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December 27, 1999
1 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Won six Olympic medals
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December 27, 1999

Illinois

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1 Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Won six Olympic medals

2 George Halas
Patriarch of the NFL

3 Dick Butkus
Illinois, Bears linebacker supreme

4 Red Grange
Football's Galloping Ghost

5 Bonnie Blair
Won five speed skating golds

6 George Mikan
Made hoops a big man's game

7 Jimmy Connors
Won eight Grand Slam events

8 Isiah Thomas
Led Pistons to consecutive titles

9 Otto Graham
QB took Browns to seven pro titles

10 Ray Nitschke
Hard hitter was Packers' soul

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