6 Rich Gannon
The 2002 NFL MVP and Philly native completed a league-record 418 passes last year for the Raiders.
7 Kobe Bryant
The Lakers star, from Lower Merion, was booed heavily after winning the MVP award at the 2002 All-Star Game in Philadelphia.
8 Richard Hamilton
The Coatesville native and Pistons guard averaged 23.5 points to bury the 76ers in this year's conference semis.
9 Kerry Collins
The Giants quarterback, from West Lawn, led Penn State to an undefeated season in 1994.
10 Beaver Stadium
Penn State's home field had only 46,284 seats when it opened in 1960. But as Joe Paterno led his team to prominence (and two national titles), the school kept expanding it. With a capacity of 107,282, it is the second-largest stadium in the country.
Paterno is 181-40 at home.
11 The Centre Region
State College, College, Ferguson, Halfmoon and Harris share SI's Sportstown honor for having the best community sports programs.
12 Swin Cash
The 6'2" forward from McKeesport was the 2002 Final Four MVP after leading UConn to the title. She plays for the WNBA's Shock.
13 Bill Cowher
The Steelers coach is a Pittsburgh native; other active NFL coaches from the area are Dave Wannstedt, Jim Haslett, Marvin Lewis and Marty Schottenheimer.
14 LaVar Arrington
The Pittsburgh native was the state high school player of the year and starred at Penn State. Now a Redskin, he led NFL LBs in sacks last season, with II.
15 Curtis Martin
The Pittsburgh native and former Pitt star, now a Jet, is the second RB to begin his NFL career with eight straight 1,000-yard seasons.