A new study by TopUSCasinos.com uncovers the top sporting star in each state to reveal which athlete steals the show the most back home.

From Muhammad Ali to Michael Jordan, many of the greatest athletes of all time call America home. But have you ever wondered which sporting star is more revered in each US state?

A new study has uncovered the top sporting star born in each state.

By looking at the most successful and prodigious athletes of all time, TopUSCasinos.com then looked at who is searched for the most on Wikipedia, to reveal the most popular sporting legends from each state across the US.

With nearly 60% of states ranking a basketball or football icon as their top hometown hero. It’s by no surprise that basketball’s Michael Jordan takes the crown as North Carolina’s state superstar. Or celebrate ballers Scottie Pippen, Phil Jackson, and Magic Johnson claim top for their native Arkansas, Montana, and Michigan, respectively. In Football from Louisana’s two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning, Virginia favorite and legendary college coach Nick Saban all take top spots.

It’s not only basketball and Football that are celebrated. By, turning our attention to the ring, one of the sport’s most celebrated athletes, Muhammad Ali, is comfortably the greatest to ever come out of Kentucky. Heading westward Tiger Woods’ golfing heroics have cemented him as California’s leading sportsman, while tennis’ Andre Agassi is top in Nevada.

Discover your state’s hometown hero below:


To reveal each US state’s most celebrated sporting hero, TopUSCasinos.com first collected data for each of the fifty states’ most successful and prodigious athletes from Bleacher Report.

From here, TopUSCasinos analyzed each athlete’s respective Wikipedia page to assess visits during a twelve-month period between March 2020-March 2021.

The athlete for each state with the most page views during this period is considered their area’s leading hometown hero.

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