger Terps' first hoops All-America

25. William Kelso Morrill Sr. Hopkins lacrosse legend

26. Antonio Freeman Go-to receiver for Packers

27. Jack Scarbath Star Maryland QB of early 1950s

28. Don Kelly Led Hopkins to three lacrosse titles

29. Gallant Fox 1930 Triple Crown winner

30. Charlie (King Kong) Keller 1940s Yankees great

31. Brian Jordan Braves and former Falcons star

32. Deane Beman PGA Tour commissioner for 20 years

33. Cal Ripken Sr. 36 years in Orioles organization

34. Kevin Glover Maryland and NFL offensive lineman

35. Jim Lacy First college hoops player to score 2,000

36. Tara Heiss First Terps woman to score 1,000

37. Kid Williams Bantamweight champ, 1914 to '17

38. Ronald Abercrombie Hopkins lacrosse star and AD

39. Tom Scott Virginia All-America and Eagles end

40. Harry Jeffra Bantamweight, featherweight champ

41. Tony Greene Star safety for Maryland and Bills

42. Denny Neagle Reds lefty, two-time NL All-Star

43. George Hepbron Wrote first hoops instruction book

44. Sam Cassell Guard won two NBA titles with Rockets

45. Ed and Phil Lotz St. John's College lacrosse legends

46. Millard Lang Hopkins lacrosse, pro soccer star

47. Reggie Williams Swingman at Georgetown, in NBA

48. Steve Barber Eight shutouts for 1961 Orioles

49. Harold Solomon Successful tennis player and coach

50. Elizabeth (Toots) Barger Duckpins legend


1. Rocky Marciano Only unbeaten heavyweight

2. Doug Flutie Heisman-winning QB, now pilots Bills

3. Patrick Ewing Man in the middle for Knicks

4. Bobby Carpenter First American with 50 NHL goals

5. Rebecca Lobo Star for UConn and WNBA Liberty

6. Alberto Salazar Won N.Y. and Boston marathons

7. Tom Glavine Billerica High grad has two Cy Youngs

8. Pie Traynor Top third baseman of 1920s, hit .320

9. Harry Agganis BU QB and Red Sox star died at 26

10. Johnny (the Elder) Kelley Boston Marathon man

11. Francis Ouimet First amateur to win U.S. Open golf

12. Robbie Ftorek State's best HS hockey player

13. Tony Conigliaro AL's youngest home run champ

14. Howie Long Eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end

15. Mickey Cochrane Catcher and two-time MVP

16. Pat Bradley Two-time LPGA player of the year

17. Nick Buoniconti Linebacker for 1972 Dolphins

18. Tom Barrasso Penguins goalie won two Cups

19. Gabby Hartnett Hit 1938 Homer in the Gloaming

20. Connie Mack Managed 7,755 games over 53 years

21. Kelly Amonte High school and college lacrosse star

22. Marvelous Marvin Hagler Middleweight champ

23. Angelo Bertelli Notre Dame QB won 1943 Heisman

24. Mike Eruzione Captain of 1980 U.S. hockey team

25. Tony Plansky All-Pro running back for Giants

26. Tenley Albright Two Olympic figure skating medals

27. Joe Bellino Navy running back won 1960 Heisman

28. Rabbit Maranville Feisty infielder known for defense

29. Rod Langway Three-time NHL All-Star defenseman

30. John Thomas First high jumper to top seven feet

31. Jeff Reardon First closer to reach 350-save mark

32. Jeremy Roenick Coyotes center in 12th NHL year

33. Bill Cleary Led U.S. to 1960 Olympic hockey gold

34. Wilbur Wood Knuckleballer won 20 four times

35. Charlie Brickley All-America back for Harvard

36. Jack Chesbro Won a record 41 games in 1904

37. Paul Pender Middleweight champ, 1960 to '62

38. Jim Craig Goaltender for 1980 Miracle on Ice

39. Leo (the Lip) Durocher Managed 24 seasons

40. Keith Tkachuk Two 50-goal seasons in NHL

41. Jim Hegan Five-time All-Star catcher

42. Stuffy McInnis First baseman for 1910 A's

43. Mark Belanger Shortstop won eight Gold Gloves

44. Tony DeMarco Won welterweight title in 1955

45. Billy Gonsalves Played for U.S. in 1930 World Cup

46. Nancy Kerrigan Two Olympic figure skating medals

47. Chris McCarron Money leader among jockeys

48. Mark (the Bird) Fidrych Wacky Tigers hurler

49. Henry Picard 26 golf tournament victories

50. Senda Berenson Abbott Mother of women's hoops


1. Joe Louis Longest reign of any heavyweight champ

2. Earvin (Magic) Johnson Won five NBA titles

3. Charlie Gehringer Tigers infielder had 2,839 hits

4. Bennie Oosterbaan Michigan grid star, coach

5. Hal Newhouser Tigers pitcher was 1944, '45 MVP

6. Dave DeBusschere Won two NBA titles with Knicks

7. Ron Kramer Michigan star went on to Packers

8. Kirk Gibson MSU star became supreme clutch hitter

9. Fielding Yost 165-29-10 as Michigan football coach

10. Stanley Ketchel Middleweight champ, 1908 to '10

11. Bo Schembechler 21 years as Michigan grid coach

12. George (Iceman) Gervin NBA scoring champion

13. Norbert Schemansky Olympic weightlifting medalist

14. Paul Krause First alltime in NFL interceptions

15. Pat LaFontaine 468 goals in 15 NHL seasons

16. Rudy Tomjanovich Two NBA titles as Rockets coach

17. Thomas (Hit Man) Hearns Champ at five weights

18. Greg Meyer Last U.S. man to win Boston Marathon

19. Eddie Futch Trained 22 world champion boxers

20. John Smoltz 2.77 ERA in 28 postseason games

21. Eddie Tolan Two track gold medals in 1932 Games

22. Rick Leach Michigan QB and 10-year major leaguer

23. Micki King Michigan diver and Title IX pioneer

24. Billy Pierce AL's winningest southpaw in 1950s

25. Spencer Haywood 20.3 ppg in 13 NBA seasons

26. Mike Modano No. 2 career scorer for NHL's Stars

27. Ernie Harwell Voice of Tigers since 1960

28. Pete Dawkins Beat polio and won 1958 Heisman

29. Derek Jeter Yankees shortstop has three rings

30. Marion Ladewig Bowler won eight U.S. Opens

31. Fritz Crisler Coached Michigan to 1947 football title

32. Joe DeLamielleure Six-time NFL Pro Bowl guard

33. Sheila Young-Ochowicz Supreme skater and cycler

34. Eddie Cicotte Black Sox pitcher won 209 games

35. Dawn Riley Led all-female America's Cup crew

36. Emanuel Steward Trainer of 26 boxing champs

37. Duffy Daugherty MSU football coach for 19 years

38. Chris Webber Fab Fiver was NBA top pick in 1993

39. Kiki Cuyler Outfielder hit .300 or better 10 times

40. Harry Kipke Standout Michigan football figure

41. Frank Navin Tigers owner from 1907 to '35

42. Alexi Lalas U.S. soccer team mainstay

43. Jim Kaat Won 283 games and 16 Gold Gloves

44. Jerome (the Bus) Bettis Bruising NFL back

45. Dell and Connie Sweeris Table tennis champions

46. Gene (Big Daddy) Lipscomb Defensive lineman

47. Terry McDermott Olympic speed skating medalist

48. Kathy Arendsen Softball pitcher won 338 games

49. Wally Pipp Lost Yanks first base job to Lou Gehrig

50. Gerald Ford Michigan lineman and 38th U.S. prez


1. Bronko Nagurski Great tackle, great fullback

2. Dave Winfield Had 1,833 RBIs in 22 seasons

3. Kevin McHale Celtics low-post magician

4. Neal Broten Minnesota 1981 Hobey Baker winner

5. Patty Berg Won golf's first Women's Open, in 1946

6. Bud Wilkinson Oklahoma football coaching great

7. Paul Molitor Eighth alltime with 3,319 hits

8. Herb Brooks Coach of Miracle on Ice

9. Kent Hrbek Led Twins to two World Series wins

10. Tom Lehman PGA player of the year in 1996

11. Vern Mikkelsen Helped Lakers win four titles

12. Jack Morris Five-time All-Star pitcher

13. Bill and Roger Christian 1960 hockey heroes

14. Bruce Smith Only Minnesotan to win Heisman

15. Phil Housley Most points of any U.S.-born NHLer

16. Sid Gillman Football passing-game innovator

17. John Mayasich Minnesota hockey All-America

18. John Gagliardi Won 364 college football games

19. Cindy Nelson Took Alpine bronze at 1976 Games

20. Karl Mecklenberg Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker

21. John Kundla Coached Lakers to six NBA titles

22. Reed Larson Gophers, Red Wings defenseman

23. John Roethlisberger National gymnastics champ

24. Vern Gagne Two-time NCAA wrestling champ

25. Gino Cappelletti Alltime leading AFL scorer

26. Chief Bender Hall of Famer won 208 games

27. Jerry Koosman Lefty won 222 games in 19 years

28. Amy Peterson Three Olympic speed skating medals

29. Ed Widseth Gophers tackle on three title teams

30. Mike Ramsey NHL defenseman for 18 years

31. Paul Giel Minnesota's Heisman runner-up in 1953

32. Whitey Skoog Guard for Lakers in 1950s

33. Burdette Haldorson Won two Olympic hoops golds

34. John Mariucci Longtime Minnesota hockey coach

35. Jim Langer Dolphins All-Pro center

36. Jean Havlish Star bowler, women's pro shortstop

37. Paul Holmgren Winger for Flyers in 1980s

38. Biggie Munn Minnesota track and football star

39. Bernie Bierman Led Gophers to five football titles

40. Mark Olberding 12-year pro basketball career

41. John McCartan 1960 Olympic hockey goalie

42. Walt Kiesling Guard won two NFL titles in 1930s

43. Briana Scurry Goalkeeper on 1999 World Cup team

44. Terry Steinbach Catcher hit 34 homers in 1996

45. Tommy Gibbons Won 57 of 62 career fights

46. Khalid El-Amin Guard on UConn's NCAA champs

47. Jeanne Arth 1959 Wimbledon doubles champ

48. Fortune Gordien Won two Olympic discus medals

49. Frankie Brimsek Calder and Vezina winner in 1939

50. George Keogan Longtime Notre Dame hoops coach


1. Walter Payton Sweetest NFL runner ever

2. Jerry Rice Owns every major NFL receiving record

3. Lance Alworth Top receiver in pass-happy AFL

4. Frank (Bruiser) Kinard Ole Miss football great

5. Archie Manning Star quarterback at Mississippi

6. Margaret Wade Women's college hoops pioneer

7. Brett Favre First to win three NFL MVPs in a row

8. Jake Gibbs QB led Ole Miss to 1960 national title

9. Lusia Harris-Stewart Delta State hoops hero

10. Charlie Conerly Quarterback for Ole Miss, Giants

11. Calvin Smith Held world record in 100 meters

12. Ruthie Bolton-Holifield All-WNBA player in 1997

13. Willie Brown Anchored Raiders secondary in 1970s

