Athletes From Texas

Texas has produced a number of Athletes who have made it big. These include Michael Johnson, Breaux Greer, Simone Manuel, Chavo Guerrero, Jr., Tommie Smith and others.

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 1 Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson.
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Famous As: American olympic athlete
Birthdate: September 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson remains the only man to win both the 200m and the 400m events in the same Olympics. He was the Track & Field News 1996 Athlete of the Year. In 2008, he returned his 2000 Olympic relay medal, as a teammate had taken performance-enhancing drugs.

 2 Breaux Greer

Breaux Greer.
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Famous As: Olympic Athlete
Birthdate: October 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra

Retired American javelin thrower Breaux Greer holds a national record in the sport. The three-time Olympian earned the bronze medal at the 2007 World Championships in Japan and has been a US National Championship eight times. He is married to actor Katy Mixon and is a father of two.

 3 Simone Manuel

Simone Manuel.
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Famous As: American olympic athlete
Birthdate: August 2, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo

Simone Manuel is the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic gold in swimming, She achieved this feat at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She started swimming at the age of four and swam across the pool on her second day of swim lessons.At the 2016 Olympics, she won gold medals in the 100-meter freestyle and the 4x100-meter medley.

 4 Tommie Smith

Tommie Smith.
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: June 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini

Winner of the 200-meter sprint finals at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico, Tommie C. Smith finished the race in 19.83 seconds, thus becoming first to break the 20 seconds barrier. Today however he is better remembered for raising a black gloved fist over his head at the victory stand in protest against the injustice meted out to the blacks.

 5 Rafer Johnson

Rafer Johnson.
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Famous As: Actor, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo

 6 Chavo Guerrero, Jr.

Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: October 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra

Wrestler Chavo Guerrero, Jr. currently represents the All Elite Wrestling and has previously been part of organizations such as WCW and WWE. Known for his trademark moves such as the Tornado DDT, the Frog Splash, and the Deathlock STF, he is the grandson of legendary wrestler Gory Guerrero.

 7 Jeremy Wariner

Jeremy Wariner
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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 8 Bobby Morrow

Bobby Morrow
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Famous As: Olympic Athlete
Birthdate: October 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
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 9 Charley Paddock

Charley Paddock
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: August 11, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 21, 1943

 10 Randy Matson

Randy Matson
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: March 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces

 11 Casey Owens

Casey Owens
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: 1981 AD
Died: October 15, 2014

 12 Margaret Varner Bloss

Margaret Varner Bloss
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: October 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra

 13 Bayano Kamani

Bayano Kamani
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Famous As: Hurdler
Birthdate: April 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries

 14 Ahmed Ali

Ahmed Ali
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: November 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio