One of the premier basketball players of his era, Hill won back-to-back NCAA National Championships at Duke in his first two seasons and led the Blue Devils to the final game in his senior year, in which he was the ACC Player of the Year and an All-American before the Detroit Pistons took him with the 3rd pick in the 1994 NBA Draft. During Hill’s 19-year NBA career, he was a 7-time All-Star, Co-NBA Rookie of the Year, and won the Gold Medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics as a member of the Dream Team. Since his retirement, Hill has become a co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks and has performed as an analyst for TNT and NBA TV. His autobiography, Game, will be released this June.
An elite cornerback for 18 NFL seasons, Woodson made 9 Pro Bowls and earned 3 All-Pro honors while with the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers. At the University of Michigan, the two-time All-American won the Heisman Trophy in 1997 before being selected by the Oakland Raiders with the 4th pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. He spent his first 7 seasons with the Raiders, earning AP Rookie of the Year in 1999. With the Packers, Woodson was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2009, won Super Bowl XLV, and later became the first NFL player to record 50 interceptions and 20 sacks. His 65 career interceptions rank fifth all-time, and in 2021, Woodson was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
Dunn gained notoriety during Florida State University’s most successful era, winning two National Championships in his four years. The All-American in football and track and field became the 1st FSU running back to have 3-straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons and ended his career as FSU’s all-time leader in rushing with 3,959 yards. After being selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1st round in 1997, Dunn was named AP Rookie of the Year, beginning a 12-year career that also took him to Atlanta and the brink of a Super Bowl. After retiring, Dunn was 14th in the league in all-purpose yards (15,306) and 19th in rushing yards (10,967). The Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2004 and current minority owner of the Falcons has spent a majority of his post-retirement supporting single-parent families through his Warrick Dunn Charities.
Sapp, who grew up in Plymouth, Florida, played three years at the University of Miami as a defensive end and won the Bronko Nagurski Award his final season as the nation’s best defensive player. A Unanimous All-American, Sapp’s 84 tackles and 10.5 sacks led to the Tampa Buccaneers taking him in the 1st round of the 1995 NFL Draft. Named to the PFWA’s All-Rookie Team, Sapp continued to dominate the line for several seasons and was eventually named Defensive Player of the Year in 1999 and led the number one ranked defense to victory in Super Bowl XXXVI. The 4-time All-Pro and 7-time Pro Bowler was named to the 1990s and 2000s NFL All-Decade Teams and included in the Tampa Bay Ring of Honor. Sapp was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2013.
Alstott, a bruising fullback from Joliet, Illinois, was a 3-time team MVP at Purdue University and finished as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 3,635 yards. In his All-American senior year in 1995, he set single-season Purdue records with 1,436 rushing yards and 9 100-yard rushing games and also set a then school record with 39 rushing touchdowns. Drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2nd round of the 1996 NFL Draft, Alstott spent his entire 12-year NFL career with the Bucs, setting the franchise career mark for touchdowns with 71. The 6-time Pro Bowler and 3-time All-Pro honoree scored Tampa’s first-ever Super Bowl touchdown, leading the Bucs to victory over the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. Alstott was inducted into the Buccaneers Ring of Honor in 2015.
One of the best sluggers in baseball over the past thirty years, Sheffield emerged on the MLB scene with the San Diego Padres in 1992, winning the NL batting title with a .330 average while missing out on a triple crown by 2 home runs and 9 RBIs. The 5-time Silver Slugger and 9-time All-Star had a .943 OPS in the 1997 playoffs, leading the Florida Marlins to the World Series title. In 2004, while with the New York Yankees, Sheffield finished 2nd in the MVP voting and was in the top-10 six times throughout his 22-year career. With 509 career home runs, 2,689 hits, 1,676 RBIs, 253 stolen bases, and a .292 batting average, Sheffield is on the verge of the Hall of Fame, earning 40.6% of the votes in 2022.
Jacobs burst onto the national college football scene at Southern Illinois during an All-American season in which the pounding running back scored 19 touchdowns. Drafted by the New York Giants in 2005, he scored 9 touchdowns in his rookie season, and in 2007, Jacobs scored the game-winning touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs during the Giant’s lead up to Super Bowl XLII where they beat the undefeated New England Patriots, his first of two Super Bowl victories. Jacobs finished his career as the Giants leader in touchdowns (60) and ranks 4th in the franchise with 4,849 rushing yards. After 9 seasons in the NFL, he now coaches youth football in Georgia.
