The Bucs' All-Pro linebacker is from Pensacola and starred at
This is an article from the Feb. 23, 2004 issue
The Braves' slugger is from Jacksonville.
The Jacksonvillian won the 2001 British Open.
The Raptors' forward donated $2.5 million for a new gym at his
alma mater, Daytona Beach's Mainland High.
Daytona International Speedway
The Daytona 500--NASCAR's Super Bowl--draws 200,000 fans here
every February. The winner hands his car over to the speedway's
Daytona USA interactive racing museum, where visitors can
accelerate to 200 mph in stock car simulators. The 2 1/2-mile
track also hosts the Pepsi 400 in July and other racing.
The Vikings' quarterback from Ocala played his college ball at
Don Garlits Museum
The attraction in his hometown of Ocala honors the drag racing
great known as Big Daddy.
Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame
The diamond-shaped museum in Hernando, near Williams's longtime
home, is the biggest tourist attraction in Citrus County.
The tennis star is from Wesley Chapel.
The Phillies' spring training home is the SI Sportstown for
having the best community sports programs.
The Yankees' new rightfielder is from Tampa.
The Devil Rays' manager was an All-America in basketball at Tampa
Jesuit High and an All-America in baseball at the University of
Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy
Among those who have trained at the Bradenton school are Andre
Agassi, Monica Seles and Jim Courier.
The Magic star played two seasons at Auburndale High.
The Bucs' defensive tackle is from Apopka.
The exclusive Orlando community is home to Tiger Woods, Shaquille
O'Neal, Tracy McGrady and Ken Griffey Jr., among other stars.
The Fox broadcaster and former Florida and Bengals' wideout is
The six-time world surfing champion is from Cocoa Beach.
International Swimming Hall of Fame
The Fort Lauderdale complex includes two Olympic-sized pools and
a diving well for major competitions.
The Rams' receiver led Fort Lauderdale's Dillard High to the
Class 5A state title in 1989.
Baseball's highest paid player and 2003 AL MVP is from Miami.
The 67-year-old stadium in Miami is home to Miami Hurricanes
football and has hosted five Super Bowls, including the Jets'
1969 upset of the Colts.
The Cuban-born graduate of Miami's Jackson High has hit 528 home
runs, 13th most alltime.
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