14. Willye White Track star was five-time Olympian

15. Lem Barney Seven-time All-Pro defensive back

16. Jennifer Gillom Lady Rebels' No. 2 scorer

17. L.C. Greenwood Part of Steel Curtain defense

18. Johnny Vaught Coach won six SEC football titles

19. Ralph Boston Won long jump gold in 1960

20. Ron Polk Winningest baseball coach in SEC

21. Wilbert Montgomery Eagles star running back

22. Purvis Short 23.7 ppg at Jackson State

23. Jackie Slater Played on Rams line for 259 games

24. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf 15.2 ppg in NBA career

25. Harold Jackson Led NFL in receiving yards twice

26. Bill Foster Negro leagues pitcher won 26 straight

27. Erick Dampier Three-time All-SEC center

28. Mary Mills 1962 LPGA rookie of the year

29. Billy Shaw Guard on alltime AFL team

30. Ray Perkins Succeeded Bear Bryant at 'Bama

31. Babe McCarthy Made MSU a hoops power

32. Larry Myricks 1998 bronze medalist in long jump

33. Dave (Boo) Ferris Two-time 20-game winner

34. Steve McNair Alltime NCAA total offense leader

35. Van Chancellor Coach won first three WNBA titles

36. Clarence Weatherspoon Southern Miss hoops star

37. Litterial Green Averaged 39.7 points as HS senior

38. Hugh Green Lombardi winner at Pitt in 1980

39. Bert Jenkins State's winningest hoops coach

40. Antonio McDyess 21.2 ppg for Nuggets in 1998-99

41. Jim Gallagher Jr. Won five PGA Tour events

42. Jack Gregory Had 21 sacks for Giants in 1972

43. Marcus Dupree Philadelphia High football star

44. Harol Lofton All-SEC back at Ole Miss in 1953

45. Sammy Winder Broncos top runner, 1983 to '87

46. Slew Hester USTA head moved Open to Flushing

47. Claude Passeau Cubs All-Star pitcher in 1940s

48. Eric Moulds All-SEC wideout at Mississippi State

49. Bobby Collins MSU QB, Southern Miss coach

50. Dot Easterwood Murphy Hoopster, gridiron coach


1. Yogi Berra Yankees catcher won 10 World Series

2. Casey Stengel Professor led Yanks to seven titles

3. Tom Watson Golfer won eight majors

4. Bill Bradley Won Olympic gold and two NBA titles

5. James (Cool Papa) Bell Negro leagues speedster

6. Phog Allen Hoops mentor coached for 48 years

7. Henry Armstrong Held three boxing titles in 1938

8. Cal Hubbard In baseball and football Halls of Fame

9. David Cone Five-time All-Star pitcher

10. Horton Smith Won inaugural Masters in 1934

11. Roger Wehrli Intercepted 40 passes for Cards

12. "Easy" Ed Macauley Seven-time NBA All-Star

13. Henry Iba Hoops coach won two Olympic golds

14. Payne Stewart Two-time U.S. Open golf winner

15. Earl Weaver Fiery Orioles manager won 1970 Series

16. Norm Stewart Coached Mizzou hoops for 38 years

17. Jo Jo White Seven-time All-Star with Celtics

18. Helen Stephens Won two golds in 1936 Olympics

19. Jimmy Conzelman NFL MVP in 1928, Cards coach

20. Michael Spinks Boxer lost only once in pro career

21. Andy Russell In seven Pro Bowls with Steelers

22. Ken Boyer 1964 NL MVP with Cardinals

23. Harry Caray Voice of Cardinals for 24 years

24. Ben Jones Trainer had two Triple Crown winners

25. Pete Adkins No. 2 nationally in HS football wins

26. Chuck McKinley Won Wimbledon singles in 1963

27. Zack Wheat Dodgers leftfielder had 2,884 hits

28. Butch Buchholz Founded Lipton Championships

29. Jackson Scholz Two-time sprint gold medalist

30. Rusty Wallace Winston Cup champ in 1988

31. Don Faurot Invented split-T as Mizzou coach

32. Archie Moore Had a record 141 knockouts

33. Jake Beckley Dead Ball Era star had 2,930 hits

34. Judy Rankin Had LPGA's first $100,000 season

35. Dwight Davis Founder of the Davis Cup

36. Bob Kurland Won two NCAA hoops titles in 1940s

37. Mike Todorovich Two-sport star at Notre Dame

38. "Pitchin'" Paul Christman Mizzou All-America QB

39. Bill Virdon 1955 NL Rookie of the Year for Cards

40. Don Carter Kegler was perfect 13 times

41. August Busch Beer baron kept Cards in St. Louis

42. Elston Howard Yankees catcher was 1963 AL MVP

43. Steve Stipanovich Second pick in 1983 NBA draft

44. Dee Boeckman First Olympic women's track coach

45. Nelson Burton Jr. Bowler won nine ABC titles

46. Harry Keogh Defender on 1950 World Cup team

47. Leon Spinks Beat Ali for heavyweight belt in 1978

48. Frank White Second sacker won eight Gold Gloves

49. Rick Sutcliffe Righty won 15 or more six times

50. J.G. Taylor Spink The Sporting News guru


1. Dave McNally Four-time 20-game winner

2. Dan Mortensen All-around rodeo champ in 1997

3. Lones Wigger Olympic rifle gold medalist

4. Pat Donovan Cowboys' Pro Bowl offensive lineman

5. Corey Widmer Montana State, Giants linebacker

6. Jeff Ballard Big league pitcher went to Stanford

7. Ryan Leaf Second pick of 1998 NFL draft

8. Greg Rice Runner won 1940 Sullivan Award

9. Gene Davis NCAA wrestling champ in 1966

10. Scott Davis Twice U.S. figure skating champion

11. Tim Hauck All-America safety at Montana

12. Dave Dickenson QB led 1995 Grizzlies to I-AA title

13. Shannon Cate Holds nine Big Sky basketball marks

14. Robert Craig (Evel) Knievel Daredevil supreme

15. Shannon Butler Two-time NCAA track champ

16. Larry Krystkowiak Forward for six NBA teams

17. Brian Salonen Grizzlies All-America wideout

18. Marvin Camel First WBC cruiserweight champ

19. Ed Kalafat Center for Lakers from 1954 to '57

20. Alice Greenough First in Cowgirl Hall of Fame

21. Sonny Holland Montana State linebacker, coach

22. Alice Ritzman Won more than $1 million on LPGA

23. Milt Popovich All-America halfback at Montana

24. Deb Greenough 1993 world-champ bareback rider

25. Terry Casey All-America hockey player in 1965-66

26. Mike Tilleman 11-year pro football career

27. "Wild" Bill Kelly Three-sport star for Grizzlies

28. Mike Lewis All-America center at Duke in 1967-68

29. Eric Bergoust Aerial skiing gold medalist in 1998

30. Marti Leibenguth Three-time All-Big Sky hoopster

31. Larry Questad Olympic sprinter in 1968

32. Brick Breeden Montana State basketball coach

33. Dick Doyle 1950 NCAA discus champion

34. Dave Silk 1986 World Cup speed skating champ

35. Max Worthington Montana State two-sport star

36. John Petkevich U.S. figure skating champ in 1971

37. Rod Lyman Four-time steer wrestling champion

38. Bill Linderman Two-time top all-around cowboy

39. Wayne Estes Utah State hoops All-America in 1965

40. Todd Foster Golden Gloves winner in 1987

41. Russ Sweet Montana gridder and sprinter in 1920s

42. Leslie Spalding Twice state amateur golf champ

43. Sarah Flock Montana State basketball star

44. Kris Schmitt Star hurdler, sprinter at Montana

45. Cass Bauer Forward for WNBA's Sting

46. Benny Reynolds Top all-around cowboy in 1961

47. Bob O'Billovich Coached Toronto to 1983 Grey Cup

48. Arnold Gillette NCAA two-mile champ in 1926

49. Jack Gillespie Montana State basketball center

50. Elvis Old Bull Thrice HS hoops tournament MVP


1. Bob Gibson Cardinals' two-time Cy Young winner

2. Gale Sayers Led NFL in rushing twice

3. Grover Cleveland Alexander Thrice won 30

4. Tom Osborne All-state in basketball and football

5. Johnny Rodgers Husker Heisman winner in 1972

6. Sam Crawford Career triples leader, with 312

7. Richie Ashburn Four-time NL All-Star

8. Ed Weir Two-time Nebraska All-America tackle

9. Bob Boozer Basketball All-America at K-State

10. Jim Hartung Won seven NCAA gymnastics titles

11. Mel Harder Righthander won 223 games

12. Dave Rimington Two-time Outland Trophy winner

13. Ron Boone Four-time ABA All-Star

14. Louise Pond Golf, tennis, basketball standout

15. Billy Southworth Cards' World Series manager

16. Pat Fischer Three-time Pro Bowl cornerback

17. Mick Tingelhoff Viking played in six Pro Bowls

18. Dazzy Vance NL leader in ERA three times

19. George Sauer All-America Nebraska fullback

20. Charley Brock Intercepted 20 passes for Pack

21. Dean Steinkuhler Won Lombardi, Outland trophies

22. Mark Calcavecchia 1989 British Open winner

23. Guy Chamberlin All-America Husker end in 1915

24. Jay Novacek NFL tight end, 1985 to '95

25. Gil Dodds Set world indoor mile best

26. Glenn Presnell Led NFL in scoring in 1933

27. Randy Rasmussen Guard with Jets for 15 years

28. Bob Cerv Hit .276 in 12 major league seasons

29. Val Skinner Won six LPGA events in 16 years

30. Lloyd Hahn Runner set seven world records

31. Gregg Olson 1989 AL Rookie of the Year

32. Tom Rathman 49ers fullback from 1986 to '93

33. Ruby Miller Averaged 38.6 points as HS senior

34. Marlin Briscoe Led AFC in receptions in 1970

35. Eugene McCue All-state in football and hoops

36. Johnny Hopp All-Star hit .296 in 14-year career

37. Kent McCloughan Twice named NFL All-League

38. Larry Station All-America linebacker at Iowa

39. Paul Tierney All-around rodeo champ in 1980

40. Steve Brooks Jockey won 1949 Kentucky Derby

41. Erick Strickland Guard for the Mavericks

42. Edsel Wibbels National HS discus champion

43. Jack Van Berg Stellar thoroughbred trainer

44. Carol Moseke Frost AAU discus champion

45. Tim Burke Expos closer saved 102 games

46. Ed Thompson Rushed and passed for 1,000 yards

47. Tom Kropp Drafted in football and basketball

48. Julie Vollertsen Olympic volleyball medalist

49. Roger Sayers National track team member

50. Chris Leigh Scored 1,492 points in high school


1. Greg Maddux Four-time Cy Young winner

2. Andre Agassi Won each event in tennis Grand Slam

3. Matt Williams Hit 334 homers in 13 seasons

4. Don Johnson Twice bowler of the year

5. David Humm All-America Nebraska quarterback

6. Lionel (Train) Hollins 10-year NBA veteran

7. Lee White Weber State's alltime leading rusher

