These Are the Greatest Athletes From Each State

Published on December 26, 2021

State pride is alive and well in each of America’s 50 regions, whether it’s for famous landmarks, unique cuisine, or even just the way of life. But when it comes to sports teams and athletes, this sense of pride gets turned up a notch.

We’ve nominated our picks for the best athlete from each state, but we understand if some readers find some choices a little controversial. Just remember: it only counts if the sports star was actually born in the state.