Christian Athletes

Christian Athletes

Walter Abercrombie

Pittsburgh Steelers running back is the son of a Baptist minister and an accomplished gospel singer

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Damon Allen

Pro football's most prolific passer with 72,381 passing yards. He also rushed for 11,914, only 329 fewer than brother Marcus of NFL fame

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Willie Mays Aikens

Baseball slugger spent 14 years in prison for drug trafficking and has now given his life to the Lord

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Kent Austin

Won Grey Cup in first year as Head Coach with Saskatchewan Roughriders and now Head Coach of the Hamilton Tiger Cats

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Jesse Barfield

Jesse led the Major Leagues in home runs in 1986 along with winning a Gold Glove and driving in over 100 RBI

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Lem Barney

"The Supernatural" is a Pro Football Hall of Fame member and dynamic speaker

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Bill Bates

Bill is an all-time favorite of Dallas Cowboys fans for his inspirational play

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Terry Blocker

Admittedly a journeyman player who made a big impact in the lives of his teammates

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John Blue

Now pastoring a church in California

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Bert Blyleven

The master of the greatest curveball thrown in baseball history, Bert ranks #5 on the all-time strikeout list

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Laurie Boschman

Known for being persecuted by Leaf management for his faith

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Dan Bouchard

A goaltender for the original Atlanta Flames team

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Orlando Bowen

CFL linebacker who was beaten severely & falsely accused, and acquitted, of drug charges by corrupt police officers. "Bo" now runs character-based leadership programs for youth

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Cory Boyd

Rushed for over 1,000 yards in his first two seasons in the CFL and was named to the CFL East All-Star Team both seasons

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Carl Brazley

CFL veteran defensive back won the Grey Cup in 1983 with the Argos. Also played for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL

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Sid Bream

Was a popular player in all 3 cities in which he played. Known for his good glove work around the bag at first base and strong bat.

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Danny Buggs

Daniel is known for his versatile, thought-provoking style and technique.  He has been invited to share at numerous colleges, universities, football bowl games, pre-season team meetings/dinners, Men's Day Worship Services and Men's Conferences.

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Dave Burrows

A four-time all-star for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1970's

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Bill Butters

Has the distinction of having twice been involved in WHA trades along with Jack and Steve Carlson, who played two of the three Hanson Brothers, in the 1977 film classic Slap Shot

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Keith Byars

A highly rated running back at Ohio State, Keith was a first round draft choice of the Eagles.  A strong leader on the team with a great core of Chrstian players

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Gill Byrd

Retired as the team's all-time leader in interceptions (42) and interception return yards (546)

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Bernie Carbo

Hit a pinch-hit game-tieing home run in game 6 of the 1975 World Series to allow Carlton Fisk to win the game with his memorable home run

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Dez Clark

Desmond Clark was a tight end for the Chicago Bears where he played begnning in 2003.  During those 8 seasons in the Windy City, Dez caught 242 passes for 18 touchdowns.    

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Mike "Pinball" Clemons

CFL Hall of Famer with a positive outlook on life because of his faith

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Robin Cole

Winner of two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers

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Joe Daley

Known as "The Holy Goalie", the Penguins goaltender was one of the last pro goalies not to wear a mask

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Mike Davis

Outfielder for the Oakland A's and Los Angeles Dodgers, played in the 1988 World Series for the Dodgers against the A's

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Doug DeCinces

Replacing the legendary Brooks Robinson at third base for the Orioles was a tall order that Doug accomplished with great success

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Don Demeter

Given the Honor of replacing Hall of Famer Duke Snider in centerfield for the Dodgers

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Kelsee Devoreaux

A 5'0" tall, 98 lb. dynamo who crashes cars into brick walls, dives off buildings and gets set on fire, all for our entertainment at the movies or on television

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Ted DiBiase

Famed WWE wrestler known as the "Million Dollar Man"

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Michel Dion

Penguins goaltender was the starting goalie in the 1982 All-Star game.  Also signed to play pro basketball and was a golf pro post-career

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Ron Duguay

A manitee idol in New York with the Rangers

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Mike Eagles

A leader on every team he played on, Mike's career was beset by injury over his 15 seasons

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Chuck Ealey

CFL quarterback and Grey Cup MVP was undefeated as a starting quarterback during his U.S. college football career

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Mike Easler

"The Hit Man" hit over .300 in 4 different seasons and won the World Series with the 1979 Pirates

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Nick Eason

Known around the NFL for his strong faith, Nick won Super Bowl XLIII with the Pittsburgh Steelers