8. Marion Jones Farquhar Tennis pioneer

9. Mike Morgan Pitched for 11 big league teams

10. Marty Barrett 1986 ALCS MVP with Red Sox

11. Gerald Riggs Led NFC with 1,719 yards in 1985

12. Greg Anthony UNLV's alltime assists leader

13. Michael Roxborough Provider of betting line

14. Sheila Tarr-Smith NCAA heptathlon champ in 1984

15. Mills Lane Referee in more than 100 title bouts

16. Shawn Estes All-Star won 19 games in 1997

17. Frank Hawkins Wrestling, football HS All-America

18. Richard Steele A top boxing referee since 1982

19. Bison Dele 15.8 ppg for Bulls in 1995-96

20. Robert Gamez Won 1990 Tucson Open as rookie

21. Chris Ault 163-63-1 as Nevada football coach

22. Donovan Osborne Cardinals pitcher is 47-45

23. Nick Bell All-Big Ten running back at Iowa

24. Marty Cordova AL Rookie of the Year in 1995

25. Bob Martin Oddsmaker set the Las Vegas Line

26. Freddie Banks UNLV's No. 4 basketball scorer

27. Tyler Houston No. 2 pick in 1989 draft by Braves

28. Glenn Carano Passed for 13 TDs in USFL in 1984

29. Abby Miller Four-time HS cross-country champ

30. Pam Buckner Bowled two straight 300 games

31. Don Logan G.M. of Triple A Las Vegas Stars

32. Stacy Bromberg No. 1 dart thrower in U.S.

33. Mike Maddux 547 strikeouts in 14-year career

34. Michael Johnson Led Sooners to 1999 Sweet 16

35. LaVerne Carter A top bowler in 1950s and '60s

36. Ginger Ernest San Diego State volleyball star

37. Rodger Fairless 12 state titles as baseball coach

38. John Klares Outstanding bowler in the 1950s

39. Angelo Collis Coached McGill to 1948 HS grid title

40. Danny Tarkanian Star point guard at UNLV

41. Prince Fowler Averaged 40 points at Western High

42. Jon Denton UNLV's second-leading career passer

43. Tony Mendes World's 13th-ranked bull rider

44. Rob MacCachren Top off-road racer

45. Julie Dunn Won four straight state golf titles

46. Kurt Busch Four straight stock car wins in 1999

47. Bill (Wildcat) Morris Led UNLV boosters

48. Marc Ratner Head of state athletic commission

49. Craig Barlow Qualified for PGA Tour in 1998

50. H Waldman HS player of the year in 1990


1. Carlton Fisk 10-time All-Star catcher

2. Jenny Thompson Five Olympic swimming golds

3. Mike Flanagan 1979 AL Cy Young winner

4. Lynn Jennings Runner won 39 national titles

5. Red Rolfe Three-time All-Star third baseman

6. Bob Beattie Coached U.S. skiers to first medal

7. Greg Landry Threw 98 touchdowns in NFL

8. Bob Tewksbury All-Star went 16-5 in 1992

9. Jane Blalock Didn't miss an LPGA cut in 12 years

10. Birdie Tebbetts Four-time All-Star catcher

11. Penny Pitou Skier won two silver medals in 1960

12. Matt Bonner Three-time HS hoops player of year

13. Katie King Won hockey gold at 1998 Olympics

14. Andy Sudduth Head of the Charles regatta legend

15. Buzz Harvey Coach won 12 state football titles

16. Doug Everett Star on 1932 Olympic hockey team

17. Hubie McDonough 170-53 as HS football coach

18. Mike LaValliere Gold Glove catcher in 1987

19. Steve Balboni Hit 36 homers in 1985

20. Paul Frase 10 seasons as NFL defensive tackle

21. Hubie McDonough III Scored 40 goals in the NHL

22. Richard Kennelly Oarsman won silver in Seoul

23. Don Macek Chargers center throughout 1980s

24. Gus Zitrides Dartmouth football All-America

25. Erica Palmer Big Ten's top track freshman in 1998

26. Bob Blackman Led Dartmouth football to 104 wins

27. Kerry Bascom No. 2 career scorer at UConn

28. Liz McIntyre Freestyle skier won silver in 1994

29. Tricia Dunn Took gold with 1998 hockey team

30. Don Sarette QB on Syracuse's 1959 title team

31. Steve Stetson Star Dartmouth QB in 1971, '72

32. Johnny Bozek Football All-America at Georgetown

33. Sam Knox Played three seasons for Lions

34. Howard Crossett Bobsledder got silver in 1952

35. John Bosa Dolphins' No. 1 pick in 1987 draft

36. Kent Carlson Three-year NHL veteran

37. Steve Schubert NFL wideout from 1974 to '79

38. Dick Martin Coached three sports at Concord HS

39. Bill Jackowksi Umpire in the NL for 16 years

40. Kevin Grondin Won six U.S. surfing titles

41. Tom Padden Catcher hit .321 in 1934 for Pirates

42. Bob Chabot Part of Blanchard-Davis backfield

43. Cathy O'Brien Two-time Olympic marathoner

44. Jeff Cross Star basketball player at Maine

45. Bob Savage Won eight games for A's in 1947

46. Lou Kirouac Kicker spent four years in NFL

47. Joseph Brooks Dodge Two-time Olympic skier

48. Gordon Eaton Skied in 1960 Olympics

49. Bob Hilliard Sports editor for 50 years

50. Carol Ann Sullivan Won Soap Box Derby in 1982


1. Carl Lewis Won nine Olympic gold medals

2. Rick Barry Averaged 23.2 points in NBA

3. Franco Harris Eight-time 1,000-yard rusher

4. Amos Alonzo Stagg Seminal football coach

5. Marty Liquori Ran four-minute mile in HS

6. Goose Goslin Hall of Famer hit .316 in career

7. Joe Medwick National League MVP in 1937

8. Anne Donovan Thrice basketball All-America

9. Renaldo Nehemiah Hurdles world-record holder

10. Mickey Walker Held two boxing titles in 1920s

11. Dick Button Five-time world figure skating champ

12. Monte Irvin All-state in four sports in high school

13. Jersey Joe Walcott Heavyweight champ

14. Larry Doby First AL black player

15. Bill Parcells Coached two NFL champions

16. Lou Creekmur Eight-time Pro Bowl lineman

17. Drew Pearson Caught 489 passes for Cowboys

18. Carol Blazejowski Three-time hoops All-America

19. Paul Robeson Earned 12 letters at Rutgers

20. Jim Ringo Eight-time All-Pro center for Packers

21. Charlie Berry NFL All-Pro and official, AL umpire

22. John Van Ryn Top doubles tennis player

23. Henry Wittenberg Wrestler won gold in 1948

24. Gene Wettstone Penn State gymnastics coach

25. Cathy Rush Immaculata College basketball coach

26. Joe Theismann QB of Redskins' 1983 champs

27. Mel Sheppard Four Olympic track gold medals

28. Alex Wojciechowicz NFL Hall of Fame center

29. Debbie Meyer Swimmer won three gold medals

30. George Mehnert Twice Olympic wrestling champ

31. Irving Fryar All-America wingback at Nebraska

32. Gus Lesnevich Light heavyweight boxing champ

33. Frank Cumiskey Won five AAU gymnastics titles

34. Deron Cherry Six-time Pro Bowl safety

35. Doc Cramer Five-time All-Star outfielder

36. Ron Dayne Heisman Trophy winner in 1999

37. Milt Campbell 1956 Olympic decathlon champ

38. Rosey Grier Standout lineman with Giants, Rams

39. Don Newcombe 27-7 in 1956 with Dodgers

40. Bill Larned Won U.S. singles titles from 1907 to '11

41. Lydell Mitchell Had 29 TDs at Penn State in 1971

42. Orel Hershiser Cy Young winner in 1988

43. Tom Heinsohn Played on eight NBA champions

44. Dick Savitt 1951 Wimbledon, Australian champ

45. Ernest Blood 200-1 as Passaic High hoops coach

46. Mike Rozier Won Heisman Trophy in 1983

47. Charlie Jamieson Hit .303 from 1915 to '32

48. Tom Courtney Won two Olympic golds in track

49. Joseph Burk World's top sculler from 1937 to '41

50. Claudio Reyna National soccer team midfielder


1. Ralph Kiner Led NL in homers from 1946 to '52

2. Al Unser Sr. Four-time Indy 500 champion

3. Nancy Lopez Golfer won more than $5 million

4. Kathy Whitworth 88 victories on LPGA tour

5. Bobby Unser Three-time Indy 500 champion

6. Everett Bowman World champ cowboy in 1930s

7. Jim Everett Passed for 34,837 yards in NFL

8. Al Unser Jr. Two-time Indy 500 champion

9. Mike Smith Top jockey in 1993 and '94

10. Ralph Tasker 1,122-291 as HS basketball coach

11. Johnny Tapia WBO super flyweight champ in 1994

12. Trent Dimas Olympic horizontal bar gold in 1992

13. Ralph Neely Cowboys' star offensive lineman

14. Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, Larry Newman

First balloonists to cross the Atlantic

15. Rosie Jones Victor in 10 LPGA tour events

16. Tom Brookshier Played seven years with Eagles

17. Duane Ward Blue Jay closer had 45 saves in 1993

18. Bob Foster Light heavyweight champ, 1969 to '74

19. Cathy Carr Won two swimming golds in 1972

20. Robby Unser IRL's Rookie of the Year in 1998

21. Steve Ontiveros 3.62 ERA in nine-year career

22. Tommy McDonald Star receiver in 1950s and '60s

23. Bob Crosby Top all-around cowboy in 1925

24. Notah Begay III Two wins as PGA rookie in 1999

25. Charmayne James World barrel-racing champ

26. Bill Bridges Scored 11,012 points in NBA career

27. Conrad Hamilton In fourth year with NFL Giants

28. Roy Cooper All-around rodeo champion in 1983

29. Shane Andrews Cubs third baseman

30. Sean Murphy Second on Nike tour's money list

31. Danny Romero 127-5 as amateur fighter

32. Terry (Tito) Landrum Orioles' 1983 playoff hero

33. Larry White Passed up NFL for dental school

34. Timmy Smith MVP of Super Bowl XXII

35. Chuck Hill Star kick-return man for New Mexico

36. Ronnie Black 18 years on the PGA Tour

37. Sam Etcheverry Cardinals QB in 1961 and '62

38. Brian Urlacher New Mexico All-America in 1999

39. Bobby Newcombe Versatile Nebraska footballer

40. Bob Breitenstein NFL lineman from 1965 to '70

41. Carlos Etheredge Dolphins and Colts tight end

42. Rod Nichols New Mexico alum, 11 big league wins

43. Frank Giddens Eagles tackle in 1981 and '82

44. Larry Harlow Orioles, Angels outfielder, 1975 to '81

45. Toby Roybal Four-sport star at Santa Fe High

46. Dewey Bohling 26-game NFL career

47. Dave Sherer Punted for Colts and Cowboys

48. Stan David Bills linebacker in 1984

49. Jeff Taylor Star Texas Tech forward, 1979 to '82

50. Gary Johnson Governor competed in Ironman


1. Jim Brown No one better in football--or lacrosse

2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar NBA's No. 1 alltime scorer

