Guess Who This Is

72 Persons in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame:

Abe Mickal

Real/Birth Name:
Abe Mickal
Nickname(s):
Miracle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Louisiana State University. College Football Hall of Fame 1967. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1985. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1985. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Aeneas Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Aeneas Demetrius Williams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback, free safety. Teams Phoenix Cardinals, Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams. Became a pastor. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2013. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2008. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2016. Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor 2008. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2014.

Albert Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Ray Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Teams Grambling State University, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles / Oakland Raiders. Chiefs Hall of Fame 2007. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1999.

Bernie Bierman

Real/Birth Name:
Bernard W. Bierman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 4 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback, team University of Minnesota. Head coach, teams University of Montana, Mississippi State University, Tulane University, University of Minnesota. Also basketball coach. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1958. College Football Hall of Fame 1955. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1967. Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame 1977.

Bert Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Bertram Hays Jones
Nickname(s):
The Ruston Rifle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Baltimore Colts, Los Angeles Rams. College Football Hall of Fame 2016. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1986. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2002. Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 1976. NFL Player of the Year 1976.

Billy Cannon

Real/Birth Name:
William Abb Cannon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1959, team Louisiana State University, as halfback. Pro (AFL and NFL) teams Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs. Orthodontist. Convicted of counterfeiting and served time in federal prison. College Football Hall of Fame 2008. LSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1975. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1976. Chic Harley Award 1958. Chic Harley Award 1959.

Bo McMillin

Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Nugent McMillin
Nickname(s):
Bo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Centre College, Milwaukee Badgers, Cleveland Indians. Coach, teams Centenary College of Louisiana, Kansas State University, Indiana University, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1952. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1985. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 1982.

Bob Pettit

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Pettit Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 1 day before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Power forward / center. Teams Louisiana State University, Milwaukee / St. Louis Hawks. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1973. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1956. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1959. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1971. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6172 Delmar Boulevard.

Brian Mitchell

Real/Birth Name:
Brian Keith Mitchell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Return specialist. Teams Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Washington Redskins Ring of Fame. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2011.

Buck Buchanan

Real/Birth Name:
Junious Buchanan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle. Team Kansas City Chiefs. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1987. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2010. Chiefs Hall of Fame 1981. College Football Hall of Fame 1996. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1986.

Cal Hubbard

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Calvin Hubbard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 14 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle. NFL football teams New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Pirates. Later became an umpire in MLB. The only person in both national football and baseball halls. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1976. College Football Hall of Fame 1962. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1970. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1966.

Charles McClendon

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Youmans McClendon
Nickname(s):
Cholly Mac
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach of team at Louisiana State University. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1992. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1972. College Football Hall of Fame 1986. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2003. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1982.

Charlie Joiner

Real/Birth Name:
Charles B. Joiner Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver. Teams Grambling State University, Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers. Coach with the Chargers and teams Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefsteams. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2013. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1986. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996. San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame 1993. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1996.

Chuck Finley

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edward Finley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Left-handed pitcher - team Anaheim Angels. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2006. Angels Hall of Fame 2009.

Clark Shaughnessy

Real/Birth Name:
Clark Daniel O'Shaughnessy
Also Known As:
Clark Daniel Shaughnessy
Nickname(s):
Father of the T formation
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, University of Chicago, Stanford University, University of Maryland, University of Pittsburgh, University of Hawaii, Los Angeles Rams. Innovator in football, especially the T formation and the forward pass. College Football Hall of Fame 1968. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame 1977.

Dalton Hilliard

Real/Birth Name:
Dalton Hilliard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams Louisiana State University, New Orleans Saints. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1997. New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 1998.

Danny Abramowicz

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Stanley Abramowicz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver, teams Xavier University, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1992. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 1988. Xavier University Athletic Hall of Fame 1981.

Darryl Hamilton

Real/Birth Name:
Darryl Quinn Hamilton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets. Murdered by his girlfriend who then committed suicide. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor 2014.