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Mark Eichhorn

Sidearming pitcher dominated relief pitching in 1986 with a 1.72 ERA

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Ron Ellis

A lifelong Toronto Maple Leaf and one of the more consistent players to wear the blue and white.  Ron played every one of his 1,034 NHL games with Toronto

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Jim Essian

Both a player and a manager in the Major Leagues.  He was a catcher for 5 different clubs in 12 seasons.  Became interim manager of the Chicago Cubs when Don Zimmer was fired and his only season led the Cubbies to a 59-63 record

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Tim Foli

Tim and his wife Ginette are available, either separately or as a couple, for seminars, marriage retreats, youth rallies, men’s breakfasts, and other outreach ministries

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Dave Forbes

Had a solid 5 year NHL career with the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals but he will always be remembered for his butt end to the eye of Henry Boucha that ended Boucha's career

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Bob Froese

Won the William Jennings Trophy for lowest goals against average and was named to the Second All-Star Team in 1986

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David Fulcher

"Fo-Rock" was known as one of the NFL's largest, fastest, hardest hitting and best strong safeties in the League for the Cincinnati Bengals

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Darrell Green

Redskin Hall of Famer was named the World's Fastest Athlete in 1991 and has been the winner of the NFL's Fastest Man competition four times during his career

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Stu Grimson

A 6'5", 230 lb enforcer with seven NHL teams tallied over 2,000 penalty minutes in over 700 NHL games

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Tracy Ham

A member of the College Football Hall of Fame as well as the CFL Hall of Fame

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John Hannah

Patriots Lineman who was named Best Offensive Lineman of All-Time by Sports Illustrated

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Shawn Harper

A 7-year pro football player, Shawn uses wit, humor, feats of strength and his NFL experiences to draw and captivate his audience.  He then delivers an earth-shaking message of motivation, encouragement and hope

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Ed Hearn

Less than 6 months after his baseball career ended, this former Met was diagnosed with three potentially life-threatening health conditions

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Paul Henderson

Scored "THE GOAL".  If you are a Canadian hockey fan, that's all you need to say to describe Paul Henderson

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Chad Hennings

Spent his 9-year NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys winning three Super Bowls.  Flew 45 missions in the USAF before his NFL career

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J. D.Hill

Most memorable event was being selected as an NFL All-Pro and competing in the NFL Pro Bowl

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Lonzell Hill

A wide receiver and punt returner for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL for 4 seasons from 1987-1990.  In those 4 seasons, Lonzell caught 136 passes for 1,696 yards

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Brian Holman

Pitcher for Expos, Mariners & Reds shares his faith and inspires audiences

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Ricky Horton

Won the World Series with the Dodgers in 1988

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Jerry Howarth

Long time play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays

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Rocket Ismail

Rocket was electrifying on the football field and remains so sharing his testimony

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Charlie Joiner

Played pro football for 18 years, longer than any other wide receiver in history at the time of his retirement

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Brian Jordan

Brian Jordan is one of  three athletes to play in both the NFL and Major League Baseball. 

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Kerry Joseph

 CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 2007

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Jim Kaat

Jim pitched in the Majors in the decades of the ';50's, '60's, '70's and '80's and won 283 career games

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Gord Kannegiesser

St. Louis Blues defenseman who later won the Avco Cup in the WHA while playing with Gordie, Mark and Marty Howe for the Houston Aeros

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Sheldon Kannegiesser

NHL defenseman who was one of the first Canadians to make his faith known in the NHL

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Don Kessinger

A slick shortstop who rarely missed a ball.  Don was the shortstop for the Chicago Cubs from 1964-1975

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Mike Kingery

Batted .349 in 1994 for the Colorado Rockies

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Kristia Knowles

A fitness competitor, international model and actress who lives her faith

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Jon Kolb

Long regarded as one of the best offensive linemen to ever put on a Pittsburgh Steelers uniform.  He played for the Steelers from 1969-1981 and won 4 Super Bowl Championships with the team

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Nikita Koloff

Spent 9 years with the World Championship Wrestling, attaining most of their major titles.  In 1987, Nikita was named Inspirational Wrestler of the Year

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Herbie Kuhn

Toronto Raptors' on-court announcer who is a passionate keynote speaker and great emcee

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Gary Lavelle

A true reliever who started only 3 games in his 745 appearances

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Tommy Maddox

From rising star to journeyman and back to star again- this is Tommy's journey

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Randy Manery

Was the Atlanta Flames representative in the 1973 All-Star Game

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Tippy Martinez

Had the rare feat of getting all 3 outs in an inning by picking runners off at first base

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Henry Mason

Pitched in the Negro Leagues for the great Kansas City Monarchs and also in the Majors with the Phillies

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Guy McIntyre

Guy was a dominant offensive guard for the outstanding San Francisco 49ers teams of the 1980’s.  It was while with the 49ers that Guy won 3 Super Bowl championships (1984, 1988 & 1989).  He was also named to the Pro Bowl in 5 consecutive seasons from 1989 to 1993.  He is an inductee of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. 