3. Sugar Ray Robinson 175-19-6 as middleweight

4. Lou Gehrig .340, 493 homers and 1,995 RBIs

5. Julius Erving ABA sensation, NBA MVP in 1981

6. Sandy Koufax 2.76 ERA before retiring at 30

7. Vince Lombardi Leader of the Pack

8. John McEnroe 17 Grand Slam tennis titles

9. Pop Warner 59-12-4 as Pitt coach from 1915 to '23

10. Althea Gibson Won Wimbledon and U.S. titles

11. Red Auerbach Took Celtics to eight straight titles

12. Walter Hagen 40 PGA wins from 1916 to '36

13. Hank Greenberg Four-time AL home run king

14. Sid Luckman Five NFL title games in seven years

15. Gertrude Ederle First woman to swim the Channel

16. Joe Paterno Led Penn State to 19 bowl games

17. Gene Tunney Heavyweight champ, 1926 to '28

18. John McGraw .334 hitter became .586 manager

19. Bob Cousy Eight-time NBA assists leader

20. Eddie Collins .333 over 25-year big league career

21. David Stern Directed NBA boom

22. Gene Sarazen Won each of golf's Grand Slams

23. Al Davis AFL commissioner, Raiders owner

24. Lenny Wilkens Hoops great as player and coach

25. Marvin Miller Labor leader changed baseball

26. Nancy Lieberman-Cline Women's hoops pioneer

27. Al Oerter Four Olympic gold medals in discus

28. Benny Leonard Lightweight champ, 1917 to '25

29. Roone Arledge Innovative ABC Sports president

30. Floyd Patterson Two-time heavyweight champ

31. Warren Spahn Most wins by a lefty (363)

32. Carl Yastrzemski 1967 Triple Crown winner

33. Bob Beamon Destroyed long jump record in 1968

34. Whitey Ford Record 10 World Series victories

35. Mike Tyson Youngest heavyweight champ

36. John Davis Set 19 weightlifting world records

37. Rick Carey Three swimming golds at 1984 Games

38. John Mackey Revolutionized tight end play

39. Pat Riley NBA vet took Lakers to four titles

40. Billy Cunningham Three-time All-NBA

41. Joe Durso Winner of 15 U.S. handball titles

42. Red Holzman NBA title as player, two as coach

43. Ralph DePalma Won 2,557 of 2,889 auto races

44. Connie Hawkins Playground legend, NBA All-Star

45. Dolph Schayes 18.5 ppg over 16 years in NBA

46. Frankie Frisch Giants infielder was 1931 NL MVP

47. Chamique Holdsclaw Seven HS, NCAA hoops titles

48. Abie Grossfeld World gymnastics champ twice

49. Frank McGuire 100 wins each at three colleges

50. Rocky Graziano Middleweight champ, 1947 to '48


1. Michael Jordan His Airness

2. Richard Petty Seven-time Daytona 500 champ

3. Buck Leonard Heart of Homestead Grays dynasty

4. David Thompson N.C. State basketball great

5. John Lucas Basketball and tennis All-America

6. Dale Earnhardt Alltime NASCAR money leader

7. Catfish Hunter Won 20 or more from 1971 to '75

8. James Worthy Seven-time NBA All-Star

9. Sonny Jurgensen Redskins Pro Bowl quarterback

10. Ray Floyd In 1992 won on PGA and Senior tours

11. Enos Slaughter Averaged .300 over 19 seasons

12. Gaylord Perry Cy Young winner in both leagues

13. Bobby Bell Eight-time All-AFL linebacker

14. Charlie Justice 4,883 yards of offense at UNC

15. Hoyt Wilhelm Pitched in 1,070 games, 1952 to '72

16. Phil Ford North Carolina's leading career scorer

17. Dominique Wilkins NBA All-Star nine times

18. Charlie Sifford First black man to win PGA event

19. Carl Eller Six-time All-Pro defensive end

20. Jim Beatty First sub-four-minute indoor miler

21. Bob McAdoo Led NBA in scoring three times

22. Roman Gabriel NFL MVP with Rams in 1969

23. Al Dowtin Wake Forest golf coach, 1920s hoops star

24. Sam Jones Helped Celtics win 10 NBA titles

25. Dwight Clark Caught The Catch in 1981

26. Lou Hudson 20.2 career NBA scoring average

27. Dale Jarrett 1999 Winston Cup champion

28. Wes Ferrell Six-time 20-game winner

29. Walter Davis An NBA All-Star six times

30. Bobby Jones One of basketball's top defenders

31. Wimpy Lassiter Greatest nine-ball player ever

32. Walt Bellamy Hoops All-America at Indiana

33. Smokey Burgess Five-time All-Star catcher

34. Prince Nufer Dixon Star swimmer of 1930s, '40s

35. Cedric Maxwell MVP of 1981 NBA Finals

36. Kathy McMillan Long jump silver in Montreal

37. Mike Caldwell Struck out 36 in 18-inning HS game

38. Lee Petty 1954, '58 and '59 NASCAR champion

39. Junior Johnson Won 50 Winston Cup races

40. Floyd Simmons UNC's best all-around athlete

41. Meadowlark Lemon Fixture of the Globetrotters

42. Buck Baker Winston Series champ 1956 and '57

43. Andrea Stinson Thrice N.C. State's top hoops scorer

44. Brad Daugherty NBA Cavs' career scoring leader

45. Harvie Ward Jr. Twice won the U.S. Amateur

46. Ned Jarrett NASCAR pioneer won 50 races

47. Buck Williams 1982 NBA Rookie of the Year

48. Francis Rogallo Father of Hang Gliding

49. Charlie Sanders Lions Pro Bowl tight end

50. Walter (Teepot) Frye Slick-fielding HS shortstop


1. Roger Maris 61 in '61, AL MVP in 1960 and '61

2. Phil Jackson Coached Bulls to six NBA titles

3. Darin Erstad Angels outfielder, multisport HS star

4. Andy Hampsten International cycling champion

5. Lute Olson Coached 1997 NCAA hoops champs

6. Cliff Cushman Silver medal in hurdles in Rome

7. Cliff (Fido) Purpur First North Dakotan in NHL

8. Amy Ruley College women's hoops coach

9. John Bennett No. 2 in long jump at 1956 Olympics

10. Virgil Hill Light heavyweight champion

11. Casper Oimoen Ski jump champion

12. Brad Gjermundson Top saddle bronc rider

13. Dale Brown Winningest LSU hoops coach

14. Pete Retzlaff Five-time Pro Bowl pick

15. Sid Cichy Shanley High football coach

16. Dave Osborn Star Vikings running back

17. Rick Helling 20-game winner in 1998

18. Bob Wiese Three-sport star at Michigan

19. Brian Voss PBA bowler of the year in 1988

20. Phil Hansen Bills defensive end has 561/2 sacks

21. Steve Myhra Colts record-setting kicker

22. Steve Blehm High-scoring basketball guard

23. Ron Erhardt Patriots coach from 1979 to '81

24. Pat Smykowski North Dakota State hoops star

25. Don Barcome Jr. Champion curler

26. Ken Hunt 25 homers in 1961 with Angels

27. Jim Kleinsasser All-America tight end

28. Glenn Hansen Top career scorer in state hoops

29. Janelle Bakken Snowmobiling record holder

30. Jeff Boschee Point guard at Kansas

31. Randy Hedberg Star quarterback at Minot State

32. Kami Anderson Scored 1,141 points at Stanford

33. Bob Feeney 234-110-1 as HS football coach

34. Corey Ihmels 1991 U.S. cross-country champ

35. Nadine Schmidt Division II Final Four MVP

36. Al Dosch HS football coach with 229-61-4 mark

37. Brooks Bollinger Wisconsin's quarterback

38. Jeff Panzer North Dakota hockey star

39. Dick Tschider Football star at North Dakota State

40. Shane McMenamy Junior Amateur golf champ

41. Les Jepsen Played two years in NBA

42. Tanya Fischer State's 1993 Miss Basketball

43. Doug Beaudoin Six years as NFL defensive back

44. Lynn Nelson Pitched for three teams, seven years

45. Sheri Kleinsasser North Dakota hoops star

46. Ron Green Browns' wideout in 1967 and '68

47. George Rulon American Legion Baseball pioneer

48. Julie Bosch Dominates I Made the Hill 10K

49. Justin Fletschock NDSU baseball record holder

50. Tony Satter Star running back at NDSU


1. Jesse Owens Four golds at Hitler's 1936 Games

2. Jack Nicklaus Won 18 major golf championships

3. Pete Rose Banned baseball hit king

4. Archie Griffin Only two-time Heisman winner

5. Paul Brown College, pro football coaching icon

6. Mike Schmidt Phillies slugger won 10 Gold Gloves

7. John Havlicek Helped Celtics to eight titles

8. George Sisler Twice hit .400 for St. Louis Browns

9. Marion Motley Leading AAFC ground-gainer

10. Edwin Moses Twice won Olympic gold in hurdles

11. Don Shula Alltime winningest pro football coach

12. Ken Griffey Jr. 10-time All-Star, 1997 AL MVP

13. Roger Staubach Navy star won two Super Bowls

14. Calvin Jones 1955 Outland Trophy winner at Iowa

15. Phil Niekro Knuckleballer won 324 games

16. Bobby Knight NCAA hoops titles as player, coach

17. Woody Hayes Coached Ohio State to five titles

18. Rollie Fingers Mustachioed reliever had 341 saves

19. Jerry Lucas Took Buckeyes to three NCAA finals

20. Thurman Munson Six-time AL All-Star backstop

21. Len Dawson Led Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl IV

22. Scott Hamilton Four figure skating world titles

23. Jack Lambert In the middle of the Steel Curtain

24. Madeline Manning In 1968 won 800 gold medal

25. Willie Davenport Olympic hurdles champ in 1968

26. Howard (Hopalong) Cassady Won 1955 Heisman

27. Barry Larkin Reds' 10-time All-Star shortstop

28. Tony Trabert Won 30 tennis tournaments in 1955

29. Branch Rickey Dodgers boss integrated majors

30. Lou Groza Played in 13 pro football title games

31. Harold Anderson Longtime college hoops coach

32. Shirley Fry Won all four tennis majors

33. Nate Thurmond Big man played 14 years in NBA

34. James Jeffries Heavyweight champ, 1899 to 1910

35. Paul Warfield Buckeyes, Browns, Dolphins wideout

36. Glenn Davis Set Olympic records in 400 hurdles

37. Elmer Flick Batted .313 over 13-year career

38. John Heisman Football coaching pioneer

39. Alan Page Nine-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman

40. Larry Csonka Bruising running back

41. Aaron Pryor WBA junior welterweight champ

42. Chuck Noll Winning coach of four Super Bowls

43. Rube Marquard Lefty went 73-28 over three years

44. Johnny Kilbane Featherweight champ, 1912 to '23