Dub Jones

Real/Birth Name:
William Augustus Jones
Also Known As:
W.A. "Dub" Jones
Nickname(s):
Dub
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
93, 18 days before his 94th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Football teams Miami Seahawks, Brooklyn Dodgers, Cleveland Browns. Coach for the Browns. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1982. Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame 1982.

Eddie Delahoussaye

Real/Birth Name:
Edward J. Delahoussaye
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jockey. Won the Kentucky Derby in two consecutive years. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame 1993. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2002.

Eddie Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Gay Robinson
Also Known As:
Edward Gay Robinson Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

57 years from 1941 to 1997 as head coach, team Grambling State University. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2010. College Football Hall of Fame 1997. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2001. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1985. Reds Bagnell Award 1990. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1982. Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award 1992. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1982. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1992.

Elvin Hayes

Real/Birth Name:
Elvin Ernest Hayes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hright 6' 9". Power forward / Center. Teams San Diego / Houston Rocket, Baltimore / Capital / Washington Bullets, Houston Rockets. Breitbard Hall of Fame 2003. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1990. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 1974. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Ernie Ladd

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Ladd
Nickname(s):
Big Cat
the Big Cat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle and pro wrestler. Teams San Diego Chargers, Houston Oilers, Kansas City Chiefs. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2015. Breitbard Hall of Fame 2005. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1994. San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame 1981.

Fred Dean

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Rudolph Dean
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Teams San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers. 49ers Hall of Fame 2009. College Football Hall of Fame 2009. Louisiana Tech University Athletics Hall of Fame 1990. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2008. San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame 2008. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1995.

Gary Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Gary Lynn Johnson
Also Known As:
Gary "Big Hands" Johnson
Nickname(s):
Big Hands
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57, 27 days before his 58th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle. Teams San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2017. Breitbard Hall of Fame 2007. College Football Hall of Fame 1997. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1991. San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame 1999. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1997.

Hank Lauricella

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Edward Lauricella
Nickname(s):
Mr. Everything
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback, quarterback. Teams University of Tennessee, Dallas Texans. Member of the Louisiana state legislature, both houses. Real estate developer. College Football Hall of Fame 1981. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2005. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1983. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Harold Carmichael

Real/Birth Name:
Lee Harold Carmichael
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 8". Wide receiver. Teams Southern University, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys. Eagles Hall of Fame 1987. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1989. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2012. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 1980.

Isiah Robertson

Real/Birth Name:
Isiah Robertson
Nickname(s):
Butch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Southern University, Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2017. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1996.

Jackie Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Jackie Larue Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tight end. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994. St. Louis Rams Ring of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6655 Delmar Boulevard.

James Harris

Real/Birth Name:
James Larnell Harris
Nickname(s):
Shack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Grambling State University, Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2012. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1994.

Jim Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
Jiames Charles Taylor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback. Teams Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1975. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1976. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1988. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 2001. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1974. National High School Hall of Fame 1988.

Joe Delaney

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Alton Delaney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams Northwestern State University, Kansas City Chiefs. Drowned while trying to save three children from drowning in a pond. Chiefs Hall of Fame 2004. College Football Hall of Fame 1997. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Presidential Citizens Medal 1983.

Joe Ferguson

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Carlton Ferguson Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Arkansas, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts, San Antonio Texans. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1994. Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame 1995. Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1994. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1993.

John David Crow

Real/Birth Name:
John David Crow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1957, team Texas A&M University, as halfback. Teams Chicago Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers. College Football Hall of Fame 1976. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 2001. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1976. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Chic Harley Award 1957. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame 1968.

Karl Malone

Real/Birth Name:
Karl Anthony Malone
Nickname(s):
The Mailman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Power forward. Teams Louisiana Tech University, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers. Olympic Gold Medal 1992. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Louisiana Tech University Athletics Hall of Fame 1992. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2010. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1997. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1999.

