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Shannon Sharpe

Shannon Sharpe

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramShannon SharpeProfessional Football Player (Retired)Born: 1968Shannon Sharpe grew up in Georgia, and he is the younger brother of wide receiver Sterling Sharpe. Shannon played football, basketball and competed in track and field events...

Nikki Bella

Nikki Bella

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramNikki BellaPro Wrestler (Retired)Born: 1983Nikki Bella is the stage name of Stephanie Nicole Garcia Colace. She and her twin sister Brianna were born in San Diego, California and grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bella went to college for...

Steve Weatherford

Steve Weatherford

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramSteve WeatherfordFootball Player (Retired)Born: 1982Steven Thomas Weatherford grew up in Indiana where he was an all-around athlete, earning 13 varsity letters in high school in football, track, basketball and soccer. He set records for...

David Pollack

David Pollack

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramDavid PollackProfessional Football Player (Retired)Born: 1982David Pollack was born in New Jersey but later moved to Georgia where he was an all-around athlete, playing football, basketball and wrestling in high school. As a high school...

Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramAlex HonnoldProfessional Rock ClimberBorn: 1985From Sacramento, California, Alex Honnold’s climbing career began when he was about 5 and he would scale the kitchen fridge before moving on to the roof of the house. He became a regular at...

Gabe Kapler

Gabe Kapler

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramGabe Kapler Professional Baseball PlayerBorn: 1975 Born in Hollywood, Gabe Kapler was the smallest kid on his Little League team. He played shortstop, second and third base in high school and earned a scholarship to Cal State Fullerton...

Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramEvander Holyfield Professional Boxer Born: 1962 Evander Holyfield was born in Alabama and raised in Georgia, the youngest of 9 children. He started boxing at age 7 and was winning tournaments from the get-go. When Holyfield was 13, he...

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramUsain Bolt Sprinter (Retired)Born: 1986 From Jamaica, Usain Bolt played sports throughout his childhood and says they were more or less all he thought about. He played cricket and football in the street with his brother, and at age 12...

Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramHerschel WalkerFootball Player (Retired) Born: 1962From Georgia, Herschel Walker was 1 of 7 children in a working-class family. He had a speech impediment and was overweight as a child, but his mother drilled it into him not to use any...

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramMichael  PhelpsOlympic SwimmerBorn: 1985Born in Maryland, Michael Phelps began swimming when he was 7 years old, partly due to the influence of his older sisters and partly to burn off excess energy. Before he was 10, he already held a...

Laird Hamilton

Laird Hamilton

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramLaird HamiltonBig Wave SurferBorn: 1964Laird Hamilton was born in San Francisco and grew up in Hawaii. As a young child, he became fast friends with big wave surfer Bill Hamilton. He introduced Bill to his mother, the two later married...

Jinder Mahal

Jinder Mahal

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramJinder MahalPro WrestlerBorn: 1986Jinder Mahal is the stage name of Canadian pro wrestler Yuvraj Singh Dhesi and he is the nephew of Gama Singh. After obtaining a business degree in Communications and Culture, Mahal began training for...

Shalene Flanagan

Shalene Flanagan

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramShalene FlanaganDistance RunnerBorn: 1981Shalene Flanagan was always an athlete. When she wasn’t running cross country and doing track, she played soccer and swam. Flanagan grew up in Massachusetts and attended the University of North...

JJ Watt

JJ Watt

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramJJ WattProfessional Football PlayerBorn: 1989Originally from Wisconsin, Justin James Watt was always playing some sport or other. He played hockey from age 4-13 and started on football in 5th grade. He was a football star all four years...

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramRussell WilsonNFL QuarterbackBorn: 1988Russell Wilson’s father was a wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers and his grandfather played football and basketball at Kentucky State University, and he was also a president of Norfolk State...

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