1 Brock Berlin
The Miami Hurricanes' QB was national high school player of the
year at Shreveport's Evangel Christian Academy.
2 Hal Sutton
The Shreveport native's 14 Tour wins include the 1983 PGA
3 David Toms
The 2001 PGA champion is from Bossier City and was an All-America
4 Todd Walker
The major league second baseman grew up in Bossier City.
5 Cheryl Ford
This 2003 WNBA Rookie of the Year and daughter of Karl Malone is
from Summerfield and played at Louisiana Tech.
6 Patrick Ramsey
The Redskins' quarterback, a Tulane grad, was the top-ranked U.S.
high school javelin thrower as a senior at Ruston High.
7 Anthony McFarland
The Buccaneers' nosetackle is from Winnsboro and played at LSU.
8 P.J. Brown
The Hornets' forward from Winnfield has made three NBA
9 Juan Pierre
The Marlins' centerfielder starred at Alexandria Senior High.
10 Doug Williams
The Zachary native and 1988 Super Bowl MVP coaches at Grambling
11 Tiger Stadium
LSU's football stadium, in Baton Rouge, is the fifth-largest
on-campus facility in the U.S. (91,600 seats).
12 Seimone Augustus
The LSU women's basketball guard from Baton Rouge was the 2003
national freshman of the year.
13 East Baton Rouge Parish
With 184 parks, the parish earns SI Sportstown honors for having
Louisiana's best community sports programs.
14 Marshall Faulk
The Rams' running back played quarterback, wideout and corner at
New Orleans's Carver High.
15 Peyton Manning
The Colts' quarterback led Isidore Newman High in New Orleans to
a 34-5 record during his three years as a starter.
16 Aeneas Williams
The Rams' cornerback, a Southern University grad, played at New
Orleans's Alcee Fortier High, like future NFL corner Ashley
17 Louisiana Superdome
Built 28 years ago despite public opposition, the 52-acre
stadium, which dominates the New Orleans skyline, is home to the
Saints, Tulane football, the Sugar Bowl, the state high school
football championship and the Bayou Classic. It has hosted four
Final Fours and a record six Super Bowls.
18 Kordell Stewart
The Bears' QB was state MVP at John Ehret High in Marrero; fellow
Bears Marty Booker (Jonesboro), Mike Green (Ruston) and Anthony
Thomas (Winnfield) are also Louisianans.
19 Brian Mitchell
The NFL's alltime leading kick returner, from Plaquemine, played
quarterback at Louisiana-Lafayette; he's now a Giant.
20 Jake Delhomme
The Panthers' quarterback grew up in Breaux Bridge.
22 Louisiana IceGators
The minor league hockey team plays in Lafayette's Cajundome.
23 Kevin Mawae
The Jets' center, from Leesville and LSU, has started in four Pro
24 Joe Dumars
The Natchitoches native, a former All-Star guard, was the NBA's
2003 executive of the year with the Pistons.
25 Vickie Johnson
The New York Liberty's two-time WNBA All-Star guard is from
COLOR MAP: MAP ILLUSTRATION BY JOE ZEFF BATON ROUGE
COLOR PHOTO: DAVID E. KLUTHO (SUPERDOME) Syracuse fans bled orange at the 2003 Final Four.