A new study by TopUSCasinos.com uncovers the top sporting stars from Texas. 
Lance Armstrong, George Foreman, and Hakeem Olajuwon all lead the way as TX Hometown Heroes.

From Muhammad Ali to Michael Jordan and Jerry Rice, many of the greatest athletes of all time call America home. But have you ever wondered which sports star is the most popular in Texas?

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The south is home to plenty of sporting legends, donning leading titles in NBA, NFL, and many more, and – finally – recent data has revealed who the most celebrated sporting icons are from Texas.

A new study by TopUSCasinos.com uses recent Wikipedia search data to investigate Texas’ biggest sporting icons throughout history and who is still the most celebrated to this day. The results are in!

Top 5 Hometown Heroes:

Rank:Athlete:Profession:Annual Wikipedia Search Data:
1Lance ArmstrongCycling2,224,760
2George ForemanBoxing2,012,347
3Hakeem OlajuwonBasketball1,466,937
4Nolan RyanBaseball651,308
5Mike SingletaryNFL542,264


To rank Texas’ top five hometown heroes, TopUSCasinos.com first collected data around the state’s most successful and prodigious athletes from Bleacher Report. From here, they analyzed each athlete’s Wikipedia page to assess visits during a twelve-month period between March 2020-March 2021.

The athlete with the most page views during this time is considered their state’s leading hometown hero, with the next four making up the top five.

You can find the full report by TopUSCasinos.com, here.

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