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Sportspeople from Abilene, Texas

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This list has 2 sub-lists and 72 members. See also People from Abilene, Texas, Sports in Abilene, Texas, American sportspeople by populated place, Sportspeople by populated place in Texas, Sportspeople from Taylor County, Texas
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  • Randall 'Tex' Cobb
    Randall 'Tex' Cobb American, Actor
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    Randall Craig "Tex" Cobb (born May 7, 1950) is an American actor, martial artist, and former professional boxer who competed in the heavyweight division. Widely considered to possess one of the greatest chins of all time, Cobb was a brawler who also packed considerable punching power. He began his fighting career in full contact kickboxing in 1975 before making the jump to professional boxing two years later. He challenged Larry Holmes for the WBC heavyweight title in November 1982, losing a one-sided unanimous decision. Cobb took wins over notable heavyweights of his era such as Bernardo Mercado, Earnie Shavers, and Leon Spinks. He was ranked in the global top 10 heavyweight boxers by the Ring (in 1981 and 1982) and BoxRec (in 1982).
  • John Layfield
    John Layfield American professional wrestler
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    rank #2 · WDW 20 6 6
    John Charles Layfield (born November 29, 1966), better known by the ring name John "Bradshaw" Layfield (abbreviated JBL), is an American businessman, retired professional wrestler and television personality currently signed with the WWE on a part-time basis. Layfield is currently a financial commentator featured regularly on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. He is also employed by Northeast Securities as its Senior Vice President.
  • John Lackey
    John Lackey Major League Baseball pitcher
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    rank #3 · WDW 35
    John Derran Lackey (born October 23, 1978) is an American former professional baseball starting pitcher who played in Major League Baseball from 2002 through 2017 for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs. A three-time World Series champion, Lackey is regarded as a key figure in his clubs' postseason success, winning the title-clinching games of two out of the three Series. Selected to the MLB All-Star Game in 2007, he won that year's American League (AL) earned run average (ERA) title. After missing the 2012 season due to ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery in his pitching elbow, and helping the Red Sox win the 2013 World Series, Lackey was named the winner of the Tony Conigliaro Award.
  • Case Keenum
    Case Keenum American football player (born 1988)
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    Casey Austin Keenum (born February 17, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Houston, where he became the NCAA's all-time leader in total passing yards, touchdowns, and completions. In the 2008 college football season, Keenum ranked first nationally in total offense and second in total passing yards.
  • Bill Sharman
    Bill Sharman American basketball player and coach
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    rank #5 · WDW 12
    William Walton Sharman (May 25, 1926 – October 25, 2013) was an American professional basketball player and coach. He is mostly known for his time with the Boston Celtics in the 1950s, partnering with Bob Cousy in what was then considered the greatest backcourt duo of all time. As a coach, Sharman won titles in the ABL, ABA, and NBA, and is credited with introducing the now ubiquitous morning shootaround.
  • Colt McCoy
    Colt McCoy American football player (born 1986)
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    rank #6 · WDW 15 1
    Daniel "Colt" McCoy (born September 5, 1986) is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, after playing college football for the University of Texas. He has also been a member of the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins. Although he did not find success as a starter in the NFL, he has served as an adequate backup for many years.
  • David Boudia
    David Boudia American diver
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    David Alasdair Boudia /boʊˈdaɪə/ (born April 24, 1989) is an American diver. He won the gold medal in the 10 metre platform diving competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  • Kristy Hawkins
    Kristy Hawkins American bodybuilder
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    Kristy Michelle Hawkins (born August 28, 1980) is an American powerlifter and chemical engineer, and former professional female bodybuilder.
  • Chuck Hughes
    Chuck Hughes American football player
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    Charles Frederick Hughes (March 2, 1943 – October 24, 1971) was an American football player, a wide receiver in the National Football League from 1967 to 1971. He is, to date, the only NFL player to die on the field during a game.
  • Wilbert Montgomery
    Wilbert Montgomery American football player and coach (born 1954)
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    Wilbert Montgomery (born September 16, 1954) is a former American football player in the National Football League for nine years with the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions. In the past, Montgomery has been the running backs and tight ends coach for St. Louis Rams (1997–2005), the running backs coach for the Detroit Lions (2006–2007), the running backs coach for the Baltimore Ravens (2008–2013), and the running backs coach for the Cleveland Browns (2014–2015).
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