Some Sports Heroes Who Have Made Their Mark

Did you know some of the greatest mentors of our time have come in the form of sports heroes. Here are a few who have made their names household words over the years, according to Ranker.com and Bleacherreport.com. Tell us if your favorite is on the list.

  1. Muhammad Ali: The boxer is a man who definitely made history in many ways whether it was through the sport or cultural diversity. Read more about Ali here http://bleacherreport.com/articles/515589-10-sports-heroes-that-are-actually-heroes#page/11
  1. Jessie Owens. He showed everyone that a black man could compete with a white man with grace. His performance at the 1936 Olympics remains a historical moment in sports and in world history. Read more about Owens and/or see the new film ‘Race ‘or visit http://bleacherreport.com/articles/515589-10-sports-heroes-that-are-actually-heroes#page/10
  1. Jackie Robinson. A man who not only changed the popular game of baseball, but also culture. Read more at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/515589-10-sports-heroes-that-are-actually-heroes#page/8
  1. Arthur Ashe. An African American tennis player who was great at tennis, but also used his celebrity to help with Civil Right causes. Read more at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/515589-10-sports-heroes-that-are-actually-heroes#page/7
  1. Billie Jean King. Not the one Michael Jackson sang about but a tennis player who fought for women’s rights during the 70s. Read more at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/515589-10-sports-heroes-that-are-actually-heroes#page/6
  1. Roberto Clemente. A baseball player in the truest form, he left the game in the offseason for charity work in his native Puerto Rico. Read more http://bleacherreport.com/articles/515589-10-sports-heroes-that-are-actually-heroes#page/5
  1. Pat Tillman. This football player cut his career short to enlist in the U.S. Army and fight in the War on Terror. Read more at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/515589-10-sports-heroes-that-are-actually-heroes#page/4
  1. Terry Fox. Introduced the idea of a charity run, he ran a marathon with an artificial leg. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/515589-10-sports-heroes-that-are-actually-heroes#page/3
  1. Michael Jordan. Mentioning his name says more than words. Read more at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/515589-10-sports-heroes-that-are-actually-heroes#page/2

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