Have you ever stopped and wondered just who is the greatest athlete to come from your home state? Even the smaller states have produced some of the biggest sporting legends ever. Some of these athletes went on to compete outside of their home states, but they will always be loved and remembered by the people they grew up representing.
Each state has produced some incredible athletes and the competition is fierce, and some of America’s sporting legends didn’t make the list because someone else from their state was better. We all love a hometown hero, but these athletes didn’t just represent their entire state – they were so much more than that. These are the greatest athletes from each U.S. state.