The county of 189,927 is Virginia's SI Sportstown, for having the state's best community sports programs.
7 Ashley Postell
The 2002 world champion on the balance beam is from Burke.
8 Allen Iverson
The 76ers' four-time All-Star quarterbacked Hampton's Bethel High to the 1992 state football championship.
The legend of Michael Vick was born in 1999 when, as a redshirt freshman, he led Virginia Tech to its first 11—0 regular-season record and a spot in the national championship game. In a taut Sugar Bowl showdown the Hokies held a 29-28 lead in the fourth quarter before falling to top-ranked Florida State 46-29. Vick & Co. ended up with the No. 2 ranking, the school's highest ever.
Seasons in which 7'4" Virginia center and Harrisonburg native Ralph Sampson was named national college player of the year.
Weight classes in which 1984 Olympic lightweight boxing champ Pernell Whitaker of Norfolk won pro titles.
Points scored by Alexandria's Earl Lloyd on Oct. 31, 1950, when he became the first African-American to play in the NBA.
Combined height in inches of ex-Virginia hoops stars Heather and Heidi Burge, whom the Guinness Book of World Records named the tallest female twins ever.
Year in which the South's oldest small-college football rivalry began, between Virginia's Hampden-Sydney and Randolph-Macon.