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The greatest athlete ever from all 50 states, featuring Michael Jordan (NC), Muhammad Ali (KY) and … John Godina (WY)?

Sports Media Group Logo By Chris Chase of Sports Media Group | Slide 1 of 51: The list of the best athletes from each of the 50 states is far from a list of the 50 greatest American athletes. Some states (California, Florida and Texas) have dozens of legends. Selecting just one was nearly impossible. Other states (Wyoming, Alaska and Montana) have nary an all-time great, which made it impossible for a whole different reason. Who's the greatest from your state? Let's find out.

The list of the best athletes from each of the 50 states is far from a list of the 50 greatest American athletes. Some states (California, Florida and Texas) have dozens of legends. Selecting just one was nearly impossible. Other states (Wyoming, Alaska and Montana) have nary an all-time great, which made it impossible for a whole different reason. Who's the greatest from your state? Let's find out.
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