1 Northern Arizona University
NFL coaches Andy Reid and Mike Shanahan formerly coached the I-AA
Lumberjacks in Flagstaff.
2 Gary Hall Jr.
The eight-time Olympic swimming medalist grew up in Paradise
The city of 202,705 is Arizona's SI sportstown for having the
best community sports programs.
4 Shea Hillenbrand
The D-Backs third baseman attended high school and junior college
5 HoHoKam Park
The Cubs' fan-packed spring training home is in Mesa; the six
other Arizona cities that host Cactus League camps are Peoria
(Mariners and Padres), Phoenix (A's and Brewers), Scottsdale
(Giants), Surprise (Rangers and Royals), Tempe (Angels) and
Tucson (Diamondbacks, Rockies and White Sox).
6 Todd Heap
The Ravens tight end from Mesa attended Arizona State and has
made the Pro Bowl each of the last two years.
7 Danny White
The former Arizona State and Cowboys quarterback from Mesa has
been coach of the Arena League's Arizona Rattlers since the
team's founding in 1992.
8 Rodney Peete
The 14-year NFL veteran quarterback from Mesa, who was good
enough in baseball to get drafted, was Arizona's '82 high school
athlete of the year.
9 Sun Devil Stadium
The 73,379-seat facility in Tempe is home to Arizona State
football, the Arizona Cardinals and, most notably, the Fiesta
Bowl, which five times in its 33-year history has determined the
national champion, most recently |in January 2003, when Ohio
State upset Miami.
10 Terrell Suggs
The Ravens rookie linebacker from Chandler set an NCAA sack
record with 24 in his senior season at Arizona State.
11 Sean Elliott
The ABC commentator from Tucson set the Pac-10 career scoring
mark while at Arizona.
12 Mount Lemmon Ski Valley
The nation's southernmost ski area is located near the peak of
9,157-foot-high Mount Lemmon, outside Tucson.
13 U.S. Handball Hall of Fame
The sport's history is on display in Tucson.
14 Arturo Moreno
The Angels' owner from Tucson is the first Latino majority owner
in a major U.S. sport.
15 Michael Bates
The five-time Pro Bowl kick returner, who played for the Cowboys
in 2003, is a Tucson native and attended Arizona.
16 Kerri Strug
The hero of the gold-medal-winning 1996 U.S. Olympic gymnastics
team was born in Tucson.
17 Trung Canidate
The Redskins running back from Phoenix is the University of
Arizona's career rushing leader.
18 John Tait
The Chiefs right tackle from Phoenix was the first offensive
lineman taken in the 1999 draft.
19 Darren Woodson
The Cowboys' five-time Pro Bowl safety is a Phoenix native and
Arizona State alum.
20 Mike Bibby
The Kings point guard from Phoenix helped Arizona win the NCAA
championship in 1997.
21 Ty Murray
The nine-time rodeo world champion is from Glendale.
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