McDowell, who hails from Portrush, Northern Ireland, joined the PGA Tour in 2006 following an amateur career at the University of Alabama-Birmingham where he won the Fred Haskins Award for the most outstanding collegiate golfer in the United States. With 4 PGA Tour wins, 10 European Tour wins, and 17 top-25 finishes in the majors, McDowell’s biggest victory came in the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in which he became the first player from Northern Ireland to win the event as well as the first European since 1970. That same year, he beat Tiger Woods in a playoff to win the Chevron Challenge. In 2011, he reached number 4 in the World Golf Rankings, his highest-ever ranking, and the following year he finished tied for 12th in The Masters, tied for 2nd in the U.S. Open, tied for 5th in The Open, and tied for 10th at the PGA Championship. Internationally, McDowell helped Great Britain-Ireland retain the Walker Cup in 2001 and has won the Seve Trophy twice and the Royal Trophy as represented Ireland in the World Cup 5 times. Appearing in four Ryder Cups, McDowell compiled an 8-5-2 record, winning the event three times, and his final put on the 17th hole in 2010 earned a 2 and 1 win, securing Europe’s 14.5 to 13.5 victory.
A defensive back from Quincy, Florida, Jackson starred at Florida State University during the Bobby Bowden-era, winning four-straight ACC titles in consecutive double-digit win seasons, appearing in two National Championships during the BCS transition. As a junior, Jackson earned All-ACC honors and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1999. His 2 interceptions in Super Bowl XXXVII led the Bucs to a 48-21 win over the Oakland Raiders, earning Jackson the Most Valuable Player Award. A 10-year NFL veteran with Tampa Bay, Arizona, and Cincinnati, Jackson now works for the Tampa Housing Authority and coaches youth football.
Pierzynski played 19 seasons in the major leagues, competing in 2,059 games and finishing with 2,043 career hits, 909 RBIs, and a .280 batting average. Twice named an All-Star, the catcher batted a career-high .312 in 2002 with the Minnesota Twins and hit a 9th inning home run to help the Twins clinch the ALDS. Pierzynski moved on to the Chicago White Sox, leading the Sox to the AL Central title in 2005. During that postseason, he homered twice against the Boston Red Sox, the defending World Series Champion, which led to a 14-2 Game 1 victory. That postseason, he posted a .262 average with 3 home runs and 9 RBIs, catching every game as the Sox won the World Series, sweeping the Houston Astros. He caught one no-hitter, one perfect game, and held an AL record with 962 consecutive errorless chances. Pierzynski now performs as an analyst for Fox.
Known for his role as Fox Sports studio analyst since 2014, Wannstedt spent 39 years coaching in the college and pro ranks after his playing career at the University of Pittsburgh. As the Defensive Coordinator at the University of Miami under Jimmie Johnson, the Hurricanes went 34-2 over a three-year span and won the National Championship in 1987 with a 12-0 record. He followed Johnson to the Dallas Cowboys years later in the same role, and his defense forced a Super Bowl-record 9 turnovers en route to a 52-17 victory. Wannstedt was named NFL Coach of the Year with the Chicago Bears in 1994 and later led the Miami Dolphins to a 41-23 record over four years that included an AFC East title and two playoff appearances. At Miami, he was the 2nd-winngest coach in the franchise behind Don Shula.
Anderson, the first-ever draft pick by the Orlando Magic in 1989, joined a new franchise after an All-Big Ten career at the University of Illinois. Leading the Magic in scoring in 1991-92 and dropping 50 points against the New Jersey Nets in 1993, Anderson helped an upstart team work its way to the top in less than five seasons, culminating in the 1994-95 season when the Magic had the best record in the Eastern Conference. Anderson led the Magic in 3-pointers (179) and averaged 15.9 points per game during that season. His steal on Michael Jordan in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semi-finals led to the game-winning basket, and the Magic run continued to the NBA Finals. Anderson was inducted into the Illinois Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017 and has since worked for the Magic in community relations as well as a commentator with Fox Sports.
Buckley, a defensive back who hails from Pascagoula, Mississippi, played four seasons at Florida State University and left as the school’s career leader in interceptions (21) and interception return yards (501), also an NCAA record, and interceptions for touchdowns (4). He led the nation his junior year with 12 interceptions and a year later won the Jim Thorpe Award for the nation’s best defensive back. Drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1992, Buckley became the youngest player to return a punt for a touchdown. In 2001, while with the New England Patriots, Buckley’s interception in the AFC Championship helped secure a 24-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. New England went on to win Super Bowl XXXVI over the St. Louis Rams. Since retiring, Buckley has coached at various college programs including his alma matter and was recently named head coach for the upcoming XFL season slated to begin in 2023.
Collins, a hard-hitting safety, played 7 seasons in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers before an injury shortened his career. The All-American from Bethune-Cookman led the NFL in interceptions returned for touchdowns (3) and interception return yards (295) in 2008. In Super Bowl XVL, his pick-six in the second quarter gave the Packers a 14-0 lead on their way to a 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 3-time Pro Bowler from Cross City, Florida, was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2016.
Hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Clayton played three years at Louisiana State University where he won a National Championship in 2003 and caught 182 passes for 2,582 yards and 21 touchdowns, then a school record. Drafted in the 1st round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004, Clayton was named to the PFWA’s All-Rookie Team after catching 80 passes for 1,193 yards and 7 touchdowns. Clayton was a late-season addition to the New York Giants in the 2010 season, where the following season he won a Super Bowl ring after the Giants’ 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots. After his retirement, he has performed as an analyst on the Big Ten Network, NFL Network, and for CBS Tampa’s Sports Extra in addition to recently being named Head Football Coach at Plant City High School.
Raised in Jacksonville, Floyd became a menacing fullback at Florida State where he scored 20 touchdowns over a three-year career that included a National Championship in 1993. Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1st round, Floyd became the 1st rookie to score 3 touchdowns in a playoff game during the 1995 Divisional Playoff against the Chicago Bears. He also scored in the NFC Championship against the Dallas Cowboys during the 49ers’ road to victory in Super Bowl XXIX, a rare NCAA-NFL champion in back-to-back seasons. Following a 7-year pro career that included over 1,000 yards both rushing and receiving and 25 touchdowns, Floyd performs as an analyst for the Seminole IMG Sports Network and is the Executive Director of his Bar None Foundation, which funds scholarships and grassroots community outreach programs.
After growing up in Miami, Lee played 62 games in three years at Auburn at cornerback, and in his senior year, he led the team with 12 passes defended and tied for a team-high with 4 interceptions. Against No.4 Florida in Gainesville, Lee intercepted Tim Tebow deep in Auburn territory, setting up a field goal on the way to a 20-17 upset of the defending national champion. The All-SEC honoree was taken in the 2nd round by the Green Bay Packers, where he played four of his five seasons and was a major contributor to the Packers’ Super Bowl victory in 2011. Since retiring, Lee has coached at various youth levels in the Orlando area.
A 15-year NBA veteran, most with the Orlando Magic as well as several years with the LA Clippers, Phoenix Suns, and Memphis Grizzlies, Outlaw played 914 games, amassing nearly 5,000 points, 4,500 rebounds, and 1,450 assists. During his 1997-98 season with Orlando, he had career highs in points per game (9.5) and rebounds per game (7.8). A former Southwest Conference Co-Player of the Year with the University of Houston in 1993, Outlaw averaged 14.0 points and 9.1 rebounds for the Cougars and led the NCAA Division I in field goal percentage with .684. Since retiring in 2007, Outlaw has been a Community Ambassador for the Orlando Magic.
Former Florida State wide receiver Kenny Shaw is an Orlando native and Dr. Phillips High School graduate who appeared in 52 games for the ‘Noles between 2010 and 2013. While in Tallahassee, Shaw racked up 124 total catches for 1,919 yards and 14 receiving touchdowns as Florida State took home three ACC Atlantic Division titles and two ACC championships. Shaw was also FSU’s third-leading receiver and earned an All-ACC Third Team nod during the 2013-14 season, which ended with the program’s most recent BCS National Championship. Shaw also caught four passes for 64 yards in Florida State’s win over Notre Dame in the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl (now Cheez-It Bowl). His professional career included stints with the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders (2014) as well as stops with Toronto, Ottawa, Saskatchewan and Edmonton of the CFL.
After growing up in Cucq, France, Stewart starred as a center and power forward at the University of California where he became the school’s all-time career shot-blocker with 207. His 59 blocks during his freshman season rank first in school history, and he owns Cal’s top-4 single-season totals. Despite being undrafted, Stewart signed with the Sacramento Kings and led the team in blocks during his rookie season with 195, finishing 2nd in the NBA. In a 1998 game against the LA Clippers, Stewart blocked a career-high 9 shots. After serving as an NBA Player Rep for most of his career, Stewart transitioned into business where he’s now Vice President and Director of Business Development for the Unison Group, LLC in Orlando.
A two-time National Champion with the University of Miami, Thomas set a school-record in 1990 for touchdowns in a game with 3 against Texas Tech. With 43 receptions for 742 yards and 6 touchdowns, he earned 1st Team All-Big East while leading the Canes with 5 receptions for 73 yards in a 22-0 Orange Bowl victory to secure the 1991 National Championship. Thomas left Miami as the leader in career receptions (144), 2nd in receiving yards (2,271), and 2nd in touchdown receptions (23). After being drafted by Tampa Bay in 1993, Thomas played 8 seasons in the NFL, 3 with Tampa and 5 with the Miami Dolphins, with his best year in 1998 with Miami where he finished with 603 yards on 43 receptions for one touchdown, adding another in the playoffs. Since retiring, Thomas has coached for nearly a decade with various college and pro teams.