Terry Baker, Football player
The 1962 Heisman Trophy winner from Portland was a star quarterback and basketball guard at Oregon State. After graduating he played quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams and the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos, while earning a law degree from USC.
Dale Murphy, Baseball player
The Atlanta Braves outfielder won National League MVP awards in 1982 and '83 and hit 398 home runs in his 18-year career. The Portland native was named one of SI's 1987 co-Sportsmen of the Year for his philanthropic work.
Steve Prefontaine, Runner
The Coos Bay native held every U.S. record from 2,000 to 10,000 meters at the time of his death in 1975, at age 24, in a car accident. He won three NCAA crosscountry championships and four three-mile titles while at Oregon, and his life inspired two Hollywood movies.
Dick Fosbury, High jumper
He revolutionized his sport by leaping over the bar backward—a now standard technique dubbed the Fosbury Flop. The Portland native won two NCAA titles at Oregon State and a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics, where he set a U.S. and Olympic record of 7'4�".
Don Schollander, Swimmer
The first swimmer to win four gold medals in one Olympics, he earned the Sullivan Award for his dominant showing at the 1964 Games. Schollander, from Lake Oswego, set nine world records in the 200-meter freestyle.
"How would you handicap the field?"
—QUESTION TO FIGURE SKATER TONYA HARDING OF MILWAUKIE AT A PRESS EVENT BEFORE THE 1994 WINTER OLYMPICS; TWO MONTHS EARLIER HARDING'S EX-HUSBAND HAD ARRANGED FOR THE KNEECAPPING OF RIVAL SKATER NANCY KERRIGAN
Batting average of Hillsboro-born Scott Brosius in the 1998 World Series; the Yankees third baseman was named Series MVP.
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Rank of Oregonians Dan O'Brien, Tom Pappas and Dave Johnson on the alltime U.S. decathlon scoring list.