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Famous Hispanic Athletes

Famous Hispanics
Updated June 14, 2019 162.5k views 206 items

A List of Famous Hispanic Athletes, with photos! These are some of the most well known Mexican Americans in the United States. Currently, over 10% of the population of the United States is Hispanic. Mexican American culture is robust and full of history, with a focus on family. The people on this list vary in importance, from Mexican American heroes to simple sources of pride within America's Mexican community.

Who are the most famous Hispanic athletes in the world? These lists include as many famous Hispanics as possible, that said, finding all of them would be a very difficult task. Mexican immigrants are an important part of the fabric that is the great American melting pot. They include many important, distinguished, and notable people within the USA.
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Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 39
Antonio Ramiro Romo (born April 21, 1980) is an American football television analyst and retired quarterback who played 14 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). ...more
Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 46
Oscar De La Hoya (; born February 4, 1973) is a Mexican-American former professional boxer who, in 2002, also became a boxing promoter and, in 2018, a mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter. As a ...more
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Dec. at 84 (1918-2002)
Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams was an American Major League Baseball left fielder, and later manager. Williams played his entire 19-year major league career for the Boston Red Sox from ...more
Mark Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 33
Mark Travis John Sanchez (born November 11, 1986) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at the University of Southern California (USC), and was drafted by the New ...more
Jack Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 56
Jack Louis Del Rio Jr. (born April 4, 1963) is a former American football coach and player. He played linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for five NFL teams between 1985–1996. He ...more
Ron Rivera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 57
Ronald Eugene "Ron" Rivera (born January 7, 1962) also known as "Riverboat Ron" is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach of the Carolina Panthers ...more
Rich Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 56
Richard Alan Rodriguez (born May 24, 1963) is an American football coach and former player. He is the offensive coordinator at Ole Miss. Rodriguez previously served as the head football coach at ...more
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 72
James William Plunkett (born December 5, 1947) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for sixteen seasons. He achieved his greatest success ...more
Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 49
Jeffrey Jason Garcia (born February 24, 1970) is a former American football and Canadian football quarterback. After attending high school and junior college in Gilroy, California, Garcia played ...more
Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 62
Jesse Russell Orosco (born April 21, 1957) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who holds the major league record for career pitching appearances, having pitched in 1,252 games. ...more
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 61
Michael Anthony Muñoz (born August 19, 1958), is a former American football offensive tackle who played 13 seasons for the National Football League's Cincinnati Bengals. Muñoz is ...more
Tom Flores is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 82
Thomas Raymond Flores (born March 21, 1937) is an American former professional football coach and player. He and Mike Ditka are the only two people in National Football League history to win a ...more
Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 81
Joseph Robert Kapp (born March 19, 1938) is an American former football player, coach, and executive. He played college football as a quarterback at the University of California, Berkeley. Kapp ...more
Tom Fears is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Dec. at 78 (1922-2000)
Thomas Jesse Fears (December 3, 1922 – January 4, 2000) was an American football split end for the Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League (NFL), playing nine seasons from 1948 to 1956. ...more
Marc Bulger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 42
Marc Robert Bulger (; born April 5, 1977) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons, almost entirely with the St. Louis Rams. ...more
Pat Corrales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 78
Patrick Corrales (born March 20, 1941) is an American former professional baseball catcher, manager, and coach, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 1964 to 1973, primarily for the ...more
Bobby Chacon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 68
Bobby Chacon (November 28, 1951 – September 7, 2016) was an American two-time world boxing champion at Featherweight (1974) and Super Featherweight (1982). Chacon had a record of 59 wins, 7 ...more
Danny Lopez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 67
Danny Lopez may refer to: Danny Lopez (boxer) (born 1952), American former boxer Danny Lopez (consul) (born 1974), British Consul General to New York Danny López Soto (1944–2011), ...more
Mia St. John is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 52
Mia Rosales St. John (born June 24, 1967) is an American Mexican professional boxer and former World Boxing Council (WBC) champion in the super welterweight division. She is also the IBA and ...more
Freddie Benavides is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 53
Alfredo Benavides (born April 7, 1966) is an American former Major League Baseball infielder. Benavides is now a coach with the Cincinnati Reds.
Johnny Tapia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Dec. at 45 (1967-2012)
John Lee Anthony Tapia (February 13, 1967 – May 27, 2012) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 2011. He held multiple world championships in three weight classes, ...more
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 34
Evan Michael Longoria (born October 7, 1985), nicknamed Longo, is an American professional baseball third baseman for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously ...more
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 46
Anthony Nomar Garciaparra (; born July 23, 1973) is an American retired Major League Baseball player and current SportsNet LA analyst. After playing parts of nine seasons as an All-Star ...more
Joel Zumaya is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 35
Joel Martin Zumaya (born November 9, 1984) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He pitched in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers from 2006 through 2010. He is known for ...more
Donnie Edwards is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Hispanic Athletes
Age: 46
Donnie Edwards (born April 6, 1973) is a former American football linebacker from San Diego, California. He played for thirteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Kansas City ...more