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24 Persons awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Award:

About:
Nicknamed "The Teddy."
The highest honor the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) may confer on an individual. Awarded annually to a graduate from an NCAA member institution who earned a varsity letter in college for participation in intercollegiate athletics, and who ultimately became a distinguished citizen of national reputation based on outstanding life accomplishment.
Years Active:
1967-

Alan Page

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Cedric Page
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle. Teams University of Notre Dame, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears. Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1971. College Football Hall of Fame 1993. Dick Enberg Award 2002. Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor 1998. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1988. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2003. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2004. Walter Camp Alumni of the Year Award 1988.

Althea Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Althea Gibson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 34 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of the French Open in 1956. The first person of color to win a Grand Slam. Also won Wimbledon twice. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1984. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1971. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. National Women's Hall of Fame 2001. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1994. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1991.

Arnold Palmer

Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Daniel Palmer
Nickname(s):
The King
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won seven major golf championships: The Masters: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964 , the U.S. Open: 1960, and the Open Championship: 1961, 1962. Congressional Gold Medal 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2004. World Golf Hall of Fame 1974. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1960. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2009. National High School Hall of Fame 1986. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1983.

Art Linkletter

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Gordon Kelly
Also Known As:
Arthur Gordon Linkletter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted as a baby. Moved to USA when he was about 7. TV shows Kids Say the Darndest Things, People Are Funny, Art Linkletter's House Party. Wrote books: Old Age is Not for Sissies, How to Be a Supersalesman, Confessions of a Happy Man, Hobo on the Way to Heaven, I Didn't Do It Alone. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1981. National Humanities Medal 2002. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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Bill Cosby

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Cosby Jr.
Also Known As:
Dr. William H. Cosby Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Earned a doctorate in education. TV shows The Cosby Show, I Spy. Movie Mother, Jugs & Speed. Convictedof 3 counts of rape. 2009 Mark Twain prize was rescinded. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999. Kennedy Center Honors 1998. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002. Television Hall of Fame 1991. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1982. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6930 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bill Richardson

Real/Birth Name:
William Blaine Richardson III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Governor of New Mexico from 2003 to 2011. Ambassador to the United Nations and Energy Secretary under Clinton. US Representative 1983-1997. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1999.

Billy Mills

Real/Birth Name:
William Mervin Mills
Also Known As:
Makata Taka Hela
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Native American, a member of the Ogala Lakota (Sioux) Tribe. Olympic Gold Medal 1964 games at Tokyo, in the 10,000 meter event. San Diego Hall of Champions 1970. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1984. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 1999. Kansas Hall of Fame. South Dakota Hall of Fame 1980. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1978. Presidential Citizens Medal 2012. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1970. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976. National High School Hall of Fame 1990. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2014. Sacramento Walk of Stars: A star at L Street; ceremony: 2017.

Bob Dole

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Joseph Dole
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Elizabeth Dole by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Republican United States Senator from Kansas from 1969-1996. Candidate for president 1996. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1997. Presidential Citizens Medal 1989. Kansas Hall of Fame 2011. Congressional Gold Medal 2018. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1998.

Bob Mathias

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Bruce Mathias
Nickname(s):
Bob
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

US Representative from California 1967-1975. Olympic Gold Medal, in the decathlon two consecutive times. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1981. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1989. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. National High School Hall of Fame 1989. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1995. James E. Sullivan Award 1948.

Byron White

Real/Birth Name:
Byron Raymond White
Nickname(s):
Whizzer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Team Detroit Lions. Associate Justice in the Supreme Court from 1962 to 1993. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1965. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1962. Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame 1998. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1996. National High School Hall of Fame 1987. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1969.

Donna de Varona

Real/Birth Name:
Donna Elizabeth DeVarona
Also Known As:
Donna De Varona
Nickname(s):
Liz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Joanna Kerns by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1964. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1987. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1983. National Women's Hall of Fame 2003. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1987. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1969. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2003.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Real/Birth Name:
Eunice Mary Kennedy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 32 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
aunt of
older sister of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 10 years.
older sister of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 6 years.
younger sister of
Younger than John Kennedy by 4 years.
aunt of
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 5 years.
daughter of
aunt of
great aunt of
grandmother of
aunt of
mother of
older sister of
Older than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 2 years.
grandmother of
older sister of
Older than Robert Kennedy by 4 years.
daughter of
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Rosemary Kennedy by 2 years.
wife of
Sargent Shriver, until she died.
Younger than Sargent Shriver by 5 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Founded the Special Olympics 1968. National Women's Hall of Fame 1998. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2015. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2017. Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award 2008. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2002.

