Sportspeople from San Diego, California

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  1. Reggie Bush

    Reggie Bush


    Reginald Alfred "Reggie" Bush, Jr. (born March 2, 1985) is an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC, where he earned consensus All-American honors twice and won a Heisman Trophy, and was drafted by the New Orleans Saints second overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. Bush won a Super Bowl title with the Saints in 2010. He has also played for the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions.

  2. Tony Romo

    Tony Romo


    Antonio Ramiro "Tony" Romo (born April 21, 1980) is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Eastern Illinois University, an NCAA Division I-AA school. At Eastern Illinois, Romo won the Walter Payton Award in 2002, and led the Panthers football team to an Ohio Valley Conference championship in 2001.

  3. Shaun White

    Shaun White


    Shaun Roger White (born September 3, 1986) is an American professional snowboarder and skateboarder. He is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the X-Games records for gold medals and highest overall medal count, and has won 10 ESPY Awards.

  4. Rey Mysterio

    Rey Mysterio


    Óscar Gutiérrez (born December 11, 1974), better known by the ring name Rey Mysterio, is an American professional wrestler of Mexican descent who currently works for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA). He is perhaps best known for his time in WWE from 2002 until 2015. He is also known for his work in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Gutierrez was trained by his uncle Rey Misterio, Sr., learning the Lucha Libre high flying style that has been his trademark.

  5. Gabrielle Reece

    Gabrielle Reece


    Gabrielle Allyse Reece (born January 6, 1970) is an American professional volleyball player, sports announcer, fashion model and actress.

  6. Hank Baskett

    Hank Baskett


    Henry Randall "Hank" Baskett III (born September 4, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts.

  7. Tony Hawk

    Tony Hawk


    Anthony Frank "Tony" Hawk (born May 12, 1968), nicknamed "The Birdman", is an American former professional skateboarder and actor. Hawk is well known for completing the first documented 900 and for his licensed video game titles, published by Activision. He is widely considered to be one of the most successful and influential pioneers of modern vertical skateboarding.

  8. Marcus Allen

    Marcus Allen


    Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960) is a former American football running back and football analyst for CBS. As a professional, Allen ran for 12,243 yards and caught 587 passes for 5,412 yards during his career for both the Los Angeles Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs from 1982 to 1997. He scored 145 touchdowns, including a then league record 123 rushing touchdowns, and was elected to six Pro Bowls over the course of his career. He was also a fairly good passer for a running back, completing 12 of 27 passes for 285 yards and six touchdowns, with only one interception. Allen was the first player ever to gain more than 10,000 rushing yards and 5,000 receiving yards during his career.

  9. Jeremy Stenberg

    Jeremy Stenberg


    Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg (born September 27, 1981 in San Diego, California) is a professional freestyle motocross rider and professional off-road truck racer. Stenberg received his nickname 'Twitch' from his Tourette's syndrome, which he was diagnosed with at the age of eight. He started riding motorbikes at the age of two so his father could spend more time with him and keep him out of their dangerous neighbourhood. He is a born again Christian.

  10. Phil Mickelson

    Phil Mickelson


    Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) is an American professional golfer. He has won 42 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships: three Masters titles (2004, 2006, 2010), a PGA Championship (2005), and an Open Championship (2013).

  11. Barry Zito

    Barry Zito


    Barry William Zito (born May 13, 1978) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the San Francisco Giants. His pitching repertoire consists of a curveball (his strikeout pitch), a four-seam fastball, a two-seam fastball, a circle changeup, and a cutter-slider. He stands 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighs 205 pounds (93 kg).

  12. Ken Shamrock

    Ken Shamrock


    Kenneth Wayne Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick; February 11, 1964) is an American mixed martial artist, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Famer, and professional wrestler. Shamrock emerged as one of the biggest stars in the history of mixed martial arts, headlining over 15 main events and co-main events in the UFC and Pride Fighting Championships during the course of his career and set numerous pay-per-view records with his drawing power. Shamrock is widely considered to be a legendary figure and icon in the sport of mixed martial arts. Shamrock was named The World's Most Dangerous Man by ABC News in a special entitled "The World's Most Dangerous Things" in the early part of his UFC career, a moniker which has become synonymous as his nickname.

  13. Lyn-z Adams Hawkins

    Lyn-z Adams Hawkins


    Lyndsey "Lyn-Z" Adams Hawkins (born September 21, 1989) is a professional skateboarder from Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California.