45. Cris Carter All-America Buckeye, All-Pro Viking

46. Ezzard Charles Heavyweight champ, 1950 to '51

47. Dave Wottle Gold in 800 meters in Munich

48. Dick Kazmaier Princeton back won 1951 Heisman

49. Gus Johnson Six-time NBA All-Star

50. Bernie Kosar Quarterbacked Miami to college title


1. Jim Thorpe America's greatest all-around athlete

2. Mickey Mantle 536 homers, 1956 Triple Crown

3. Johnny Bench Twice NL MVP, 10 Gold Gloves

4. Steve Largent Six-time All-Pro, 819 catches

5. Lee Roy Selmon Sooners, Bucs dominating end

6. Carl Hubbell Five straight 20-win seasons

7. Steve Owens 1969 Heisman winner at Oklahoma

8. Paul (Big Poison) Waner Three NL batting titles

9. Lloyd (Little Poison) Waner Hit .355 as rookie

10. Allie Reynolds Threw two no-hitters in 1952

11. Joe Carter 396 career home runs

12. Billy Vessels Won 1952 Heisman at Oklahoma

13. Darrell Royal Coached Texas to two national titles

14. Jim Shoulders 16 rodeo titles in 1940s and '50s

15. Marcus Haynes Slick Globetrotters ball handler

16. John Smith Won wrestling gold in 1988 and '92

17. Don Haskins 719 victories as UTEP hoops coach

18. Troy Aikman Led Cowboys to three NFL titles

19. Wayman Tisdale Three-time hoops All-America

20. Bobby Murcer Five-time Yankees All-Star

21. Bruce Drake Coached Sooners to 200 hoops wins

22. Jack Jacobs Oklahoma alum became CFL star

23. Harry (the Cat) Brecheen 20-7 in 1948

24. Shannon Miller Golden gymnast at 1996 Games

25. John (Pepper) Martin Cards 1931 Series hero

26. Danny Hodge NCAA wrestling champ in 1950s

27. Susie Maxwell Berning 11 LPGA tour titles

28. Glenn Dobbs Tulsa punter and coach

29. Bob Fenimore Oklahoma A&M grid star

30. Neill Armstrong Star wideout at Oklahoma A&M

31. Steve Owen Led Giants to two NFL titles

32. Jerry Adair Sure-fielding Orioles second baseman

33. Gene Conley Won NBA and World Series titles

34. Labron Harris Oklahoma A&M golf coach

35. Alvan Adams Suns-record 13,910 points

36. Billy Tubbs 519-244 as college hoops coach

37. Charles Coe Two-time U.S. Amateur golf champ

38. Abe Lemons 597 wins in 34 years coaching hoops

39. Freckles Brown Bull-riding legend rode Tornado

40. Prentice Gautt Sooners' first black football player

41. Mark Price Four-time NBA All-Star

42. John (Ski) Levi All-America fullback at Haskell

43. Clendon Thomas Star of 1956 champ Sooners

44. Lindy McDaniel Three-time NL saves leader

45. Sean O'Grady Lightweight champion

46. Gil Morgan 15 victories on the Senior tour

47. Bryant Reeves Oklahoma State's Big Country

48. Port Robertson Sooners, Olympic wrestling coach

49. Ed Gallagher Father of collegiate wrestling

50. Bertha Teague 1,157-115 as girls' hoops coach


1. Danny Ainge 14 seasons in NBA, three in majors

2. Steve Prefontaine Oregon running sensation

3. Don Schollander Swam to four golds in Tokyo

4. Terry Baker Oregon State's 1962 Heisman winner

5. Bob Lilly Lineman went to 11 Pro Bowls with Dallas

6. Mel Renfro 10-time Pro Bowl player

7. Larry Mahan World rodeo champ six times

8. Dale Murphy Two-time MVP with Braves

9. Dick Fosbury Flopped to high jump gold in 1968

10. Dan O'Brien Won decathlon gold in Atlanta

11. Dave Wilcox Five-time All-Pro with 49ers

12. Phil Knight Oregon track letterman, Nike founder

13. Terrell Brandon Two-time NBA All-Star

14. Mickey Lolich Tigers' ace in 1968 Series win

15. Bill Johnson First in 1984 Olympic downhill

16. George Shaw No. 1 pick of 1955 NFL draft

17. A.C. Green NBA ironman never misses a game

18. Joe Gordon Batted .322, was AL MVP in 1942

19. Neil Lomax Record-setting Portland State QB

20. Marshall Holman Won 22 PBA events

21. Les Gutches Two-time NCAA wrestling champ

22. Tonya Harding Twice U.S. figure skating champ

23. Todd Christensen Five-time All-Pro tight end

24. Arnie Weinmeister Giants' four-time All-NFL pick

25. Damon Stoudamire Arizona, NBA star guard

26. Dave Husted Bowler has won three U.S. Opens

27. Bill Bowerman 117-20 as Oregon track coach

28. Carol Menken-Schaudt Won hoops gold in 1984

29. Joni Huntley Set U.S. high jump records

30. Steve Jones ABA, NBA All-Star

31. Mel Counts Oregon State All-America hoopster

32. Chris Miller Set 13 passing records at Oregon

33. Peter Jacobsen Has six PGA Tour victories

34. Jean Saubert Won two Alpine medals in 1964

35. Howard (Hobby) Hobson Coach of "Tall Firs"

36. Mac Wilkins Discus gold medalist in 1976

37. Vic Sears All-America tackle at Oregon State

38. Laddie Gale Oregon basketball star in late 1930s

39. Amory Gill Oregon State hoops coach

40. Johnny Pesky Red Sox shortstop hit .331 in 1942

41. Bill Smith Won wrestling gold at 1952 Olympics

42. Rick Sanders Portland State wrestling star

43. Ken Williams 39 homers, 155 RBIs in 1922

44. Margaret Dobson Softball standout in 1950s

45. Scott Brosius 1998 World Series MVP for Yanks

46. Charlie Sitton Oregon State hoops star

47. Dorothy Teuber Won two Olympic diving medals

48. Larry Jansen Twice a 20-game winner

49. Harold Reynolds Stole 60 bases for 1987 Mariners

50. Katy Steding Star for 1990 hoops champ Stanford


1. Wilt Chamberlain A force like no other

2. Arnold Palmer Army was with him in 60 Tour wins

3. Johnny Unitas Louisville alum, NFL legend

4. Josh Gibson Slugged some 800 homers

5. Joe Montana Took 49ers to four Super Bowl wins

6. Bill Tilden Tennis world's best from 1920 to '25

7. Honus Wagner Hit .300 or better 17 straight years

8. Dan Marino Holds most NFL passing records

9. Stan Musial Appeared in 24 All-Star Games

10. Christy Mathewson Four-time 30-game winner

11. Joe Namath QB backed up boasts on the field

12. Larry Holmes Heavyweight champ, 1978 to '85

13. Tony Dorsett Heisman winner took Pitt to 1976 title

14. Eddie Plank Lefty won 20 or more eight times

15. Reggie Jackson Mr. October hit 563 homers

16. George Blanda 26 years as kicker and quarterback

17. Nellie Fox White Sox 12-time All-Star

18. Earl Monroe NBA Rookie of the Year in 1968

19. Roy Campanella Three-time NL MVP

20. Betsy King First on LPGA money list

21. Billy Conn Light heavyweight champ, 1939 to '41

22. Charley Trippi Versatile star of NFL Cardinals

23. Mario Andretti Daytona, Indy, Formula One champ

24. Fred Biletnikoff Raiders receiving great

25. Joe McCarthy Managed Yankees to six titles

26. Mike Powell Long jump world-record holder

27. Lenny Moore Five-time All-Pro back with Colts

28. Ernie Davis Syracuse Heisman winner in 1961

29. Ed Walsh 40-15 for White Sox in 1908

30. Chuck Bednarik Incomparable two-way player

31. Mike Piazza Seven-time All-Star catcher

32. Bill Hartack Rode five Derby winners

33. Paul Costello Rowed to gold in three Olympics

34. Jack Kelly Greatest sculler ever

35. Rube Waddell Had four straight 20-win seasons

36. Art Rooney Amateur boxer founded Steelers

37. Willie Mosconi 15-time pocket billiards champ

38. Mike Ditka Top tight end, Chicago coaching hero

39. Vic Seixas Won 13 Grand Slam doubles titles

40. Harry Greb 264-23-12 as boxer from 1913 to '26

41. Emlen Tunnell NFL Giants star from 1948 to '58

42. Leon Hart First lineman to win Heisman, in 1949

43. Leroy Kelly 7,274 yards as Browns running back

44. Jim Kelly College star at Miami, pro star for Bills

45. Dick Groat Duke double All-America, NL MVP 1960

46. Ken Griffey Sr. 2,143 hits and .296 career average

47. Herb Adderley Had 48 interceptions in NFL

48. Walter Tewksbury Five track medals in 1900

49. Herb Pennock 241-162 in 22 seasons in the AL

50. Suzie McConnell Serio Penn State, WNBA star


1. Nap Lajoie Hit AL-record .422 in 1901

2. Davey Lopes Four-time baseball All-Star

3. Joe Mullaney 319-164 hoops record at Providence

4. Mark van Eeghen Colgate's career rushing leader

5. Ernie DiGregorio 1974 NBA Rookie of the Year

6. Bill Belisle Hockey coach has 22 state titles

7. Glenna Collett Vare Won six U.S. Amateurs

8. Vinny Pazienza Held two IBF boxing titles

9. Pat (Doc) Abbruzzi Legendary HS football coach

10. Lou Lamoriello Built 1995 NHL champ Devils

11. Clara Lamore Walker 10 masters swim records

12. Gerry Philbin Two-time AFL All-Star with Jets

13. Ernie Calverly Rhode Island hoops star of 1940s

14. Steve Furness Lineman in four Super Bowls

15. Wilma Briggs Star in Girls Pro Baseball League

16. Dave Gavitt Coached Providence to Final Four

17. Norm Taber Set world mile record of 4:12.6 in 1915

18. Brian Lawton First American No. 1 NHL draft pick

19. Billy Almon Played 15 major league seasons

20. Chris Terreri Providence and Devils goaltender

21. Roland Hemond One of baseball's top executives

22. Frank (Monk) Maznicki NFL running back

23. Hank Soar Two-way Giants star, 1937 to '46

24. Ron Wilson Led Capitals to 1998 Stanley Cup finals

25. Harold (Chubby) Gomes 1959 boxing champ

26. Marvin (Bad News) Barnes ABA bad boy

27. Bryan Berard 1997 NHL rookie of the year

28. Janet Moreau Won Olympic relay gold in 1952

29. Tom Garrick Star hoops guard at Rhode Island

30. Keith Carney Olympic and Coyotes defenseman

31. Mike Cloud Set Boston College rushing mark

32. John Dias Coached four HS basketball teams

33. Joe Hassett A top NBA three-point shooter

34. Tom Mellor Got hockey silver at 1972 Olympics

35. Clem Labine Two-time All-Star pitcher

36. Lou Gorman Built 1986 AL-champ Red Sox

37. John Parker Olympic water polo bronze medalist

38. Rob Gaudreau Top defenseman at Providence

