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Old 08-01-2007, 10:42 PM
Location: Tuxedo Park, NY
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Real quick french; is Marcus Camby from South Windsor? I remember hearing that his mother has a house there now. Wasn't sure though. But yeah, Mangini is a Hartford native and Freeney's a Bloomfield native. Good stuff.

Also, Manchster, CT, was the birthplace of Dana White. Not sure how many know him, he's a the President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:45 AM
Location: East Windsor CT
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Camby was born in Hartford and also Nykesha Sales from the Connecticut Sun also grew up in Bloomfield just a few block from Freeney.
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:31 AM
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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Originally Posted by kgee View Post
I'm sure there are plenty from the Valley, but I can't think of any.
I can only think of the fact that Gary Matthews Jr of my Cubs...now playing for the Angeles of Anaheim....played college ball at my current college of LAMC.
How about starting with John Elway, Quarterback for the Denver Broncos for many years? I am not sure where he was born, but I know he attended Granada Hills High School back at that time of his life. The new stadium there is named for him.

I know that there are a lot of others from "The" Valley. Another one that just came to mind was Bill Johnson, if memory serves me correctly. He was a Gold Medal winning skier in the Olympics back in 1984 I believe.

M. K. Kanke is a competitor in the SRL Late Model Stock car series this year, and has competed in the Nascar Southwest Series for many years until its demise at the end of last year. He was raised in Granada Hills, CA.

Rip Michels
is another former competitor in the Nascar Southwest Series who is from the Valley.

From some of the surrounding areas, there are several others, too. Here are a few more that come to mind:
Ron Hornaday, Jr. (Palmdale, CA) - Nascar Craftsman Truck series competitor
Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA) - Nascar Nextel Cup series competitor
Rick Mears (raised in Bakersfield, CA, but born in Kansas) - Indianapolis 500 4 time champion
David Gilliland (born in Riverside, CA) - Nascar Nextel Cup series competitor
Mike Duncan (Bakersfield, CA) - Nascar Grand National West series competitor and former champion

These are just a few of the "locals" (to my area) that come to mind that have made a name for themselves in sports. I bet no one can tell what sport is my favorite !!!
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:42 PM
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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from wikipedia

Warren, Ohio:

Ross, Joey, and Keith Browner ~NFL

Prescott Burgess~ NFL Ravens and U. of Michigan

Randy Gradishar~Denver Broncos

Mario Manningham (University Of Michigan football player)

Korey Stringer (Former National Football League player)

Paul Warfield (Former National Football League player)NFL Hall of Famer)

Youngstown, Ohio:

Matt Cavanaugh — Quarterback, a veteran of the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants, most recently served as offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, born and raised on Youngstown's West Side.

Maurice Clarett - Running Back, former Ohio State University football standout, from Youngstown-Warren area.

Bob Commings - Football Coach, best remembered for leading Iowa Hawkeyes to 12-10 upset victory over UCLA in 1974, born in Youngstown.

Doug Datish - Standout Center, played collegiately at Ohio State, drafted in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons, from Howland.

Bob Davie - Football Coach, once served as head coach and defensive coordinator of the University of Notre Dame football team, current football analyst for ESPN and ABC, graduate of Youngstown State University.

Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. - Owner, former owner of the San Francisco 49ers, born in Youngstown

Bob Dove — Linemen and Coach, College Football Hall of Fame, All-America end at the University of Notre Dame, eight seasons in the NFL, assistant coach at Youngstown State University, born in Youngstown.

Dave Dravecky — Pitcher, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants, retired, originally from the Youngstown suburb of Boardman

Sammy Ellis - Pitcher, played for Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox in 1960s, born in Youngstown.

Billy Evans — Umpire (Hall of Fame), hired to fill umpire vacancy at city's South Side Park, raised on Youngstown's North Side

Wes Fesler - Football Coach, celebrated three-sport athlete at the Ohio State University, including three consecutive years as a consensus first-team All-America selection in American football; football head coach at Wesleyan University, University of Pittsburgh, Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, and head basketball coach at Harvard University and Princeton University; born in Youngstown.

Mike Flores - Defensive End, played for the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, and Washington Redskins; born in Youngstown

Brad Hennessey - Pitcher, currently plays for San Francisco Giants; drafted during first round of 2001 MLB Draft out of Youngstown State University.

John Hirschbeck — Umpire, famously spat upon by an irate Roberto Alomar in 1996, currently resides in Poland.

Marty Hogan — Outfielder, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Browns, managed minor league clubs including Youngstown Ohio Works, raised on Youngstown's North Side.[15]

Tony Janiro - Boxer, middleweight who took on Jake LaMotta, Rocky Graziano, and Kid Gavilan, between 1943 and 1954, born in Youngstown.

Ron Jaworski - Football Player, former professional football player and current NFL analyst on ESPN; graduated from Youngstown State University.

Bernie Kosar — Quarterback, Cleveland Browns, retired, originally from Boardman

William J. Leonard - End, played for undefeated University of Notre Dame football team that won national championship in 1947, played professionally for Baltimore Colts, born and raised in Youngstown.

Paul Maguire — Broadcaster and AFL Veteran, served as linebacker and punter for the Los Angeles Chargers and Buffalo Bills, born and raised in Youngstown.

Mark Malaska - Baseball Player, associated with Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Boston Red Sox, from Youngstown.

Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini — Boxer, former Lightweight Champion of the World (1980s), originally from Youngstown's South Side.

Mark Mangino - Football Coach, currently head coach for the University of Kansas.

Kelly Pavlik — Boxer, current undefeated middleweight contender, originally from Youngstown's South Side. Record.

Bo Pelini - Defensive Coordinator, with Louisiana State University; second season with the Tigers; from Youngstown.

Heisman Trophy winner Frank Sinkwich

Carmen Policy — NFL Executive and Ex-owner of the Cleveland Browns, originally from Youngstown's South Side

Dave Rajsich - Pitcher, played for New York Yankees and Texas Rangers, born in Youngstown

Earnie Shavers — Boxer, won AAU Heavyweight Championship in 1969, born, raised and began early career in Youngstown-Warren area.

George Shuba — Outfielder, Brooklyn Dodgers, captured in legendary 1946 photo shaking hands with Jackie Robinson, born and raised in Youngstown. He currently resides in Austintown

Brad Smith - Quarterback/Wide Receiver, New York Jets, formerly played for University of Missouri, graduate of Youngstown's Chaney High School.

Sherman Smith - Running Back, played eight seasons for the Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers, born in Youngstown.

Bob Stoops — Football Coach, currently head coach at the University of Oklahoma, born on Youngstown's South Side.

Mike Stoops — Football Coach, currently head coach at the University of Arizona, born on Youngstown's South Side

Jeff Wilkins — Kicker, St. Louis Rams, originally from Austintown

Denise DeBartolo York - Owner, San Francisco 49ers, daughter of billionaire real estate developer Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr., born and raised in Youngstown. Currently living in Canfield, Ohio.

Michael Zordich — Football Player, veteran of New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals, and Philadelphia Eagles, retired, born and raised on Youngstown's West Side.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:13 AM
Location: Orlando Florida
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ALL BORN IN THE MIAMI AREA.....there were many more that werent born in Miami but were raised in Miami like ALEX RODRIGUEZ, CARLOS ARROYO, RAJA BELL, and BRIAN PICOLLO, but here goes the most notable names that were actually born in the Miami area.

Derrick Thomas (NFL Player)

Derrick Thomas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jose Canseco (MLB Player)

José Canseco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sean Taylor (NFL Player)

Sean Taylor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sinorice Moss (NFL Player)

Sinorice Moss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Asante Samuel (NFL Player)

Asante Samuel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Issac Bruce (NFL Player)

Isaac Bruce - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mitch Richmond (NBA player)

Mitch Richmond - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Frank Gore (NFL Player)

Frank Gore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Andre Johnson (NFL Player)

Andre Johnson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bennie Blades (NFL Player)

Bennie Blades - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Brian Blades (NFL Player)

Brian Blades - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Antrel Rolle (NFL Player)

Antrel Rolle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jonathan Vilma (NFL Player)

Jonathan Vilma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Chad Johnson (NFL Player)

Chad Johnson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Willis McGahee (NFL Player)

Willis McGahee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Santana Moss (NFL Player)

Santana Moss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Michael Irvin (NFL Player)

Michael Irvin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Steve Carlton (MLB Player)

Steve Carlton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Udonis Haslem (NBA Player)

Udonis Haslem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eddie Jones (NBA Player)

Eddie Jones (basketball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jerome McDougal (NFL Player)

Jerome McDougle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vernon Carey (NFL Player)

Vernon Carey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mike Rumph (NFL Player)

Mike Rumph - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Duane Starks (NFL Player)

Duane Starks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Joseph (NFL Player)

William Joseph (football player) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Roscoe Parrish (NFL Player)

Roscoe Parrish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nate Webster (NFL Player)

Nate Webster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Steve Spurrier (NFL Player/Coach)

Steve Spurrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Steve Blake (NBA Player)

Steve Blake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Keyon Dooling (NBA Player)

Keyon Dooling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Andre Dawson (MLB Player)

Andre Dawson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Trevor Ariza (NBA Player)

Trevor Ariza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 08-16-2007, 11:30 PM
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Wilmington NC: Sugar Ray Leonard, Michael Jordan
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Old 08-17-2007, 02:07 AM
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Famous athletes born and/or raised in Utah:

Shawn Bradley - born in Germany, but raised in the tiny town of Castle Dale; famous NBA player who played for the 76ers, Nets, and Mavericks over his 12-year career
Devin Brown - born in Salt Lake City; NBA player for the New Orleans Hornets
David Zabriskie - born in Salt Lake City; bicyclist
Andre Dyson - born in Logan, but raised in Clinton; NFL cornerback for the New York Jets
Kevin Dyson - brother of Andre, also born in Logan and raised in Clinton; NFL wide receiver who played most of his career for the Tennessee Titans
Chad Lewis - raised in Orem (but born in New Jersey); tight end who played most of his career for the Philadelphia Eagles
Haloti Ngata - born in Inglewood, California, but raised in Salt Lake City; current starting defensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens
Merlin Olsen - born and raised in Logan; was part of the Los Angeles Rams' "Fearsome Foursome" defensive line in the 1960s, and continued a career well into the 1970s; now a member of the NFL Hall of Fame

And, of course, Steve Young, who is definitely the most famous Utah-grown athlete. Led the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl victory, and received 2 MVP awards. Also has the highest average passer rating in NFL history. He is also now in the NFL Hall of Fame.

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