Pitching in the World Series was a thrilling experience, but the most exciting event in my life was when I trusted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior
Anthony Robles was born July 20, 1988 and is a wrestler who won the 2010-11 NCAA individual wrestling championship in the 125-pound weight class despite being born with only one leg.
Bela Karolyi, 2000 USA Gymnastics Women's National Team Coordinator, was born in Cluj, Romania. Bela Karolyi has become the most successful coach in the history of gymnastics. During his thirty-year career, Bela Karolyi has produced 28 Olympians, nine Olympic Champions, 15 World Champions, 12 European medallists and 6 U.S. National Champions
Boomer Esiason is the veteran NFL quarterback who led the Cincinnati Bengals to the 1989 Super Bowl. A left-handed quarterback, Esiason starred at the University of Maryland and was chosen by the Bengals in the second round of the 1984 college draft. He became the team's starter in 1985.
Future Hall of Famer Charles Barkley brought vitality, attitude and a host of skills to professional basketball, maturing into one of the league's most respected, awe-inspiring and recognizable individuals.
ESPN's Chris Berman is one of sports television's brightest and most recognizable personalities. Twice the versatile Berman has been selected the National Sportscaster of the Year (1989-1990) by the members of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
For nearly 20 years, tennis great Chris Evert provided fans throughout the world with one guarantee - she gave every match all she had. She was always more than just the best tennis player in the world. Evert was ranked number one for seven years and had a 90 percent win average spanning her 17 year career as a pro. She won 18 grand slam titles including three Wimbledons, seven French Opens, two Australian Opens and six U.S. Opens.
Since 1989, Chris Fowler has been ESPN's primary college football and men's college basketball studio host. He's anchored College GameDay, the network's award-winning Saturday morning college football preview show, since 1990, and The Weekend Kickoff Show and College Football Scoreboard since 1991.
Millions of fans know Chris Webber best for his outstanding athletic ability on the basketball court but Cwebb, as he is affectionately known, leads the pack in more than just sports.
Member of the 2008 U.S. Men's 4x100m Olympic Gold Medalist relay team at the Beijing Olympics; Gold Medalist in the 4x100m free relay and Silver medalist in the 50m freestyle at the 2007 World Championships
Fouts was named the American Football Conference player of the year by The Sporting News and United Press International in 1979 and by UPI in 1982, when he was selected as the NFL player of the year by the Professional Football Writers Association.
Dan Marino has always played every football game like it might be his last. He learned the sport growing up on a playground in Pittsburgh that now bears his name and went on to lead the Pitt Panthers to three consecutive 11-1 seasons and become the most prolific NFL passer of all-time.
After a 29-year racing career, Darrell Waltrip's NASCAR journey continues in 2001 as a full-time NASCAR on FOX television commentator, doing what some say he does best: talk. Soon after Waltrip joined the Winston Cup circuit at the 1972 Winston 500, he earned the nickname "Jaws" for keeping his big mouth open despite failing to win his first race until his 50th start.
Daryl Peter "Moose" Johnston (born February 10, 1966 in Youngstown, New York) is a former American football fullback in the NFL who played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys from (1989-1999).
David Feherty was born in the seaside town of Bangor in Northern Ireland. He grew up wanting to become an opera singer, until he discovered he had the knack for hitting a golf ball. David enjoyed a very successful professional career, with 10 victories worldwide and over $3 million in prize money. He also played on the European Ryder Cup Team in 1991; an experience that rejuvenated his fervor for golf.
Former two-sport star Deion Sanders, who played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, and Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants, joined THE NFL TODAY as a feature reporter/contributor in September 2001. This year, he will serve as a studio analyst joining Jim Nantz, Dan Marino and Boomer Esiason at the desk.
Dennis Lee Eckersley was born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California and nicknamed "Eck," was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004.
former NFL head coach for 19 years with the Philadelphia Eagles (1976-1982), St. Louis Rams (1997-2000) and Kansas City Chiefs (2001-2005); Won the Super Bowl as the head coach with the Rams in 2000; former football analyst for ABC Sports and CBS Sports; Resides in Kansas City.
For over 22 years, Doug Flutie's name has been synonymous with excellence in college and professional football. Named College Football Player of the Year in 1984, Doug set NCAA career records for passing yards and total offense.