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Karl Mecklenburg

A former Denver Broncos Captain and All-Pro, Karl rose from being a college walk on and a 12th round draft pick to a career that included 6 Pro Bowls and 3 Super Bowl appearances

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Matt Mieske

Played for 5 teams over his 8 season Major League career.  While he showed great promise, he could never get enough at bats to break through into a regular spot in the outfield

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Mike Minter

A pillar of the Carolina Panther defense since joining the team in 1997.  Known as one of the most consistent performers in pro football, Mike is a rare breed having spent his entire career with one team

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Lloyd Moseby

"Shaker" made the All-Star team in 1985 and was considered with George Bell and Jesse Barfield the best outfield in baseball in the mid to late 1980's.  His best year was in 1983 when he led the league with 15 triples and won the Silver Slugger Award

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Anthony Munoz

Elected to 11 consecutive Pro Bowls and was named All-Pro 11 straight times from 1981 through 1991.  Anthony was named the NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1981, 1987 and 1988.  He is a member of the NFL Hall of Fame

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Curly Neal

A truly magical shooter and dribbler, Curly embraced the imagination of fans all over the world wearing his patented infectious smile over his clean shaven head.  He played for the Globetrotters fro 22 years

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Donell Nixon

One of the speedy Nixon brothers, Donell played 4 Major League seasons from 1987 to 1990

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Christian Okoye

Set a number of Chiefs rushing records, including total yards in a season, touchdowns in a season, attempts in a single game, 100 yard games in a season and was the first Chiefs running back to rush for 1,000 yards for more than one season

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Al Oliver

"Scoop" was named to the All-Rookie Team in 1969, won a World Series Championship in 1971 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and later won the 1982 National League Championship with the Montreal Expos

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Mark Osborne

Although he scored over 200 career goals, this hard working winger was best at winning battles in the corners and checking the opposition's top line

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Eddie Payton

One of only three Lions to register two touchdowns off returns in a single game.  His 98 yard kick off return for a touchdown is the fifth longest in  Detroit history and his 87 yard punt return stands as the third longest in franchise history

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Ted Petersen

Won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers

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Willie Pile

Played for the Cowboys and Chiefs of the NFL, now playing for the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL

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Dean Prentice

Characterized as the most underrate forward of his era.  Played 22 NHL seasons for Original Six teams in Boston, New York and Detroit

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Jean Pronovost

Brother of Hall of Famer Marcel, Jean scored 52 goals in 1975-76 for the Pittsburgh Penguins

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Antwaan Randle El

Steelers and Redskins wide receiver has established his own foundation to live out his faith by giving back to those less fortunate

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Beasley Reece

 Beasley has had a varied and eclectic professional life.  He is a 9-year NFL veteran, has been a television sports analyst and sports new director, and is now a sought-after motivational speaker, auctioneer and Master of Ceremonies

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Glenn Resch

"Chico" was a small goaltender at 5'9" who relied on lightning fast reflexes.  He was colorful and known for kissing the goalposts.  Won two Stanley Cups with the Islanders dynasty

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Dominic Roussel

Goaltender for the Flyers for 5 seasons, Dominic also played for the Jets, Mighty Ducks and Oilers

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Joe Rudi

The quiet, unnoticed, underrated superstar of the Oakland A's dynasty of the early 1970's

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Bill Sampen

Pitcher for Expos and Royals who is now an associate pastor at a Baptist Church and works with the Baseball Chapel Program

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Darryl Sampson

Won two Grey Cups with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and was inducted into the Blue Bombers Hall of Fame in 2004

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Scott Sanderson

Pitcher for Cubs, Expos, Yankees and other teams.  Scott won 163 games in his 19 years in the Major Leagues

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Jim Sandlak

Canucks forward who was the 4th overall pick in the 1985 entry draft.  Jim was named Best Forward at the World Junior Championships in 1986

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Manny Sanguillen

Catcher on the 1971 and 1979 Pirates World Championship teams.  Manny hit .300+ while hitting balls that bounced in the dirt or were over his head.  There wasn't a pitch that he didn't like

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Freddie Scott

Since retiring from the game, Freddie has become a pastor, youth counselor, public speaker, and author. He is the founder and president of Unlock the Champion, LLC, an organization dedicated empowering families and the teaching of fundamental life skills essential to character development for people who are raised in broken homes, especially athletes.

