1 Permian High
The Odessa school's storied football program was the subject of
the 1990 best seller Friday Night Lights.
2 Sheryl Swoopes
The Brownwood native was national player of the year in 1993,
when she led Texas Tech to the NCAA title. She has won four WNBA
titles with the Houston Comets.
3 Mia Hamm
Raised in Wichita Falls, the most prolific scorer in
international soccer has led the U.S. to two World Cup titles and
an Olympic gold medal.
4 Texas Motor Speedway
The 1 1/2-mile oval hosts NASCAR and IRL races and is the state's
largest sports venue, with a capacity of 204,861.
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5 Vernon Wells
Toronto's star centerfielder was all-state in football and
baseball at Bowie High in Arlington.
6 Kerry Wood
The Cubs' fireballing righthander played three years at MacArthur
High in Irving before transferring to Grand Prairie. He and Roger
Clemens share the record for strikeouts in a game (20).
7 The Colony
The city of 34,250 is Texas' SI Sportstown, for having the
state's best community sports programs.
8 Tim Brown
The '87 Heisman winner and nine-time Pro Bowl wideout is from Dallas.
9 Justin Leonard
The Dallas native and '97 British Open champ has eight PGA Tour
10 LaDanian Tomlinson
The Chargers' star running back is from Waco and played for TCU.
11 Roger Clemens
The only six-time Cy Young winner was a three-sport letterman in
high school while growing up in Katy and pitched Texas to the
1983 College World Series title.
The world's first domed stadium opened in Houston in 1965.
13 T.J. Ford
The point guard from Sugar Land guided Texas to the Final Four
and won two national player of the year awards in 2003. Milwaukee
selected him with the eighth pick in the NBA draft.
14 Kyle Field
The home of the Texas A&M Aggies and the largest stadium in the
state (capacity 82,600), Kyle provides a one-of-a-kind football
experience. Fans "hump it" (bend forward) to belt out practiced
yells and kiss one another after every A&M touchdown or field
goal. Never mind the football; the precision-marching Aggies band
is reason enough to attend a game in College Station.
15 Lance Armstrong
The winner of five consecutive Tour de France titles is from
Plano. When not training in Europe, he lives in Austin.
16 Shaquille O'Neal
The Lakers' star led San Antonio's Cole High to a 68-1 record and
a state title over his two seasons there.
17 Priest Holmes
No NFL player has rushed for more yards since the start of the
2001 season than the Chiefs' two-time All-Pro, a San Antonian.