"I gave everything I possibly could to the game, on and off the field," Smith proclaimed about his 14 year NFL career. Born May 15th, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida, Smith began his illustrious career at Escambia High School, before attending the University of Florida and being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1990 draft.
A contributing writer for Sports Illustrated, Frank Deford has been voted by his peers Sportswriter of the Year a record six times. In addition to writing articles, he has authored 13 books and is a weekly regular on both ESPN and NPR's Morning Edition.
Fred Couples has achieved an astounding 14 PGA tour victories, with the 1992 Masters the jewel in his crown. His strength is obviously his driving, and correspondingly his iron play lives and dies with it. His first PGA tour win was in the five-man playoff at the 1983 Kemper Open, which he followed by capturing the Tournament Players Championship in 1984. He then claimed his first of two Nissan Los Angeles Open titles in 1990. In 1992, he finished first on the PGA Money list tallying over 1.3 million dollars.
A calm sea does not make a good sailor. This ancient proverb describes Gary McCord's approach to his job as a golf commentator. Over the years, he has been referred to as irreverent, witty, approachable, colorful, delightfully different, and is one of those few players to successfully make the transition from the course to the microphone.
One of America's foremost sports broadcasters, Gumbel has covered such premier events as the Olympics, the Super Bowl and the World Series. He currently hosts NBC's coverage of both NFL and NBA action. His entertaining and inspirational speeches are peppered with humorous illustrations from the world of sports.
Greg Louganis is more than just an Olympic Champion - he stands out as an exceptional human being who has led an extraordinary life. He exhibited sheer grace and a winning style as the world's greatest diver, but beyond the professional accolades, Greg Louganis was battling a number of personal difficulties.
Greg Norman (born February 10, 1955 in Queensland, Australia), is an Australian professional golfer who spent 331 weeks as the world's number one ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s.
For the first 11 years of his life, legendary football rusher Herschel Walker was more concerned about reading books and writing poetry than he was about breaking tackles and scoring touchdowns, but when he got his nose out of his books and put his feet in the backfield, there was no stopping him.
Hines E. Ward, Jr. is an American football player who currently plays the wide receiver position for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers, where he is the longest-tenured current player on the team.
Former Los Angeles Raiders defensive end Howie Long began his network sports television career in 1994 as an NFL studio analyst for "Fox NFL Sunday." Howie is regarded as one of the top NFL analysts, having received an Emmy Award as Outstanding Sports Personality/Analyst.
Very few athletes have the opportunity to reinvent their sport. Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one such athlete. She has amassed 20 records in the heptathlon and has won three Olympic gold medals. Off the track, she is a business executive who runs her own sports-marketing firm and heads the JJK Community Foundation, an organization that sponsors programs for disadvantaged youth.
James Worthy defines the term "most valuable player","not just in his career as a superstar athlete, but as an entrepreneur, sports broadcast analyst, commercial spokesman, and devoted father.
Jeffrey Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971 in Vallejo, California) is a four-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion and driver of the #24 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. His sponsors include DuPont, Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Quaker State, SDRC, AC Delco, Rain-X, Slick 50, Haas, GMAC, Delphi Automotive, Lowe's.
American professional basketball player with the New York Knicks of the NBA. After receiving no athletic scholarship offers out of high school and being undrafted out of college, the 2010 Harvard University graduate reached a partially guaranteed contract deal later that year with his hometown Golden State Warriors.
Jerry Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Starkville, Mississippi) is an American football player in the NFL. A longtime wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, he also played for the Oakland Raiders. In 2004, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks.
Jesse Palmer, born 5 October 1978 in Toronto, Ontario, is a Canadian quarterback and former reality television star. When he was a quarterback for the New York Giants, Palmer was the first professional athlete to appear on The Bachelor.
In 1990, Jim Palmer was accorded baseball's highest honor by his election into the Baseball Hall of Fame his first year of eligibility. He received 92.6% of the 444 ballots cast by eligible members of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
The combination of Joe Morgan's baseball accomplishments, broadcasting excellence, business success and community service truly make him a "Complete Package." Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1990, Joe is arguably the best second baseman ever. He was the missing part that made Cincinnati's Big Red Machine the best team of the 1970s. He played in four World Series and was a winner in three.
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