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Donnie Shell

"Torpedo" Shell was an influential Christian on the great Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970's and early 1980's

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Ron Shepherd

The 4th outfielder on the Toronto Blue Jays at a time when Barfield, Moseby and Bell were the best in the business.  Timing is everything

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Darryl Sittler

One of the most beloved players in Toronto Maple Leaf history.  Had a 10 point game with 6 goals and 4 assists in 1976.  Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Doug Smail

Winnipeg Jets player accepted Christ as a teenager ans lived his faith during his NHL career

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Aaron Small

This strong Christian pitcher went 10-0 for the Yankees in 2005.  In 2009, he spent 8 days in a coma battling encephalitis.  His faith in God sustained and strengthened him.

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Adrion Smith

Toronto Argonaut defensive back scored the game winning touchdowns in both the 1996 and 1997 Grey Cup Championship games.  A 6 time East Division All Star and 2 time All Canadian

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Jude St. John

Longtime Toronto Argonaut offensive right guard. A big man with a big heart

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Ed Staniowski

Goaltender for the Blues and Jets, Ed is now a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces.  Ed has had 3 overseas tours of duty in the Middle East, Bosnia and Croatia

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Milt Stegall

Milt Stegall is the Canadian Football League’s all-time leading receiver in receiving touchdowns and career yardage and also holds the CFL record for most touchdowns scored.  Successful in life and impactful at the podium, Milt’s life is a testament that hard work, commitment and discipline drive success. 

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Orlondo Steinauer

A 5 time CFL All Star and 2 time Grey Cup Champion with 49 career interceptions

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Jim Sundberg

A 3 time All Star who won the World Series with the 1985 Kansas City Royals.  Jim is now a top motivational speaker

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Chuck Swirsky

The play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Bulls who has also covered hockey, baseball and football in cities such as Chicago, Toronto and Detroit

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Frank Tanana

Frank won 240 career games.  In his early career, he was a flame-throwing wild bachelor.  In the back half of his career, he was a crafty, finesse pitcher who served the Lord

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Dave Tataryn

Goalie who played in the NHL for the New York Rangers and in the WHA for the Toronto Toros

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Andre Thornton

Cleveland Indians slugger who drew upon his Christian faith to overcome the tragic loss of his wife and daughter in an accident during his playing days

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Lee Tunnell

Pitched for 6 Major League seasons from 1983 to 1989.  Lee also spent 3 seasons pitching in Japan from 1991 to 1993 and made his return to the Majors with the Cincinnati Reds as their bullpen Coach in 2006

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Garry Unger

One-time NHL ironman who played in 914 consecutive games.  Garry scored 30 or more goals in a season an amazing 9 times, including 7 seasons in a row.  He also played in 7 All Star games in the 1970's

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Willie Upshaw

First Blue Jays player in franchise history to knock in 100+ RBI's

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Ernie Wakely

Goaltender for the Canadiens and Blues who also played extensively in the WHA

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Everson Walls

The only player to lead the NFL in interceptions in 3 different seasons.  Everson was also a 4 time Pro Bowl player and named to the All-Time Dallas Cowboys team

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Ryan Walter

Stanley Cup champion with the Montreal Canadiens.  Ryan was the youngest captain in NHL history

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Bob Watson

Strong Christian man who has held almost every position that exists in the game of baseball

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Mike "Hercules" Weaver

A well-built physical specimen, Mike won the WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World, WBA Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship, USBA Heavyweight Championship and NBA Heavyweight Championship

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Glen Wesley

Glen is currently involved with Hockey Ministries International and helps run a summer hockey camp in Raleigh, NC that is now in its 4th year. It's a mix of great hockey in a Christian environment.

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Jerome "JYD" Williams

"Junk Yard  Dog" has legions of fans in Detroit, Toronto, Chicago and New York for his tremendous hustle on the court and terrific humanitarian work off the court

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Willie Wilson

Royals lead off hitter was the fastest man in baseball during his time

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Alvis Woods

Hit a home run on the first pitch he faced in the Major Leagues with the new expansion Toronto Blue Jays

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Al Worthington

One of the premiere relief pitchers in baseball after he joined the Minnesota Twins midway through the 1964 season

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Rayfield Wright

Dallas Cowboys star who was inducted into the Hall of Fame for clearing the way for Staubach, Dorsett, Newhouse and others

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