39. Jerry Kapstein Agent was pioneer of free agency

40. Gerald Kilmartin Hockey silver at 1952 Olympics

41. Brad Faxon Six-time PGA Tour winner

42. Brian Amaral Star of 1997 state football champs

43. Chet Nichols Braves rookie led NL in ERA in 1951

44. Dana Quigley Victor in three Senior PGA events

45. Roland Rodrigues All-state back at Bristol High

46. Sara DeCosta Goalie won gold at 1998 Olympics

47. Hugh Duffy Career .324 hitter

48. Julie Greene 11-time state golf champion

49. Jimmy Van Alen Devised tennis tiebreaker

50. Bobby Doyle Seven-time marathon champ


1. Joe Frazier Heavyweight champ from 1970 to '73

2. "Shoeless" Joe Jackson Lifetime .356 hitter

3. Pete Maravich 44.2 ppg scorer at LSU, 1966 to '70

4. Art Shell Eight-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle

5. Felix (Doc) Blanchard Won 1945 Heisman at Army

6. Betsy Rawls Fifth on LPGA money, victories lists

7. David Pearson In 27 years won 105 NASCAR races

8. Alex English Averaged 21.5 points in NBA career

9. Jim Rice 1978 American League MVP with Red Sox

10. Harry Carson Linebacker for champion Giants

11. Marty Marion Six-time All-Star shortstop

12. Beth Daniel Winner of 32 LPGA events

13. Al Rosen 1953 AL MVP and four-time All-Star

14. Cale Yarborough Won three Winston Cup titles

15. Kevin Garnett Jumped from HS to NBA in 1995

16. Chino Smith Hit .423 in Negro leagues

17. Bob Montgomery Lightweight champ, 1943 to '47

18. Larry Nance NBA Cavaliers retired his number

19. Bobby Richardson Hit .305 in 36 Series games

20. Katrina McClain Two-time hoops gold medalist

21. Charlie Waters Three Pro Bowls as Cowboys safety

22. Mookie Wilson Mets outfielder stole 327 bases

23. Bobo Newsom 21-5, 2.83 ERA with 1920 Tigers

24. Xavier McDaniel 1984-85 NCAA scoring leader

25. Stanley Morgan Four-time Pro Bowl receiver

26. Gorman Thomas Hit 268 homers in 13 seasons

27. Donnie Shell Steelers safety made five Pro Bowls

28. Dave Meggett Running back in two Super Bowls

29. Levon Kirkland All-America, All-Pro linebacker

30. LaMarr Hoyt 1983 Cy Young Award winner

31. William Perry Force on D for 1985 champion Bears

32. Robert Porcher Lions' No. 1 pick in 1992

33. Steve Fuller Clemson's 1978 Gator Bowl MVP

34. Dan Driessen 1,464 hits in 15 seasons

35. Charlie Brown Redskins wideout in two Pro Bowls

36. Robert Brooks 102 receptions for Pack in 1995

37. Terry Kinard Clemson All-America safety

38. Freddie Solomon In two Super Bowls with Niners

39. Harold Green Rushed for 4,250 yards in NFL

40. Bill Spiers Clemson punter and Astros utilityman

41. Tony Rice Led Notre Dame to 12-0 mark in 1988

42. Stanford Jennings Furman, Bengals speedster

43. Willie Mays Aikens Four homers in 1980 Series

44. Brian Williams South Carolina ace, 1988 to '90

45. J.C. Caroline Two-way back for Bears, 1956 to '65

46. Jim Stuckey Won two rings with 49ers

47. Anthuan Maybank Won track relay gold in 1996

48. George Webster 1967 AFL Rookie of the Year

49. Billy O'Dell All-Star pitcher in 1958 and '59

50. Van Lingle Mungo 120-115 over 14 seasons


1. Billy Mills Set Olympic 10,000-meter mark in 1964

2. Frank Leahy Coached Notre Dame to five titles

3. Garney Henley CFL All-Star nine straight years

4. Marlene Hagge Won 25 LPGA events, 1952 to '72

5. Casey Tibbs Nine-time all-around cowboy champ

6. Jack Manders Bears' three-time All-Pro halfback

7. Randy Lewis 1984 wrestling gold medalist

8. Dave Collins Hit .303 with 79 steals for 1980 Reds

9. George Amundson Set national HS discus mark

10. Earl Sande Rode Gallant Fox to 1930 Triple Crown

11. Dick Green World champion A's second baseman

12. Pug Manders In 1941 led NFL in rushing

13. Ordell Braase Twice went to Pro Bowl as Colt

14. Buster Charles U.S. decathlon champion in 1930

15. Kris Tschetter Earned $1.7 million on LPGA tour

16. Carroll Hardy Only one to pinch-hit for Ted Williams

17. Wayne Rasmussen 16 interceptions for Lions

18. Leonard Lovely Creighton hoops All-America

19. John Dutton 14 seasons with Colts, Cowboys

20. Weert Engelmann South Dakota State track star

21. Frank Kelley Set world hurdles records in 1925

22. Cindy Greiner State's only three-time Olympian

23. Jim Iverson Kansas State hoops star in 1950-51

24. Ron DeHaven A top marathoner in 1999

25. Joe Mendel Dominated state track meet in 1926

26. Don Jacobsen South Dakota State hoops star

27. Mike Miller Twice state prep athlete of the year

28. Cornie Collin Creighton football, hoops captain

29. Doug Wolfgang More than 500 sprint-car wins

30. Jim Scott 107-113 for White Sox, later an umpire

31. Bill Scherr Got wrestling bronze at 1988 Olympics

32. Urban Odson All-America tackle at Minnesota

33. Steph Schueler All-Big Ten in hoops at Iowa

34. Larry Jacobson 1971 Outland Trophy winner

35. Bob Stransky No. 2 in nation in rushing in 1957

36. Tom Byrum Has made $2.3 million on PGA Tour

37. Fred Hecker High school hoops, track and golf star

38. Jim Scherr Twice world silver medalist in wrestling

39. Eric Piatkowski State's Mr. Basketball in 1989

40. Dave Gassman Amateur baseball star for 34 years

41. John Simko HS tennis star, college football star

42. Dennis Koslowski Two Olympic wrestling medals

43. Curt Byrum Won $1.7 million on PGA Tour

44. Jeremy Sonnenfeld Bowled first 900 series

45. Becky Hammon Top WAC hoopster for three years

46. Becky Flynn State's No. 1 girls' hoops scorer

47. Lincoln Mcllravy Won three NCAA wrestling titles

48. Fred Gushurst 1913 All-America end at Notre Dame

49. Kirk Wallman Six-time state wrestling champion

50. Neil Graff All-Big Ten for Wisconsin in 1970


1. Wilma Rudolph Won three sprint golds in 1960

2. Pat Summitt Coached Lady Vols to six NCAA titles

3. Reggie White NFL career sacks leader

4. Tracy Caulkins Set five world swimming records

5. Steve Spurrier Heisman winner at Florida

6. Doug Atkins Three-time All-Pro defensive end

7. Nera White 15-time AAU basketball All-America

8. Ed (Too Tall) Jones Cowboys star defensive end

9. Robert Neyland 173-31-12 as Vols football coach

10. Cary Middlecoff Won 39 PGA tournaments

11. Carl Hinkle All-America lineman at Vanderbilt

12. Bailey Howell Played in six NBA All-Star Games

13. Claude Osteen Won 196 major league games

14. Johnny Majors 1956 Heisman runner-up

15. Anfernee Hardaway Four-time NBA All-Star

16. Nikki McCray Twice SEC hoops player of the year

17. John Head Won 11 women's AAU basketball titles

18. Tommy Bridges Was 194-138 in 16 seasons

19. Tim McCarver Major league catcher for 21 years

20. Alline Sprouse Women's hoops star of the 1940s

21. Bill Wade Vanderbilt QB was No. 1 pick in 1952

22. Joe Gilliam Tennessee State's best quarterback

23. Jim (Junior) Gilliam Twice an All-Star for Dodgers

24. Herman Hickman All-America, NFL All-Pro guard

25. Mason Rudolph Won six times on PGA Tour

26. Clyde Milan Led AL in steals in 1912 and '13

27. Claude Humphrey Six Pro Bowls with Falcons

28. Norm Stearns 50 homers in Negro leagues in 1924

29. Josh Cody Earned 13 letters at Vanderbilt

30. Clyde Lee Vandy center played 10 NBA seasons

31. Bowden Wyatt All-America end for Vols in 1938

32. Steve Sloan Alabama QB from 1963 to '65

33. Elliot Perry Memphis State guard, 1987 to '91

34. Charles McTorry National HS wrestling champ

35. Phillip Fulmer Coached Vols to 1999 football title

36. Ron Mercer All-America forward at Kentucky

37. Bobby Dodd Coached Georgia Tech to 13 bowls

38. Joe Steffy 1947 Outland Trophy winner at Army

39. Jess Neely Coached Rice to six bowl games

40. Lou Graham 1975 U.S. Open golf champion

41. Teddy Rhodes Helped break PGA color barrier

42. William Wade Guided Alabama to two grid titles

43. Bob Suffridge Standout lineman at Tennessee

44. Dana Bible 205-73-20 as college football coach

45. Rick Honeycutt 109 major league victories

46. Tiffany Woosley High school hoops star in 1991

47. Ed Bailey Five-time NL All-Star catcher

48. Sterling Marlin Won back-to-back Daytona 500s

49. Roscoe Tanner 1977 Australian Open champion

50. John Tate WBA heavyweight champ, 1979 to '80


1. Babe Didrikson Zaharias Top woman athlete

2. Ben Hogan Four-time PGA player of the year

3. Doak Walker Star back at SMU and in NFL

4. Rogers Hornsby Winner of seven batting titles

5. Sammy Baugh QB of Redskins from 1937 to '52

6. Nolan Ryan Strikeout king had seven no-hitters

7. Byron Nelson Won 11 straight PGA events in 1945

8. Jack Johnson First black heavyweight champion

9. Ernie Banks Mr. Cub hit 512 homers in 19 years

10. Michael Johnson Best ever at 200, 400 meters

11. Earl Campbell 1977 Heisman winner at Texas

12. Lamar Hunt Chiefs owner vital to formation of AFL

13. George Foreman Two-time heavyweight champ

14. "Mean" Joe Greene Selected to 10 Pro Bowls

15. Tom Landry Coached Cowboys from 1960 to '88

16. Tris Speaker Hit .345 over 22 seasons

17. Dick (Night Train) Lane Hall of Fame cornerback

18. Forrest Gregg Nine-time Pro Bowl tackle

19. Roger Clemens Winner of five Cy Young Awards

20. A.J. Foyt Only driver to win Indy, Daytona, Le Mans

21. Rube Foster Founded Negro National League

22. Eric Dickerson Led NFL in rushing four times

23. Willie Wells Twice led Negro leagues in hitting

24. Bobby Layne Star quarterback at Texas and in NFL

25. Mike Singletary Bears linebacker in 10 Pro Bowls

