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Famous Athletes

 
 
Famous Athletes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 3, 2021
1. Famous Athletes Marker
Inscription.  Hall Of Famers

Vito "Babe” Parilli - Hometown: Rochester Member of College Football Hall of Fame Super Bowl Champion

Mike Ditka - Hometown: Aliquippa Member of College Football Hall of Fame & Pro Football Hall of Fame Three-time Super Bowl Champion, two as a player and one as a coach

Joe Namath - Hometown: Beaver Falls Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame Super Bowl Champion

Peter "Pistol Pete” Maravick - Hometown: Aliquippa Member of College Basketball Hall of Fame and Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame (Pro Basketball)

Tony Dorsett - Hometown: Hopewell Township Member of College Football Hall of Fame & Pro Football Hall of Fame Super Bowl Champion 1976 Heisman Trophy Winner

James "Jimbo” Covert – Hometown: Freedom (born in Conway) Member of College Football Hall of Fame Super Bowl Champion

Olympians

Pete Zaremba - Hometown: Aliquippa Member of 1932 US Olympic Team (Los Angeles) as Hammer Thrower Won Bronze Medal at 1932 Los Angeles Olympics for Hammer Throw

Judy Hult Howe – Hometown: Beaver (born in Shippingport) Member of 1956 US Olympic Team (Melbourne)

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as Gymnast Charter Member of Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame (1976)

Candy Young - Qualified for 1980 US Olympic Team (Hurdler), did not compete due to boycott Hometown: Beaver Falls

Lauryn Williams – Hometown: Rochester Two-time Olympic Sprinter (USA), One-time Olympic Bobsledder (USA) Won Silver Medal at 2004 Athens Olympics (Sprinter) Won Gold Medal at 2012 London Olympics (Sprinter) Won Silver Medal at 2014 Sochi Olympics (Bobsledder)

Christa Harmotto - Hometown: Hopewell Township Two-time Olympic Volleyball Player (USA) Won Silver Medal at 2012 London Olympics, Bronze Medal at 2016 Rio Olympics

Other Notables

Joe Walton - NFL player (1957-1964) NFL coaching career spanned 1965 to 1991 First head coach of Robert Morris Football Team, 1994-2013 Hometown: Beaver Falls

Norman Van Lier - Hometown: Midland First Beaver Countian to play in NBA All-Star Game Three-time NBA All-Star

Terry Francona – Hometown: New Brighton Two-time World Series Champion as a Manager Probable future Baseball Hall of Famer

Ty Law - Hometown: Aliquippa Three-time Super Bowl Champion Probable future Pro Football Hall of Fame member

Darrelle Revis - Hometown: Aliquippa Super Bowl Champion Probable future Pro Football Hall of Famer
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location.

Famous Athletes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 3, 2021
2. Famous Athletes Marker
40° 41.881′ N, 80° 17.839′ W. Marker is in Beaver, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is on East End Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beaver PA 15009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Military Service (here, next to this marker); African Americans (here, next to this marker); Women in Beaver County (here, next to this marker); Labor Movement and Wagner Act (a few steps from this marker); Immigration and Migration Patterns (a few steps from this marker); Growth And Decline 1946-1985 (a few steps from this marker); Transportation (a few steps from this marker); Properties On The National Register of Historic Places (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaver.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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