Athletes From New Jersey

New Jersey has produced a number of Athletes who have made it big. These include Johnny Gaudreau, Renaldo Nehemiah, Athing Mu, Damiere Byrd, James van Riemsdyk and others.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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Johnny Gaudreau
(Ice hockey player)

Johnny Gaudreau
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Birthdate: August 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo

Johnny Gaudreau, or Johnny Hockey, is the son of Guy Gaudreau and had learned playing ice hockey by following a trail of Skittles candy at the ice arena his father headed. Now part of the NHL team Calgary Flames, he has also won a gold at the World Junior Championships.

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James van Riemsdyk
(Ice hockey player)

James van Riemsdyk
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Birthdate: May 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus

James van Riemsdyk is an American ice hockey player who currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL. Apart from appearing in the National Hockey League, James van Riemsdyk has also represented his country on several occasions, including the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Amos Alonzo Stagg
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Birthdate: August 16, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 17, 1965

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Ibtihaj Muhammad
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Birthdate: December 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Ibtihaj Muhammad is an American sabre fencer. An important member of the US fencing team, Muhammad is the first Muslim woman to wear a hijab while competing in the Olympics for the United States. In 2016, she became the first Muslim American woman to win an Olympic medal while wearing a hijab; she won a bronze medal for her team.

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Athing Mu
(Winning a gold medal in the 800 meters at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics)

Athing Mu
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Birthdate: June 8, 2002
Sun Sign: Gemini

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Dave Sime
(Former Sprinter Multi-Sport Athlete, and a Pioneering Ophthalmologist.)

Dave Sime
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Birthdate: July 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 12, 2016

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Bruce Baumgartner
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Birthdate: November 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Damiere Byrd
(American football player)

Damiere Byrd
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Birthdate: January 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Renaldo Nehemiah
(American football player, Hurdler)

Renaldo Nehemiah
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Birthdate: March 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries

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Walter Walsh
(Sport Shooter)

Walter Walsh
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Birthdate: May 4, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 29, 2014

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George A. Sheehan
(Officer, Cardiologist)

George A. Sheehan
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Birthdate: November 5, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 1, 1993

Apart from being a qualified doctor, George A. Sheehan has also gained fame as an author of books in running. Though he followed in his father’s footsteps to become a cardiologist, he later followed his early passion of track by writing bestsellers such as Running & Being.

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Peter Westbrook
(Businessman)

Peter Westbrook
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Birthdate: April 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries

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Don Bragg
(Athlete)

Don Bragg
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Birthdate: May 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 16, 2019

 14 
Milt Campbell
(Football Player)

Milt Campbell
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Birthdate: December 9, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 2, 2012

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Mel Sheppard
(Athlete)

Mel Sheppard
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Birthdate: September 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 4, 1942

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Henry Wittenberg
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Birthdate: September 18, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 9, 2010