26. Y.A. Tittle Two-time NFL MVP with Giants

27. Lee Trevino Won six major golf titles

28. Sheryl Swoopes Top NCAA hoopster in 1993

29. Bobby Joe Morrow Won three track golds in 1956

30. Raymond Berry Star end at SMU and with Colts

31. Clyde Drexler 10-time NBA All-Star guard

32. Joe Williams Negro leagues ace

33. Ross Youngs Hit .322 for Giants from 1917 to '26

34. Jack Mildren QB led Oklahoma to two bowls

35. David Clyde Pitched in majors at age 18

36. Mia Hamm Top U.S. scorer in international soccer

37. Gene Upshaw Raiders guard and NFL union chief

38. Ken Hall National HS record 11,232 yards rushing

39. Tim Brown 1987 Heisman winner at Notre Dame

40. Shaquille O'Neal Star center for LSU and Lakers

41. Norm Cash Slugging four-time All-Star

42. Harley Redin Title-winning women's hoops coach

43. Charley Taylor Redskins receiver for 13 seasons

44. Yale Lary A&M baseball star, Lions football star

45. Johnny Rutherford Three-time Indy 500 winner

46. Jerry Levias Record-setting SMU receiver

47. Randy Matson Shot put gold medalist in 1968

48. Ben Crenshaw Has won two Masters, 19 Tour titles

49. Billy Sims 1978 Heisman winner at Oklahoma

50. Lance Armstrong Winner of 1999 Tour de France


1. Merlin Olsen 13-time All-Pro defensive tackle

2. Natalie Williams Volleyball, hoops All-America

3. Jim McMahon Bears QB in Super Bowl XX win

4. Mac Speedie Record-setting Browns receiver

5. Gene Fullmer Won middleweight title in 1957

6. Bruce Hardy State MVP in football and hoops

7. Lewis Feild World all-around rodeo champ

8. LaVell Edwards Coached BYU to 1984 football title

9. Larry Miller Fast-pitch softball ace and Jazz owner

10. Blaine Lindgren Olympic silver medal in hurdles

11. Jay Silvester Four-time Olympic discus thrower

12. Dick Motta Won 935 games as NBA coach

13. Bruce Hurst Career mark of 145-113 in majors

14. Rulon Jones Had 131/2 sacks for Broncos in 1986

15. Al Cornum Nine titles as Highland High golf coach

16. Alma Richards First in high jump at 1912 Olympics

17. Arnie Ferrin Four-year hoops All-America at Utah

18. Marv Bateman Twice led nation in punting at Utah

19. Vance Law 1988 All-Star third baseman with Cubs

20. Gifford Nielsen Nation's top passer at BYU in 1976

21. Missy Marlowe All-America gymnast at Utah

22. Shawn Bradley 7'6" basketball phenomenon

23. Ab Jenkins Auto endurance record holder

24. Dick Nemelka Led BYU to 1966 NIT title

25. John Thompson Montana State hoops All-America

26. Denise Parker Archery bronze medalist in Seoul

27. Jan Bucher Freestyle-skiing world champion

28. Julie Krommenhoek Utah hoops All-America

29. Danny (Little Red) Lopez Featherweight champ

30. Fred Roberts BYU alum played 13 seasons in NBA

31. Lori Parrish-Salvo Three-sport star at Utah

32. Danny Vranes All-WAC forward three times

33. Karl Schleckman Unbeaten as Utah wrestler

34. Scott Mitchell Set 10 NCAA passing marks at Utah

35. Dick Felt 18 interceptions in seven AFL seasons

36. Frank Christensen Utah's star fullback in 1932

37. Fern Gardner Softball star and Utah hoops coach

38. Rex Layne Decisioned Jersey Joe Walcott in 1950

39. Elmer (Bear) Ward Utah State All-America center

40. Devin Durrant Scored 27.9 ppg for BYU in 1984

41. Jan Van Noy Led nation in interceptions in 1948

42. Stan Watts Won NIT twice as BYU coach

43. Phil Olsen Utah State football All-America

44. Jay Don Blake 1980 collegiate golfer of the year

45. Herman Franks Catcher, major league manager

46. Bruce Summerhays Senior tour golf star

47. Wilma Swenson Fast-pitch softball ace

48. David Freed Davis Cup captain in 1960 and '61

49. Occie Evans All-state in three sports in mid-'20s

50. Doug Howard Basketball, baseball star at BYU


1. Andrea Mead Lawrence Twice won skiing golds

2. Billy Kidd Won Olympic skiing medal in 1964

3. Bill Koch First U.S. Olympic cross-country medalist

4. John LeClair 50-goal scorer for Flyers

5. Albert Gutterson Won long jump at 1912 Olympics

6. Patty Sheehan LPGA Hall of Famer has 35 wins

7. Larry Gardner Batted .289 from 1908 to '24

8. Clarence DeMar Won seven Boston Marathons

9. Barbara Ann Cochran Took skiing gold in 1972

10. Charles Adams Founded NHL Bruins in 1924

11. Ray Collins 84-62, 2.51 ERA as Red Sox pitcher

12. Ray Fisher Won 110 games for Yankees and Reds

13. Marilyn Cochran Won 1969 World Cup giant slalom

14. Larry Damon Four-time Olympic skier

15. Robert Cochran Eighth in 1972 Olympic downhill

16. Hilary Engisch Moguls skiing champ, soccer star

17. Nicole Levesque Only Vermonter to play in WNBA

18. Laura Wilson Four-time NCAA Nordic ski champ

19. Jeff Hughes Punter for Nebraska in 1970 and '71

20. Bob Mitchell Record-setting Vermont halfback

21. Jade Huntington Set state HS hoops scoring mark

22. Jean Dubuc 84-76 in majors from 1908 to '19

23. Lindy Cochran U.S. team skier from 1971 to '78

24. Jeff Hastings Fourth in 1984 Olympic ski jump

25. Larry Killick Vermont basketball star in 1946-47

26. John Teague Vermont All-America skier in 1980

27. Suzy Chaffee U.S. ski team member, 1965 to '68

28. Carl Christensen Soccer All-America at Vermont

29. Felix McGrath Four-time U.S. slalom champion

30. Gale (Tiger) Shaw Giant slalom and Super G skier

31. Dave Jareckie U.S. biathlon champ in 1993

32. Ernie Johnson Pitcher turned sportscaster

33. Rick Chaffee U.S. team skier from 1965 to '72

34. Ann Battelle Won moguls gold at 1999 World Cup

35. Judi St. Hilaire Set U.S. 5-km road-race mark

36. Ralph LaPointe College halfback, pro infielder

37. Jim McCaffrey Holy Cross basketball star

38. Mike Evelti High-scoring Vermont hoops forward

39. Sean Keenan Record-setting QB at Williams

40. Jennifer Niebling Vermont women's hoops star

41. Erin Sullivan National HS cross-country champ

42. Scott Oliaro Set Cornell single-game rushing mark

43. Todd Rundle All-conference linebacker at UMass

44. Bart Farley Vermont's All-America soccer goalie

45. Steve Shirreffs Princeton hockey defenseman

46. Kevin Lepage First Vermonter to race Winston Cup

47. Deb Blumen New Hampshire field hockey star

48. Keith Cieplicki High-scoring William & Mary guard

49. John Burchard Middlebury football, lacrosse star

50. Jake Burton Godfather of snowboarding


1. Arthur Ashe Won three Grand Slam tennis events

2. Lawrence Taylor Prototype for modern linebacker

3. Secretariat 1973 Triple Crown winner

4. Bruce Smith Second on NFL career sack list

5. Sam Snead Most PGA Tour wins: 81

6. Moses Malone Three-time NBA MVP

7. David Robinson Eight-time All-Star with Spurs

8. Ralph Sampson College hoops best, early 1980s

9. Willie Lanier Six-time All-Pro middle linebacker

10. Dwight Stephenson Dolphins Hall of Fame center

11. Grant Hill Three-time hoops All-America at Duke

12. Benita Fitzgerald Mosley Gold medal hurdler

13. Alonzo Mourning Top NBA defender in 1998-99

14. Kenny Easley Top NFL defender in 1984

15. Allen Iverson 1998-99 NBA scoring champ

16. Clarence (Ace) Parker Football, baseball star

17. Andre Cason Set world indoor 60-meter dash mark

18. Herman Moore Star receiver for Virginia, Lions

19. Roosevelt (Rosey) Brown Giants All-Pro tackle

20. Ray Dandridge Negro leagues star third baseman

21. Pernell Whitaker Champ in four boxing divisions

22. Leroy Keyes Purdue football All-America

23. Curtis Strange Twice U.S. Open golf champ

24. Melissa Belote Ripley Gold medal backstroker

25. Lanny Wadkins Won 21 PGA Tour events

26. Barty Smith Four-sport star set state shot put mark

27. Beattie Feathers First to gain 1,000 yards in NFL

28. "Bullet" Bill Dudley 1946 NFL rushing champ

29. Eppa Rixey Won 266 games for Phillies and Reds

30. Charles Haley Defensive end won five Super Bowls

31. Jake Scott Five-time All-Pro safety for Dolphins

32. Archie Harris Set world discus record in 1941

33. Gray Simons Three-time NCAA wrestling champ

34. Spottswood (Spot) Poles Negro leagues slugger

35. Sonny Randle Virginia track, football star

36. Bobby Dandridge Four-time NBA All-Star

37. Chris Warren Four-time 1,000-yard rusher in NFL

38. Chandler Harper Won 20 times on PGA Tour

39. D.J. Dozier Led Penn State in rushing four times

40. Charles (Lefty) Driesell Former Terps hoops coach

41. Billy Wagner Star relief pitcher for Astros

42. Gene McEver First Tennessee football All-America

43. Norm Snead Played 18 years as NFL quarterback

44. Lawrence Johnson Set U.S. pole vault record

45. Curtis Turner Won 17 times on NASCAR circuit

46. Carroll Dale Receiver for 14 seasons in NFL

47. Deacon Phillippe Won 189 games in majors

48. Jack Cloud Top William & Mary rusher, 1950 to '53

49. Frank Havens Seven-time U.S. canoeing champ

50. Joe Smith No. 1 pick in 1995 NBA draft


1. John Stockton NBA alltime assists, steals leader

2. Earl Anthony Six-time PBA bowler of the year

3. Phil Mahre Three-time World Cup ski champion

4. Mel Hein Picked off eight passes in a college game

5. Ryne Sandberg 10-time All-Star with Cubs

6. Jim Whittaker First American atop Mount Everest

7. Drew Bledsoe 25,000-plus yards passing in NFL

8. Earl Averill Hit .318 from 1929 to '41

9. Michelle Akers Women's soccer's top midfielder

10. Ron Santo 342 homers for Cubs

11. JoAnne Carner Twice a U.S. Women's Open champ

12. Ahmad Rashad Four Pro Bowls as Vikings receiver

13. Ron Cey Dodger shared 1981 World Series MVP