  14. The Bella Twins

    The Bella Twins


    Brianna Monique Danielson (née Garcia-Colace) and Nicole Garcia-Colace (born November 21, 1983) are American twin models, actresses, and professional wrestlers. The twins are a professional wrestling tag team under the ring names Brie Bella and Nikki Bella respectively, collectively referred to as the Bella Twins and they are currently signed with WWE, where Nikki is the reigning two-time Divas Champion.

  15. Ken Norton

    Ken Norton


    Kenneth Howard Norton, Sr. (August 9, 1943 – September 18, 2013), best known as Ken Norton, was an American professional boxer. He was the WBC world heavyweight champion from 1977 to 1978 and is best known for his trilogy with Muhammad Ali, in which he defeated Ali in their first bout by split decision over twelve rounds in March 1973. Their rematch also ended in a split decision, this time in favour of Ali. The third fight was won by Ali, but many observers thought Norton had won. He also is known for his slugfest with Larry Holmes in June 1978. Although he suffered quick knockout defeats to power punchers George Foreman, Earnie Shavers and Gerry Cooney, Norton always matched up well against top boxers and often gave opponents such as Ali, Jimmy Young and Holmes much trouble with his unorthodox style. In 1992, Norton was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He died of stroke complications at a care facility in Henderson, Nevada on September 18, 2013 at the age of 70.

  16. Carson Palmer

    Carson Palmer


    Carson Hilton Palmer (born December 27, 1979) is an American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC and won the Heisman Trophy in 2002. The Cincinnati Bengals, for whom he played eight seasons, chose him with the first overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft.

  17. Luke Walton

    Luke Walton


    Luke Theodore Walton (born March 28, 1980) is a former professional basketball player who currently works as an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors. During his stint in the NBA as a player, he played small forward. He was known for being a great passer. After the 2010 NBA Finals, Walton and his father, Hall of Famer Bill Walton, became the first father and son to have both won multiple NBA championships. Bill won in 1977 and 1986, and Luke in 2009 and 2010. His best season statistically was 2006–07 with over 11 points, 5 rebounds, and over 4 assists per game.

  18. Bill Walton

    Bill Walton


    William Theodore "Bill" Walton III (born November 5, 1952) is an American retired basketball player and television sportscaster. Walton achieved superstardom playing for John Wooden's powerhouse UCLA Bruins in the early '70s, winning three successive College Player of the Year Awards, while leading the Bruins to two Division I national titles. He then went on to have a prominent career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) where he was a league Most Valuable Player (MVP) and won two NBA championships. His professional career was significantly hampered by multiple foot injuries. Walton was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on May 10, 1993 and the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame that same year. He is the father of former professional basketball player Luke Walton.

  19. Junior Seau

    Junior Seau


    Steve Baul "Junior" Seau Jr. (/ˈs./; SAY-ow; January 19, 1969 – May 2, 2012) was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). Known for his passionate playing style, he was a 10-time All-Pro, 12-time Pro Bowl selection, and named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. He was elected posthumously to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.

  20. Ted Williams

    Ted Williams


    Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) left fielder, and later manager. Williams played his entire 19-year major league career for the Boston Red Sox from 1939–1942 and 1946–1960. Nicknamed "The Kid", "The Splendid Splinter", "Teddy Ballgame", "The Thumper" and "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived", Williams is regarded as one of the greatest hitters in baseball history.

  21. Donnie Edwards

    Donnie Edwards


    Donnie Edwards (born April 6, 1973) is a former American football linebacker from San Diego, California. He played for thirteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers. He began his career as an All-American Collegiate at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of the 1996 NFL Draft.

  22. Craig Stadler

    Craig Stadler


    Craig Robert Stadler (born June 2, 1953) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour level.

  23. Terry Holladay

    Terry Holladay


    Terry Holladay (born November 28, 1955) is an American former professional tennis player who played between 1974 and 1987, whose tennis career is particularly remembered for her pregnancy and its impact on protected rankings.

  24. Conchita Martínez

    Conchita Martínez


    Conchita Martínez Bernat (born 16 April 1972) is a Spanish former professional tennis player. She is the only Spanish player to have won the women's singles title at Wimbledon, where she beat Martina Navratilova to win the 1994 title. Martínez also was the singles runner-up at the 1998 Australian Open and the 2000 French Open. She reached a highest world ranking of No. 2 in October 1995. She is currently the captain of the Spain Fed Cup team and the Spain Davis Cup team.

  25. Jill McGill

    Jill McGill


    Jill McGill (born January 30, 1972) is an American professional golfer on the LPGA Tour.

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