Gerald Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Lynch King Jr.
Also Known As:
Gerald R. Ford
Gerald R. Ford Jr.
Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.
Gerald Rudolff Ford Jr.
Nickname(s):
Jerry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Betty Ford, until he died.
Older than Betty Ford by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Vice president who became the 38th president when Nixon resigned. Changed his name legally in 1935. See also Ben Stein and Lynette Fromme. Michigan Walk of Fame 2006. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999. Congressional Gold Medal 1998. Profile in Courage Award 2001. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1977. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978. Dick Enberg Award 2006. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2002. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1975. Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 16 February 1999.

Jack Kemp

Real/Birth Name:
Jack French Kemp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Football teams Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, Buffalo Bills. Congressman from New York, 1971-1989. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 1989-1993. Candidate for vice president with Bob Dole 1996. Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame 1984. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1992. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1979. Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame 1992.

Jesse Owens

Real/Birth Name:
James Cleveland Owens
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1936 in the 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and 4×100 meter relay events. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1977. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977. Congressional Gold Medal 1988. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1984. National High School Hall of Fame 1983. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1974. NSMA Hall of Fame 1978.

John Glenn

Real/Birth Name:
John Herschel Glenn Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Annie Glenn, until he died.
Younger than Annie Glenn by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot in WW2 and the Korean War. Test pilot. First American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7, Mercury-Atlas 6, on February 20, 1962, orbited 3 times. Democratic Senator from Ohio, December 24, 1974 - January 3, 1999. Flew on shuttle Discovery in 1998, mission STS-95, at age 77, the oldest person in space. Candidate for president 1984. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990. International Space Hall of Fame 1977. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978. Congressional Gold Medal 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1976. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2008.

Madeleine Albright

Real/Birth Name:
Marie Jana Korbelová
Also Known As:
Madaleine Korbelová Albright
Madaleine Korbel Albright
Marie Jana Korbel
Nickname(s):
Madlenka
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Secretary of State in Clinton administration. United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Professor after retirement. Colorado Women's Hall of Fame 2010. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012. National Women's Hall of Fame 1998. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2009.

Paul Tagliabue

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Tagliabue
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The former Commissioner of the National Football League, 1989-2006. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2017. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2007. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1994.

Rafer Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Rafer Lewis Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Jimmy Johnson (cornerback) by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Decathlon athlete. Olympic Gold in 1960. Also basketball team UCLA. Movie Licence to Kill. Helped Rosey Grier capture Sirhan Sirhan at Robert Kennedy's assassination. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. California Hall of Fame 2009. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1958. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. National High School Hall of Fame 1990. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1994. James E. Sullivan Award 1960.

Roger Staubach

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Thomas Staubach
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1963, team Naval Academy, as quarterback. Pro football team Dallas Cowboys after service in the Navy. Real estate business. Part owner NASCAR racing group. College Football Hall of Fame 1981. Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor 1983. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1985. Maxwell Award 1963. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2000. Dick Enberg Award 2016. Bert Bell Award 1971. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Federation of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions 1991. Chic Harley Award 1963. NFL Player of the Year 1976. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2000. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 1979. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1983. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 1978.

Ronald Reagan

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Wilson Reagan
Nickname(s):
Ronnie
Dutch
the Gipper
the Great Communicator
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jane Wyman by 2 years.
father of
by adoption father of
husband of
Nancy Reagan, until he died.
Older than Nancy Reagan by 10 years.
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Bedtime for Bonzo, Knute Rockne All American. Governor of California. 40th President of US. California Hall of Fame 2006. Hall of Great Western Performers 1989. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993. Congressional Gold Medal 2000. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1986. National Radio Hall of Fame 2011. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1981. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1990. NSMA Hall of Fame 1990. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6374 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 6 February 1997.

Sally Ride

Real/Birth Name:
Sally Kristen Ride
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Steven Hawley by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

The first American female astronaut in space, two shuttle flights into space, STS-7 in 1983 and STS-41-G in 1984. Professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego. California Hall of Fame 2006. National Women's Hall of Fame 1988. Children's books on space. International Space Hall of Fame 1985. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2003. Texas Women's Hall of Fame 1986. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2007. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2014. San Diego Women's Hall of Fame. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2005.

Tony Dungy

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Kevin Dungy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 15 days before his 63rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback in college for team University of Minnesota. Defensive back on special team for Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants. Coach at pro teams Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts. TV show Football Night in America. Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor 2010. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2016. Federation of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions 2000. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Little League Hall of Excellence 1998. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2013.
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