Bruce Jenner, Decathlete
His world-record performance at the 1976 Montreal Games was one
of the most celebrated in U.S. Olympic history. Raised in
Tarrytown, N.Y., he moved to Connecticut as a teen and graduated
from Newtown High, where he was a team MVP in three sports.
Calvin Murphy, Basketball player
An All-America guard at Norwalk High and Niagara University, the
5'9" Murphy went on to star in the NBA for 13 seasons, averaging
17.9 points a game. As a pro he once hit 78 consecutive free
throws, and his 1980-81 free throw percentage of .958 is a league
Steve Young, Football player
The great-great-great-grandson of Brigham Young played
quarterback at Greenwich High and BYU, where he was the 1983
Heisman runner-up. As a San Francisco 49er he threw for six TDs
in Super Bowl XXIX. His career passer rating is the NFL's second
Kristine Lilly, Soccer player
The Wilton resident played on four NCAA championship teams at
North Carolina and was a midfielder for the victorious 1999 U.S.
World Cup team. Among women players, she is second alltime in
scoring in U.S. national team history.
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Bill Rodgers, Marathoner
After taking up distance running while at Wesleyan, the Hartford
native won the Boston and New York marathons four times each and
helped inspire the running boom in the 1970s. His PR, 2:09:28 at
Boston in '79, remains the fifth-fastest time by an American.
Chris Drury, Hockey player
After winning the Hobey Baker Award at Boston University in 1998,
Drury took NHL rookie of the year honors with the Colorado
Avalanche in '98-99. The Trumbull native pitched and won the
final game of the '89 Little League World Series against Taiwan.