Status: Two-time Heisman Trophy winner as a running back at Ohio State (1974, 1975). NFL running back for Cincinnati Bengals from 1976-1982.
DOB: August 21, 1954 In: Columbus, Ohio
Childhood Hero: “My guy was Jim Brown.”
Nickname: “Tank. As a kid I was pretty chubby. When I started playing football, I played guard and noseguard.”
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: [...]
Status: Former MLB pitcher from 1976-89 for Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants. Currently serves as a Giants TV commentator.
DOB: January 21, 1952 In: Long Beach, CA
Baseball Inspirations: “Don Drysdale and Frank Howard. They’re my guys. Frank Howard was my hero.”
Nicknames: “Otter. (Why?) The guy in Animal House. They just [...]
Ht: 6-7 Wt: 340
DOB: May 18, 1975 In: Chicago, IL
Status: Pittsburgh Steelers five-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle.
Football Heroes: “I never had a hero actually. Always my childhood hero was to know the things I needed to do, to be what I wanted to be, whatever that was at the time.”
Status: New York Rangers center
Ht: 6-foot-4 Wt: 200 pounds
DOB: May 24, 1988 In: Yaroslavl, Russia
Hockey Inspirations: “To play in NHL.”
First Hockey Memory: “First time I go to hockey. My coach in the school take a ball and say, ‘play basketball.’ And we play basketball. I score a couple of baskets in basketball. After, he gave [...]
Status: ATP #15. Has career wins over Clement, Gonzalez, Tomic, Seppi, Lu, Youhzny and Soderling. Member of Ukraine’s Davis Cup team.
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 192
DOB: November 7, 1988 In: Kiev, Ukraine
First Tennis Memory: “Probably traveling with (Andrei) Medvedev when my father (Oleksandr) coached him, being on court and having fun. We were friends. I was [...]
Status: NHL center from 1964-1981 with Chicago, Boston and New York Rangers. Currently serves as a radio color commentator for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
DOB: Feb. 20, 1942 In: Sault St. Marie, Ont.
Early Hockey Memory: “What I really liked the best was when I played juvenile, which was about 16 or 17. It was the [...]
Status: Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro safety and NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Will play in Sunday’s Super Bowl against Green Bay.
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 212
DOB: April 19, 1981 In: Garden Grove, Calif.
Football Inspiration: “Walter Payton.”
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “Read the Bible. Woodworking. Surf. Growing flowers. Play piano. Go to the movies.”
Early Football [...]
Status: 2009 New York City Marathon winner and 2004 Olympic silver medalist.
DOB: May 5, 1975 In: Asmara, Eritrea
Running Inspirations: “God-given talent. You gotta tap it in. And I believe I have more PR’s. And I still want to see that full potential.”
First Running Memory: “There’s two actually. When I first ran a [...]
Status: Two-time Olympic champion in 200 meters.
DOB: May 15, 1982 In: Trelawny, Jamaica
Track Inspirations: “I would say Merlene Ottey. She’s a great athlete and I always just watched and admired her.”
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “I like to read, listen to music and watch TV. I don’t do any other sports besides track. I do a little [...]
Status: #16 seed in the U.S. Open men’s doubles with partner Rohan Bopanna of India. Has reached the semifinal round and will meet the Argentine team of Zeballos/Schwank for a spot in the finals. Has also reached the final of Mixed Doubles with partner Kveta Peschke. Winner of one career ATP doubles title (2010 South [...]
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