14. Morris (Red) Badgro Played in NFL and majors

15. Fred Couples 1991, '92 PGA Tour player of the year

16. Gretchen Fraser Skiing gold in 1948 Olympics

17. Steve Mahre Silver medal in slalom in 1984

18. Freddie Steele Middleweight champ in 1930s

19. Chip Hanauer Drove to 61 hydroplane victories

20. Ray Flaherty Led Giants to NFL crown in 1934

21. Marv Harshman College hoops coach had 654 wins

22. Al Hostak Two-time middleweight champ in 1930s

23. Albert Johnson Kentucky Derby-winning jockey

24. Al Ubrickson Sr. Coached U.S. to 1936 rowing gold

25. Mel Stottlemyre Three-time 20-win pitcher

26. Detlef Schrempf Versatile 15-year NBA veteran

27. John Olerud College pitching star, pro hitting star

28. Kasey Keller U.S. goalie in 1998 soccer World Cup

29. Mark Rypien Super Bowl XXVI MVP with Redskins

30. Ray Mansfield Steelers steady center, 1964 to '76

31. Ted Jones First hydroplaner to reach 160 mph

32. Pete Rademacher Heavyweight gold in 1956

33. Jack Thompson Cougar passed for 7,818 yards

34. Chris Chandler Falcons QB in Super Bowl XXXIII

35. Doris Brown Heritage Five cross-country titles

36. Turk Edwards Four-time All-NFL with Redskins

37. Harry Givan Top amateur golfer of 1930s and '40s

38. Bob Houbregs Took Washington to 1953 Final Four

39. Gerry Lindgren World record runner of 1960s

40. Hiram Conibear Father of Washington rowing

41. Steve Emtman Top college lineman in 1991

42. Don Heinrich Led colleges in passing in 1950

43. Bill Buchan Won Olympic yachting gold in 1984

44. Randy Myers Only reliever to save 30 for five teams

45. Janet Hopps Adkisson Seattle tennis standout

46. Jeff Durgan NASL Rookie of the Year in 1980

47. Russell Baze Jockey with more than 6,700 wins

48. Tom Sneva Winner of 1983 Indy 500

49. Deborah Armstrong Giant slalom gold medalist

50. Eddie Feigner Softball pitching great


1. Jerry West Lakers great as player and G.M.

2. Mary Lou Retton Gold-medal-winning gymnast

3. Hack Wilson Cub slugged record 190 RBIs in 1930

4. Randy Barnes World-record holder in shot put

5. Hal Greer Marshall star played 15 NBA seasons

6. Sam Huff Giants and Redskins All-Pro linebacker

7. Lew Burdette Braves' dominant righty in 1950s

8. Hot Rod Hundley West Virginia hoops All-America

9. Earle Neale Played in majors, coached in NFL

10. Joe Stydahar Led Bears to three NFL titles

11. Randy Moss HS basketball star, NFL superstar

12. Clair Bee Legendary LIU basketball coach

13. Chuck Howley Super Bowl MVP with Cowboys

14. Cam Henderson Inventive Marshall hoops coach

15. Ira Rodgers Three-sport star at West Virginia

16. John McKay Four titles as USC football coach

17. Curt Warner Set 41 Penn State football records

18. Wilbur Cooper Lefty won 20 games four times

19. Vicky Bullett Olympian and WNBA standout

20. Frank Gatski Center on eight pro football champs

21. Dave Tork Set world pole vault mark in 1962

22. John Kruk First baseman hit .300 for career

23. Dick Huffman All-America tackle at Tennessee

24. Mary Ostrowski Hoopster won 88 straight in HS

25. George Cafego Two-way Tennessee star in 1930s

26. Rod Thorn NBA exec averaged 10.8 points as player

27. James Jett Track gold medalist, NFL receiver

28. Dennis Harrah Ram-tough lineman from 1975 to '87

29. Bimbo Coles Virginia Tech hoops' No. 1 scorer

30. Bruce Bosley 49ers tackle in four Pro Bowls

31. Marshall Goldberg Heisman runner-up in 1938

32. Rocco Gorman 118-31-4 as HS football coach

33. Kitty Frazier Three national archery titles in 1980s

34. Jason Williams Kings' All-Rookie point guard

35. Carl Lee Vikings' three-time Pro Bowl cornerback

36. Norm Willey Played on first Marshall bowl team

37. Russ Parsons Eight HS track titles as coach

38. Fern (Peachy) Kellmeyer Teen tennis sensation

39. Mike Barrett Played on 1968 Olympic hoops team

40. John Zontini Ran football well, threw javelin better

41. Bill Campbell 1964 U.S. Amateur golf champion

42. Ed Etzel Marksman won Olympic gold in 1984

43. Mike D'Antoni Hoops star at Marshall and in Italy

44. J.R. House Holds national HS passing records

45. Steve Swisher All-Star catcher with Cubs in 1976

46. Ed Tutwiler Won 11 state amateur golf crowns

47. Christy Martin Knockout as hoopster and boxer

48. Don Robinson 109-game winner in the majors

49. Anne White Flashy tennis game, flashier outfits

50. Danny Heater Had 135 points in a HS hoops game


1. Eric Heiden Five speed skating golds in 1980

2. Ernie Nevers Scored 40 in a 1929 NFL game

3. Al Simmons Drove in 100 runs six times

4. Curley Lambeau Coached Packers to six NFL titles

5. Dan Jansen Set speed skating world record

6. Bud Grant NBA guard, Vikings Super Bowl coach

7. Addie Joss Career 1.89 ERA, second-best alltime

8. Mike Webster Nine Pro Bowls, four Super Bowls

9. Dave Casper Five straight Pro Bowls, 1976 to '80

10. Helene Kapphahu World record swimmer

11. Jim Otto 12 Pro Bowls as center from 1961 to '75

12. D. Wayne Lukas Trained 15 Breeders' Cup winners

13. Alan Ameche Won 1954 Heisman at Wisconsin

14. Jim Montgomery Three swimming golds in 1976

15. Alvin Kraenzlein Ran to four gold medals in 1900

16. Elroy (Crazy Legs) Hirsch Famed wideout

17. Harvey Kuenn Led AL in hits four times

18. Dave Kreig Threw for 38,147 yards in NFL

19. Frank Parker Four Grand Slam singles tennis titles

20. Tony Kubek Three-time All-Star shortstop

21. Terry Porter Sharpshooting NBA guard

22. Mark Johnson Hockey All-America at Wisconsin

23. Arnold Herber Packers quarterback in the 1930s

24. Archie Hahn Sprinted to three golds in 1904

25. Tuffy Leemans NFL's top rusher as rookie in 1936

26. Chris Steinmetz Turn-of-century hoops star

27. David Greenwood All-USFL safety in 1983 and '84

28. Ken Keltner Seven-time All-Star at third base

29. Eddie Cochems Father of the Forward Pass

30. LaVern Dilweg One of NFL's first dominant wideouts

31. Suzy Favor-Hamilton Distance-running star

32. Burleigh Grimes Spitball artist won 270 games

33. Bob Peterson Three-time wrestling All-America

34. Mickey Crowe Averaged 41 points as HS senior

35. Rocky Bleier 3,865 yards as Steelers back

36. Latrell Sprewell Three-time NBA All-Star

37. Connie Carpenter Olympic speed skater, cyclist

38. Andy North Golfer won two U.S. Opens

39. Jim Chones Averaged 8.3 rebounds in NBA

40. Ginger Beaumont .311 hitter in 12 years in majors

41. Ed Konetchy 2,150 hits during 15-year career

42. John Peterson Olympic gold medal wrestler

43. Johnny Blood Record-setting receiver in 1930s

44. Pat Harder Led NFL in scoring in 1947, '48 and '49

45. Pat Richter 1960s three-sport star at Wisconsin

46. Bob Johnson Coach won NCAAs and Stanley Cup

47. Pat Matzdorf Set high jump world record in 1971

48. Wayne Zahn Won more than 20 bowling majors

49. Beth Heiden Speed skater, cyclist, Nordic skier

50. Jim Gantner Brewers' steady infielder


1. Boyd Dowler Led Packers in receiving seven times

2. Lance Deal Won Olympic silver in hammer in 1996

3. John Godina Twice world champion shot-putter

4. Kenny Sailors First true jump shooter

5. Tom Browning Threw perfect game in 1988

6. Jerry Hill Durable Colts fullback in 1960s

7. Jim Crawford Led NCAA in rushing in 1956

8. Richard Babka Tied world discus record in 1960

9. Curt Gowdy One of baseball's most famous voices

10. Mike Devereaux Had 107 RBIs for Orioles in 1992

11. Karen Budge Top skier in late 1960s, early '70s

12. Bruce Collins Weber State's high-scoring hoopster

13. Tom Wilkinson QB of five Grey Cup champs

14. Joe Alexander Five-time bareback rodeo champ

15. Vern Gardner All-America forward at Utah

16. Lew Roney Multisport HS star, HS hoops coach

17. Dewey McConnell Wyoming's All-America wideout

18. Marvin Garrett Four-time bareback riding champ

19. Mike Lansing Solid major league infielder

20. Dennis Havig Two-time football All-America

21. Jim Benepe Won PGA Tour debut in 1988

22. Rulon Gardner Twice national wrestling champ

23. Todd Skinner World's top free rock climber

24. Travis Bell Ace bobsledder and snowmobiler

25. David Zuniga 1996 Olympic wrestler

26. Nick Bebout Three-time All-WAC lineman

27. Trey Harrington Thrice state soccer player of year

28. Milward Simpson Governor was multisport star

29. Shanelle Porter Track star at Cheyenne East High

30. Mark Miller Set two state HS swimming records

31. Latner Straley Cross-country skiing champ

32. Stan Dodds 16.7 ppg in Wyoming hoops career

33. David Edeen Cowboys standout defensive end

34. John Pilch Wyoming hoops All-America in 1950

35. Ryan Brieske Alternate on Olympic boxing team

36. Rondo Fehlberg 23-2 as senior wrestler at BYU

37. Keith Bloom Three-sport letterman at Wyoming

38. Dick Ballinger Three-time All-America wrestler

39. Jan Dukes 2.70 ERA in three big league seasons

40. Don Westbrook Nebraska and Patriots receiver

41. Bob Harris Won 12 games in majors in 1941

42. Scott Freeman QB and wideout at Wyoming

43. Don Bracken NFL punter for eight seasons

44. Bill Strannigan All-state in three sports in 1930s

45. John Burrough Tackle spent four years in NFL

46. Corte McGuffey Stellar Northern Colorado QB

47. J.J. Syvrud NAIA star lineman, now with Jets

48. Larry Sandvick National Finals Rodeo regular

49. Daryl Watson Small college track star

50. Allyn Griffin Wyoming deep threat in mid-1980s

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