Ken Kavanaugh

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth William Kavanaugh
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End. Teams Louisiana State University, Chicago Bears. Ends coach, several teams, then a scout. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1966. College Football Hall of Fame 1963. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1939. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Kim Mulkey

Real/Birth Name:
Kimberley Duane Mulkey
Also Known As:
Kim Mulkey-Robertson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Women's basketball coach at team Baylor University. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 2003.

Lester Lautenschlaeger

Real/Birth Name:
Lester Joseph Lautenschlaeger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Team Tulane University. Louisiana House of Representatives from 1928 to 1932. College Football Hall of Fame 1975. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame 1977.

Lou Brock

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Clark Brock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left Field. Teams Southern University, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals. 938 stolen bases, beating the record by Ty Cobb. Missouri Wall of Fame. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1985. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 2005. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2012. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Roberto Clemente Award 1975. Babe Ruth Award 1967. Hutch Award 1979. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1977. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1994. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6602 Delmar Boulevard.

Max McGee

Real/Birth Name:
William Max McGee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Caught the first touchdown pass in the first Super Bowl. Football team Green Bay Packers as a wide receiver. Founded the Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes. Helped found Chi-Chi's Restaurant chain. Fell while clearing leaves from the roof of his home and died. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1975. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1992.

Mel Blount

Real/Birth Name:
Mellvin Cornell Blount
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Team Pittsburgh Steelers. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2011. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1989. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1989. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1975. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1993. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1991.

Mel Ott

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Thomas Ott
Nickname(s):
Master Melvin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Right Fielder. Player and manager for team New York Giants. Died in car accident. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1951. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1951. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1971.

Pat Swilling

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Travis Swilling
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders. Louisiana House of Representatives. College Football Hall of Fame 2009. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2007. New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 2000. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1992. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1991. Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame 1991.

Pete Maravich

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Press Maravich
Nickname(s):
Pistol Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Atlanta Hawks. Died while playing a game of pick-up basketball. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1984. LSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1970. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1990. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Naismith College Player of the Year 1970.

Richie Petitbon

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Alvin Petitbon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1979. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Washington Redskins Ring of Fame. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2015. Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame 1980.

Rickey Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Ricky Anderson Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1999. New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 1997. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2010. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1994. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2016.

Ron Guidry

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Ames Guidry
Nickname(s):
Louisiana Lightning
Gator
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams New York Yankees. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 2003. Cy Young Award 1978. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Roberto Clemente Award 1984.

Rusty Staub

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Joseph Staub
Nickname(s):
Le Grand Orange
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 3 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Right fielder, designated hitter, and first baseman. Teams Houston Colt .45s / Astros, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, New York Mets. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1989. Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2013. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1989. New York Mets Hall of Fame 1986. Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 2012.

Sam Mills

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Davis Mills Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers. College Football Hall of Fame 2009. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2001. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2003. New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 1998. Carolina Panthers Hall of Honor 1998.

Shaquille O'Neal

Real/Birth Name:
Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal
Nickname(s):
Shaq
The Diesel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center for basketball teams Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat. Movies Kazaam, Blue Chips, Steel. Album Shaq Diesel. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. LSU Athletic Hall of Fame 2000. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2014. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2013. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2000. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1991. FIBA Hall of Fame 2017.

Sonja Hogg

Real/Birth Name:
Sonja Hogg
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 9 days before her 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22

Brief Facts:

Coach, women's teams Louisiana Tech University, Baylor University. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Louisiana Tech University Athletics Hall of Fame 1986. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2009.

Stan Humphries

Real/Birth Name:
William Stanley Humphries
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Team Northeast Louisiana University, Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers. Breitbard Hall of Fame 2004. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2007. San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame 2002.

Steve Foley

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen James Foley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Safety / cornerback. Teams Tulane University, Jacksonville Express, Denver Broncos. 44 career interceptions for Denver. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2002.

Steve Van Buren

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen W. Van Buren
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams Louisiana State University, Philadelphia Eagles. Eagles Hall of Fame 1987. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1976. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1961. NFL Player of the Year 1949.

Sue Gunter

Real/Birth Name:
Sue Gunter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Middle Tennessee State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Louisiana State University, United States Olympic Team. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2003. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2005. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2000.

Tank Younger

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Lawrence Younger
Also Known As:
Paul "Tank" Younger
Nickname(s):
Tank
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback and linebacker. Teams Grambling State University, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers. Assistant general manager with team San Diego Chargers. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2010. College Football Hall of Fame 2000. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1973. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.

Ted Lyons

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Amar Lyons
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher, manager. Team Chicago White Sox. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1960. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1955. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Teresa Weatherspoon

Real/Birth Name:
Teresa Gaye Weatherspoon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
53, 3 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams Louisiana Tech University, Busto Arsizio, Magenta, Como, CSKA Moscow, New York Liberty, Los Angeles Sparks. Coach, teams Westchester Phantoms, Louisiana Tech University. Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Louisiana Tech University Athletics Hall of Fame 1995. Wade Trophy 1988. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2010. Honda Sports Award 1988.

Terry Bradshaw

Real/Birth Name:
Terry Paxton Bradshaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than JoJo Starbuck by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Quarterback with NFL team Pittsburgh Steelers. Movies The Cannonball Run, Hooper. College Football Hall of Fame 1996. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1989. Louisiana Tech University Athletics Hall of Fame 1984. Bert Bell Award 1978. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1979. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 11 October 2001.
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Tommy Bolt

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Henry Bolt
Nickname(s):
Thunder
Terrible Tommy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of the U.S. Open in 1958. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1974. World Golf Hall of Fame 2002.

Tommy Casanova

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Henry Casanova III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive back. Teams Louisiana State University, Cincinnati Bengals. Republican, former member of the Louisiana State Senate. Opthalmologist and surgeon. College Football Hall of Fame 1995. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1985. LSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1980. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1990.

Vida Blue

Real/Birth Name:
Vida Rochelle Blue Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for team Oakland Athletics. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1990. San Francisco Giants 2008. San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame 2011. Cy Young Award 1971.

Warren Perkins

Real/Birth Name:
Warren Charles Perkins
Nickname(s):
Red
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward. Teams Tulane University, Tri-Cities Blackhawks. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame 1977.

Will Clark

Real/Birth Name:
William Nuschler Clark Jr.
Nickname(s):
Will the Thrill
The Thrill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base. Teams San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2008. Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame 2003. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2006.

Willie Brown

Real/Birth Name:
William Ferdie Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Team Oakland Raiders. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1985. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1995. Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2012. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1993.

Willie Davenport

Real/Birth Name:
William D. Davenport
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long distance runner. The first African American to compete in the Winter Olympics for the USA. Olympic Gold Medal 1968. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1988. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1982. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2005. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1977.

Willie Davis

Real/Birth Name:
William Delford Davis
Also Known As:
Willie D. Davis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive lineman, teams Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1988. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1975. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2011. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1977. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1994. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 1968. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1986.

Willie Roaf

Real/Birth Name:
William Layton Roaf
Nickname(s):
Nasty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive tackle. Teams Louisiana Tech University, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs. College Football Hall of Fame 2014. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 2012. New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 2008. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2012. Louisiana Tech University Athletics Hall of Fame 2003. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2009. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2018.

Willis Reed

Real/Birth Name:
Willis Reed Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Center / power forward, Teams Grambling State University,, New York Knicks. Coach, teams New York Knicks, Creighton University, New Jersey Nets. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1982. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1970. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1994.

Y.A. Tittle

Real/Birth Name:
Yelberton Abraham Tittle
Also Known As:
Y. A. Tittle
Nickname(s):
Yat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 4 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, teams Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants. Movie Any Given Sunday. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1972. LSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1948. 49ers Hall of Fame 2009. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1987. NFL Player of the Year 1962. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1988.
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