20th Century Top 50
Four-time 20-game winner with the Orioles; tied then AL record with 17 consecutive wins in 1968-69.
Rodeo all-around world champion in 1997; saddle bronc winner in '93, '94, '95
and again in '97 and '98.
One of the greatest U.S. rifle shooters; won two Olympic gold medals, in small-bore (1964) and free rifle ('72), and a silver in small bore ('64).
Four-time Pro Bowl
offensive lineman for Cowboys from 1975 to '83.
Two-time All-Big Sky Conference at Montana State; currently a starting
linebacker for Giants.
No high school team, but played American Legion ball and earned scholarship to Stanford; set three Cardinal records; pitched for Orioles
and Pirates from 1987 to '94.
Led C.M. Russell High to 1992 state title; took Washington State to '97 Rose Bowl; second pick overall by Chargers in '98.
Sullivan Award winner in 1940 was two-time NCAA two-mile champion for Notre Dame.
NCAA 137-pound wrestling champion in 1966; Olympic bronze medalist in '76.
Rose from obscurity to win 1993 U.S. figure skating championship, won again the following year.
All-America safety at Montana has spent 10 seasons in
NFL; currently with Eagles.
Two-time All-America at Montana threw for 11,080 yards and 96 TDs; led Grizzlies
to Division I-AA title in 1995.
Alltime leading scorer (2,172 points), male or female, in Montana basketball history; 1991-92 All-America;
holds nine Big Sky records.
Robert Craig (Evel) Knievel,
Bombastic daredevil broke 35 bones attempting
to jump almost anything on his motorcycle, including Idaho's mile-wide Snake River Canyon.
NCAA men's champion in 10,000 (1990) and 5,000 meters ('91) at Montana State.
Standout for Montana; was hard-nosed forward for six NBA teams; best season was 1988-89, when he averaged 12.7 points and 7.6 rebounds.
Division I-AA All-America
left Montana in 1984 as school's alltime leading receiver.
World Boxing Council's first cruiserweight champion, in 1980; '83 International Boxing Federation cruiser champion.
Standout center at Minnesota averaged 14.5 points; played for Lakers from 1954 to '57.
Won three national rodeo titles
in 1930s and '40s; first inductee into Cowgirl Hall of Fame,
in '75; entered National Cowboy Hall of Fame in '83.
Three-time Division I-AA
at Montana State; head coach of Bobcats from 1971 to '77.
Has earned more than $1 million on LPGA tour -- the second most by a player who has never won a tournament.
at Montana; played for the Cardinals from 1938 to
'42, rushing for 233 yards
and four touchdowns.
Nephew of Alice Greenough (#20) was 1993 world champion bareback rider.
All-America center iceman
at North Dakota in 1965-66; member of U.S. team in '67 world championships.
Montana defensive tackle
had 11-year career (1966-76) with Vikings, Saints, Oilers
(Wild) Bill Kelly,
and halfback at Montana from 1924 to '26; scored 31 career touchdowns; also lettered in baseball and basketball.
All-America center averaged 21.7 points and 14.4 rebounds in 1967-68 at Duke; spent
one season in ABA with Pacers.
Won gold medal in aerial
skiing at 1998 Olympics.
Three-time All-Big Sky in basketball at Montana from 1984 to '88; voted Little Sullivan Award winner in '88 as best female athlete in
state; played professionally in France in 1988-89.
Sprinter placed sixth in 200 meters at 1968 Olympics.
basketball guard at Montana State; school's alltime
winningest coach in sport (283-198, 1936-47, '48-54).
Two-time track and field
All-America at Montana was 1950 NCAA discus champion.
Speed skater was
World Cup champion at
5,000 meters in 1986.
Basketball and football
standout at Montana State
in 1920s; coached Bobcats' basketball team in '47-48; school's arena named
Won national senior
men's figure skating championship in 1971.
All-state football player at
Great Falls High in 1978 later became four-time Montana circuit steer-wrestling champion.
Top all-around cowboy in 1950 and '53; won world titles in steer wrestling and bronc riding.
Utah State forward was averaging 33.7 points in 1964-65 when he stopped to help a
car-accident victim and was electrocuted by a live wire.
National Golden Gloves champion at 139 pounds
in 1987; light welterweight on '88 Olympic team.
Football and track standout at Montana placed second in
100- and 200-yard dashes at 1925 NCAA championships.
Two-time state high school (1986-87) and amateur ('91-92) champion; joined LPGA tour in 1996.
Three-time all-conference basketball player at Montana State; honorable mention All-America in 1992; team's fourth-leading scorer alltime.
Sprinter and hurdler
at Montana in late 1980s holds nine school records; first
Lady Griz to break 60 seconds
in 400-meter hurdles.
Big Sky player of the year
at Montana State in 1993; played forward for WNBA's Charlotte Sting in '99.
Won top all-around cowboy title in 1961.
Two-time All-Skyline Conference quarterback and defensive back at Montana
in 1959 and '60; coached
CFL's Toronto Argonauts
to '83 Grey Cup.
NCAA two-mile champion at Montana in 1926.
Montana State basketball center elected to Big Sky's 25th-anniversary team in 1988.
Elvis Old Bull,
Crow Indian Reservation|
Guard led Lodge Grass High to consecutive Class B state basketball titles in
1988, '89, '90; was state tournament MVP each year.